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April 13, 2018

Smarter Entrepreneurship, Internet Revolutions & More!

For this week’s Top 5 Fridays, Blackstone’s leadership team of Taylor Trusty and Rebecca Brady came prepared with another batch of eclectic articles. From intriguing opinion pieces to helpful entrepreneurship advice to in-depth journalistic investigations, there’s no shortage of diversity this week. Check them out and take your pick after seeing what Taylor and Rebecca had to say!

Blackstone Media CEO Taylor Trusty and COO Rebecca Brady gathered around a table, discussing ideas

1. I miss Windows Phone
“Fantastic piece with lots of examples of innovations that Microsoft started and Apple/Google later copied. This shows why competition is so important, especially in tech.”
-Taylor Trusty, CEO (from Twitter: @ttrusty)

2. Why Being Busy Doesn’t Make You a Better Entrepreneur
“ Looking for new ways to foster a healthy work/life balance is a big part of our company culture. We all know that staying too busy can become detrimental to productivity over time, so it’s important to prioritize. But, even more importantly, you’ve got to know when it’s time to take a well-deserved break! Having the right tools (and the right mindset) is an invaluable asset when it comes to making this a reality.
-Rebecca Brady, Chief Operating Officer

3. Totaled
“Love Seth Godin’s message in this. We have sunk costs all around us.”
-Taylor Trusty, CEO (from Twitter: @ttrusty)

4. How Merchant Cantos created a brand fit for a global leader
“Very inspiring – this is amazingly crafted content! I had to share it with the team after reading it myself, mainly because I love the engaging approach to solution-oriented storytelling.”
-Rebecca Brady, Chief Operating Officer

5. Inside Cuba’s D.I.Y. Internet Revolution
“When I was in Cuba last month (video forthcoming!) we learned about Cuba’s underground internet, which runs completely independently of the internet we all know. Great detail in this article, but skip the intro.”
-Taylor Trusty, CEO (from Twitter: @ttrusty)