Optimism, pessimism, f**k that; we’re going to make it happen. As God is my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work.

- Elon Musk


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Random thought

Research suggests nine ways to get ahead of the pack:

  1. Set stretch goals and adopt high standards for themselves
  2. Work collaboratively
  3. Volunteer to represent the group
  4. Embrace change, rather than resisting It
  5. Take initiative
  6. Walk the talk
  7. Use good judgment
  8. Display personal resilience
  9. Give honest feedback
"We try to work backwards from the customer, rather than starting with an idea for a product and trying to bolt customers onto it."
— Ian McAllister, General Manager at Amazon

"In 2013, Gartner put Amazon so far ahead of its competitors in terms of vision and execution that it literally stands on its own. Gartner"

Amazon and Google are in an epic battle to dominate the cloud—and Amazon may already have won, QZ

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"Think about your product expressed across all these screens"

"Right now it’s a little difficult because these screens are just growing up. The tech is a little bit young… You have a diff technology stack across screens. That doesn’t mean our users should have to suffer for that. That’s our failing. We have to clean up our house in terms of solving the technology problem."

"We need to think of this as user experiences across screens."



As the world’s attention turns to Sochi, Russia, as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, marketers may be wondering what the mobile and digital marketing landscape looks like in this emerging market. The country has a diverse consumer base and is on the cusp of growth.

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"“Can you tell me of four people whose careers you made better?” That’s a really significant consideration when you’re looking at who you are going to promote into positions of authority. They want to look for people who weren’t just laser-focused on producing their own results, but who have actually gone out of their way to mentor other people."

Deals are only one piece of a four-part strategy that marketers should use to target millennials, per Ms. Garris. The other three components are connecting to family and friends, saving time and entertainment.

Any campaign that targets millennial moms needs to include two or more of these components.

"[Despite the presidency of Park Geun Hye] Korea still suffers from sexist political and business cultures. And if humiliating those whose antiquated views are limiting the nation’s future helps, then by all means shame away."