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Newsletter #1023: The “Great Content” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Recently we shared a series of tips from the popular podcast, Serial. One of the most important lessons: People love to […]

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Newsletter: #1021: The “Lessons from a Podcast” Issue

[Welcome back to the Damn, I Wish I’d Thought of That! newsletter. This is text of the great issue all of our email subscribers just received. Sign yourself up using the handy form on the right.] Some experts think podcasts are experiencing a kind of renaissance. And it seems even more true now that so many people […]

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Your secret source of free market research

Here’s an amazing technique shared on NPR’s On The Media. Crime reporter Laura Amico runs a website called Homicide Watch D.C. that reports on murders in Washington, DC. She often scoops the police reports of a murder by looking at what people are searching for on her own website. People who know the victim know there […]

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Stick to it! Your work will be as good as your ambitions. (Pass it on!)

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, […]

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How to be happy

In this NPR interview (text & audio here), Jane McGonigal talks about how the expertise in making games can apply to many situations. In this case, museum design. Jane talks about what we all need to be happy: Satisfying work The experience of being good at something Time spent with people we like The chance […]

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