Posts filed under “intelligence”

Personality Wins

My mate Ryan alerted me to an excellent article today. Although I’d never heard of Christopher Kimball or his magazine “Cook’s Illustrated” (I’m not much of a cook) I loved the story of his idiosyncratic personality, and the magazine’s anything-but-business-as-usual model, and its (going by mainstream publishing wisdom) unlikely success. It’s a fascinating and entertaining […]

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The Future Will be Augmented

When my super smart friend Dan Willis asked me to be on his panel at South by Southwest next year, my brain started spinning, trying to imagine what technology will be doing to our lives in five years. Back in 1992, I helped set up a virtual reality lab at VCU where I was studying […]

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Manifesto

A manifesto – the suggestion that anyone can summarise anything accurately and meaningfully in ten bullet points – has something rather fanatical about it. My knee-jerk reaction to anything with the word “Manifesto” in its title is a skeptical snort. But then, when reading through the succinct, simple, compromise-free list, I tend to drift off […]

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The Walled Garden Awards

Dear Cannes Cyber Lions, I’m writing just to say hi. I’ve looked at, and occasionally up to you for the seven years I’ve been working in an agency, but I’m leaving the agency microcosm soon and wanted to give you some advice before I go. It’s, um, kind of difficult to say, but, well, we’ve […]

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