18 Feb 19

Maybe we should workout without distraction occasionally?

18 Feb 19
Gavrielle's Blog

So back in late 2018 I took some time off during the holidays and had a chance to reassess my priorities. Now I’ll have to preface this by saying – this is not the first time I’ve made a resolution, of sorts, towards the end of the year. Around this time, I’ll begin to promise […]

14 Feb 19
As we continue through the Hype Cycle, we reach the fun, thrilling, titillating phase: the Peak of Expectations. It generates vital inspiration and adrenaline that keeps every entrepreneur or visionary going (that includes the listener who is in the midst of sleep training her baby daughter). On this episode, Manoush and Jen analyze their start-up highs and wonder whether exciting industry news means podcasting has hit its peak. Plus, more from Massena, NY, as we go inside cavernous Bitcoin factories to hear what extreme optimism sounds like. Just beware: after every high comes a low. One of Coinmint’s shipping containers that house hundreds of Bitcoin miners. Not pictured: 80 degree heat and deafening noise. This matrix in real life shows the rows of miners installed on metal shelves in the shipping container. The old aluminum smelter (factory) in Massena, New York, that Coinmint leases, and where they have installed dozens of shipping containers and thousands of Bitcoin miners.  CREDITS:Thalia Beaty, ProducerDavid Herman, ComposerMatt Boynton, Audio Engineer ILLUSTRATION: Sara Wong ZigZag comes from Stable Genius Productions, in partnership with Civil. We are proud members of Radiotopia, from PRX.
12 Feb 19
The Back Yard Lemon Tree

I haven’t posted anything for a long time – first there was Christmas, then summer holidays and going back to work, but mainly I haven’t posted because… the heatwave!! I always complain about the heat this time of year. Sydney in February is always hot, humid and horrible but January was the hottest month on […]

08 Feb 19

This week, our class took a different approach in going about our “weight watchers” attitude towards our cell phone usage. Manoush Zomorodi’s “Board & Brilliant” proposed challenges for individuals to follow. The first challenge (not to use my phone when walking) was a little difficult can’t even lie. I found myself unconsciously pulling out my […]

04 Feb 19

There are all kinds of sayings in the world that loosely translates to ask and help shall be given to you and other one of my favorite is excel in aspect and hold on to it dearly and it translates to other aspects in life. I am writing this because I managed to experience both […]

29 Jan 19
Digital Rhetoric

Beck’s and Reilly’s articles give us a lot of resources we can use to “track the trackers,” take control of our invisible digital identities, and just generally increase our awareness of how we are being monitored as we move about in digital spaces. Today, we’re going to explore some of these—and other—resources. Ghostery: A browser […]

27 Jan 19
Karli Doing Things

Forces have converged recently that seem to be sending a singular message: unplug. I am just over halfway through an accelerated masters program, and as such I’m spending a lot of my time taking in other people’s ideas. They come from the highly-educated, the experts. Smart people! Sometimes, though, it feels like the intellectual equivalent […]

24 Jan 19
Anita Karo Blog

EARLIER THIS MONTH, I spent my last days of notification-free vacation by KonMari-ing my closets. The sun was hiding, burnout was in the air, and the winds of change shoved me toward self-optimization—pack light for the apocalypse, purge my way to an uncluttered mind. Marie Kondo’s maxim—keep only items that spark joy—promised a sense of agency. Unlike anxiety baking, bath […]

23 Jan 19
Social News XYZ

YPO (, the premier leadership organization for chief executives in the world, will host more than 2,000 business leaders at YPO EDGE in Cape Town, South Africa, 6-7 March 2019. YPO EDGE is YPO’s annual showcase of thought leadership and innovation, bringing together visionaries, talented leaders, subject matter experts and unique voices from around the […]

23 Jan 19
African Eye Report

Cape Town, South Africa, January 23, 2019 – YPO, the premier leadership organization for chief executives in the world, will host more than 2,000 business leaders at YPO EDGE in Cape Town, South Africa, from 6-7 March 2019.

22 Jan 19

By MAGGIE SNAVELY and MIRIAM YORDANOS Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook are only a few of the many social media platforms teens spend the majority of their time on. In 2018, Pew Research Center found that 95 percent of teens have access to a smartphone and 45 percent are online “almost constantly.” With the amount […]

20 Jan 19
the lost sheep diaries

On Friday night, I found myself on my way home from work with very little will power to do more than keep my eyelids from shutting prematurely. To say that I am not yet accustomed to being a commuter – and a dog owning one at that – is an understatement. I knew that I […]

17 Jan 19
Every Day with the King

Last year I found benefit in taking a break from social media for a while. I’m not and have never been one of those people who is constantly looking down at their phone. But I felt like too much of my time was given to social media and wanted to see what the results would […]

17 Jan 19
Welcome to the first episode of ZigZag’s third season. Episodes will be published every other Thursday morning, Jan-March 2019. Get each one delivered auto-magically and for free on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Radio Public, or just listen here: You may feel like a special snowflake, but even our best ideas usually take a predictable path: they’ll pass through the 5 Phases of the Hype Cycle. Tech analyst Jackie Fenn created this iconic graph 25 years ago, and it’s been used to track innovations (yes, like blockchain) ever since. But the Hype Cycle isn’t just for tech: understanding it can help you decide when to press ahead with a job, relationship, or New Year’s resolution… or cut your losses and move on. All this season, we’re exploring the lifecycle of ideas, including a visit to a town by the Canadian border where one of the biggest Bitcoin mining operations in the world is ramping up, and some claim crypto can save a community in financial ruin. Tell us what’s going on in your life and where YOU are on the Hype Cycle right now: record a voice memo and send it to Also, our email newsletter is a must read. Sign up for a bi-weekly letter from Manoush with links to her favorite articles and podcasts, a look behind-the-scenes at Stable Genius Productions, and upcoming events. CREDITS:Thalia Beaty, ProducerDavid Herman, ComposerMatt Boynton and Dan Dzula, Audio EngineersILLUSTRATION: Sara Wong ZigZag comes from Stable Genius Productions, in partnership with Civil. We are proud members of Radiotopia, from PRX.
13 Jan 19
Extraordinarily Average

Hey fam! Nina here, with my first “official” blog post. Today, I want to touch on a topic that I have personally struggled with a LOT since moving to New Mexico: boredom. Before I dive in, let me tell you a bit about my transition from an undergraduate to a graduate student’s life. At Creighton, […]