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  • E. shared from The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
    The startup had an “unlimited” pricing plan, its most expensive, that cost only a few hundred dollars per month. The NGO literally could not make the purchase because it had no process in place for buying something so inexpensive.
    Note: Man, if this isn't a reason to charge non-profits for photos, I don't know what is!
  • E. shared from The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque
    Saudi Arabia has an ocean of oil, but has failed to build a single world-class university, financial institution, or high-skills industry. Is its growth likely to outlive its oil wealth? The lesson is that some kinds of growth are worth more than others.
    Note: A succinct pearl of wisdom against the global econo.ic status quo.
  • E. shared from The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque
    Every kind of evolution requires selection. Biologists speak of natural selection; sociologists, of social selection. Economic evolution requires competitive selection.
    Note: Economic evolution requires failure in order to experience change.
  • E. shared from Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom
    Fact is, it’s unbelievably easy nowadays to become a celebrity. So easy that last year I made a bet with a Today producer that I could manufacture a celebrity from scratch. I got to know Krista Brunson, who works behind the scenes (not on camera) at the popular morning show over the course of appearances to promote my last book. I’d been explaining my thesis on celebrity—that if a person surrounds herself with the right accoutrements (and the right people), the public will be seduced into believing that she’s famous—and was challenged to prove it. So I decided we would transform Krista...
    Note: How to Create a Celebrity from Scratch...so true, and so facepalm-worthy!
  • E. shared from Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy by Martin Lindstrom
    (One might even conclude from this that the larger the logo we wear, the less self-esteem we have.)
    Note: So interesting, the psychology of consumerism and (self)branding...
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