Creatives I admire
My favorite excerpt from Seth Godin’s writing on “The persistence of hierarchy and status roles” is this:
The best lesson of high school might be that everyone has a noise in their heads, everyone feels uncomfortable and everyone would appreciate a little kindness and respect.
Amen to that!
Read the full article here, which by the way, begins with an anecdote about the indi band REM.
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Ah yes. I remember it well. Makes me a bit sad how true this statement is:
The internet was originally designed as a resilience machine, designed to heal itself and work around interruptions. And the essence of it was a distributed, peer-to-peer network that worked precisely because it was open. As data is hoarded, manipulated and monetized, that original intent has been turned upside down. ~ Seth Godin
I need to watch this TED Talk on auto-loop. Celeste Headlee is an amazing presenter!
According to Bloomber.com difference between a Brand and a Bland breaks down to this:
Claiming simultaneously to be unique in product, groundbreaking in purpose, and singular in delivery, while slavishly obeying an identikit formula of business model, look and feel, and tone of voice.
Think Hum vs Quip, Casper vs Tuft & Needle, Harry’s vs Dollar Shave Club. You get the idea.
The not-at-all-bland geniuses* at blandbook.com put it all together for you here. Want to learn how to build a Bland with the best of them? Follow these bland documents to always go unnoticed and be like every other bland!