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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I See What You’re Saying

What does it take to command attention and involvement when communicating an idea? Assuming you’ve got something worth saying in the first place, it pays to remember that people have never been so bombarded with words. They have no choice but to relegate most of them to the blah blah...

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What A Difference Day One™ Makes

We bust our knuckles for companies that want to gut out the strategic discipline it takes to grow. Trouble is, there are a lot of managers and business owners with the best intentions that keep getting thwarted by the ongoing interruptions of day-to-day activities, or inability to get everyone involved...

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Wake Up and Smell the Revolution

Seth Godin has written yet another brilliant manifesto, Stop Stealing Dreams, which on the surface is a plea for sweeping reform of our education system, but should be required reading for marketers as well. Actually, everyone who has concerns about the — let’s call it confused — state of our culture should read...

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McSmoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

There was a time when a trip to McDonald’s was kind of a treat. It was something a little different than eating a square meal at the family table. You didn’t go there all the time, just when you agreed with their legendary observation that “You Deserve A Break Today”....

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Supervenience

When I read an article on the train this morning I said WOW out loud.  What a concept. According to David Brooks in today’s New York Times Steven Pinker of Harvard asked a smart question recently:  What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?  You’ve got to read the entire article (assuming...

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