Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com reflects on gifts and choices.

“Cleverness is a gift, kindness is a choice. Gifts are easy — they’re given after all. Choices can be hard.”

“Will you choose a life of ease, or a life of service and adventure?”

“Will you wilt under criticism, or will you follow your convictions?”

“Will you bluff it out when you’re wrong, or will you apologize?”

– Get your musical education through a gamified software platform that makes learning piano fun. Playground Sessions is co-created by Quincy Jones. I think my future piano lessons may have just gotten easier:)

The Boston Globe has the right idea for using empty spaces. Empty offices are now a community space for start-up tech companies, performing bands etc. Something to suggest to buildings in your area for creatives and start-ups alike.

Epiphany onE Puck has devised a coaster/handset that you can rest your cup of coffee/tea on or charge your phone with. A red side for hot drinks and a blue side for cold drinks helps with the conduction process for the liquid inside to convert into electricity. On the go phone charging.

Evernote Hello App is the best app for networking and remembering contacts that I’ve seen in….ever! You can use your social networks to fill in contacts or when you’re at an event you can manually fill out the latest contact and take a picture so that you remember who you met and where. The best part is being able to scan in business cards. I’m sure many of you have a collection sitting around waiting to be input into your contacts list…what are you waiting for? Go download the app!