Year-End Top 5 List

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Because everyone loves year-end lists, here is a top five of sorts:

Five posts from Splendid Guests you may have missed: Sylvia Weinstock on love, marriage and business; serial entrepreneur Cyrus Farudi on business; Whitney Johnson, co-founder with Clayton Christiansen of Rose Park Advisors, on disruption and dreams; Marcy Blum on, well, everything; Xochitl Gonzalez and Mayra Castillo (who recently launched a series of videos for entrepreneurson things they've learned.

Four apps I love: Hydrate Daily (meet your water intake goals), Sunrise (calendar), Wunderlist (to-do/productivity), Artkive (clear clutter by cataloging your kids’ artwork in photos with an option to share digitally or print in a book).

Three books to start the new year with: You Can’t Teach Hungry: Creating the Multimillion Dollar Law Firm (practical and motivating advice for any business, not just attorneys); Do Less Better: The Power of Strategic Sacrifice in a Complex World (a new one coming out this Tuesday by John Bell, who was also a Splendid Guest); Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead (a former Splendid Book Club pick, but if you haven’t read it yet, now’s a great time).

Two people worth following on Twitter who give more signal and less noise/self-promotion/Instagram links: Andrea Wasserman, SVP of ecommerce for Hudson’s Bay and Lord and Taylor (and also a Splendid Guest); Mike Steib, CEO of XO Group (parent company of The Knot).

One hour-ish dance mix to get you moving.

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