Spot.IM Contributor

Aug 09, 20185m read

LeBron Leads Change In His Hometown with the Opening of the I Promise School

By Ben Szurek In the course of his long and illustrious career, LeBron James has earned four MVP Awards and three NBA championships (as well as the Finals MVP Award in each of those). For eight...

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Javier

Aug 08, 20183m read

Our 5 Takeaways from Robb Willer’s TEDx Talk About Political Conversations

Every day we witness thousands of commenters and community members having passionate conversations about various political news stories. We see people with vastly different political views co...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Aug 03, 20183m read

Has Sacha Baron Cohen Discovered America?

By Derek Willie “Who is America?” asks Sacha Baron Cohen in a curious interrogation of American politics, and perhaps more controversially, of the country as a whole. Hoping to explore “th...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Aug 02, 20184m read

Demi Lovato and Opioids: America’s Problem

By Ben Szurek On July 24, a familiar name made its way into tabloids and headlines when Demi Lovato, the singer-songwriter and actress known for her hit songs “Skyscraper” and “Tell Me Yo...

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Javier

Aug 01, 20183m read

Our 5 Takeaways from Celeste Headlee’s TEDx Talk About Conversation

Spot.IM’s commitment to fruitful conversation remains top of mind. Now more than ever we see the indispensable value of constructive and cordial chats between people from different walks of li...

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Nadav Shoval

Jul 27, 20184m read

Being Mindful of My Weaknesses — and Strengths — Made Me a Better CEO

This piece originally appeared in Thrive Global We live in a digital age — which means you probably assume that I’m writing this on a computer, as most people would. It’s also true, t...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Jul 26, 20185m read

Donald Trump and the Future of Twitter Diplomacy

By Derek Willie There’s no quiet after Donald Trump’s Twitter storms. With every strike of digital lightning comes a firestorm of controversy—flurries of gushing praise and fierce criticis...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Jul 25, 20183m read

With Marvel Absent, Comic-Con Explores Other Corners of the Superhero Genre

By Ben Szurek Every year, a bevy of the nation’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy faithfuls flock to San Diego for a celebration of geekdom — past, present, and future. They meet at San Diego Comic-Co...

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Javier

Jul 24, 20181m read

We Hear You: What We Just Learned From Oprah Winfrey

At Spot.IM, we often discuss the overarching motivations behind our existing and future products. Most of our conversations–somewhat surprisingly–lean philosophical, not technical. T...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Jul 17, 20183m read

“Partners, Not Vendors”: Inside Spot.IM’s Publisher-First Philosophy

By Derek Willie “Partners, not vendors” isn’t the most catchy or aesthetically grabbing line to be printed on a laptop sticker. But despite its relatively bland prosody, Andrew Ahearn choo...

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