Emma Watson’s beautifully articulated UN Speech on feminism and impact on men & women globally. ‪#‎heforshe‬

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David Foster Wallace on commercial entertainment, the redemptive power of reading, and the future of writing in the age of information – highlights from his fantastic 1996 Charlie Rose interview.

This was a favorite during a trip to Argentina (through I’ve been told it’s Brazilian). Ken and one of the kids is making it tonight at home. Yum!

GM takes a public step into driverless car tech

CEO Mary Barra announced recently that the auto giant is pairing up with others to deploy 120 miles of technology-enabled highways around Detroit. via Fortune

Market reaction to #AppleLive: Hated it. Not so bad. Love it. Not really. This sucks. Just as we expected. Terrible.

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What he discovered is that this kind of transparency often has an unintended consequence: It can leave employees feeling vulnerable and exposed. When that happens, they conceal any conduct that deviates from the norm so that they won’t have to explain it. Unrehearsed, experimental behaviors sometimes stop altogether.” via The Transparency Trap, HBR

"In a world where consumers need to identify with the brands they purchase, projecting your beliefs from every touchpoint is a must."
— Amy Ryles. eatbigfish. “What can we sell that will make us money?” (via peterspear)
"All too common is what I call the product-attribute fixation trap, in which the strategic and tactical management of the brand is excessively focused on product attributes and functional benefits…Functional benefit strategies are limiting because they often confine the brand, especially when it comes to responding to changing markets or exploring brand extensions."