Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jonathan Ive: Thank you Steve Jobs

Jonathan Ive spoke of working with Steve Jobs during the Steve Jobs Celebration at Apple in October, 2011. Jobs once called Ives his spiritual partner, and it's easy to see why. There are some wonderful sentiments in this speech about the fragility of ideas, and making products that seem simple and inevitable.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gary Vayner-chuks Common Business Sense Out the Window

Anyone who is trying to market a small or regional business and is not familiar with Gary Vaynerchuck's hour long, wildly profane, humorous and disconcerting keynote speech at the Inc. 500 5000 conference last December, should be. It's not for the faint of heart, closed of mind or delicate of ear, but it may just be key to you figuring out how to compete against overwhelming big box corporatism in an increasingly Attention Deficit Disorder afflicted world.

That's right. I said it's an hour long. Bookmark it. Find the time and watch the whole thing, because even the Q&A at the end is a wake-up call, and a clear indication of just how set in our ways we are.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Artist's Run-over Cat Drones On

This Dutch artist found his cat flat in the middle of the road and decided to save him for posterity ... as a helicopter. Now, not only is it dead, but it's viral.

Monday, June 04, 2012, Buddy Media deal has a lot of heart

The $800 million acquisition deal of Buddy Media by is big any way you look at it; big in financial terms and big when you consider the implications of these two companies core marketing competencies combined into a single discipline. But arguably, the most compelling aspect of this event can be found in one personal story ... that of Buddy Media's CEO Mike Lazerow.