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- 50 Fans | Adam Besvinick
- Every minute we spend on work about work is a minute we’re not doing work. What’s the solution? | Wired
- How effective people handle email | 99u
- It’s time to tune out the loudmouth who monopolises meetings: research | WSJ
- Complain about the way other people make software by making software. | Torrez
- Suddenly every business wants to be a “startup.” How San Francisco’s entrepreneurial culture is changing the country | New Yorker
- Related: “Everyone in the Bay Area seems to think they can start their own tech companies. They can’t. Welcome to the world of the wantrepreneur.” Silicon Valley’s startup founder problem | Fortune Tech
Data and technology.
- “… until now only a handful of people knew what really turned Twitter from a vague idea into a multibillion-dollar business.” | NYT
- And then Steve said, ‘Let There Be an iPhone.’ This is how it happened. | NYT
- “A tiny shift in the here and now may have more impact on the future than all the grand strategic planning in which we humans love to indulge.” Survivorship bias and noticing more | Johnnie Moore
- In defense of “big strategy” | Hee-Haw Marketing
- Rise and shine: the daily routines of history’s most creative minds | The Guardian
- George R.R. Martin, Junot Diaz, and others share storytelling tips | Fast Company
- The inaction of the call to action: “I am utterly convinced that your typical one-line call to acton makes absolutely no f+cking difference to whether someone does that thing or not.” | The Sell! Sell! Blog
- The artist who learned to code by building a website every day for 180 days | Fast Co Exist
STW Group news.
- Ogilvy PR hires Richard Brett as Group Managing Director of Pulse Communications.
- Ogilvy uses Australia’s rock royalty to showcase Ancestry.com.au.
- Maverick is working with Yellowglen, the official Sparkling Wine of the Melbourne Cup.
- Bullseye launches first in-house app Kudos.
- Ogilvy PR has bolstered their strategy department.
- AAMI’s new online video offers viewers the Rhonda back story.
OMG | cool | wow.
- Canopy is trying to turn Amazon from a messy mall to a curated boutique.
- What your Twitter bio says about you.
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