Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Year Without Pants: An interview with author Scott Berkun

I thought this was very insightful. It also raises the discussion of current management techniques, company culture, and changing time. I think that things are changing… I just hope it’s for the better. Enjoy!!

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Scott Berkun is the author of four previous books and a sought-after speaker. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Guardian, Wired magazine, National Public Radio, and The Huffington Post. From 2010 to 2012 Scott led Team Social at Automattic. The Year Without Pants: and the future of work recounts his experiences and reflections on leading a distributed team at Automattic. We recently got the chance to ask Scott a few questions about the book and his time at Automattic.

Give us a little insight into the title of the book, The Year Without Pants: and the future of work. What does being pantsless, or pants-free have to do with the future of work?
Scott Berkun: A recent Gallup Poll showed 71% of workers…

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Posted by on September 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


One week down… two more years to go…

I finished my on Campus residency and currently in the mixed of my first week with two courses. So far it is not too bad; however, the intensively level is crazy right now. I know I am going to be stressed for a little while. It’s not that the work is hard or stressful, it’s just finding the balance and confidence.

I think I suffer from that syndrome of you want something so bad and then you get it and freaking out on how to maintain it. ( I guess this is how rich people feel… kidding… lol). Right now, I am focused on making sure everything is done correctly and in a timely matter, finding an apartment (ASAP), and finding funding for next year to go full-time. It’s a very stressful and confusing time for me… I hope I can get through it.


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Cambridge University in England Hosts Major Exhibition Devoted to Afro Combs

Always appreciate something historically interesting. I am perplexed by the politics of hair especially black hair? Interesting….



The University of Cambridge is staging a mayor exhibition exploring the 6,000-year history of the afro comb and the politics of black hair.  The fascinating display charts the inception of the comb in Ancient Egypt through to its ascendancy as a political emblem post-1960s.

“What we know from the early hair combs is they were connected to status, group affiliation, cultural and religious beliefs,” says curator Sally-Ann Ashton. “In more recent times, the ‘black fist’ comb that references the black power salute has wider political connotations.”

The material is being showcased at 2 university sites: The Fitzwilliam Museum, and alongside life-size installations created by artist Dr. Michael McMillan at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA).  Items on display at Fitzwilliam include hundreds of combs from pre-dynastic Egypt to contemporary picks. Some interesting artifacts include a 5,500-year-old comb from Southern Egypt and the original black fist…

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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


Such a long time coming!!!

Sorry for the delay… I have been super busy. In the next two weeks, I will be starting school… Super excited. Everything should work out, where I might be able to complete the program in two years.

I am always dreaming and planning for the next big thing. After the completion of this program, I will go for the California curatorial practice program. (California College of the Arts). I am super excited for the furture. I am learning to stay in the moment as well as remain hopeful for the future despite adversities.

A new change… Got a new phone and it is high tech… I love it! I have fought new technology for so long but I am glad I gave in. I do believe that so things are just better old tho… However, to evolve is to move forward.

Next step is to be on my A-game during school… Oh my it has been five years since I have been in school. We will see what happens! Hope you had a great summer!  More on updates and the upcoming schhol year. And the plan for fellowships.  Later 🙂


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Leopold Schepp Foundation Grants

Definitely need to follow up on. Starting school in the following upcoming weeks…. Super excited and nervous at the sametime.

Art Opps


Undergraduates must be under 30 years of age at the time of application. Graduates must be under 40 years of age at the time of application. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale and must enroll full-time in a four year bachelor degree or approved graduate program. PhD candidates who have only the dissertation to complete and who are not enrolled in class full-time are not eligible. High school seniors are eligible to apply during their senior year in high school for their first year in college. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.


The Leopold Schepp Foundation awards educational scholarships to full time undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate a combination of fine character, academic excellence, financial need, compassion, a commitment to volunteerism and whose goal will benefit mankind.


There is not a specific deadline for submitting…

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Posted by on September 4, 2013 in Uncategorized