Chicago skyline

The skyline has changed so much since 2012 when I first got here. The architectural tour is something you need to do every few years. Excited to see if they ever rename the trump tower. Just a few thoughts from Yale Reardon in Chicago.

About me

Lebron v Giannis for mvp is going to get super interesting if Giannis has an injury. The media loves a good story line. Wouldn’t be shocked if Lebron stole it at the finish line.

Yale Reardon Chicago milk bar

If you want to grab the best milkshake in Chicago go to Hubbard and Clark to the Milk Bar. Just hits different.

Penny pickles portrait

I about lost it when I first saw this masterpiece.

-Yale Reardon

Stealing this sales email, Yale Reardon

I’ve tried a lot of these break up emails over the years with-little success -Yale Reardon

Post Malone in Indiana

Talk about a slow news day!

-Yale Reardon

Yale Reardon Recipe

Please take notes and give it a shot next year. Yale Reardon secret sauce.

Penny, Bear, and Yale Reardon

This is a typical Saturday in our building.

-Yale Reardon

Kobe

Had no idea how much Kobe’s tragic passing would impact myself and the world. He was someone who seemed invincible and larger than life. Just a guy that would be around for the next 40-50 years.

Kobe had lived a 1000 lifetimes in just 41 years. The NBA and sporting community will never be the same.

Yale Reardon & Penny Pickles snow day

Yale Reardon December 2019 photos

Some random photos I took this month

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Yale Reardon Blogspot

https://yalereardon.blogspot.com/

Does anyone evens still use Blogspot? Lets find out.

 

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Yale Reardon Christmas

Yale Reardon Thoughts on recent TV/Movies

Toy story 4

Liked it a lot but did not love it. The girl doll without a voice box was easily the weakest villain of the four movies. I did welt up at the end when she found herself a forever home. These movies always hit you in the feels. Yale Reardon gives this 3 stars.

Lion king 2019

I wanted to like this movie but man it did not have the magic as the original Disney. It was aesthetically maybe the best looking movie I can recall. It basically functions as planet earth 3.0. The issue was the animals talking and singing comes out weird. And the celebrity voices were almost too prevalent. Yale Reardon gives this 2 stars.

Joker

Wow. This was more of a horror movie than a super hero flick. It was dark and gritty. Joaquin may not win an award for it but he should at least be nominated. This movie stays with you a long time after you leave the theatre. Yale Reardon gives this one 4 thumbs up.

-Yale Reardon movie thoughts.

Linkedin > Facebook

I recently announced on my Facebook the birth of our new son. It was my first post on Facebook where I was not trying to sell something in 8-9 years. The photos got a ton of engagement and as I started using Facebook more over the next couple of days that everyone interacting with the post was 40+

Everyone I know, 35 and younger, is only on Instagram/Twitter/Snapchat. I’ve found myself drifting more and more towards Linkedin. I updated my Jonathan Yale Reardon linkedin profile recently and started following thought leaders in the sales world like Todd Caponi who recently wrote The Transparency Sale & Jeremy.

Its a much more positive platform, full of information and networking to advance your career, and generally not a time suck like Facebook used to be.

 

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Yale Reardon giving Penny a pep talk

Prentice hospital

https://www.yelp.com/biz/northwestern-medicine-prentice-womens-hospital-chicago?hrid=eZtVethALTWEp2Xibjrpkg&utm_source=ishare

Incredible experience. Use them if you’re having a baby in Chicago.

-Yale Reardon

Andy Dufresne feeling

Is there a better feeling than Andy experienced after getting his boys a round of beers on the rooftop? If they bottled that feeling and sold it later, it would be a million dollars.

Zion Williamson is a STAR

To read a quick summary of Yale Reardon, check out my https://yalereardon.wordpress.com/about-yale-reardon/

 

Now onto Zion…

 

I first heard of him on instagram where he was showing up on @HouseOfHightlights mixtapes but it looked like he was playing against 5″10 private school kids. I considered him a great athlete, but not a skilled player.

5 minutes into his freshman year at Duke I was in awe of his size, movements, jumping ability, and all around feel for the game. I completely had to rethink how we viewed him. Last year at Duke I thought he was a sure fire #1 overall pick but I also questioned how his height and shooting would translate to the NBA.

Then I watched his preseason game vs the Chicago Bulls. He is doing the exact same stuff he did in high school and college! I guess if you’re always the biggest, fastest, and super skilled it translate well to any level. I believe Zion will average 20+ ppg the second he starts his NBA career. Super excited to watch him this season.

 

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Sense360

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jonathan-yale-reardon-aa44b042_with-a-360-degree-view-of-the-food-service-activity-6588072828497735680-dSX7

Pop culture October 2019

Last week I had a blog about all things sports for October 2019, so I thought I’d continue with music, movies, tv, entertainment ect. To read the other blog on sports im linking it here. https://yalereardon.wordpress.com/yale-reardon-state-of-usa-sports-as-of-october-2019/

Movies

The big films of 2019 have been Avengers, lion King, Toy story 4, & Hollywood with Leo/Pitt. More recently and what I just saw today (10/6/19) was JOKER. That was intense wow.

Tv

Game of thrones ended in 2019 and had an awful ending. Stranger things season 3 was a fun watch. There are so many things on all the streaming apps it’s becoming next to impossible to keep up.

Music

For the last decade the big names have been Beyoncé, Taylor swift, Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye, John Mayer, Usher, Timberlake, and a couple other names I’m forgetting. More recently Ed Sheeran, Chance the rapper, Niki Minaj, Shawn Mendes have come on the scene. I’d argue that nobody is killing it like Sheeran right now. Easily the top song of 2019 has been Horses in the Back. Right now the #1 song in the world (10/6/19) is Truth Hurts by Lizzo. I think she’s a one but wonder.

Yale Reardon blog

Rpm Italian review

https://www.yelp.com/biz/rpm-italian-chicago?hrid=F5xTzNVQV7RhIvpUDq1N0A&utm_source=ishare

Great experience! Yale Reardon supports it

Sports summary 10/1 – Yale Reardon

I wrote a comprehensive blog of everything I can recall of what sports look like in the USA as of October 1st 2019. The idea is I can share this one day with my son.

I plan on doing the same thing for music, movies, and politics in the next few days.

To view the page with my sports summary, below

https://yalereardon.wordpress.com/yale-reardon-state-of-usa-sports-as-of-october-2019/

Penny pickles and yale Reardon waiting for penny

Jason Street vs Matt Saracen

This is the ultimate QB question.

What if Jason never got hurt

Saracen’s life goes in an entire direction.

Riggins and Lyla never happen. Man.

Updated links

https://yalereardon.wordpress.com/category/yale-reardon-links/

Just a page of different social media profiles I’ve got running

Yale Reardon

Penny gets older

Time lapse of Penny’s one year.

Couch potatoe

Classic penny laying on the couch

Updated Tumblr URL

http://yale-reardon.tumblr.com/

Allbirds

Damn you Allbirds! Take my money once again. The new runner up Mizzle looks like it’s a game changer. I’ll be purchasing one for the fall.

-Yale Reardon

Clark street ale house

https://www.yelp.com/biz/clark-street-ale-house-chicago-2?hrid=SHHnVdK5UCHwnCrZ7F8bkA&utm_source=ishare

Huge collection of penny bar photos

Thank you clark street ale house for the hospitality.

Crunchbase

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/yale-reardon

Contently

https://yalereardon.contently.com/

Fall

Yale Reardon is a massive fan of fall. Tailgates, hot chocolate, and football is an unbeatable combo. There is something special about the crisp air of October with the orchards blooming and the big game going down.

Yale Reardon would say October is the MVP month of the year.

Updated LinkedIn profile

Yale Reardon new updated LinkedIn profile. Feeling good about how polished it finally looks. Added a headline and summary.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-yale-reardon-aa44b042

YaleReardon.net and Penny Pickles getting coffee

Yale Reardon strava profile

https://www.strava.com/athletes/yreardon

Penny & The Jets

Of course she’s just having a little bath in Lincoln Park

Connect with me on AngelList

https://angel.co/yale-reardon

 

Worked at EVENTup , EVENTup Senior Account Executive. Experience with Account Manager, Account Management, Billing. Went to Indiana University