If your business lies within the hermetic socioeconomic seal of Silicon Valley, the thing to adopt from the outside is not the sophisticated art of blue-chip lobbyists.slavin)
The desire of those who wield technology to translate that technology to power is rather terrifying. While Bill Gates and other earlier techno leaders had huge ambition they were ultimately curtailed by the clumsy UIs of tech.
With the mobile revolution that is no longer the case. The UIs are so sophisticated that technology fades to the background and all you have is massive power accruing to the few.
I prefer the mess of limitation vs the cleanliness of domination. Travis and Zuck are smart and seemingly responsible guys, but I didn’t agree to live by their rules. It may be time to pick up the phone and call a shitty cab service.
—Wherever You Are
Morning rides at Chico Basin Ranch in Colorado Springs. Photo by @iamstephensmith. #colorado #horses #myweekendescape
A trip I took a long time ago and one I’ll have to take in the years to come
— Traders Profit as Power Grid Is Overworked Once again worth considering how decentralization might be necessary. That said every time we decentralize it seems profits flow to monopolistic entities, rather than arbitrageurs, but monopolies seem to be easier to see.
The race issue is a major one. Combine the psychology of racial bias with what’s described above and you understand clearly that Ferguson is a feature not a bug.
Visitors of diverse nationalities crowd a casino roulette table in Swaziland, 1969.Photograph by Volkmar K. Wentzel, National Geographic Creative
Things that aren’t going away for a bit. Media and agencies that are connected. The only ones who have any sense of how the media works are the ones who own the media. When it standardizes agencies will rejoin the fray. In the meantime the only insight is to be gleaned from the media owners themselves.
Content marketing has grown rapidly in the past year - and it’s not going anywhere. In the age where content reigns king, it can be challenging for marketers to keep up with the demand for fresh content. We spoke with Heather MacLean, CMO of marketing and consulting company TaylorMade Solutions,…
this is a bummer.
“I had a mobile phone and computer store back in Syria. It was completely looted during the fighting. I came here to find work, but I couldn’t afford to bring my family with me. When I left, I kissed my son and told him that I was leaving and I didn’t know where I was going. He was crying so hard that we had to lock him in the house as I said ‘goodbye’ to my wife. I haven’t even met my second son.”
“What are your happiest memories of your son?”
“Every time I went to work, he’d run after me. And every time I came home, he’d run to me.” (Erbil, Iraq)
good reminder for parents everywhere.