Tag: good reads

5 Brands Winning at Crowdsourcing | Digiday

PepsiCo When thinking of PepsiCo and crowdsourcing, the first thing that comes to mind is the company’s Pepsi Refresh program, which got almost 61 million votes. The 2010 initiative awarded $20 million in grants to individuals, businesses and non-profits that came up with ideas that have a positive impact on their ...

Victory at Hand for the Climate Movement, says Paul Gilding

I like Paul’s work and his ‘the earth is full’ meme – here is another good piece by him. Of particular note in all this, observing both the message and the messengers, is that what was predominantly an ecological question is now primarily an economic one. This is a profoundly important ...

Obsessed with the Now: Review Douglas Rushkoff’s Book “Present Shock” (via The Verge)

I have his book in my Kindle queue – always enjoy his thoughts. Of course, there’s a danger to becoming part of the narrative. Humans, he explains, live in linear time, while the internet and our computers can do everything at once, and so in the digital, everything happens at once ...

Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work (Om Malik)

the challenges of the connected future are less technical and more legislative, political and philsophical. The shift from a generation that started out un-connected to one that is growing up connected will result in conflicts, disruption and eventually the redrawing of our societal expectations. The human race has experienced these ...

The End of Cable TV? How Everyone Will Watch Television In The Future – ReadWrite

How much attention is OTT getting? The Interpret LLC’s New Media Measure syndicated report sets the number of US consumers age 18-65 that own an Internet-enabled set top box (like a Roku player, Apple TV, Slingbox, Vudu box, etc.) at 13.6%, reported a company spokesperson. Less than 14% may not ...

Reselling E-Books and the One-Penny Problem (NYT David Pogue). Face it: access replaces ownership!

Interesting piece by David Poque at the NYT, but imho is lacks the realization that we don’t really have a choice to re-think the rules of the physical world; i.e. ‘material degradation’ is no longer something we can count on to generate or maintain ‘value’.  IMHO, if we had flat-rate ...

12 Certainties That Will Transform Every Career and Create New Ones | via Daniel Burrus

The science of certainty involves a scientific method of separating Hard Trends – trends that will happen – from Soft Trends – trends that might happen. This method is currently being used by many Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Deloitte, and Pratt & Whitney to name a few, to provide ...

Are We Ready for an Internet Cold War? via bigthink

As the threat of a cyber war with the Chinese becomes more imminent, it’s fascinating to consider how much the early stage of this cyber war actually resembles the Cold War of the nuclear age. Instead of the threat of nuclear warheads capable of taking out communications systems and ...

3D printing gunmaker forms company to flout copyright law, à la the Pirate Bay | Ars Technica

“It maintains all the present features but we step it up a notch,” Wilson told Ars. “The Pirate Bay has the right idea with physibles, but increasingly the fight is going to be about physical copyright—we want to build one of the tools early.” And like the Pirate Bay, which ...

This is the future of TV – Quartz

∙ Cord cutting is real; it’s just not what you think it is. It’s a great irony that TWC has built an app for Roku, which was not long ago seen as a device for cord cutters: people who ditch their cable TV subscriptions in favor of content delivered entirely ...

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