Is Your Mind Made Up?

This piece on the Bloomberg newsfeed caught our eye because of the cool animated graphics. It visually lays out the timeline and process Americans go through to create and solidify social change. They tracked several landmark issues — interracial marriage, prohibition, women’s suffrage, abortion, same-sex marriage, and recreational marijuana —...

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Your Conformity Is Showing

This article by our friend Seth Godin teases apart some old notions about how idea adoption works. Old demographers would lead us to believe that most people land somewhere between adventurous innovators or complacent Luddites in all of their behavior. But those of us who work in creative fields have...

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“I’m not comfortable with that.”

Advancing new ideas is fun. But in an all too familiar scenario, initial excitement gives way to second guessing. What if someone is offended? What if it’s taken the wrong way? What if the Tweetosphere goes negative? Eric Schurenberg, the editor of Inc. magazine,  wrote an astute analysis of this...

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The Value of Age-Acquired Wisdom

In this compelling TEDxBrussels talk, doctor, scientist and speaker Jonathan Sackner-Bernstein makes a compelling case for experience and wisdom trumping youthful exuberance. Between the ages of 39 through the late 60’s cognitive problem solving skills peak. This is when you have the well-honed skills to make a real difference.  According...

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Creative Partners: Priceless

One of the things I could never have anticipated when getting into the business as a young copywriter, was the reward of collaborating with my art director partners. Nothing could replace the experience of two people putting their heads together (and sometimes knocking them) to come up with new ways...

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Quick Quiz

http://tinyurl.com/ldtjhdq Take a look at this video and let us know if you think it’s: A. An interesting way to launch a new restaurant in New York B. A not-so-subtle rip off of Dollar Shave Club C. All of the above We’re thinking “C”, but regardless of your choice, both...

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Detroit Goes To War: Who’s Winning?

War in Detroit? Not really news. Unless you focus on the Ad Wars, which GM and Ford have just made a bit more interesting by creating a duel between their luxury divisions. Business Insider sums up the deal quite well here, and the article contains a couple of very entertaining...

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ObamaCare Cliffs Notes

It doesn’t matter where you stand on the issues surrounding the Affordable Care Act, the fact is, this legislation affects us all somehow. No one understands the practical ramifications of this better than our friend Chris Felix, who owns Gizmo Health. These guys are totally up to date with the...

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