Six Things You Need to Know About Better First Impressions

Morning Commute: Vol. I

The First Impression

  • Brought to you by Mercedes-Benz

Your morning commute is your reflection time. Your podcast time. Your one-man-band practice time. And most importantly, your driving time. To celebrate all that, we’re teaming up with Mercedes Benz on Morning Commute, a dossier of six quick, smartphone-friendly essentials to help you start the day off right.

Word of the Day

pres·en·ta·tion
noun

When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you’re more effective — obstacles more surmountable, problems easier to solve. So go ahead and splurge on that new pair of wingtips. Consider it an investment in your own productivity.

THE ARTICLE

The Original Storm Umbrella
by Senz˚

Don't show up to a meeting with your hair tousled and your tie sopping. Senz makes wind-friendly umbrellas in a bevy of handsome patterns that can stand up to 50 mph gales and stow away smartly in a super portable shoulder sling.

BUY IT HERE

THE ARTICLE

The Original Storm Umbrella
by Senz˚

Don't show up to a meeting with your hair tousled and your tie sopping. Senz makes wind-friendly umbrellas in a bevy of handsome patterns that can stand up to 50 mph gales and stow away smartly in a super portable shoulder sling.

BUY IT HERE

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THE AUDIOBOOK

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo

Kondo’s radical organizational method has taken Japan (and the rest of the world) by storm – follow it to (finally) achieve that streamlined, clutter-free existence you’d (almost) given up hope on.

Download Via Audible

THE AUDIOBOOK

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up
Marie Kondo

Kondo’s radical organizational method has taken Japan (and the rest of the world) by storm – follow it to (finally) achieve that streamlined, clutter-free existence you’d (almost) given up hope on.

Download Via Audible

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THE PODCAST

How to Win Friends and Influence People
This American Life

Apparently wearing a hand-sewn Superman costume isn’t a bad way to influence people and make friends. The Dale Carnegie “How-To” classic is the theme of this 2001 podcast.

listen via This American Life

THE PODCAST

How to Make Friends and Influence People
This American Life

Apparently wearing a hand-sewn Superman costume isn’t a bad way to influence people and make friends. The Dale Carnegie “How-To” classic is the theme of this 2001 podcast.

listen via This American Life

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THE TRACK

Reichpop
Wild Nothing

On record, Wild Nothing is a one-man show. Painstakingly crafted by singer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Tatum, the songs are all jangly guitars and hazy vocals, evoking the best of 80s dream pop. Live? It's a different creature, as Tatum's personal musings are broadened by a full band. "There's five different takes on [my songs]," he says.

LISTEN VIA SPOTIFY

THE TRACK

Reichpop
Wild Nothing

On record, Wild Nothing is a one-man show. Painstakingly crafted by singer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Tatum, the songs are all jangly guitars and hazy vocals, evoking the best of 80s dream pop. Live? It's a different creature, as Tatum's personal musings are broadened by a full band. "There's five different takes on [my songs]," he says.

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THE QUICK READ

The Dress Code for Power Lunching at the Four Seasons
By John Ortved, New York Times

The Four Seasons is a bastion of elegance, and its guests are among the most powerful influencers in the world. Think of this as your jumping off point for how to present yourself to the world.

Read via The New York Times

THE QUICK READ

The Dress Code for Power Lunching at the Four Seasons
by John Ortved, New York Times


Nina Westervelt for The New York Times

The Four Seasons is a bastion of elegance, and its guests are among the most powerful influencers in the world. Think of this as your jumping off point for how to present yourself to the world.

Read Via the New York Times


Nina Westervelt for The New York Times

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