Callie Schweitzer

Media nerd who reads a lot. Founder. Former Chief Content Officer @thrive. Past lives @time, @motto, @voxmedia, @tpm

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Callie Schweitzer

2 days ago

Most of us seem to stumble into being washed as we get older, but I see no reason why you couldn't experiment with being washed at, say, 22 or 48. Staying in more. Acquiring unfashionable hobbies that nevertheless bring you pleasure. Redirecting some modest portion of your ambition toward pottery or astronomy or some other impractical thing that has no material value to you in terms of career advancement or sex appeal. Cutting yourself some slack.

In Praise of Being Washed

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Callie Schweitzer

26 days ago

“Wearing a T-shirt or a button or a pin is the same as sharing a piece on Facebook or Twitter,” said Jenn Lindenauer, Good Media Group’s chief strategy and marketing officer. “It’s an opportunity to promote our shared values.”

Good and Upworthy are getting into the commerce business

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Callie Schweitzer

26 days ago

The logical people are often too close to the business to disrupt it.

Confessions of a Serial Entrepreneur

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Callie Schweitzer

26 days ago

Is this just the jet fuel of high achievement? This infinite striving is the reason they can rack up a spectacular collection of achievements. But does this come at a cost? A frenetic mind, forgoing presence with love ones, or the most pernicious – never being at peace with yourself.

Why is success so insatiable?

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Callie Schweitzer

31 days ago

A fantastic and timeless read.

Taking the Mystery out of Scaling a Company

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Callie Schweitzer

31 days ago

This kind of coaching and training is critical for all levels of management.

I Don’t Know about CEO Coaches. But We All Could Use CEO Trainers.

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Callie Schweitzer

31 days ago

A good reminder

The podcast business is still teeny tiny. Which is great news for podcasts.

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Callie Schweitzer

38 days ago

But MealTribes is capitalizing on something else, too: the so-called “loneliness epidemic” we’re all supposedly experiencing as urban millennials, though we’re way too cool to admit it.

Welcome to the app-i-fication of friendship

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Callie Schweitzer

53 days ago

sometimes, against all logic, the desire is just as much for the opposite. I want to confess things out loud and be ignored.

The decline of Snapchat and the secret joy of internet ghost towns

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Callie Schweitzer

58 days ago

his cognitive training provides a hint about a major transformation that might soon upend the world of knowledge work.

Beyond Black Box Management

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Callie Schweitzer

60 days ago

“We’re trying to identify the ability of leaders to listen to lots of different opinions, to take complex arguments and to make sense of them in a proactive way, instead of simplifying them,” MacRae adds. “And we have found that the more senior you are in a leadership position, the more important that becomes for decision-making.”

The secrets of the ‘high-potential’ personality

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Callie Schweitzer

60 days ago

Audrey Gelman Believes In Collaboration, Not Competition Between Women At Work

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Callie Schweitzer

60 days ago

Melinda Gates once said that Warren Buffett's wealth didn't make him an optimist; Buffett's optimism made him wealthy.

I've watched 120 hours of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway meetings — these are the top 5 things I learned

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Callie Schweitzer

60 days ago

The 2-Part Parental Leave Plan That'll Make Your Life Easier

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Callie Schweitzer

68 days ago

What is the thing I made most confusing today?

Steve Jobs’ Secret for Eliciting Questions, Overheard at a San Francisco Cafe

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Callie Schweitzer

68 days ago

A 40-Year Debate Over Corporate Strategy Gets Revived by Elon Musk and Warren Buffett

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Callie Schweitzer

72 days ago

“When there’s built-in expectation,” he said, “your brain always processes that as danger.”

This Story Has Already Stressed Ryan Reynolds Out

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Callie Schweitzer

74 days ago

A therapist with some 30 years of experience recently confided to me that of all the themes his clients found difficult to delve into — sex included — there was no tougher nut to crack than envy

The Upside of Envy

nytimes.com

Callie Schweitzer

75 days ago

Guidelines implicitly admit that everyone is different in confusing ways, that something that’s expected to work for many people might not work for you, and that you should expect to have to try many things before you find the right one.

Recommendations vs. Guidelines

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Callie Schweitzer

75 days ago

"If you went to your kitchen, your bed­room, your bathroom, your living room, and you went through all the stuff that was in there, from your toothbrush to your sheets and towels and curtains--you name it--it could all be Warby-ed."

Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside the Wild Race to Overthrow Every Consumer Category

inc.com

Callie Schweitzer

75 days ago

Looking back, I wish I’d been able to reach out for help sooner.

Shannon Purser on Coping With OCD and Suicidal Ideation

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Callie Schweitzer

79 days ago

There’s a myth that time is money. In fact, time is more precious than money. It’s a nonrenewable resource. Once you’ve spent it, and you’ve spent it badly, it’s gone forever.

The Future of Work is Coconuts on the Beach.

medium.com

Callie Schweitzer

80 days ago

Content creators are indefensible because there are no shared standards that the entire web abides by.

3 Steps Toward Accepting Blockchain’s Place in Media

adweek.com

Callie Schweitzer

82 days ago

“Careers only look like a straight line in retrospect for the simple reason that, one way or another, we have arrived where we are,”

One college finally designed a liberal arts education fit for the future of work

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Callie Schweitzer

82 days ago

26 Apr The two column guilt-free (yet motivating) to-do list

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Callie Schweitzer

85 days ago

"It’s a low commitment way for the ghost or ex-partner to stay connected and play a passive role in their exes lives,"

Why does everyone who's ever ghosted me still watch my Instagram Stories?

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Callie Schweitzer

85 days ago

“You can know every single ingredient in a piece of chocolate cake and still sit down and eat the cake and feel that joy. The same with love. There will always be magic to love.”

This is what love does to your brain

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Callie Schweitzer

87 days ago

It's okay to ask. It's okay to share. If all of us adopted this attitude, we'd solve pay equity so much faster.

Here's How Women and Startups Can Accelerate Pay Equity in Tech

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Callie Schweitzer

87 days ago

The Glass Ceiling Index could change if more women fill the workplace pipeline — but many of these obstacles have persisted despite the presence of more than enough qualified women to do the jobs. More likely, what will change sooner are the names of the men in charge — fewer Johns and Roberts and more Liams and Noahs.

The Top Jobs Where Women Are Outnumbered by Men Named John

nytimes.com

Callie Schweitzer

87 days ago

That said, I would say one of my key learnings from Yahoo is that timing is everything. There was a time when Yahoo’s offerings could consume hours a day, and trying to regain that moment in time was really hard. We could make the products really good, but regaining that contextual relevance that was afforded to Yahoo in 1999 and the early 2000s was difficult.

Marissa Mayer Is Still Here

nytimes.com

Callie Schweitzer

87 days ago

How to Develop Empathy for Someone Who Annoys You

hbr.org

Callie Schweitzer

87 days ago

Review: Who Is ‘Harry Clarke,’ and Why Is He So Appealing?

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Callie Schweitzer

87 days ago

It found that attendees were twice as likely to receive a promotion and three times as likely to get a 10% or more pay increase in the year following the conference.  But more importantly, the report showed that being connected to like-minded peers significantly impacted attendees’ confidence and work performance.

Millennial Women’s Business Conferences: Safe Space Or Pink Silo?

fastcompany.com

Callie Schweitzer

87 days ago

The erosion of the nuclear family and a sense of disconnectedness in the workplace are some of the reasons why loneliness has bloomed in recent years

How the World's First Loneliness Minister Will Tackle 'the Sad Reality of Modern Life'

time.com

Callie Schweitzer

88 days ago

I thought that if I did everything right, the city would suddenly unlock itself. Young French people would befriend me; they’d be impressed that I knew so much and spoke so well. They’d see me the way I wanted to be seen, and they’d finally let me in.

I Wanted To Love Paris, But It Didn’t Love Me

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Callie Schweitzer

88 days ago

I’ve always been haunted by the notion that my own ideology — publish and be damned — got young Shydlovski jailed and beaten. My response to Kunstadter — you put him in this situation, and he knew the risks — sounded good enough, but it was also a kind of statement of inhumanity, the inhumanity of reporting that has become the inhumanity of social media and of the new information wars.

This Is What It Was Like Learning To Report Before Fake News Was The Biggest Problem In The World

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Callie Schweitzer

89 days ago

There’s a reason everyone likes to complain about how much dating sucks, and yet we rarely talk about how forging new friendships is just another variation of the same awkward dance

This Is How Many Hours It Takes to Make a Friend

thecut.com

Callie Schweitzer

89 days ago

“[I was] unsure if I was buying skin care or a psychological safety blanket, or how much of a difference between the two there really is.”

Why Everybody’s Obsessed With Skin Care Right Now

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Callie Schweitzer

89 days ago

“Women generally seem better able to adjust their goals in the moment, whereas men will see their race as more black or white, succeed or fail, and if it’s fail, why keep going?”

Why Men Quit and Women Don’t

nytimes.com

Callie Schweitzer

93 days ago

“This year I tried to take weekends off. I delete Twitter from my phone on weekends. The worst thing you can give me is an audience in my pocket. That’s not a good thing for a theater person.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Next Lion of New York

nytimes.com

Callie Schweitzer

93 days ago

America is so behind the rest of the world in terms of being comfortable with women in power.

The Gladiators of ‘Scandal’ Leave the Arena

nytimes.com

Callie Schweitzer

100 days ago

How Not to Care When People Don't Like You

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Callie Schweitzer

101 days ago

“We are really keen on making a subscription seem more and more valuable to readers, both to people who are already subscribing, and people who are not subscribers who we want to give more reasons to subscribe,”

With a year of guides to a better life, The New York Times hopes to convert more readers to subscribers

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Callie Schweitzer

101 days ago

An Expert Tells Moms: Do THIS Instead of Self-Care

mindfulreturn.com

Callie Schweitzer

101 days ago

You only need an internet connection to change your perspective in a minute

Zero Lives Remaining

medium.com

Callie Schweitzer

101 days ago

At the end of the day, the point is to be intentional about giving your brain a well-rounded and happy existence

How To Give Your Brain A Break Without Booking Vacation Days

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Callie Schweitzer

101 days ago

The move towards kindness mirrors the rise of “happiness” pursuits earlier this decade, when a political interest in the value of happiness coincided with academic studies, a self-help movement towards joy, and the relentless counting of one’s blessings. In his book The Happiness Industry, William Davies reported that a growing number of corporations were employing chief happiness officers, while Google had its own “jolly good fellow”.

The cult of being kind

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Callie Schweitzer

103 days ago

DIY podcasting isn't as cheap as you'd think

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Callie Schweitzer

103 days ago

Our very sense of who we are is intertwined with what we see when we see other people look at us

The Self Is Other People

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Callie Schweitzer

103 days ago

Andrew reminded me of my preoccupation with “the cult of scale” and one of its gnarly side effects: the idea that “a line trending downward carries ideas of failure, degradation, bleeding, and decay.”

17 Mar Why do so many successful people fear being broke?

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