Sting’s Sting (Sounds Familiar)

Rolling Stone Senior Editor David Fricke put together a cover story on The Police reunion last month. The piece has some interesting echoes for those who toil in advertising, or any creative field. Sting, sitting on a wooden stool as he sings and plays bass, abruptly cuts the song in midchorus. “Is there another way […]

The New American Dream

Author, speaker and creative consultant, Annette Moser-Wellman, is coming from a soulful place. In a recent post on her new blog she reminds us that there’s much more to life than material possessions, status, promotions, award-winning campaigns and the like. There’s a new American dream. Working on projects that matter and pursuing work we are […]

New Belgium Finds Its Folly And Asks You To Do The Same

“I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins, CO has reissued a classic motivational line–Follow Your Bliss–uttered by Joseph Campbell to self-realized persons everywhere. The brewer’s twist is Follow Your Folly. According […]

John Hardy’s Sustainable Advertising

John Hardy is not your typical captain of industry. In 1997, when Hardy acquired the land in Nusa Penida (near Bali) for his rapidly expanding business, it was still rice fields. Hardy was concerned about converting food-producing land, so the design studio is also an organic farm, complete with livestock—cows, goats, poultry, rabbits—and fish ponds. […]

The iFix Is In

Subversives working for the larger good make me happy. Therefore, I’m happy to learn that a mere week after the launch of Apple’s iPhone, hackers are busy “fixing” its flaws. According to The Wall Street Journal (paid sub. req.), the most popular hack so far is targeted at the requirement that all iPhone users sign […]

Social Media Rumblings

Social media consultant Brian Oberkirch is not fond of TechCrunch’s oversimplified Kevin v. Evan post. And Oberkirch didn’t like Kent Newsome’s post on the 5 stages of blogging much better. So what does Oberkirch like? I actually think the ‘King of the Mountain’ approach to tracking startups is disrespectful to the idea of entrepreneurship. Like […]

Don’t Assume

Catherine Remoussenard, senior professor in human resources and change management at the Burgundy School of Business in Dijon, France debunks some myths about organizational change. Don’t assume that organizations are naturally dynamic. Organizations reflect the people who constitute them — as a whole they are inclined to inertia. In part this reflects the fragmented nature […]

A SlideShare Find

Slide by Black Belt Jones According to Wikipedia, throughout his life Buckminster Fuller was concerned with the question “Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?” Considering himself an average individual without special monetary means or academic degree, he chose to devote his life to this […]