The daily TV consumption of American households has skyrocketed over the last 50 years from 5 hours to over 8 hours per day, according to Nielsen. Note that if a household is watching 8 hours a day, it may not mean each member of that household is present for all 8 hours.
If you haven’t checked out Jerry Seinfeld’s new web show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee then you should – it’s a lot of fun. But a recent article in Grub Street NY (NY Mag) reveals that he’s only a recent convert to the joys of coffee. Here are three revealing insights he provides on his new found liquid friend:
“When you go into 3 Guys Coffeeshop on Columbus, don’t complain that it’s not as good as Gimme! Coffee or Mudd or one of these places. Appreciate that for what that is. Know the difference, but don’t be a pain in the ass about it.”
“We want to do a lot of stuff. We’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.”
“Eating is annoying and difficult to arrange … meeting someone for coffee suddenly seemed like a wonderful, compact, accessible, and portable social interaction.”
Adam Grant (University of PA – Wharton) has been receiving a good amount of buzz regarding his work on altruism and organizational theory – garnering a NY Times magazine feature, Today Show interview, and more. Here he is below showing off his magic skills and explaining his book “Give and Take”.
but the former sounds somehow cooler. Of course, I’m not going anywhere. But who would ever give up a tenured position? Apparently more people than you might think. An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education delves into this phenomenon – and it’s interesting – and not as sad as the Nicholas Cage movie referenced above. Here’s a selection: Continue reading →