Recommended reading

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๐Ÿ’ป Venture capitalist Fred Wilson thinks it’s okay to say you have the money when you don’t, but are sure you can get it; or to say you have a skill when you don’t, but are sure you can learn it in time. I think those kinds of statements are just lies. But I’ve seen it over and over: people willing to oversell in that way are more likely to catch the brass ring. Read Self Confidence

Draft horses
Pentax K10D, 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SMC Pentax-DA AL, 2019.

๐Ÿ’ป The number of streaming services (ala Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, the coming Disney service, and so on) is proliferating fast. All of your favorite shows will soon be limited to the streaming services of the companies that own them. Nick Gerlich wonders how far our attention spans and wallets will stretch. Read What’s One More?

๐Ÿ“ท Natalie Smart gives us a photo tour of the Intrepid Camera Company, makers of modern large-format film cameras. Read The Intrepid Camera Company

๐Ÿ“ท The Taron Chic is a funky half-frame 35mm camera that’s taller than it is wide, yet the photos are in landscape orientation by default. Mike Eckman tells us everything there is to know about it. Read Taron Chic (1961)


5 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. tbm3fan Avatar

    I put a high value on honor, integrity, ethics and honesty which seems to be in short supply today. Basically I’m black or white. Lying is lying whether from this guy or from the Office of the Presidency and that calls into question the other three values.

    1. Melissa Selena Avatar

      I’ve had colleagues who lied about their abilities in interviews and they did not last very long! That guy was lucky but I think eventually most people get found out.

    2. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m not so black and white, and I can imagine myself being tempted to say I can do something I know I can learn in time. But in the end this is gray enough to be black for me and I’d ultimately tell the truth.

  2. David Avatar

    Would anyone state on their resume that they are “highly skilled at deceiving others for personal gain”?

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      That would be funny!

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