Friday, September 05, 2008

"The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out, the conservative adopts them." Mark Twain

"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data." John Naisbitt

"He who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin!" Horace

Today's image: Childhood by Thomas Hawk. Outstanding. Thank you for sharing.

Go Big or Go Home: Business advice from Bono. From an article headed "New U2 album delayed till 2009"...

“We’ve hit a rich songwriting vein and we don’t want to stop,” Bono says on the band’s website. “It gets a bit dark down here but looks like we’ve found diamonds not coal. I thought a while back we might have the album wrapped by now, but why come up above ground now if there’s more priceless stuff to be found?”

Read the entire post by Tim Walker @ Hoover's Business Insight Zone. Kudos, Tim. Well done.

Bonus: Malcolm Gladwell - Video - How you hire the right person. Highly recommended.

Eaten alive: Giles Coren, restaurant critic for the Times in London, is known to engage others via email. His latest email rant to his subeditors is a classic. Read "I have never ended on an unstressed syllable" via the Guardian here.

Social media: Find Your Social Media Score - 12 Questions for marcom teams self-test here. Thanks to John Bell @ OgilvyPR.

Bill & Jerry: The first spot in the new Microsoft campaign is out and getting mixed reviews. It's been reported Jerry is being paid $10 mil to star as the talent in the $300 mil campaign. The 90 second spot left me cold. I'll await the considered opinions of Lew Lazare, Tom Asacker and Joseph Jaffe. In the meantime, you decide. Watch it here. [Related: Microsoft tries to explain Seinfeld ad - Deborah Gage, Microsoft Works to Perfect Windows Vista - Steve Lohr, First Microsoft/Seinfeld Ad Bombs - Sam Gustin]

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