Dan Nosowitz is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist based who has previously written for Atlas Obscura, the New York Times Magazine, Modern Farmer, The Awl, New York Magazine, Popular Science, Fast Company, and others. You can follow him on twitter or visit his website.
Caroline Weaver, the owner of CW Pencil Enterprise, a specialty pencil shop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has managed to make the dream of obsessives come true: What if this thing I love, this strange small thing, could be my job? For Caroline Weaver the humble pencil has provided not only a business—celebrating its two-year anniversary this March—but a book as well, a history of the pencil entitled The Pencil Perfect.
Amazon Music's Digital Design and User Experience Lead Marisa Gallagher, on the important value of being able to speak the right language by communicating to both the creative and business worlds, how a six-month expedition across Spain brought a new perspective to her career, and why attaining an MBA later in life leads to surprising benefits.