Dana’s Weekly Roundup
Hi! Hope you are all enjoying the holidays. We are enjoying the bizarre sunny and snow less Christmas here in Montreal! In this issue, John Lee Dumas drops some Podcast Sponsorship knowledge bombs and Adrian Granzella Larssen presents 16 awesome lists to help boost your career in 2016.

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A group of lemurs prepare to open a Christmas package filled with food at the zoo in La Fleche, northwestern France.

16 Career-Boosting Lists to Make in 2016

There’s nothing I love more than a good list, especially at the end of the year, when reflecting and resolution-making abound.

You, too? Then here are 16 lists to make in 2016 that’ll help you do both of those activities, plus get a head start on that job search or promotion you’re planning to ask for.

Make one, or make them all—I promise every single one is more fun than your to-do list.


Podcast Sponsorships: The Ultimate Guide

So let’s get real. Can you start a podcast today and have sponsors lined up at your doorstep tomorrow?


Can you start a podcast today about a niche you are passionate and knowledgeable about (the knowledge can come), work hard for a significant amount of time (6 months… a year?), build a captive and engaged audience, and then have sponsors beating down your door to get in front of your listeners?



26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.

In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and human waste by a special processor. In February, social workers and computer scientists came up with an algorithm to prevent the spread of HIV among homeless youth. In March, a research lab created a microchip that could actually help bridge the digital divide in developing countries.

And the revolutionary ideas and inventions tackling the world’s most pressing problems kept coming throughout the year.


How the Mast Brothers fooled the world into paying $10 a bar for crappy hipster chocolate

Whether you’ve seen their beautifully wrapped bars for sale at Shake Shack or Rag & Bone, featured in the pages of the New York Times or Vogue, or decorating one of their New York, London, or soon, LA shops, Mast Brothers chocolate bars have become the world’s most prominent brand of artisanal chocolate.

But while customers can’t get enough of the company’s bearded, Brooklyn hipster founders, and their brilliantly marketed, $10 “bean to bar” chocolates, a term reserved for chocolate that has been produced entirely under the maker’s control, from the cocoa bean to the wrapped bar, chocolate experts have shunned them.


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