"Since she’s joined, we’ve had this tremendous and unprecedented run of growth,” boasts BuzzFeed co-founder and CEO Jonah Peretti, noting that the site has nearly tripled its traffic in the past year since Nguyen began managing the data-science team last summer. Unique monthly visitors more than quintupled, from 28 million to 150 million, in the two years she’s been with the company. “It’s just like incredible to hire someone and say ‘your job is growth,’ and then you look, and she just like knocked it out of the park."
The Data Genius Behind Buzzfeed’s Success | Inc.com
Teach me your ways.
"I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write."
Wisdom from Madeleine L’Engle, quoted in her biography. Couple with Hemingway’s advice to aspiring writers and Virginia Woolf on the creative benefits of keeping a diary, then revisit L’Engle on writing and creativity. (via explore-blog)
I’ve been failing on all three counts of late. Currently brainstorming ways to make time for the written word.