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The “old world” thoroughly disrupted by the tech frenzy: time to put the focus back on the human

Changing consumer habits and the abundance of capital are leading to heavy investments into all kinds of new technologies. This is accelerating the rate of innovation and development based on cheap money, which in turn is disrupting everything around us. Corporates, governments and individuals are struggling to adapt, and many of us might be losing big if we don’t manage to actively master the revolution by putting the focus back on the human. August is the time when most people in Europe... Read more →
Should we Celebrate Failure?

Should we Celebrate Failure?

Recently, I came upon a report in a newspaper that argued that we should celebrate failure. Quoting an entrepreneur, it lamented that we are obsessed with just a few popular startups. We should pay attention to failures too. “How about instituting a ‘Failure of the Year Award’, just like ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’?” it asked. The article made me think: should we celebrate failure? And, what is failure in the first place? Let me take you to the world of sports, where success and... Read more →
What Gawker Media's Bankruptcy Auction Means For You

What Gawker Media’s Bankruptcy Auction Means For You

Note: I published this first on my newsletter. Please subscribe if you’d like to stay in touch with tech and media analysis like this every few weeks! Univision is acquiring Gawker Media for $135 million, news reports confirmed this week, beating out Ziff Davis in an auction for the media company’s assets. Nick Denton founded Gawker in 2002, after selling an early news aggregation site he started, Moreover, and before that a social networking forum, First Tuesday. Those two sales gave... Read more →
Why You Should Distill Your Writing

Why You Should Distill Your Writing

Time is in short supply for most of us these days but there’s ever more things vying for our attention in our quest for self-improvement, industry learning or generally keeping up with the world at large. In this mad paced, fast paced working week, how on earth do we manage to fit everything in, particularly when it comes to reading up on news and educating ourselves? Should the media and other publishers change the way they do things to accommodate us? The answer in my view is a resounding yes! (You... Read more →
Why Your Business May Need Regime Change

Why Your Business May Need Regime Change

Here’s the reality faced by CEOs of most public companies: Taking market share, which is much harder than piggybacking on GDP growth, is the only way to satisfy those outsize expectations. To take market share, CEOs have to put their companies in a position to innovate and deliver better products and services faster than the competition. Cloud computing is the best mechanism to enable CEOs to drive that level of innovation. Hard-charging startups and powerful incumbents alike are adopting cloud... Read more →
Ed Catmull, President, Pixar & Disney Animation, & author,

Ed Catmull, President, Pixar & Disney Animation, & author, “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration”

Hi everyone, Producer Jacqui here. We were honored to have Ed Catmull in the studio with Jason last week for an epic conversation we had no choice but to split into two parts. 🙂 But you can watch them both here. Enjoy! [ Click to Tweet (can edit before sending): http://ctt.ec/5R44r ] Subscribe in iTunes: http://bit.ly/TWiSTAV Ed Catmull President of Pixar-Disney and author of “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration” is one of the greatest... Read more →
Unmistakable Habits of Utterly Authentic People

Unmistakable Habits of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge. To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when external forces pressure you to do something you’re not comfortable with or to be someone you’re not. Most people have experienced the discomfort that comes with failing to behave authentically.... Read more →
Only 63% of period tracking apps provide easily accessible privacy policy link!  Not Cool.

Only 63% of period tracking apps provide easily accessible privacy policy link! Not Cool.

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM RELEASES BEST PRACTICES FOR CONSUMER WEARABLES AND WELLNESS APPS AND DEVICES Document calls for restrictions on data sharing, enhanced notices, and informed consent for research FPF also releases new study highlighting improvement in availability of app privacy policies, but gap for top health and fitness apps Only 54% of sleep aid apps provide easily accessible privacy policy Washington, DC – Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Best Practices for Consumer... Read more →
Unlocking Every Financial Advisor on Every Channel

Unlocking Every Financial Advisor on Every Channel

Today’s consumer is constantly connected, often simultaneously on multiple devices. Needless to say, this has been transformational for the financial services customer journey. Though even millennial and Gen Z clients often prefer a human advisor and they can call on the phone and meet face-to-face, their journey increasingly starts and intersects with a variety of digital channels: social feeds, social messaging, mobile search, mobile sites, text messaging, and email. Yet firms and advisors... Read more →
Why Watching TV with Your Sweetheart May Boost Your Happiness.

Why Watching TV with Your Sweetheart May Boost Your Happiness.

I’m very interested in the role of TV-watching in our happiness. After all,  after sleeping and work, it’s the biggest consumer of the world’s time. So I was interested to see that new research suggests that for  couples who don’t have lots of mutual friends, watching the same TV show (or reading the same book or going to the same movie) can help both people feel that they inhabit in the same social world. It turns out that couples who have lots of mutual friends tend to have the strongest... Read more →
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