Wednesday, January 02, 2008

"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning." Werner Heisenberg

"Art must take reality by surprise." Francoise Sagan

"Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures." Jessamyn West

Today's image: gunung bromo by okay then. Incredible. Thanks for sharing!

Blue Iris is the color of the year, this brand new year of 2008.

How can I be so certain?

The color experts at Pantone told me so. Color is their business, and business is good. Read their release here.

How does this relate to what you do for a living?

My thought is it's all about being au courant (i.e., well-informed). We are best served when we understand and come to believe, we all are in the business of fashion. Fashion defined as...

the latest and most admired style

It's about currency and how fashion forward you have the courage and smarts to be. Rule taker > Rule breaker > Rule maker. Choose one, carefully.

Fashion statement: Four features did over $300 mil in 2007. Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third, Transformers, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix just missed with $292 mil. Interesting, four of the top five are franchises. As The Old Scotchman often said "People don't know what they like but they like what they know." (Thanks to BoxOfficeMojo)

Tom Asacker: His last post of 2007 might be his best yet. Don't miss it if you can. Bravos, Tom! The Ultimate Experience, via PDF here.

: Matt Webb - wrapping up 2007.

List: Rex Sorgatz - Best Blogs of 2007 That You (Maybe) Aren't Reading

Harvard Business joins the conversation: The Biggest Management Challenges in 2008...

"The biggest challenge for managers in 2008 will be giving employees 'permission to play', making work more meaningful and keep it real." -- Kathryn Aiken

Read the entire post here. Main page of the new HBR blog Conversation Starter here. Thanks to Dr Dave for the tip.

Right on the money (again): Dave Winer - Twitter's business model.