As promised, here is a list of all the speakers from last Saturday’s “Find & Follow Your Passion” conference by NY Creative Interns. Make sure to follow them for more inspiration about seeking your passion! Continue reading “NY Creative Interns #FindPassion Speakers & Their Twitter Handles” →
Find & Follow Your Passion: NY Creative Interns’ First Conference
What Do I Have to Say to NY Creative Interns?
Tonight I’ll be the keynote speaker for NY Creative Interns’ Monthly Student/Grad/Professional Mixer for March. It starts at 7 pm and is hosted by the wonderful folks at Taap.it I’ll be presenting a version of Making Moves: A post-grad’s view on opportunity, success, and “safe bets” that I first shared when I spoke at Hofstra Unversity last fall. Almost six months later, the content remains true. When I stopped trying to plan out every single thing in my life and actually started taking risks is when more opportunities presented themselves to me. However, there is one question that I am not sure I can help interns and students answer, since I’m unsure how to solve it myself. Continue reading “What Do I Have to Say to NY Creative Interns?”
Why NY Tech Scene Is Full of Artists, Not Capitalizers
A few weeks ago I was reading a New York Times article called On the Move, in a Thriving Tech Sector talking about how more start-ups were receiving funding and moving into larger offices, further strengthening “Silicon Alley” a.k.a. a vertical line that spans from Midtown to downtown Manhattan where many startups call home. One line that caught my attention was a quote from Adam Pritzker, a founder of General Assembly, who said that the NY tech scene differs from the one in Silicon Valley because people were more like artisans than capitalizers: “what this movement is doing is showing people that they aren’t cogs in a larger bureaucracy. It’s reconnecting them with things they make themselves, with craft.” Continue reading “Why NY Tech Scene Is Full of Artists, Not Capitalizers”