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Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes | Environment | The Guardian
“Our current economies are running a Ponzi scheme with our planet,” [...] "The situation is reversible. Research by the group indicates political action is far more effective than individual choices." [...] Separate scientific studies over the past year has revealed a third of land is now acutely degraded, while tropical forests have become a source rather than a sink of carbon. Scientists have also raised the alarm about increasingly erratic weather, particularly in the Arctic, and worrying declines in populations of bees and other insect pollinators, which are essential for crops. &! Activism https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/21/defending-earth-violence-murder-activists-land-corruption - Nine activists defending the Earth from violent assault //&! Mindestens 207 #Umweltschützer wurden im vergangenen Jahr weltweit ermordet, besonders in #Brasilien und auf den Philippinen gab es viel tödliche Gewalt gegen Aktivisten. Die Zahlen von @Global_Witness unterschätzen das Problem "deutlich": http://www.dasnd.de/1095208 #Umweltschutz
EarthOvershootDay  Klimakatastrophe  climatechange  climate  change  globalwarming  pollution  ecological  environmental  Crisis  drought  food  Arctic  carbon  carbonemission  carbonfootprint  permafrost  deforestation  soil  erosion  apocalypse  refugee  climate-refugee  activism  personal  action  responsibility 
july 2018 by asterisk2a
UK pay squeeze breaks all sorts of records for all the wrong reasons | Larry Elliott | Business | The Guardian
As John Philpott, who runs the Jobs Economist consultancy, noted: “What’s remarkable is that pay growth, however measured, is so weak at a time when employment is at joint record rate of 74.8% and unemployment at a 42-year low of 4.6%, driven almost entirely in the latest quarter by relatively strong growth in full-time jobs for employees on permanent contracts. Hard times and near full employment make strange bedfellows, highlighting the extent to which a deregulated labour market with an abundance of workers available to fill low wage vacancies has altered the UK jobs landscape.”
UK  Brexit  GE2017  Austerity  wage  income  growth  inflation  living  standard  disposable  discretionary  spending  creditcard  credit  card  household  debt  personal  loan  secular  stagnation  GFC  recovery  bank  bailout  inequality  poverty  trap  tax  evasion  avoidance  taxation  capital  investment  economic  history 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Yes this really is the end of Tory austerity – because it was never about economics in the first place | The Independent
[private sector will pick up the tap - the households did, but not corporations! bc long-term ROI growth in not attractive in the west w secular stagnation! see Richard Koo ] But it was a very long time coming. It became clear within a year of George Osborne’s 2010 “emergency budget”, which forced through huge cuts in capital budgets and an intense squeeze on Whitehall departments and welfare spending, that the austerity medicine was hurting, not helping.

The economy was flatlining, teetering on the verge of recession. Whether this was primarily due to the crisis in the neighbouring eurozone and a spike in global oil prices or because the negative knock-on impact of the government’s domestic spending cuts was bigger than initially thought is still debated by economists.
Austerity  Brexit  GE2017  Confidence  Fairy  GFC  bank  bailout  welfare  state  living  standard  deficit  debt  government  household  personal  loan  credit  card  creditcard  underinvestment  inequality  economic  history  social  mobility  income  growth  wage  disposable  discretionary  spending  gini  coefficient  tax  evasion  avoidance  taxation  corporate  taxcut  capital  labour  Productivity  output  gap  recovery  secular  stagnation  infrastructure  investment  Privatisation  Theresa  May  George  Osborne  David  Cameron  Ideology  neoliberal  neoliberalism  ZIRP  NIRP  QE  bond  bubble  asset  reflation  housing  distortion  malinvestment  stimulus  Tories  nasty  party  Conservative  RichardKoo  Koo  Richard 
june 2017 by asterisk2a
Alison Gaylin by HarperAudio Presents
main line is fiction, for gossip outlets, a type of story ... unreliable narrators. // 'WHAT REMAINS OF ME' // Hollywood [...] the horror crawling under the carpet [...] the ugliness
Hollywood  Entertainment  Industry  Music  Industry  Celebrity  of  You  Selbstdarstellung  gossip  culture  gossip  Selfie  Social  Media  Newsfeed  filter  bubble  Entertainment  distraction  mobile  homescreen  Tabloid  Daily  Mail  business  model  pageviews  TMZ  Escapeism  Personal  Brand  Kim  Kardashian  self-publishing  public  image  public  perception  public  opinion  public  awareness 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
"Go Butler": So will das deutsche Start-up in den USA überleben - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Ich habe keine Ahnung, wie die je profitabel werden wollen" [...] Andere Concierge-Services haben sich vom Gute-Fee-Modell bereits verabschiedet: Der amerikanische Konkurrent Magic verlangt seit Kurzem die happige Gebühr von 100 Dollar für jede Stunde, die seine "Magicians" an der Wunscherfüllung arbeiten. [ 61 Minutes] Heute verdient das Unternehmen 70 bis 80 Prozent seines Umsatzes mit Firmenkunden. Eine Beratungsfirma etwa lässt "Sixtyone Minutes" ihre gehetzten Consultants von lästigem Alltagskram entlasten. [ < marginal propensity 2 consume higher as cost of time is higher! ie business consultants, researchers, executives and directors ]
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january 2016 by asterisk2a
Every Day I Want To Quit Social Media
[ no more time to reflect and think for yourself ... we are all and feel Alon Together. ] I am drowning in a sea of anxiety created by Twitter and Facebook. [...] We all want to be recognized as clever or witty. [ your best side, public ] [...] I ended up on social media for a reason, and though the reason escapes me during moments of sheer panic and anxiety, I take part, no matter what — the pursuit of relevancy, or, in the strictest sense of the term, validation, is an imperative that exists as a key part of humankind’s quest for meaning. Self-definition has become intertwined with social media. We are all here for each other. I wake up staring at my phone. I fall asleep to the glow of the very same screen.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Jakob Augstein über VW, WM und deutsche Werte - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Vergabe der Fußball-WM 2006 nach Deutschland war nach SPIEGEL-Recherchen mutmaßlich gekauft. Was sind die Vorwürfe, wie sind die Reaktionen? Unsere wichtigsten Beiträge im Überblick. - bit.ly/1W2ui4J // Schwarze Kasse, Schuldscheine, ... bit.ly/1RUioEb //&! adidas - bit.ly/1PEpT2S - der Fall zeigt, wie eng die Bande zwischen dem Fußballverband und seinem Ausrüster sind. "business of sport."
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
From Rehab to a Body Bag | Dying for Treatment: VICE Reports (Full Length) - YouTube
10:45 - offering things (therapy) that are gratifying. but addiction therapy is hard work and should be nothing else. even for the family member. all you have to do as family member to sit below while you watch your loved one on the high wire hoping he will not fall down from the wire up there high above. that will eventually end up in disaster. [ applies to food addiction, feeding your emotions, unable to normally regulate your emotions, coming with environment - like work and family, stressed out, ... ]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
More patients in Scotland given antidepressants - BBC News
814,181 patients in 2014/15. Since 2009/10, use of antidepressants has increased by 28.5%. Two-thirds of the patients given the drugs were women, with use peaking in the 50-54 age group. The figures indicated antidepressant use was associated with deprivation. They recorded 225,969 patients in the poorest parts of Scotland receiving the drugs, compared with 110,507 in the least deprived areas. The total cost of antidepressants to the NHS in Scotland was £40.8m. The use of lower-cost drugs means this figure has fallen by one-third over the past 10 years. [...] "We are now looking at the flabbergasting statistic of more than one in seven people in Scotland being prescribed antidepressants this year. [...] "The fact that we have seen such substantial increases in prescriptions raises real concerns over whether this reflects shortages in other services, //&! bit.ly/1GJ9ouW - doubling in 10 years from 10 to 20 million daily doses for NHS Grampian [...] without other forms of treatment.
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Google search chief Amit Singhal looks to the future - BBC News
For more than a decade, boxes have helped Google dominate search - both the rectangle on its home page and the web browser address bars that send users to its results.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
What Pisses Me Off About The European Migrant Crisis - YouTube
// germany has already bad record of integration and assimilation of 1st and 2nd gen of immigration/migrants into western society at large. thus the hotspots of trouble, deprivation, youth unemployment (NEET), crime, anti-social behaviour, ... in suburbs, outer city boroughs, ... not just Germany, also France (banlieues). Niall Ferguson talked about it as a big big big fucking problem! //&! And Schauble even asks his departments to make savings (public and social services and investment cuts) to pay for cost. - bit.ly/1WeQHZf //&! The Death of Germany | European Migrant Crisis - youtu.be/-30gF6WB-GY ... "you can judge ideology" - Sharia Law. Islamic Radicalism. Honor Killing. Quran. vs western values.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
The more you pursue happiness, the faster it runs from you | Zach Stafford | Comment is free | The Guardian
Psychologist Iris Mauss at the University of California, Berkley found that the pursuit of happiness might just leave you worse off. “Wanting to be happy can make you less happy,” said Mauss in an interview with livescience.com. “If you explicitly and purposely focus on happiness, that appears to have a self-defeating quality.” [...] In her studies, participants who were not happy would begin blaming themselves for feeling sad. They thought it was an immediate flag for their failure, making these negative feelings even more counter-productive. The people who accepted these negative feelings as normal, however, were much happier in the long run. So, accepting your sadness could actually make you feel good. [...] For Darwin, emotions were very much tied to surviving, which requires more than just happiness. [...] Be open about how you’re feeling, don’t try to hide behind it or conceal it. // &! keeping a diary talking to and about yourself compassionately.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Consumed: How We Buy Class in Modern Britain: Amazon.co.uk: Harry Wallop: 9780007457106: Books
[ abuse of human condition, evolution ] he argues that our social standing in today's society is no longer determined by the accent you speak with, the school you attended, or your parents. Rather, it is determined by the food we eat, our choice of holiday destination, the clothes we wear, the size of the TV we sit in front of, and whether you use a plug-in air freshener or a smelly candle. // &! Enough: Breaking Free from the World of Excess Paperback (2009) by John Naish // &! No Logo by Naomi Klein //&! The Tyranny of Choice - Renata Salecl //&! The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less - Barry Schwartz //&! The Art Of Choosing: The Decisions We Make Everyday of our Lives, What They Say About Us and How We Can Improve Them - Sheena Iyengar // &! Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown) // &! September 2015 Wish list // &! essentialism, simplicity, minimalism, minimalismus, and tim ferriss >> decision fatigue
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
What I Learned This Week About Tim Cook’s Apple | Re/code
[ always along the motto: extension of you, part of you. The new Apple under Jobs was NOT an overnight success! It build on its differentiation, strong base, a cult, a Tribe, 1000 True Fans, and build on it stride by stride. Most capitalistic company out of SV, no counter-culture out of largest corp on world. & can pull of iAd coup because it has monopsony! & Duopoly w Android. ] Many people love Apple, others despise it. But, even without Jobs, it cannot be ignored. There simply is no other company that combines such a high-quality hardware line with such well-regarded software platforms. A faltering Samsung has the former, but not the latter. A strong and admirable Google has the latter, but not the former. If you didn’t believe that before, this week’s event made it crystal clear, with once-bitter rivals like Microsoft and Adobe showing up onstage to boast about how well their products worked with new Apple hardware and software. [ sw & hw iteration = leverage comp advantage ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
One Map Shows Just How Expensive College Can Be for Students Making Minimum Wage
[S]ubstantial evidence that lack of information plays a critical role in shaping the financial decisions people make. Consider how a vast majority of people who are currently defaulting on their student loans in the U.S. would be able to halt their financial suffering if they knew they could enroll in an income-based repayment plan that would shrink or eliminate their monthly payments. This map goes some way toward explaining why low-income students are less likely to enroll in college. If the idea that college is a risky investment is something thats gaining traction in well-to-do circles, then surely people who hail from less fortunate backgrounds are even more inclined to think the potential price is too high. // could be seen as balance sheet recession: rising cost of education - & on other side - unable 2 pay w job u can get (asset value). Education is mispriced in UK/USA in a new world going forward! >> youtu.be/_EDGTzOXa_g?t=1h46m5s
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Alex Gibney’s New Documentary Paints An Ambivalent Portrait Of Steve Jobs | TechCrunch
It opens with footage of the mass outpouring of grief after Jobs’ death in 2011, and the rest of the movie asks: Why did people feel so much attachment to the CEO of an enormous tech company? And is Jobs really worthy of such admiration? Gibney isn’t trying to convince people that they should stop buying Apple products — after all, he’s still got that iPhone. Instead the aim is to raise questions about Jobs’ values and the influence those values had on the rest of Silicon Valley (where Gibney often sees a similar “rough-and-tumble libertarian vibe”). [ ie lying to woz that he got paid only $700 ] &! theatln.tc/1EE17wR &! on.recode.net/1NdvHif - In his mind, his movie is a necessary counterbalance to overly positive portrayals of Apple’s iconic leader. [...] "I’m appalled, really, by his cruelty," [...] "This film really looks very carefully at his values." [...] "There’s a religion around Apple, and some won’t like it at all." [ Religion, duh. Enables to exploit. Free pass for X. ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Robert Greene: How to Master Anything and Achieve Greatness by Lewis Howes | Free Listening on SoundCloud
craft a career path that suits ur interest. what are u getting excited abt every day. helps with learning, deep learning! the more passion. the more knee deep u are in. increases ability to learn. // go through apprenticeship, and tour of duty. its skills skills skills. 3, 4, 5, 6, ... live in hyper competitive world (globalisation) // information has to become accumulated, stored, put into action again and again (retrieval). // social intelligence, EQ, forging your own path, // let your work speak for itself, for you. // social intelligence // 10000 hours // you become the product of your education (environment). // Napoleon // we life in a complex world, master your complex field, ideas come to you. philosophers stone. // its about problem solving. its not sexy and glamorous // entrepreneurship is about character, worth more than an ivy league degree // go where you learn most, start-up // u dont want people 2 love u, u have no control over it, it is not needed. its abt skills.
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Episode 30: Felix Salmon by Product Hunt
Everyone should be doing something lefty. The internet was abt that. Now its everyone wants 2 be big. Optimised. Cool things come out of waste, wasting times, free time, ... eureka effect. Lefty things are not optimised. // "We build a fucking great bridge." Nobody did back then seismic modeling. They just build a fucking great bridge that actually can carry twice the lanes/traffic, you can just put a 2nd deck on it with another 6 lanes. << build 4 prosperity. not optimised. THUS lesson, build ur business that way, 4 prosperity, pay money if u want 2 used it. Dont optimise 4 anything specifically. // Oldest Companies are still family owned. Not pressures by Wall Street 4 growth & profit. "No one is happy being profitable." "You wind up taking risks, eventually falling on your face." #growth-fetish // Venture Capital wants an exit. U put urself in that corner & have fiduciary responsibility. // If u own category/vertical u can sort of set price! & 46 oh hi there world, own platform!!!
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Gillmor Gang: Dog Days | TechCrunch
the personal assistant is the new smartphone! can't live without it once you (technology; augmented intelligence and artificial intelligence) mastered it. // GoButtler in Germany. And Operator in SV - http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/22/the-request-network/ - << both take a cut/commission fee. Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook could have it as features. Just as Facebook can have Meerkat as feature, for the celebrities. And the personal assistant - will be JUST A FEATURE - on your phone. iOS, Android ... & Facebook's 'empire' Platform to keep you inside Facebook continuing scrolling that god damn newsfeed. // // noise is lower on FB newsfeed (learning algorithm - your personal filter bubble) vs Twitter and vs RSS. ... Google News is a different thing. // // &! and there is a business in manual (editor, personal brand, leader) content curation/editing as well as in algo (Newsfeed)
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
«Die Chinesen haben einen Plan – und das ist ein gewaltiger Vorteil» - watson
[ focus on productive investment in the future - is hard to get going, internal economic re-tooling - social safety net, pension, health care - so people have higher propensity to spend/consume. ] Das Seidenstrasse-Projekt [massive integration of Asia/Africa into its own future, non-dependent on western world!!!] ist – obwohl die Chinesen diesen Vergleich hassen – eine Art Marshallplan. Sie sagen den asiatischen Schwellenländern: Ihr könnt Kredite von unseren Entwicklungsfonds haben, und ihr kauft unsere Produkte. China braucht seine riesigen Dollarreserven, um dieses Projekt zu finanzieren. [...] Zeigen Sie mir einen Plan für Europa? Oder für die USA? Die Chinesen haben einen Plan, und allein das ist ein gewaltiger Vorteil. [ 21st century economy, STEM, research, added value, productive investment, high end manufacturing type of the future ie bio, gene stuff, 3D printing, knowledge economy, added value services by educated & skilled workforce, social mobility, sense of agency ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Steen Jakobsen: Get Ready For The Biggest Margin Call In History - YouTube
ideology/Career Politicians/Complacency/Cushy/non-ambitious/AIIB/comfortable //&! bit.ly/1cU2RVS March 2015, SELL & come back in 6 months - bloom.bg/1NTykGB //&! bit.ly/1NJvXai &! bit.ly/1VsYTEJ Outrageous predictions for 2015 were: China devalues yuan 20% [joining others in global struggle to import inflation] &! Corporate high yield market spreads double (higher refinancing cost, which zombie corporations do actually have no pants on as tide goes out) "High yield is a derivative of equity markets. If you believe equities are overvalued, so too is high yield," &! UK house prices crash (foreign hot money, speculative + shortage + Summer 2015 Crash + BOE Taper in 2015/16 = back to reality!) &! Russia defaults again // &! Fed Taper is a "margin call," [need 2 normalize despite its mandate/fundamentals not warranting a hike!] [...] a seven-year bull run 4 equities might be coming to an end [...] the rise (not value) of RMB/Yuan as it becomes free floating out of need] - cnb.cx/1MMyLSC
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Modern Storytellers: Gary Vaynerchuk and Casey Neistat - YouTube
>> always on record. thus being consistent, you, authentic, key to sustainability. everyone is the PR agent for themselves. // bullshit detectors have become hyper-refined. // - have to open yourself up to it, as requirement, to be radically honest, vulnerable, see Brene Brown. // also, have to leave money on the table! << going for the marathon! not the sprint. not profit maximisation. go for legacy. willingness to say no, knowing when to say no because it would be short-term optimisation. // keeping values/guiding principles/mission/vision with growing team - is about success of your leadership team/exec team (Eventbrite gal talked about this in yc talk, surprised about internal champions/leaders). // [AD PRODUCT FOR CLOSETPHILE AND OH HI THERE WORLD!] attention graph/span: what brings value to ppl?! ads should bring, have to bring value! its not about reach/pageviews. its about attention. being part. creating value!!! also not add friction - ie pre-roll ad. normal ads steal time!
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Facebook Built a ‘Personal Assistant’ Inside Messenger | Re/code
Facebook has a new, A.I.-powered Siri-like assistant tool in Messenger. It's called "M," and it's the company's latest effort in a battle with Google, Uber and others to be the artificial intelligence leader in Silicon Valley. // FB got AI lab in France, got money to invest, to diversify from other Messaging platforms - tcrn.ch/1N1rTSF &! tcrn.ch/1JCfs8Q --- can productise it! your personal assistant, for shopping - convenience - no clicking, not tapping, - M takes care of buying that item you saw in your stream. --- also keeps people inside Facebook! instead of leading them out to the shopping site/product site/... --- also expanding the category/vertical of the messenger you use. --- // // &! http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/28/8677147/google-now-on-tap-announced // &! tcrn.ch/1idSz5R
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Staff Exodus, Pressure From Microsoft, Apple Hit Google Now | Re/code
According to multiple sources, their initial vision of Now — as a mobile assistant tailored to particular users — works best living on the mobile operating system, not within search. Also, Google is a political place and search is Congress. Big, necessary, stodgy. [...] “‘Look, I’ve got a lot on my plate. Chrome and Android are my top priorities. Google Now is not on that. I can’t fight that battle for you.’” [...] Apple, for its part, looks prepared to launch a competitor to Now on Tap. With its proactive assistant and spotlight search, the Apple entry could elbow Google out. // // Amazon released a (SW/HW)PA for the living room, Apple got Siri & just recently launched its own integrated search engine called "Spotlight" & Google released Google Now (voice activated search in response to Siri) and at last Google I/O, Now on Tap [ Now on Tap will solve app developers’ nagging issue with discovery. ] And FB just came out w an assistant product for Messenger. // &! bit.ly/1JYeNCT
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Timothy Caulfield: Cult of Celebrity - YouTube
Timothy Caulfield: Are Celebrities Bad for Your Health? - youtu.be/2dJRhxypCak (Part 1), Author of "Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash" // value of celebrity has increased. vs scientists/white-worker. easiest (illusion) of social mobility/income mobility & illusion of it being a job, that there is a market, demand. social media helps people project themselves! u can become famous. Famous 4 almost doing nothing! << seems easily attainable. trophy kids (just showing up) aka millennials. &! Scams emerge taking peoples money, exploiting their desperation! Lowest social mobility/gini coefficient = USA&UK = highest interest in celebrity! Other OECD countries like Scandinavian countries is remarkably lower! // vs. Talent Code. Its work. Putting in the hours. And not binge watching House of Cards. << Gary Vaynerchuk. Eat the dirt. Fill white spaces. Hustle. Self-awareness (strength-weaknesses). & Exploit ur luck. No Plan-B.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Amazon's Culture: Toxic or Just Tough? by The Jay & Farhad Show
Hello! This week, Farhad Manjoo (New York Times) and Jay Yarow (Business Insider) are joined by special guest Jodi Kantor (New York Times) to discuss her polarizing article about Amazon's culture. // // how technology functions in the workplace - efficiency, quantified self << the feedback tool you can always use, what ever your state of emotion, gripe, stick, bias, prejudice, ... feudal Darwinism creeps into knowledge worker, white-collar and blue-collar workers, MBA's and PhD's. [...] contributes to gender inequality (women with the back on their wall, leave or get started and forget about family & kids, life.) [...] brutal years are NOT Tour of Duty - Reid Hoffman The Alliance. // PS: Reed Hastings (Netflix) Culture document transpires that it is expected to contribute, even if it doesn't spell it out. Netflix also had to fight and overcome as much as Amazon! Proves again that internal & external environment a company finds itself affects its values & culture inevitable [Thesis].
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Michelle Mone: tsar quality? - BBC News
[ gov role for No Campaign support, and possible Lord's appointment ] It's a message that speaks of defiance and determination, but also perhaps a thin skin and insecurity. So what is it that drives Michelle Mone? One guide is to follow her on Twitter. [...] What I've learned is not about business, but about image. [...] The image she projects is of someone constantly on the go from top hotel to yacht, to a glamorous photo shoot, to her evening gown laid out on her hotel bed, to a peek inside her wardrobe at the choices she's got that morning. There are pre-speech nerves when facing a glitzy, powerful audience, a menu from a swish restaurant, stroking some very expensive cars, and short messages of encouragement to her admirers. This is Michelle Mone: the brand. [...] [ it's sponsored by the DWP, aiming at those on benefits ] &! bbc.in/1JiCR3p &! bbc.in/1KvZPRf off Ultimo board. &! bit.ly/1Jr4rxi
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Why podcasts are suddenly “back” – Marco.org
>> listening to podcast eats time away from the existing pie pieces of other forms of entertainment, escapism, and snacking. But it shares similarities with Music, TV, Movie, ... you can let it run in the background and do something different and listening in.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: Disruption or human lives? Amazon story shows we'll soon have to pick a side
Several VCs and insiders clicked on a story link and found themselves appalled the Times would take down a company where human stress and fatigue were merely the exhaust fumes of a splendid machine. Amazon is a success, dammit! It's winning and innovating! // // &! Nothing new about corporate values and treatment and conditions of its workers at it EU warehouses - https://youtu.be/xdrkY_NpgrY - Ausgeliefert! Leiharbeiter bei Amazon | Reportage & Dokumentation | ARD
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Financial Advisor Nick Murray: Masters in Business (Audio) by Bloomberg View | Free Listening on SoundCloud
don't chase alpha. focus on the outcome, it's investor behaviour - that reflects on performance. leave portfolio alone ... 10 year. change less. turnover correlates negatively with return. just sit there. // volatility is NOT risk. risk is the total loss of investment. -10% is a risk, if you sell it at -10%. // >> u can never get truth from media, u can only get news. << example, they never talk about the way inflation is not factored in into retirement planning. they talk about principle and return %. but what inflation takes away from that (purchasing power). // annuities (fixed or variable). fixed income (annuities) is cancer. for retirement planning. it is the planned liquidation on ur purchasing power. because u have 2 subtract inflation. // he prefers all equities for long-term retirement planning. more than 5 year horizon. not emergency fund. // may err on safety; have emergency fund u can withdraw fund for expenses. // &! bv.ms/1NXQcOq &! bit.ly/1NEX1r1 &! bit.ly/1LB93yz
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Celebrity lifestyles for sale | Life and style | The Guardian
It started with Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop – now everyone from Zooey Deschanel and Reese Witherspoon to Lena Dunham is selling you their way of life [...] Did this have a bearing on how they then responded to the way the story unfolded across the media? This is the less quantifiable benefit of the celebrity lifestyle brand: the emotional yank of feeling as if you’re part of a community, albeit one trying hard to sell you sunglasses. To be a fan today is to constantly be sold to, but also to constantly be questioning and scrutinising the celebrity’s choices. Fans are “polytheistic”, says Auerbach. “They have more choice and want to ‘follow’ a range of celebs who appeal to different parts of their personalities.” The aspirational foodie on Instagram, the interiors on Pinterest, the “sassy” motherhood blogger, the feminist tweeter. “It’s less about individual stars,” Auerbach adds, “and more about constellations.”
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Robert J. Shiller: "Are We Headed for Another Financial Crisis?" (final edition, as of MAR 8) - YouTube
3rd ed adds bond market. where richard koo explains bond prices are a symptom of the balance sheet recession as is "deflationary." // liquidity trap // predicting turning points is bad business - highlighting fundy skew is easy. // equity bubble BURST? no. bond bubble BURST? no. how abt unreasonable higher interest rates for businesses bc of Taper from Fed long dated bonds into illiquid market. like Koo argues as possibility, which would depress gdp growth further bc of higher capital cost than the economy fundy actually would demand. contributing 2 the secular stagnation. // Other case: Crash of China (too much of a good thing, irrational exuberance) & Western Central Banks have no means 2 ease further & Career Politicians have no guts 2 actually pull out the guns for once 4 intelligent fiscal stimulus w a long-term view (no white elephants & bridges 2 nowhere). // 19:30 status anxiety, Sozialer Abstieg, everyone for himself, austerity, inequality, Software, etc = secular stagnation
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
The escape from the balance sheet recession and the QE trap: An interview with Richard Koo - YouTube
"deflationary" is a symptom of balance sheet recession, deleveraging, debtoverhang ... of the private sector, corporate sector (& public gov sector) (to repair balance sheet). inflation of price of goods 2 live is still existent. you cant eat laptops. inflation is still present. actions of private sector, corporate sector to repair balance sheet (and even public sector, all three together) is deflationary. // UK! interesting is that consumer still borrows ie via credit card and mortgages. // question is how long UK can run such a big current account deficit. somebody has to pay for it, if not the gov with debt, then it has to be the private sector. as long as it can serve debt payments, as long as it has wage growth (increase of productivity, closing of output gap). But job creation during recovery was mostly Service Sector Jobs & self-employment. Not added value STEM. // corporate sector will not, in the long-run, pay for current account deficit w debt. &! youtu.be/EhYvaMc3f44
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In at Work - NYTimes.com
[ rejecting an applicant because you don't see a fit is your fault by you limited point of view and field, at the end its about the work not necessarily to bond over drinks, sport, parties, ping pong, strip clubs and rating of porn stars and female co-workers ] Discovering shared experiences was one of the most powerful sources of chemistry, but interviewers were primarily interested in new hires whose hobbies, hometowns and biographies matched their own. Bonding over rowing college crew, getting certified in scuba, sipping single-malt Scotches in the Highlands or dining at Michelin-starred restaurants was evidence of fit; sharing a love of teamwork or a passion for pleasing clients was not. Some (former) athletes fit exclusively with other athletes; others fit only with those who played the same sport. At one hiring committee meeting I attended, I watched a partner who was an avid Red Sox fan argue for rejecting a Yankees supporter on the grounds of misfit. &! tcrn.ch/1FPTK2z values!
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Daniel Priestley on High Performance Environments. - YouTube
nurture over nature // hire A players from who you can learn! // accelerated learning, sharing, helping, ... // &! Is Your Peer Group Holding You Back? - Thought Of The Week - youtu.be/cJF3Q87jV9s "average of 5 people you surround yourself with"
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame - YouTube
In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Staying Relevant In A Rapid Innovation Era | TechCrunch
At the same time, development has never played a more critical role in driving an organization’s progress. Success requires developers and their teams to adapt fast. Below are strategies for navigating this complicated, sink-or-swim world of development [...] Invest in Retraining Yourself [...] Lynda.com, Function Space, Udemy, Codeacademy, Code School are all good options. A little bit of training and practice a few times a week will go a long way. [...] Keep Notes [ Documentation ] [...] Read StackOverflow. StackOverflow is the only game in town for asking development-related questions, and it contains a gold mine of information for developers. [...] Put Your Hobby Code on GitHub
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
With bullying app Secret on life support, investors learn the risk of investing in assholes | PandoDaily
Oh, and there’s one more lesson for investors about investing in assholes: If they seem to be heading for the door after a just a few months, you probably should do the same. At the same time as Secret asked investors to pony up $25m to fund the company’s “growth”, Byttow and his co-founder Chrys Bader-Wechseler personally cashed out $6m. That big payday came just six months after Secret launched, and less than a month before Byttow told the world he didn’t care about the victims of bullying.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
YouTube Offering Its Stars Bonuses - WSJ
"Creators and agents say the service is acting with rare urgency. [...] Nearly all of YouTube’s video makers now receive the same 55% share of revenue from advertising that appears alongside their videos." - http://www.tubefilter.com/2014/12/08/youtube-bonuses-content-creators-vessel/ &! http://www.tubefilter.com/2014/11/17/vessel-youtube-stars-multi-million-dollar-guarantees-exclusive-window/
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
The Most Valuable Skill Every Recruiter Overlooks — The Entrepreneur’s Journey — Medium
[ LISTENING SKILLS ] [...] >> Empathy. To be a great leader is to be a great listener instead of a talker. Think about it. When a project isn’t getting done, or somebody is unhappy, how do you move forward? Do you go into the solution right away? Absolutely not. Before you fix the problem, you need to figure out what the problem actually is. And you’re not going to figure that out by walking into a room and taking charge immediately. Why are we 2 weeks behind? Why is something at a standstill? The way you win is by listening to the reasons WHY things aren’t going well. Once you have assessed those, you can jump into problem solving mode.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Warum auf Youtube Ideenlosigkeit Siegt - YouTube
... irrelevant content, vs relevant. &! search here for hyperreality .... Umberto Eco book &! youtube.com/watch?v=uiAC34mtPYM << YT now to make it big = lottery. not meritocracy bc of algos, noise, attention span, ingrained trickery and mechanics, Newsfeed, user behaviour ie trained by using phone 60% of time.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
The World’s Biggest Popstars are Walking Contradictions | NOISEY
bit.ly/1HXHZIy &! "However, what's most telling, is that Lorde has become a bit of an icon for the materialists that she set out to criticise. Kanye loves her; "Royals" soundtracked an advert for a $700 Samsung phone; she's collaborated with MAC cosmetics. It's this exact contradiction - I'm this and I'm also this - which is part of a wider social trend that's fucking around with the definition of authenticity and counter-culture. This stems from what, if you want to get academic about it, is called hyperreality - a phenomenon first observed in the eighties by French sociologist Jean Baudrillard. Shows like The Only Way is Essex are the pinnacle of hyperreality, where even though it clearly states that it's been scripted for your pleasure, the programme relies on the viewer buying into the idea of the characters being completely genuine. [...] we don't want to reject consumer culture at all. We want to buy into the idea of rejecting it. [...] We suck it up and go along with it.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
NASA: We're sending humans to Mars | Hacker News
It's not a matter of public/private indeed, it's a matter of size. The bigger an organization, the more dis-aligned individual and collective incentives become. In a start-up you can't afford to harm the enterprise in order to further your own interest: if you act parasitically you'll kill your host almost immediately. In a big company, you won't make a meaningful difference, neither positively nor negatively, so you may as well serve your own interests, irrespective of their effect on the whole company. Corollary: people who want to play corporate politics concentrate in big companies, because that's where you can do it with relative impunity. Big private companies offset this competitive disadvantage through economy of scales and/or lobbying; public services do it through taxes and monopolies. NASA isn't inefficient because it's public, but because it's huge. // &! on a different note. improving NHS by managed market approach!? offering choice = competition, w care&quality standards.
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
The Responsive Enterprise: Embracing the Hacker Way - ACM Queue
The "Seven Aspects of our Culture," as described in a Netflix slide presentation (Values are what we Value; High Performance; Freedom and Responsibility; Context, not Control; Highly Aligned, Loosely Coupled; Pay Top of Market; and Promotions and Development) provides a crisp formulation of people-management values for a software-centric enterprise.4 Here is our take on four of Netflix's seven core values: [...] No company embodies the hacker culture better than Facebook, and CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg explained the idea eloquently in his letter to investors when Facebook filed for its IPO: "Hacker culture is also extremely open and meritocratic. Hackers believe that the best idea and implementation should always win—not the person who is best at lobbying for an idea or the person who manages the most people."10
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december 2014 by asterisk2a
Wirtschaftsmagazin "Bilanz": Die reichsten Deutschen in der Schweiz - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Ob es an der schönen Landschaft liegt? Oder an den niedrigen Steuern? Von den 300 reichsten Menschen in der Schweiz ist jeder Fünfte ein Deutscher. Die "Bilanz"-Reichenliste führt sie auf.
tax  avoidance  tax  evasion  social  cohesion  Zivilgesellschaft  personal  values 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Uber’s smear machine thinks you’re a total idiot | PandoDaily
"Nov. 19 (Bloomberg) -- PandoDaily Founder and Editor-In-Chief Sarah Lacy discusses Uber executive Emil Michael’s journalist comments. Lacy speaks on “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg) " -- http://www.bloomberg.com/video/pandodaily-s-sarah-lacy-responds-to-uber-tFzq09hvSiGVd0W3LW5_Yw.html << min 11:00 culture comes from the top &!&! http://pando.com/2014/11/20/seth-myers-travis-kalanick-is-axe-body-spray-in-a-suit-thats-become-sentient/ “What exactly is going on with the corporate culture at Uber? … Are you a man [Travis Kalanick], or did they just spray Axe Body Spray into a suit until it became sentient?” &!&!& http://pando.com/2014/11/20/on-stage-at-goldman-sachs-event-travis-kalanick-compared-his-companys-woes-to-ferguson/ "On stage at Goldman Sachs event, Uber CEO compared his company’s woes to Ferguson" &!&! https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8644080 << web.archive of "Rides of Glory" << algo/predictor about Users getting laid.
Uber  corporate  values  personal  values  subculture  Silicon  Valley  corporate  governance  corporate  culture  Travis  Kalanick  ethical  machine  white  male  privilege  straight  white  male  Patriarchy  brogrammer 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Women, what would you say is the most difficult part of working in a male dominated field? : AskWomen
ie Comments!!! &!&!&! http://randi.io/wp/archives/86 - via https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8613855 "This post is dedicated to all of the people that think sexism in tech doesn’t exist, that harassment isn’t a big deal, that trolling is harmless and funny, and that the gender disparity in tech is due simply to biology. I originally posted my story on Facebook and later on imgur under the title Abusing Women is the New Normal. It’s the first time I ever publicly discussed everything that had happened. I told the shorter version of my story there, and I’m going to tell you the longer version today. Trigger Warnings abound." &!&!& http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/laurie-penny/2011/07/women-business-finance-power &!&!& http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/18/why-women-make-less-when-they-work-for-men/
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Buzzfeed reveals that Uber exec boasted of planning smear campaign against Pando EIC, Sarah Lacy | PandoDaily
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Unrest at Nest Labs
Coming from Dropcam, which boasted a much more egalitarian culture, a clash seems all but inevitable. Yet these employees also suggest that the differences between Dropcam and Nest are not just stylistic. One Nest employee says that Nest, which employs between 700 and 800 people, will see roughly double the revenue of Dropcam this year but that Dropcam, which employs 100 people, is growing its revenue eight times as fast, thanks largely to its subscription business. Many employees were reportedly disappointed to sell to Google because “we were firing on all cylinders, with a sensor product about to be released and an outdoor camera about to come out in 2015 and great sales. It just felt like we’d been chopped off at the knees.”
Dropcam  Google  Nest  Labs  corporate  culture  corporate  values  personal  values  Hype  Hype  Cycle  Apple  Steve  Jobs  Tony  Fadell  people  management  management  HR  team  management  Silicon  Valley  Start-Up  advice  Start-Up  lesson  Leadership  authority  Cult 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Middelhoff-Prozess: Das Urteil geht uns alle an - SPIEGEL ONLINE
[ Power Corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. ] Macht macht etwas mit Menschen. Das zeigt dieses kleine Experiment. Bereits kleinste Ansätze von Autorität über andere Menschen lassen uns rücksichtsloser werden und erzeugen die Illusion, über den Regeln zu stehen. Und je länger jemand Macht hat, desto größer ist die Gefahr, dass sie ihn deformiert. Mit dem gierigen Griff nach den letzten Keksen fängt es an. Und am Ende lässt man sich auf Firmenkosten per Helikopter zur Arbeit fliegen - weil man ganz selbstverständlich glaubt, das stünde einem zu. [...] Oft reicht für Machtmissbrauch bereits das kleine bisschen Einfluss, das wir auf unseren Partner, unsere Kinder oder auch nur unseren Hund haben.
corruption  crony  capitalism  Power  Play  abuse  of  sociology  authority  psychology  management  bribery  transparency  corporate  governance  governance  oversight  personal  values  excess  banking  crisis  GFC  ethical  machine  ethics  ethical  beliefs  ethical  morality  moral  beliefs  moral 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Facebook Privacy Changes Focus on Commerce, Location Ads | Re/code
Facebook updates privacy policy, but users have little control over how their data is used to sell ads — Facebook Tries to Explain Its Privacy Settings But Advertising Still Rules http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/facebook-tries-to-explain-its-privacy-settings-but-advertising-still-rules/?_r=0 "In pursuit of that goal, every bit of personal information is a valuable data point that the company is eager to exploit, and Facebook plans to ask users in a much broader swath of the world to share details of their interests in order to better target the ads that are shown to them."
Facebook  TOS  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Personal  Data 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Messing With A Competitor’s Fundraising – AVC
https://twitter.com/pmarca/status/532243992797134848 "If u can’t win on merits, turn to messing w/competitor’s fundraising, what's your defensibility & differentiation?" http://
Uber  ethical  machine  ethics  Travis  Kalanick  corporate  culture  corporate  values  personal  values  capitalism  crony  capitalism  exploitation  middleman 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Studie: Studenten sind unpolitisch und konsumorientiert - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Studenten sind politisch engagiert, eher links und tolerant? Nicht unbedingt, wie nach SPIEGEL-Informationen eine neue Regierungsstudie zeigt. Demnach wollen sie vor allem eines: "Sich schöne Dinge leisten können." [...] Walter Grünzweig, Professor für amerikanische Literatur und Kultur an der Technischen Universität Dortmund und Träger des Ars-Legendi-Preises für exzellente Lehre, macht für die Entwicklungen auch die Politik verantwortlich. Der einzige Zweck, den Hochschulen seit der Bologna-Reform noch zu erfüllen hätten, sei es, "Schmalspur-Absolventen" für den Arbeitsmarkt zu produzieren. "Wir erziehen eine unpolitische, antiintellektuelle Generation", warnt Grünzweig, der bei den aktuellen Studenten von einer Generation "unter extremem Druck" spricht. [Muendige Buerger? Ne ...]
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Bezos Faces Season of Worsts as Losses Mount | Hacker News
According to the book "The Everything Store", Amazon employees pay for the parking ($20-30 per day). Coffee machines are ancient varieties but it's better than past when employees also had to pay for coffee. You get the desk that is downright cheapest possible thing you can get. And so on... If you are wondering how Amazon can attract any talent at all, the answer is that 70% staff is college hires that were promised significant stock. The caveat is that it doesn't even start getting vested until after 3rd year. Most of the hires leaves in about 2 year (attrition rate is being rumored as much as 70%). So their secret is feeding the growth engine on huge swaths of college hires that can be lured for stock options in distant futures with expectation that they will just leave before vesting starts. [...] Amazon seems to really lack a unified culture, [ ... explains those who actually stay, get promoted ... see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29617115 ]
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
RocketBeansTV. Der YouTube Bankrott. - Videoamt - YouTube
Support Rocket Beans (3min) youtu.be/GaLW7jDRbf4 & Support Rocket Beans - Almost Daily #117 (30min) - Rocket Beans TV financed through Rocket Beans Entertainment production company income out of "Game One" for Viacom/MTV. Rocket Beans TV loss leader 2 years. youtu.be/H74GdZs_n04 & tubefilter.com/2014/04/16/youtube-list-google-preferred-channels/ - no democracy, beneficial treatment, divide between haves and have nots. & Jason Calacanis - blog.launch.co/blog/i-aint-gonna-work-on-youtubes-farm-no-more.html & allthingsd.com/20130304/youtubes-show-me-the-money-problem/ & youtu.be/DgakG4X25Fg "YouTube Star / YouTube als alleinige Einkommensquelle" & Follow-up "Youtube, was passiert gerade mit dir?" youtu.be/7bB-yGN8ZFo & "Don't build your business on other peoples (businesses) platform." & via BeHaind youtu.be/Xm8BCParWBE - Was auf YT works & what not & was man machen kann, ie paywall mit homepage, prerolls, werbung (yt freemium bits and pieces); alternative media. & youtu.be/1RGQPY5g3Bw
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Why firms don't want you to be brilliant at your job
The last reason is the one that troubles me most. It may not be true that the partners are miles dimmer than the graduates. It is just that the two can't talk to each other, and so are blind to each other's strengths. It was always the case that the old and the young sometimes struggled to understand each other at work, but now it is more true than ever. [...] The graduate trainees joining this year will be among the first to have grown up on the internet, which means they communicate differently, think differently, acquire knowledge differently and do different things with it. They look at the partners and see slowness - the partners look at them and feel sad about their limited vocabulary, and wonder if they have ever read a book.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Revealed: how Whisper app tracks ‘anonymous’ users | Technology | The Guardian
[ NSA & Co. served them with an order to comply, in order to watch over employees. Spotting potential Whistleblowers and leaks. Period. ] The technology, for example, enables the company to monitor all the geolocated messages sent from the Pentagon and National Security Agency. It also allows Whisper to track an individual user’s movements over time. When users have turned off their geolocation services, the company also, on a targeted, case-by-case basis, extracts their rough location from IP data emitted by their smartphone. & http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/16/whisper-suspected-of-tracking-user-info-and-sharing-it-with-the-u-s-government/ & http://pando.com/2014/10/08/twitter-sues-the-justice-department-for-the-right-to-be-honest-with-consumers/ & http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/oct/17/-sp-whisper-tracking-location-users-facts-response
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Jaron Lanier mit Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels ausgezeichnet - SPIEGEL ONLINE
"Die Umsonstkultur ist eine Täuschung, irgendjemand zahlt immer" [...] Lanier weise eindringlich "auf die Gefahren hin, die unserer offenen Gesellschaft drohen, wenn ihr die Macht der Gestaltung entzogen wird", heißt es in der Begründung des Stiftungsrats. Sein jüngstes Buch "Wem gehört die Zukunft" werde zu einem Appell, wachsam gegenüber Unfreiheit, Missbrauch und Überwachung zu sein. [...] Lanier kritisiert das Geschäftsmodell von Internetunternehmen wie Google und Facebook, die massenhaft persönliche Daten von Internetnutzern sammeln und die damit verbundene Reichweite für Werbung nutzen. Der Reichtum werde so in den Händen einiger weniger Unternehmer konzentriert, fürchtet Lanier, während die breite Mitte der Gesellschaft leer ausgeht. "Wir brauchen eine neue Art von Balance", sagte Lanier in Frankfurt.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Deutsche Bank Schweiz erstattet Steuerbetrug-Selbstanzeige in USA - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Schweizer Tochter der Deutschen Bank bezichtigt sich der möglichen Beihilfe zu Steuerhinterziehung in den USA - wie mehr als hundert eidgenössische Institute. Der Schritt könnte unangenehme Strafverfahren abwenden.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan For Tumblr - Business Insider
[hip tumblr] [as YTers are dismayed over income outlook on YT alone ... others look into options to sway them away from YT and their million-click-content ... this include companies like; FB, Twitter & Y!] According to several sources, Yahoo executives believe Tumblr should become the company's answer to YouTube. In this vision, Tumblr would become the exclusive distributor of videos from YouTube stars. [<< locked in to Platform] [...] + bit.ly/1oVWvFa /+/ business model & plan has to be Multimedia slash HQ destination site* for content creators more important. in order to keep them on their site, their brand, and not hop every 3-4 years onto the next Platform. *With newsletter, with blog, categories like RAW/BTS - unedited, improve style, with feed, merch (limited editions, new items every quarter, up-sell with signed t-shirts and autograph), A/B testing etc. with/as own independent income source.
Yahoo!  Tumblr  YouTube  business  model  Facebook  Twitter  Google  MCN  business  plan  content  pageviews  Millennials  generationy  Platform  TOS  Personal  Brand  landingpage  AOL 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
Die reichsten Deutschen: BMW-Familie Quandt ist die Nummer eins - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Dank günstiger Börsenentwicklung, hoher Unternehmensgewinne, des Booms am Immobilienmarkt und Aufsteigern wie den Samwers und den Schaefflers ist das Vermögen der reichsten 100 Deutschen in den vergangenen zwölf Monaten um 18,8 Prozent auf insgesamt 399,8 Milliarden Euro gewachsen. Das Vermögen der 500 reichsten Deutschen legte um 15,8 Prozent auf 611,75 Milliarden Euro zu. Das ist deutlich mehr als das Bruttoinlandsprodukt der Schweiz. Die Quandts verdanken ihren Aufstieg unter anderem dem gestiegenen Wert der Aktie von BMW Chart zeigen . Mit insgesamt 46,7 Prozent sind die Quandts Großaktionäre des Autoherstellers. Allein ihre drei Aktienpakete sind derzeit zusammen etwa 24 Milliarden Euro wert. Daneben besitzen die Quandts den Chemiekonzern Altana sowie Anteile an Industrieunternehmen wie SGL Carbon und Nordex Chart zeigen. Seit Kurzem ist Stefan Quandt zudem an der BHF-Bank beteiligt.
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october 2014 by asterisk2a
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