The idea that someone can program our consumption is becoming obsolete, and fast. The front page of the paper disappears in a digital world, where there is no front page–merely the page I got to by clicking on a link from a friend. Seth Godin… Continue reading →
A newspaper can happily support a few reporters and an ad guy if it gives up the paper, the offices and the rest of the trappings. Too often, we look at the new thing and demand to know how it supports the old thing. Perhaps,… Continue reading →
First, make rice. Before you move on, it’s crucial to really understand and master the basics. Sometimes it’s those basic tasks that are really the most important.
The key word, I think, is spiritual. Mythological brands make a spiritual connection with the user, delivering something that we can’t find on our own… or, at the very least, giving us a slate we can use to write our own spirituality on. People use a… Continue reading →
As we’ve made it easier for ideas to spread digitally, we’ve actually amplified the gap between free and paid. It turns out that there’s a huge cohort that’s just not going to pay for anything if they can possibly avoid it. Seth Godin — The game… Continue reading →
I was reading this terrific post by Seth Godin a few nights ago. One particular passage stood out. He writes that: The librarian isn’t a clerk who happens to work at a library. A librarian is a data hound, a guide, a sherpa and a… Continue reading →
Are you making something?. Seth Godin writes about how distraction can build when you use the same device for work and play. Using a separate device for play so allows you to realize how much break time you’re taking. That way you can get back to making something real.
Bring me stuff that’s dead, please. Only when things are “dead” can the real work begin. Work that matters happens outside of view from the drive-by technorati.