Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true." John Keats

"A man must learn to endure that patiently which he cannot avoid conveniently." Michel de Montaigne

"In talking about a genius, you would not say that he lies, he sees realities with different eyes from ours." Constantin Stanislavski

Today's image: 1jpg by Gavin Goodman. Wonderful shot. Thanks for sharing.

When they don't know what they don't know: Seth Godin makes a good point, Probably not stupid...

"When the board of directors embraces a fading old media model instead of embracing a strategy that leads to rapid growth, it's probably because each of them started with a worldview about the way things worked and were going to work. Add to that little direct experience, and it's no wonder they decided what they did. You would too if you were given the same resources to begin with.

Changing worldviews is very difficult and requires quite a bit of will. Changing the data at hand is a lot easier, and that's where marketing can really help. If you, as a marketer, can package data in a way that people with a certain worldview can accept, you move the conversation forward far more quickly than if you merely dismiss the non-customers or the doubters as stupid."

Read Seth's entire post, here.

Chicago Tribune streets new redesign Monday. Blog and video tour here. Thanks to Twitter pal Col Tribune for the tip.

Bonus: Clay Shirky - It's Not Information Overload. It's Filter Failure. Highly recommended. Web 2.0 video here. David Foster Wallace syllabus for Lit Interp class, here. My thanks to Sophia.

Congrats & cheers: Matt Thompson bows Newsless.org Alex Ross awarded MacArthur genius grant, well deserved. His always interesting blog, The Rest is Noise, should be in your reader.

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