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The Future Of Loneliness

The theme for the week is the future of loneliness and the stories focus on everything from how technology is reinventing how we hug to the curious role of social media in creating a new kind of loneliness we feel even when surrounded by people. Given it was Valentine’s day this week, I felt this ...

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The Best and Worst of Super Bowl 2017 Marketing Strategy

The Best and Worst of Super Bowl 2017 Marketing Strategy

Feb 06, 2017

This was an unexpected year for the Super Bowl … one where the game almost rivaled the ads for my interest. As you might expect – I spent the evening thinking not only about who had the cutest or more entertaining ad, but who had the best marketing strategy and perhaps more entertainingly, who had

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Starbucks’ Mobile Crisis, Lego’s New Social Netw ...

Starbucks’ Mobile Crisis, Lego’s New Social Netw ...

Feb 03, 2017

Fascinating stories from the world of business this week included Lego’s bold move to finally create a safe social network online for kids, Starbucks’ growing pains from its mobile app that perhaps works too well, a new startup that will pay business travelers to skip the hotel mini bar to save money, and how augmented

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Professional Ghosting, Why We Prefer Serious Robots and the ...

Professional Ghosting, Why We Prefer Serious Robots and the ...

Jan 27, 2017

A tequila maker cashing in on the craft drink phenomenon, the surprising reasons why vending machines are so popular in Japan, how drones are evolving to offer unexpected solutions and what Trump’s fake audiences should teach us about media consumption.   Those stories and a highly entertaining ad that will show you everything you need

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Tokyo Toilets, the World’s Rudest Billboard and Richar ...

Tokyo Toilets, the World’s Rudest Billboard and Richar ...

Jan 20, 2017

This week’s stories span from a new design for the many buttons on Japanese toilets to a deeper look at the flaws inside one of the most frequently used metrics in business to measure loyalty: the Net Promoter Score. Other stories that stood out this week were a Swedish coughing billboard that may or may

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Kodak Brings Back Film, How To Be Funny On Stage, and the Pr ...

Kodak Brings Back Film, How To Be Funny On Stage, and the Pr ...

Jan 13, 2017

The stories this week offer a valuable reminder that while we tend to focus a lot of our attention on looking forward toward the future, there can be a beautiful resonance that comes from looking in the other direction from time to time. Kodak brings back film, the ultimate “device like no other” from a

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5 Ideas From CES 2017 That Should Get You Excited

5 Ideas From CES 2017 That Should Get You Excited

Jan 06, 2017

I’m here in Las Vegas at CES checking out the latest in innovative technology, and so that’s going to be the focus of this week’s newsletter. Enjoy the latest from CES, and next week I will be back to curating the best stories of the week for you. As always, I would love to hear

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Hasbro Saves Families, Amazon’s Uber Idea, CES 2017 an ...

Hasbro Saves Families, Amazon’s Uber Idea, CES 2017 an ...

Dec 23, 2016

Given it is the end of the year, this week’s stories include several holiday themes, including an inside look at the PR strategy behind Hatchimals, a great strategic idea from Hasbro UK and an app designed to reduce food wastage. Other stories I selected this week include Amazon revealing its bold ambitions to transform the

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Glow-In-The-Dark Hair, Secret NYC Trains, Nike’s Anti- ...

Glow-In-The-Dark Hair, Secret NYC Trains, Nike’s Anti- ...

Dec 16, 2016

First of all, thank you for indulging me for the past two weeks as I shared my favorite books of the year and also announced my latest book – this week I’m back with my picks for the most interesting and under appreciated stories of the week and they range from a brilliant new ad

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