Welcome to the the second round of ‘5 Questions’, the blog series in which we grill Quarterly contributors with hard-hitting questions about their mail. You’ve heard from swissmiss (a.k.a. Tina Roth Eisenberg). Now it’s time to check in with Scott Belsky, CEO of Behance.
1) Quarterly: How did you come up with the idea for your latest Quarterly mailing?
Scott: I have carried the same theme across each of my Quarterly mailings. I’ve sought to curate a collection that is “equal parts productive and fascinating.” For each Quarterly, I mine my own personal inventory of favorites and sentiments, seeking a few gems that may assist us in making ideas happen and keeping things interesting.
For my last mailing, I wanted to share something thought-related as well as some physical items. Ultimately, I enclosed a speech I gave on the topic of disconnecting/unplugging (which was, appropriately, never filmed nor put online), as well as some other necessities and goodies.
2) What’s the best thing you’ve ever received in the mail?
S: Handwritten notes from friends. I have a couple friends that like sending handwritten notes for birthdays or otherwise… and whenever I receive one, it makes my day.
3) What’s the worst thing?
S: Rejection letters, and anything related to taxes.
4) What’s your longest running subscription?
S: The New York Times.
5) What mail is stuck to your refrigerator right now?
S: It’s not magnetic, sadly.
Thanks, Scott! A theme is emerging: Quarterly contributors do not have magnetic fridges. Looks like we need to poll the audience for a new fifth question. (Feel free to suggest one in the comments!)
You can subscribe to Scott Belsky here, tweet at him here, and check out the remarkable world of Behance here.