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Linkness. What we’ve been reading | March 16, 2012

by Nextness published March 15, 2012 posted in Linkness

Minna Gilligan

Collage by Melbourne artist Minna Gilligan via Rookie. Welcome to this week’s Linkness!


  • 6 strategies for dealing with uncertainty in business | Fast Company
  • How 30 Undercurrent clients design their digital and social organizational structure | Undercurrent
  • The 5 types of work that fill your day | The 99 Percent
  • A survival guide for beating information addiction | zenhabits
  • Are you as busy as you think? | WSJ.com


  • Frighteningly ambitious startup ideas | Paul Graham
  • Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon, owes much of his success to his ability to look beyond the short-term view of things | The Economist


  • The personal analytics of my life “…now I have what is probably one of the world’s largest collections of personal data.” | Stephen Wolfram Blog


  • Australian 4G frequencies explained | Gizmodo Australia
  • Google’s rules of acquisition: How to be an Android, not an Aardvark | Xconomy


  • We’re underestimating the risk of human extinction | The Atlantic
  • In defense of introverts | HuffPo
  • Contemporary fiction: The death of chick lit? | The Economist
  • “…our happiness frequently depends not on where we are at the moment, but how easily we perceive we might be elsewhere, or in another, better situation.” On regret | Dan Ariely
  • With the rise of curated subscription services, we no longer have to decide what to eat, drink, wear, read, listen to or grow. Is this the answer to the tyranny of choice? | guardian.co.uk
  • Retail in 2012: let the blur begin | New Retail Blog


  • FAQs on how to write comedy and be funny | Stephen Merchant
  • Austin Kleon on 10 things every creator should remember but we often forget | Brain Pickings
  • The image of the ‘creative type’ is a myth. Jonah Lehrer on why anyone can innovate—and why a hot shower, a cold beer or a trip to your colleague’s desk might be the key to your next big idea. | WSJ.com

On Nextness this week.

  • Introverts in ad agencies: a helpful guide. | NEXTNESS

STW Group news.

  • Digital reality check: How agencies should really work with clients on digital initiatives | Part 1 of a three part series on the Spinach blog
  • The Ogilvy PR experience | Ogilvy Public Relations Australia
  • Naked founder John Harlow joins The Brand Agency as director of comms planning | mUmBRELLA

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