Hey. I'm John Coates.
I work at SoundCloud, marketing our premium services.
I post/comment on anything I find interesting. That usually means marketing, sales, management, and entrepreneurship. I am also an audiophile, outdoors guy, beer geek (my videos: Beer O'Clock) and like to go really fast on skis and bicycles.
Est. Nov. 15, 2007
Thu May 23
Tue May 21
Mediocre ideas, showing up, and persistence. The Pastry Box Project | 18 May 2013, baked by Chris Coyier
I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never seen a statue of a critic. ― Leonard Bernstein swissmiss | Statue of a Critic
Sat May 18
Art is also about problem solving, and it’s obvious from the news, we have a little bit of a problem with problem solving. In my experience, the main obstacle to problem solving is an entrenched ideology. The great thing about making a movie or a piece of art is that that never comes into play. All the ideas are on the table. All the ideas and everything is open for discussion, and it turns out everybody succeeds by submitting to what the thing needs to be. Art, in my view, is a very elegant problem-solving model. Overheard: Steven Soderbergh | Film Comment | Film Society of Lincoln Center
Thu May 16
You’re not so special any longer, just another regular part of the urban landscape. And that means you’re going to have to find another way to set yourself apart from the crowd. A bike just won’t do it anymore. And that’s just great. Sometimes, being boring is a good thing. Cyclists Aren’t ‘Special,’ and They Shouldn’t Play by Their Own Rules - Sarah Goodyear - The Atlantic Cities
Wed May 15
Sat May 11