The plot quickens | Advertising news | Campaign
If you had to write an ad for the human race, what would it be? This was the problem confronting Nasa in 1977 when it dispatched the Voyager 1 space probe on its journey beyond the solar system. It carried aboard a Golden Record containing an assortment of mankind’s proudest achievements.
march 2015
You're Distracted. This Professor Can Help. - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
To complete her homework assignment, Meran Hill needed total concentration. The University of Washington senior shut the blinds in her studio apartment. She turned off the music. She took a few deep breaths. Then she plunged into the task: Spend 15 minutes doing e-mail.
march 2015
Flug 4U9525: Warum sich die Ermittler so sicher sind - airliners.de
Flugzeugunglücke sind meist die Folge einer unglücklichen Verkettung verschiedener Faktoren. Entsprechend aufwändig und langwierig sind die meisten Unfallermittlungen. Nicht so bei Germanwings-Flug 4U9525.
march 2015
David Graeber: ‘So many people spend their working lives doing jobs they think are unnecessary’ | Books | The Guardian
A few years ago David Graeber’s mother had a series of strokes. Social workers advised him that, in order to pay for the home care she needed, he should apply for Medicaid, the US government health insurance programme for people on low incomes.
march 2015
On the necessity of briefs, client briefs, and creative briefs | canalside view
Briefing is difficult to do well and has a major impact, for it essentially determines how people are going to spend their time and what outcomes they are going to try and achieve. Few things could be more important for any business.
march 2015
What Men Want: Women’s Body Image Largely Influenced By False Assumptions Of Male Opinion
According to a recent study, women’s self-esteem regarding their body is largely influenced by male opinion, regardless of who the male is. This finding, although depressing, is not exactly what one would call a ground-breaking discovery.
march 2015
Toughing It Out: 5 Business Tips from 'Tough Mudder' CEO, Will Dean - Forbes
I was fortunate enough to sit down with Will Dean, founder and CEO of Tough Mudder. For anyone who’s been living under a rock these past four years, Tough Mudder is the enormously popular endurance event series which launched in obscurity in 2010 and has since gone on to attract over 1.
march 2015
Six models of advertising | warc.com
All theories of how advertising works have their uses – but individually all are dangerous if they are taken too literally as the truth. This article summarises six main theories and shows how an understanding of them can help deliver better advertising campaigns.
march 2015
Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn - YouTube
Jon Kabat-Zinn leads a session on Mindfulness at Google.
march 2015
davaidavai.com | The Stuff That Happens Now
No, I am usually not a big fan of turning complex studies into easily digesteable infographics. But as I like almost everything which Searchmetrics throws at us, I will make an exception today. Check out their 2014 Google ranking factor study…recreated as a shareable.
march 2015
DLD15 - The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google--Who Wins/Loses (Scott Galloway) - YouTube
Many factors come into play when you want to win a horserace. Next to the fastest horse, there’s a need for the best team, perfect daily condition, an extraordinary rider and sometimes also a big bunch of luck. Passionate trademark analyst and L2 founder Scott Galloway will calling out for us the
march 2015
www.nytimes.com
A FEW years ago, in a supermarket, I swiped my bank card to pay for groceries. I watched the little screen, waiting for its prompts. During the intervals between swiping my card, confirming the amount and entering my PIN, I was shown advertisements.
march 2015
Why People "Fly from Facts" - Scientific American
Does that exchange sound familiar: a debate that starts with testable factual statements, but then, when the truth becomes inconvenient, the person takes a flight from facts.
march 2015
The Only Thing We Can Control Are Our Standards … | The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]
But despite that, there’s still a few I wish I had had an opportunity to experience. There were a bunch of reasons it didn’t always happen.
march 2015
Yanis Varoufakis: How I became an erratic Marxist | News | The Guardian
In 2008, capitalism had its second global spasm. The financial crisis set off a chain reaction that pushed Europe into a downward spiral that continues to this day.
march 2015
Reform Judaism Magazine - So Human
SO HUMAN They admired me as "Spock." But how would the Germans perceive me as a Jew? And could I ever forgive them? by I have avoided Germany for almost fifteen years.
march 2015
„Der Westen hat die Wahrheit verloren“ - pro-medienmagazin.de
Was ist Wahrheit? Danach zu fragen und Antworten zu suchen ist eine Geisteshaltung, die der Protestantismus geprägt hat. Das war der Zweck von Universitäten, auch säkulare Humanisten und Atheisten wollten erkennen, was wahr und gut ist. Diese Zeiten sind vorbei.
march 2015
The art of more: a strategist's manifesto | Advertising news | Campaign
At its simplest, I believe in brands. I have spent most of my career sitting at the feet of Messrs Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty. So baked into my thinking from an early age was an unwavering belief in the power of brands and advertising’s unique role in building them.
march 2015
Why Smart People Struggle with Strategy - HBR
Strategy is often seen as something really smart people do — those head-of-the-class folks with top-notch academic credentials. But just because these are the folks attracted to strategy doesn’t mean they will naturally excel at it.
march 2015
www.nytimes.com
Amid the bacchanal of disruption, let us pause to honor the disrupted. The streets of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores, which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry.
january 2015
Charlie Hebdo: the danger of polarised debate | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian
In times of crisis, those who would like us to keep just one idea in our heads at any one time are quick to the megaphones. By framing events in Manichean terms – dark versus light; good versus evil – an imposed binary morality seeks to coral us into crude camps.
january 2015
Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor review – bold, fluent and sharply intelligent | Books | The Guardian
The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago, an event followed more quickly than anyone expected by German reunification. The fears about a resurgent Germany expressed at the time in Moscow and Warsaw and by Margaret Thatcher turned out to be groundless.
january 2015
Photo essay: The bizarre, brilliant and useful inventions of Cuban DIY engineers | PBS NewsHour
Long walled off from world trade and modern technology, Cuba has developed a robust culture of DIY engineers who turn household items into useful inventions. Water pump motors propel bicycles, clothes dryers are repurposed into coconut shredders.
january 2015
How communism turned Cuba into an island of hackers and DIY engineers | PBS NewsHour
Just outside Havana, in the childhood bedroom of illustrator Edel Rodriguez, a washing machine engine welded to a boat propeller has become a makeshift fan. This kind of cobbled-together contraption is common in Cuba.
january 2015
Wehrhaft gegen Twitter, wehrlos gegen Kugeln - Deus ex Machina
Wie immer die Jagd nach den Brüdern Chérif (32) und Said K.
january 2015
Today’s key fact: you are probably wrong about almost everything | UK news | The Guardian
Britons overstate the proportion of Muslims in their country by a factor of four, according to a new survey by Ipsos Mori that reveals public understanding of the numbers behind the daily news in 14 countries.
january 2015
Peter Drucker: The consultant as “Master Questioner” - A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger
Why was Drucker—“the man who invented management”—so in demand as an advisor? My research recently brought me in contact with The Drucker Institute, a social enterprise named after the legendary business guru Peter Drucker (who died in 2005).
november 2014
Douglas Coupland: The 2½th Dimension - FT.com
There’s that rare moment we all know when we walk down a street and catch a glimpse of someone reflected in a window and we say to ourselves, “Why, what an attractive and likeable human being that is! Dang, I wish I looked like that!” … only to realise we were looking at our own reflection.
october 2014
The Elon Musk interview on Mars colonisation – Ross Andersen – Aeon
‘Fuck Earth!’ Elon Musk said to me, laughing. ‘Who cares about Earth?’ We were sitting in his cubicle, in the front corner of a large open-plan office at SpaceX headquarters in Los Angeles. It was a sunny afternoon, a Thursday, one of three designated weekdays Musk spends at SpaceX.
october 2014
Clarity, simplicity and a touch of (un)common sense.  — Where the Puck is Going.. — Medium
W+K Amsterdam Head of Planning Martin Weigel on the need for less fluff and the importance of a life outside advertising.“GIVE ME A COUPLE OF YEARS AND I WILL TURN ANYBODY INTO AN OVERNIGHT SUCCESS”. I though of that quote while researching W+K Amsterdam Head of Planning, Martin Weigel.
october 2014
A Rare Look at Apple's Design Genius Jony Ive — Vogue
How Apple’s under-the-radar design genius, Jonathan Ive, has found the way to our hearts. I first catch sight of Jony Ive across the Apple campus, in a plain Dodger-blue T-shirt and white painter’s pants, in conversation, nodding.
october 2014
Airbnb Will Probably Get You Evicted and Priced Out of the City | VICE News
In an attempt to make an extra buck, you may be slowly screwing yourself out of the market.
april 2014
Big data: are we making a big mistake? - FT.com
Big data is a vague term for a massive phenomenon that has rapidly become an obsession with entrepreneurs, scientists, governments and the media
big  data  debate  criticism 
april 2014
Lust auf Stadt: Das gute Leben bleibt urban | ZEIT ONLINE
Das Land ist ein Sehnsuchtsort, doch die Zukunft liegt in der Stadt. Denn hier ist Raum für Mensch, Natur und Ideen – man muss ihn sich nur nehmen.
eifel 
march 2014
Deutsche Dörfer: Landlust, Landfrust | ZEIT ONLINE
Wo das Obst aus dem eigenen Garten kommt, scheint die Welt noch in Ordnung zu sein. Doch die meisten Städter wissen nicht, was sie auf dem Dorf erwartet.
eifel 
march 2014
Stadtleben mit Kind: "Wir sind keine Jack-Wolfskin-Eltern" | ZEIT ONLINE
Kinder gehören nicht in die Großstadt? Unsinn, sagt die Autorin Rike Drust. Die Mutter eines dreijährigen Sohns ist glücklich in ihrem Hamburger "Beton-Bullerbü".
eifel 
march 2014
Landflucht: Sollen wir die Dörfer aufgeben? | ZEIT ONLINE
Eine Streitschrift aus Sachsen-Anhalt provoziert: Der Staat könne sich seine Provinz nicht mehr leisten.
eifel 
march 2014
Andrea Nahles: "Eine zunehmende Identifizierung mit der Heimat" | ZEIT ONLINE
Provinzialität und Politik: SPD-Generalsekretärin Nahles lebt in der Eifel. Im Interview lobt sie das Landleben – und ist zugleich froh: "Die Autobahn ist nicht weit."
eifel 
march 2014
Stadtplanung: Am Stadtrand der Gesellschaft | ZEIT ONLINE
Die Zeit der Neubauviertel geht zu Ende: Warum wir lernen müssen, das Schrumpfen zu gestalten – und manches abgehängte Quartier aufgeben sollten. Ein Gespräch mit Sachsens Innenminister Markus Ulbig
eifel 
march 2014
Stadtleben mit Kind: Kleine Menschen unter vielen | ZEIT ONLINE
Stadt oder Land? Die Autorin Nana Heymann lebt in Berlin. Sie findet es gut, dass ihre Tochter als Stadtkind aufwächst: "So lernt sie Toleranz und freiheitliches Denken".
eifel 
march 2014
Castles vs. Apartments in NYC… - The Meta Picture
If you need a taste of where Berlin is headed.
money  new  york  real  estate  madness  nyc 
march 2014
GoodUI
Great guide for better User Interfaces
education  webdesign  UI  UX  Guide 
march 2014
Tesla, Tesla, Tesla: Building A Power Brand From Scratch - Forbes
Somewhat euphoric, yet accurate description of what Tesla is doing the automobile sector.
inn 
february 2014
Apple Is Already Building Its Next Massive Business And No One Seems To Have Noticed | Business Insider India
When Jobs presented the first iPod he already stated that Apple saw the entire Music industry as their market, not just devices. Apple's resilient move to content and retail is hardly noticed.
apple  business  strategy  model  content  retail 
february 2014
Eugene Whelan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unlike the pope, this man had a real impact on Perestroika.
Connectng the dots
politics  moments  history  glasnost  perestroika  gorbatshow 
february 2014
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