No theme this week. Just good stuff.
1. All Our Wrong Todays
by Elan Mastai: with no recommendation or clue about the premise of this book, I bought it and finished it in one sitting. It’s a fantastic tale of the human condition, technology, and futurecasting; three things I love!
2. I’ve been on a Haruki Murakami
binge over the last month. After The Quake
, short stories set after the 1995 Kobe earthquake, cover the tmourning period with just the right mix of whimsical, fantastical and real to keep you reading.
3. Many companies mistake tactics for strategy and slogans for vision. One of two recommendations on this list from a good friend, A More Beautiful Question by
Warren Berger, provides a Why? What If? and How?
framework for aaligning your company towards an innovation strategy.
4. The same recommendations from two rockstars
in one week meant I had to read/listen to Essentialism
by Greg McKeown. I have a lot of work to do after listening to this one…
actually a short story, Kino
by Haruki Murakami, and it stays with you. For a while.
6. Trust Silicon Valley folk to rebrand work that’s been done time-immemorial with a fancy moniker. This article, Full Stack Marketing
, provides a mixed list of marketing tactics and methods for the Internet era.
8. I always liked Gwen Ifill
and her measured approach. I can’t believe she’s gone…
8. Evernote is becoming bloated. I’m moving to Bear
Have a great week!!
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