Best Posts May 2011

With all the noise overwhelming our lives and our social streams it’s easy to miss the good stuff. Here’s my effort to provide a little signal by curating some of the best/most interesting/funniest posts (and videos) I read during the month of May. I do the hard work so you don’t have to.

Real time vs. slow time – and a defense of sane work hours – 37 Signals (April)

What I Believe – Charlie Gilkey

Stop Waiting for Friday – I Can Read (Tumblr)

What Don Draper Knows That You Don’t About Persuasion and Success – Sean Platt

Free Online Community Management Resources On The Web – Richard Millington

How to Develop a Mobile Strategy – Jeremiah Owyang

Why Fail Fast is Bad Advice – Peter Kim

5 Reasons Why Free is Hurting Us All – John Jantsch

5 Ways Social Media Has Changed Marketing Campaigns – Heather Whaling

Don’t Be Fooled By Last-Click Analysis Of Social Media – Dave Fleet

The New Normal of Work Includes Social Media – Amber Naslund

Why America is the No-Vacation Nation – A. Pawlowski

Open Letter to College Graduates – Scott Berkun

Jason Fried Of 37Signals Shares Tips For Creating A Productive Office Space

Other Stuff:
The #u30pro and I like David, Lauren & Scott a lot. They tolerate my ridiculousness. Check them out!

Jamie Varon & Nicole Antionette relaunched Shatterboxx and it’s super pretty.

Amber Lambke launched the shit out of

Diana Antholis created an excellent E-Guide on conquering your career.

Check out my interview with Mike Krass on tackling side projects to bolster your resume.

Potentially the Best Guitar Solo I’ve Ever Seen – John Butler Trio

A Special Graduation Message to the Class of 2001 – Drew Magary

[Video]: An Otter Chasing a Kid

Gif of a Dude More Bad Ass Than Chuck Norris

Breathtaking 3D art paintings – Kristian Jeffrey

“Success in life is directly proportional to the number of awkward conversations you’re willing to have.” – Ramit Sethi

“The obsession with Cinco de Mayo is beyond me. I don’t need an excuse to drink beer and eat Mexican food.” – ME

“Your passion is what you love to do – your purpose is why the world loves you.” – Tim Sanders