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In the past, Desai says, the companies that threw off huge amounts of cash were generally in low-tech industries with addicted or at least very faithful customers — tobacco, gaming, groceries. Now here are two cutting-edge companies operating in often-fickle markets, and they’re cash machines.

Justin Fox

Interesting comparison to Amazon and Apple.

Takashi Homma - New Waves 2000-2013

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It was an accident of history. We had a window of opportunity which we took full advantage of. We had this window from basically 1945 to 1966, 1968, in which we were basically running unopposed. In that window, all kinds of wonderful things happened. One of the things that happened was the rise of this new idea of the middle class, which there was no historical precedent for, which was college-level wages for high-school-level education. As long as there’s no competition, it’s all well and good. The minute the Japanese show up, the minute the Germans show up, it just all falls apart.

Marc Andreessen

Something tough to hear, but tough to argue against. I was just reading that at one point in the 60’s the USA represented 80% of worldwide industrial production.

It’s easy for me to make the call and frankly easy for Marc to say this, but regardless of the messenger, the message seems pretty spot on.

Oh

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Ripper

nomadda:

“ Kwenga” 

A new editorial I shot in the current issue of Monster Children Magazine.

Photography/ Cole Barash

Styling/  M O S E S™

Make Up/  Satsuki Soma

Hair/  Brittany Whetnall-White

Casting/  Von Ford

Assistants/ Mitchel Brumsted & Valentine Malone III

Locations/Miss Lily’s 7A/ NYC Roofeeo’s Backyard/ Brooklyn, NY

Produced/ Craig Wetherby / TheGoodLife! 

Nice kicks

(via streetetiquette)

flavorpill:

Delightful GIFs Bring Street Art to Life
Very clearly the appeal of a brand is not simply what it does for us but also how it make us feel. And that is down to the brand’s personality. If a brand’s difference is described by its positioning, a brand’s distinctiveness is often a product of its personality.

— Richard Huntington. “Positioning is overrated” (via peterspear)

Mobile malware infections race through Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution →

mostlysignssomeportents:

The protesters are dependent on mobile apps to coordinate their huge, seemingly unstoppable uprising, and someone — maybe the Politburo, maybe a contractor — has released virulent Ios and Android malware into their cohort, and the pathogens are blazing through their electronic ecosystem.

Just asking - is the new Tiananmen actually malware. Violence replaced by surveillance.

pienoy:

brian james 


Amazing

pienoy:

brian james 

Amazing

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70sbestblackalbums:

Soul Man
crowisland:

(via Cover Story: Christoph Niemann’s Rainy Day - The New Yorker)
"When I arrived in New York for the first time, it was pouring,” the German artist Christoph Niemann says. “Maybe that’s why, to my mind, there’s no place on earth where being stuck in traffic on a rainy day is more beautiful.”
real truth.

I’m with you Garrett

crowisland:

(via Cover Story: Christoph Niemann’s Rainy Day - The New Yorker)

"When I arrived in New York for the first time, it was pouring,” the German artist Christoph Niemann says. “Maybe that’s why, to my mind, there’s no place on earth where being stuck in traffic on a rainy day is more beautiful.”

real truth.

I’m with you Garrett

Multi-taskers often think they are like gym rats, bulking up their ability to juggle tasks, when in fact they are like alcoholics, degrading their abilities through over-consumption

Clay Shirky (via bijan)

conversecons:

Taking inspiration from back in the day, #ManhattanDays is a film composed by Pontus Alv celebrating the launch of the Converse Cons Polar Skate Co. CTAS Pro, ft Cons and Polar riders Aaron Herrington, Kevin Rodrigues, David Stenström, Jerome Campbell, Dane Brady and Pontus himself.

Worth asking - if you skate why wouldn’t you wear CONS. Doesn’t get much more rad than this. Enjoy some great work from Pontus Alv and the CONS skate team.