Founder Dating Ads, Unfurling Twitter Threads, and Snoop's Big Week
I'm burying the news I'm most excited about below the headline. My book cover design is locked. And I absolutely love it ✨✨✨
Happy Friday, friends!
This Better Work: The Cover!
It's amazing how every single step forward makes the book feel more and more real. I mean, what's more tangible proof of existence than the cover!!
I know I've said it a million times, but I can't thank Christina Lee enough for taking the time to read the book and design the most perfect cover and interior illustrations.
In the next few weeks, I'll be asking friends to sign up to support the book launch by purchasing a digital copy for $0.99 on publication day (October 12) AND providing an Amazon review during launch week.
If you're up for helping out, drop your email address here👇
I'll send you a pdf copy of Chapter One and add you to my "BFFs Forever" list.
A couple of awesome updates to share on the startup front!
ISO: Technical Co-Founder
We have a damn solid team – and we're looking to round it out with an engineering generalist who's equally into writing code and managing a team of developers. Someone who likes to tinker. Check out the description here.
I personally think the headline for the opportunity should read like an old-school dating ad.
Fun, gritty, smart founders in search of a passionate engineer who loves tinkering, data, and long bike rides at sunset.
Can you help us find our soulmate? Grant will kiss you on the forehead if you do 😘
Now that we're back in the swing of things, the team decided it was time to kick off a monthly newsletter to share updates (and ask for advice and help from our amazing network of friends). We sent out the first edition yesterday. You can check it out here.
If you're interested in staying in the loop on all-things lanespotter, drop your email address below and I'll add you to the monthly newsletter list.
Snoop Dogg's Big Week
Damn, Snoop is having a week. Headlines upon headlines. And I'm not even featuring the news around his investment in the recently IPO'd Robinhood.
The Tao of Snoop Dogg (from The New York Times)
In this awesome interview, Snoop shares his thoughts on branching out from music, getting over shyness, hiring his wife, and the explosive growth of the cannabis industry.
Kevin Hart & Snoop Dogg Do Olympic Commentary! And nail it!
Even better than the article above – Snoop and Kevin Hart providing commentary on Olympic highlights they hadn't yet seen, like this clip from an equestrian competition.
The horse talk really gets going at 1:13 🏇
This horse is off the chain! I gotta get this mother fucker in a video. - Snoop Dogg
New Kanye West/Dr. Dre Song “Glory” Premieres in Beats Ad
And it features Snoop Dogg, of course.
Unfurling Twitter Threads
ICYMI: Twitter Threads are all the rage. All the kids (and VCs) are doing it. Here are a few of my favorite threads of the week.
Janine Sickmeyer (@friendjanine)
After reviewing 500+ pitch decks/memos in the past few months from startups for @OverlookedVC, I have a few tips on how to stand out. 👉 view thread
Rachel Figueroa (@Jewyorican)
Here’s a thread of pelicans trying to eat animals other than fish. Hope this helps. 👉 view thread
Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson)
Serious question: anyone know anything about electric bikes? What are the best brands? 👉 view thread
I caught the last one right as it was being posted. 56 comments and 94 likes within five minutes. Bike people are an opinionated bunch 😆
So, how does one capture and save all of this amazing knowledge share?
A Masterclass on How to Wipe Out
If I learned anything from one of my ex-boyfriends, it's that if you're going to ride a bike, you HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO FALL. Because you will. It's inevitable.
But falling during sports doesn't have to end in serious injuries and painful tears. Science and experience (ask any mountain biker) suggest that we can learn to fall more safely.
Phrases thrown around in this New York Times article:
Tuck and roll
Think ‘feet, knees, hips, elbows, shoulders
And because people like watching other people fall a lot, here's a weekly selection of wipe outs from Pinkbike, the world's largest online cycling community and news source. Meet Friday Fails.
Side note: Pinkbike was recently acquired by Outside Media. They've been scooping up all kinds of stuff over the last year.
Enjoy the weekend! Try to stay on your feet.
Until next time,
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