On Episode 4 of Hyperlink Radio, David Grabowski, Production Editor at Winning Edits, recaps an interview with Adina Grigore, given for the first issue of Hyperlink magazine. Adina is the co-founder and CEO of S. W. Basics, a cosmetics company based in Brooklyn. Sustainability and social responsibility can be a challenge when you’re growing business partnerships with national retailers, and this is especially true if you’re Adina. She’s been a part of the wellness and beauty industry since 2008, and knows firsthand that doing the right thing isn’t always easy.
In this conversation, Adina talks about how she’s managed to scale her company up while maintaining her commitments to clean cosmetics, sustainability, and social responsibility.
If you enjoyed this episode, here are some other episodes of Hyperlink Radio which feature socially-conscious brands:
- When Brands Get Political: an Interview with Dave Simnick of SoapBox
- Brands That Give Back: an Interview with John Heymann of One World Play Project
- Brands that Give Back – an Interview with Out of Print Co-Founder Todd Lawton
Thanks for listening to Hyperlink Radio! Be sure to read the full article companion to this episode, Social Goodness at Scale, on our Medium channel.
Welcome back to the Winning Edits blog! Much like the autumn foliage, we’re about to start dropping a lot of awesome, colorful content your way, starting pretty much… now.
Here’s what’s new and upcoming content-wise from the world of Winning Edits. [Read more…] about A Return to Form: Dive Into Our New Magazine, Podcast & More!
On Episode 3 of Hyperlink Radio, the Winning Edits team (Karen Beattie, Ray Sylvester, David Grabowski, Mindy Holahan, and Non Wels) gather at the roundtable to discuss what we’re stuffing into our earholes and eyeballs! There’s a ton of great content out there right now: groundbreaking podcasts, films, books, music, you name it. We share some of our favorite podcasts to listen to while we work, music to be inspired by, and books to cozy up with on a couch (cup of chamomile in hand).
It’s going to be fun, so pull up a seat at the roundtable.
Thanks for listening to Hyperlink Radio!
- Gilead by Marilyn Robinson
- Demon by Jason Shiga
- Judge John Hodgman
- Late Night Tales
- Polygon video channel
- Mental Illness Happy Hour
- Joy Sandwich
- Ethnically Ambiguous
- On Being with Krista Tippett
- Song Exploder
- Fearless with Tim Ferriss
- The Keepers
- The Show
- The Handmaid’s Tale
In Episode 2 of Hyperlink Radio, Ray Sylvester, Editor at Winning Edits, explores the incredibly complex issue underlying a simple term: net neutrality. The best way to understand it, he explains, is to ask yourself a simple question: Should your internet service provider be selling you bandwidth, or should your ISP be selling you content? Should your ISP get to choose what you have access to? It’s a simple question at the core of what could be the defining issue of the information age. The issue is heating up, sprouting movements like the Save the Internet coalition. Is the internet as we know it in danger? What’s on the horizon?
Ray takes us inside the net neutrality battle in part one. Listen to Part 2 for more Net Neutrality on Hyperlink Radio.
Thanks for listening to Hyperlink Radio! Be sure to read the full article companion to this episode, The Concerned Citizen’s Guide to Net Neutrality, on our Medium channel.
- Save the Internet Coalition
- Last Week Tonight on Net Neutrality [Warning: may contain explicit, albeit bleeped-out, language.]
On Episode 1 of Hyperlink Radio, Janna Maron, Editorial Director at Winning Edits, sits down with Matt Gartland, CEO at Winning Edits, to explore the evolving culture of commerce.
Janna and Matt explore the far-reaching influence of brands and products, from their experiences as kids (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mania, generic cereals versus General Mills behemoths) to their experiences as autonomous and brand-conscious adults. These days, they’re focusing more on core values, environmental impact, and the social awareness thrust of many modern, forward-thinking brands.
Thanks for listening to Hyperlink Radio! Be sure to read the full article companion to this episode, The Culture of Commerce, on our Medium channel.
Sometimes the key to writing is in finding the right inspiration to keep you going, to get you through that next blank page, to give you the fodder you need to build that next character.
So, as we do sometimes here on the Winning Edits blog, this post is made for exactly that:
To inspire you!
Yes, we said that correctly. That gargantuan mall in Minnesota, the one you visit to escape the frigid death-snows of MN winter, is seeking a writer-in-residence to capture the magic of the mall for its 25th anniversary. Cinnabon included? There’s a chance!
The point is, it could be a fascinating and inspiring writing adventure. And what’s the point of being a writer if you’re not going to be an explorer? Go explore!
This post comes from guest writer Jennifer Snyder who recently self-published her first book, 100 Days of Discussion, and enjoyed the pre-launch process more than she expected.
Writing a book can be a daunting task. As authors and content creators, ourselves, we know how much work goes into finishing a manuscript. We also know that writing the book is the part of the book launch iceberg everyone can see. What often goes unnoticed are the marketing elements at play well before a book is launched.
If you’re writing and publishing a book, here are three simple steps you can take to start marketing your book now—before you’ve even sent the draft to your editor.
This post comes from guest writer Jennifer Snyder who attempts to live her life and approach her work from a place of abundance. She sometimes fails, but she also believes that the magic is often found in the attempt.
Tell us if these phrases sound familiar:
“There’s never enough time to get it all done. How does anyone get everything done?”
“How on earth am I supposed to land that big press interview over that other author?”
“I tested my idea, but what if nobody buys my product?”
“What if my book never sees the light of day?”
We’ve all been there. We’ve all told ourselves that our competitors are faster, better, and luckier than us. We’ve convinced ourselves that we’ll never reach that deadline. We’ve worried that work would dry up.