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Pando: It’s Jack Dorsey’s ego, not Moments, that will sink or save Twitter
And Tuesday’s launch of Moments also gave us a hint at how the story is going to develop next. The launch was timed to make Dorsey appear the fast moving architect of a product that had actually been in development for nearly a year. Dorsey was to get the credit for Moments, for good or ill. And it worked. Publication after publication hailed Dorsey as fast moving, and positioned Moments as “his” bet on transforming the company. As if we’re all to believe the entire thing was imagined and coded within 24 hours of Dorsey arriving at his new desk. All of the above can be summed up in one word: Ego...
Ego  Twitter  Jack  Dorsey  jackdorsey  product  management  Dick  Costolo  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  utility  Platform  Silo 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Volkswagen Congress Hearing: Emissions scandal - watch live - YouTube
VW USA subsidiary CEO Michael Horn. // 'VW the people's car.' 36:40 - I had no understanding what a defeat device is & that it could be installed to cheat emission tests. [<< Symptom of being a conglomerate! Corporate Culture & Values.] min 38:09 - Is hardware, software & even has to do something with the fuel tank. In some models (gen 2) its just software & a sensor. // 49:20 - framing of the answer with EPA (influenced?), cars on the road right now, even they are not passing emissions test, "are legal & safe to drive for the owners." // min 57 NOx, air pollution. 'compensation will be part of discussion'. 40 times than allowable limit. // 1:11:00 - according to him, @ the current state of investigations, this was out of the engine-drivetrain-engineering/software/emissions department within VW. Was not a corporate executive decision from the top. [My 2 cents: more likely decision was made within those departments due to pressure from top to make the test pass happen. << 1:51:00]
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october 2015 by asterisk2a
Holgi, Martin Delius: BER für Eilige - YouTube // review of big public infrastructure investments concluded, always go overboard and go on for too long when no proven construction consortium is behind it. local government and federal government didn't like the price (high) they were given from proven construction consortium/conglomerates. thus "we will wing it alone, even cheaper and in our time frame" [personal career politician EGO project] (federal & local government) and rely on regional and national small companies to build everything for us, and we can also squeeze them a little for lower prices. //
BER  Berlin  Brandenburg  Airport  infrastructure  investment  Career  Politicians  Ego  No  Representation  accountability  transparency  Germany  infrastructure 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Pando: #AdamBainIsSoFucked
[ Ego's and no (over) communication what Twitter is, wants to be and can't be. It can't be Facebook or anything else. Twitter can only be Twitter (plus Vine + Persicope + X (say date, business tools) + ads). And no (over) communication how they are going to satisfy Wall Street (profit). No 1-2 year plan. Dick was and is Ops Guy. No obsessive passionate visionary putting it all on the line about the product and its potential yada yada yada that gets listeners hooked and thus can ask for patience, ask for time. Dick was hired to fix the chaos and mess. Get it to IPO. He did that ... ]
Ego  Twitter  IPO  MAU  Dick  Costolo  jackdorsey  Chris  Sacca  Wall  Street  profit  maximisation  shareholder  value  Facebook  Google  Social  Media  communication  vision  mission  Legacy  Ev  Williams  Biz  Stone  Leadership 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Europe's economic challenge not just about Greece - BBC News
IMF, Christine Lagarde, said: "I remain firmly of the view that Greece's debt has become unsustainable." [...] Greek debt will reach 201% of GDP some time next year. [...] It is unlikely a portion of the debt will be written off but there may well be an agreement to extend current loans and to lower the rates of interest. [...] [ the overall health of Europe as a whole and its individual parts in question] [...] the eurozone economy splutters. There is a recovery - the eurozone is growing at an annual rate of 1.3% - but it is patchy. In the [Q2'15] France and Italy, which account for 40% of the eurozone economy, flat-lined. Italy which had only recently emerged from recession fell back, managing growth of just 0.2%. [...] [ ECB: on balance, outlook remains on the downside ] The eurozone economy is still smaller than it was in 2008. [...] The fundamental challenges to the European economy remain - how to innovate [...] modernise [...] [ EU project living up to its potential ]
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
W. Keith Campbell: The Narcissism Epidemic - YouTube
Social Media = an instant in ones life. not ones life. but this disclosure isn't written in there. under pictures, videos, tweets. + Environment of status symbols, status anxiety, debt fueled (zombie) consumerism. Fast Fashion. Throwaway society. At large not being sustainable. Status quo. Living in the now. Binge Drinking. Keeping up with the John's. Millennials - everyone gets a trophy, even for participation. ... this environment creates a need to display being happy and successful and having everything in life. [...] abundance of digital gossip. whether its whatsapp/sms in own circle at large and in the tabloid [...] 'Narcissism predicts leaders, but not whether they are good or bad.' [Could even argue they dont care abt their eulogy, see David Brooks book Character] [ & rising incivility in politics and lack of trust ] // W. Keith Campbell: The Roots of Narcissism - - From find meaning in self (actualization) 2 self-expression & display, praise work
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july 2015 by asterisk2a - Mediathek: Das Unbewusste - Teil 1
several layers of conciousness. raw conciousness comes from upper brain stem. thus making the case for animal rights. +!+!+!+ science has proven that (generally/majority) men perform best under stress. - hunter - / - on the other side women perform best when not under stress. - gatherer/carer. +!+!+!+!+ Part 2 - - min 18 talks about where the ego (confidence) comes from and how it is formed.
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september 2014 by asterisk2a
Fortune confirms that Secret’s anti-bullying system doesn’t work | PandoDaily
K Swisher "A stunt, but a good one" + - Frank Warren believes that new anonymous secret-sharing apps such as Secret and Whisper are unoriginal and potentially dangerous. [...] today anonymous communication services have become, to the surprise of many, big business. In July, the app Secret, popular within the San Francisco tech community, || Anonymous apps can learn from Chinese censors. No one knows how to scale real time "moderation" better than China. - << if a community can't police itself. it isn't a community. it is a random bunch of people (mostly priviledged & entitled white male) with ego's and status anxiety, residing in SV/SF under the eyes of the Patriarchy (VC's/Valley Boy's/ppl calling themselves "Elite") and scoop hungry wannabe tech journalists. || + Pando's Sarah Lacy
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Celebrity Culture | Max Clifford | Oxford Union - YouTube
I Hate Celebrity Culture | Jack Gleeson | Oxford Union >> >> object of imitation >> quasi charisma >> like to imitated, to followed ... // imitation is pillar for western consumerism. // Das Versprechen von Status ist eines der wichtigsten Verkaufsargumente überhaupt. [Folglich die] Nachahmungstheorie des Kulturwissenschaftlers René Girard: Für ihn zählt der Drang von Menschen, andere in ihrem Verhalten zu imitieren, zu den Grundlagen der Zivilisation. [Und somit Grundstein der westlichen Konsumgesellschaft.] ( via ) // "Intersubjectivity: Rene Girard's Vision of Mimetic Desire and Economic Dynamics" ( )
celebrity  culture  Gossip  Charisma  Career  Politicians  Politics  personal  brand  branding  brands  brand  Consumerism  consumerist  zombie  consumer  capitalism  status  western  lifestyle  western  society  personality  success  validation  Fame  ego  philosophy  commoditization  commodities  Glossy  Magazine  Glamour  Privacy  role  model  moral  ethics 
february 2014 by asterisk2a
„Egoisten sind nicht glücklicher als andere“.
Dennoch sei die Vorstellung, dass Moral nicht glücklich macht, heute erstaunlich weit verbreitet, so Bayertz. „Die Moral erlegt uns Lasten auf. Sie verlangt Opfer, die der Zufriedenheit nach gängiger Auffassung nur abträglich sein können.“ Doch Philosoph Platon habe die Verbindung von Glück und Moral bereits in der griechischen Antike gekannt. Sein Schüler Aristoteles lieferte die Begründung: „Nach aristotelischer Ethik zeichnet sich ein gutes und glückliches Leben durch Tätigkeiten aus, die um ihrer selbst willen vollbracht werden – weil man sie für eine gute Sache hält.“ Das treffe auch auf moralisches Handeln zu und sei ein Grund dafür, dass es nicht nur fremdes, sondern auch das eigene Glück fördere. Augenzwinkernd fügte Bayertz hinzu: „Wer den ganzen Tag in der Hängematte liegt, wird nicht glücklich.“
ego  philosophy  happiness  Moral 
june 2013 by asterisk2a

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