05/13/2009 | Permalink
Dear Indra Nooyi, are you going to sell corn syrup water for the rest of your life? You write in Fortune about Corporate America rebuilding trust and building "sustainable relationships" with consumers. Please don't back that up with some lame CSR, or selling fattening junk cheaper, or innovative ways to make people unhealthy. You write about values and ethical ideals. Let's see what you can do.
05/11/2009 | Permalink
"fuck you, douglas rushkoff, for pissing me off and making me re-think everything. anyone who questions everything will have their everything re-questioned. this book is a painful read, and i loved it. gore ain't got nothing on this inconvenient truth. i couldn't put it down while i wanted to burn it, and i learned more from it than i learned in all of college. life inc's education is intense and puts you on a wild ride to seeing the world damn naked and disconnected. this book will either be burned or regarded a masterpiece. required reading for anyone who wants to really understand our world, our economy, our history, and our hope for the 21st century."
My 101 highlights of the book:
05/10/2009 | Permalink
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#gel2009 barry schwartz: "Advertiser uses deception to for his own good, Magician uses deception for common good"
Food "self-endorsements" (food co puts a checkmark to say it meets their standards!) #gel2009 marion nestle
S.Heller: "Totalitarian regimes have better graphics" #gel2009
"best way to handle prob of undesirables (in public space) is make a place attractive to everyone else" -w.whyte
"Blank walls... declare supremacy of archtcture over humanity, of a bldg over a person"
Blast jbrown's "get up offa that thing" and dance badly for crowd of 300 at 8:30a? (Prep #gel09p )
@mlsif "What Matt Bai Doesn't Get... It isn't what the politicians are doing with [twitter].. It's the usage by networks of politically-attentive individuals that is far more interesting. Along with blogs, social networks and other interactive communications tools, Twitter is helping knit together real-time response and collaboration across all kinds of..."
The American Embassy in Baghdad is like Burning Man, but with guns.
04/25/2009 | Permalink
Flickr or Picasa or MobileMe? Maybe how to have all 3 mirrored for cloud backup?
04/25/2009 | Permalink
Will pp "take their med" and think abt post-gratif organizing, or will sustnble, powerful orgnzng be as gratifying?
What happens after the important flashmobs, the mass tweetups, the big one-off meetups? "Tyranny of Structurelessness"?
Will the revolutionary with the most online followers naturally become the leader of countries in the future? Will "leader" change?
I buy @jack 's case for world-changing potential of low common device/b'width/platform (twit sms); exmples of sms-only twit phenoms?
Will Zuck/FB be to EvBizJack/Twit what BillG/MS was to Jobs/Apple?
Will people keep tweeting when it's not the hot new thing and/or when they don't have many followers? Not cynical, just asking
Why Twitter got more attn than goog & youtube on #iraqtech news? Enriching fewer lives so far. New great thing, or greatest thing?
04/21/2009 | Permalink
Are we all lesser than Ashton? Is that democratization?
They wore aprons at kinko's to symbolize that they're there to serve
Jared Cohen: ~"Battle will be won not by winning hearts & minds , but by winning their attn, providing them with alternatives... al qaeda has an effective youth strat...Empowermet, oppty, status, adventure, heroic identity..Immortalized in their communities as heroes... Practicing digital democracy on a daily basis even if they claim to despise the very concept of democracy... Digital natives are beginning to identify wuth a transnational youth identity... Local vehicles: ngos, foundations (SH: SELFORG!)... Need to network these local entities... [US Gov] "transform role from implementer to that of convener" (SH: catalyst for self-org convening?)