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Gini Dietrich

The Three Things, Edition 22

By: Gini Dietrich | March 3, 2013 | 
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three-amigosWelcome to 22nd edition of The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from Michael Schechter (HonoraA Better Mess), Howie Goldfarb (Sky Pulse MediaWeb Choice Consulting), and me!

For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t suscribe, but that can easily be fixed if you hurry over and enter your email address or add to your RSS feed) so you have some extra time to spend perusing the obscure content we’ve curated for you (and one another) before your week begins and deadlines, meetings, and work takes over.

This week we have thoughts on editing your work, the end of the universe, and women entrepreneurs.

Happy Sunday reading!

Sweating Commas

Michael on Writing. For the past year and a half, my wife has been kind and patient enough to edit the words on my site. You see I have the grammar skills of a chimpanzee and she has a masters degree in English.She loves me, yet hates poor grammar. Especially mine. Despite having little to no interest in a lot of the geeky crap I care about, she edits the majority of the posts you read to ensure my lack of knowledge doesn’t affect your level of enjoyment. She’s an amazing person. I do not deserve her.

Recently, my friend Jason Rehmus launched Sweating Commas, a service for independent writers just like me. More to support a friend than anything else, I asked him to edit a longer geekier post. I figured it was a win/win as Jason was familiar with the subject matter and it would spare my wife from having to read a comprehensive post on OmniFocus (which she could not humanly care less about). I enjoyed the experience so much, I decided to go back for another 10 posts.

I’m fascinated by the concept of personal sites and professional editors. I’ve been fortunate to have one for some time in my wife. I know what her expertise has done to help make me a better writer. With Jason, I was able to see the benefit of occasionally diversifying the feedback you get on the ideas you’re trying to share (and I got to give my wife a well deserved break from my nonsense). I’m fortunate to have my wife, but if you’re looking for feedback and don’t happen to be married to an 8th grade English teacher, check out what Jason is up to with Sweating Commas. Working with a good editor will make you a better writer, or in my case, a passable one.

How Does Science Determine the Edge of the Universe?

Howie on Time and the Universe. I have a love of science. What Matthew Kleban doesn’t answer is if time moves at different rates in different parts of the multiverse, how does this affect the Facebook timeline? Other than this is eight minutes of mind-bending (and mind-hurting) insights about time and the universe.

How to Break Out of the Female Entrepreneur Trap

Gini on Women Entrepreneurs. I may have cheered out loud when I read this Inc. article about the female entrepreneur trap. What I’m about to say will not be popular, but it’s something to consider: The women entrepreneurs who are focused on growth are hustling, recruiting, making big things happen, don’t thrill in small talk, walk fast, and are too busy to be the token female at conferences and symposiums. She embraces technology, entrepreneurship, and the start-up culture and doesn’t consider herself a female leader, but a leader. Period.

Now it’s your turn. Is there a podcast, video, book, or article you think we need to see?

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a Chicago-based integrated marketing communications firm. She is the lead blogger here at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro. She is the co-author of Marketing in the Round and co-host of Inside PR. Her second book, Spin Sucks, is available now.

12 comments
BionicSocialite
BionicSocialite

@jkcallas @ginidietrich Gini has the female trap down to a science. I often say to guys in the office, "Um, I'm not a real girl." Love this!

belllindsay
belllindsay

"If the multiverse theory is true and other universes truly exist, and let's say we had the technology to escape our universe and go into interuniversal space...since time only exists because of the big bang and there are other "times" in different universes same as our own then what about the area in between the universes does time exist there?" - Barrows0re

 

Mind. Officially. Broken. 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich

@BionicSocialite Ha! I have people tell me all the time I'm not a real girl. We'd get along famously! @jkcallas

DwayneAlicie
DwayneAlicie

 @belllindsay I love this mindblowing kind of stuff, and one of the most fascinating things to me is how our human minds can't process it very well.  It's just so much bigger than us. More often than not it ends up with me squinting and saying, "whaaaaa?"

BionicSocialite
BionicSocialite

@ginidietrich @jkcallas / I'm excited to come to Chicago next month. I hope to see you (meet you!) when I'm there. (Apr 23&24)

belllindsay
belllindsay

 @dwaynealicie Me too! I'm a total science geek. I read books about this kinda stuff. I'm waiting for a moment when I can watch the video. :)

DwayneAlicie
DwayneAlicie

 @belllindsay  @ginidietrich Takes one to know one!

 

I'm okay with math up through beginning calculus, maybe integrals?  ... After that I get all cranky and start resembling Linda Blair.