Grinded beans price: $0.05 - 0.25 cents per cup
Processed beans at coffee corner or McDonalds: $0.50 - $1.00
Processed beans at diner or starbucks: $2.00 - $5.00
Storytelling is not only one of the oldest art forms in the world (it's probably a photo-finish with cave/body painting and dance), it has also proven instrumental in the adoption of almost all forms of modern mass media. Books, Newspapers, Radio, Cinema, Television; all were swift to embrace the narrative arc as their dominant format. Whilst the internet is still a comparatively young medium, its usage has thus far been dominated by more task-oriented behaviours such as e-mail, search, banking, shopping, research and, of course, the unholy vanguard of so much consumer-facing technology adoption; gambling and pornography.
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There is no Business not like Show Business (Advertising is entertaining)
Blurring the Lines
I liked the example of how The Dark Knight was advertised with a "I Believe in Harvey Dent" campaign. What happened was that posters were put up everywhere prior to the movie launch, which called for the public to "vote" for Harvey (a fictitious character) to become a District Attorney. The campaign also had a website, an ongoing series of videos, and a developing blog that slowly unfurls as the day approaches. Reminds me of another online/offline campaign approach called The Art of the Heist by Audi/Mckinney.
1. Awakening - Subject starts to become aware of the presence of something supernatural. Their heart is filled with joy and they have never felt this kind of joy before, yet they cannot see this supernatural being, and they hunger for more.
2. Purgation - Where subject strips away their ego, their self, their whole existence. They give up everything in this life and in the next.
3. Illumination - This is often the final stage for some mystics. The subject sees the visual representation of eternity as heaven & earth, reality & mysticism meet.
4. The Dark Night of the Soul - Extraordinary mystics go beyond the third step onto this one. These mystics have experienced mysticism so fervently, that when they "come back down to earth" they start to have what we can refer to as "withdrawal symptoms" of God's presence.
5. Union with The Other - Having gone through the other steps, the subject now finds themself in the Eternal, they are at union with God forever,
Youtube comment "00:18 kid is like wtf ballmer's a retard"
And of course he couldn;t be more right. Who explains math this way to a 8 year old?
"Gotta have numbers... How many copies of something did I sell? What price did you sell it at?"
What the... did he really say that? Surely that is exactly what an 8 year old is thinking of in terms of math. Great way to underline the moneygrabbing Microsoft image Ballmer
"[Microsoft] will successfully continue to fight open source"
"Our house is pretty typical, we have a dad that knows about technology, we have two kids that know even more about technology, and a mother that knows a little less about technology. ... In the basement we have an Xbox, a Micorosft Point and we use MSN search for browsing the internet."
"I like Advertising"
"Zune is doing remarkable"
resilient folks at all levels and in all functions—explicit about so doing
Inner calm (Buddhist-like?); think Tiger Woods
A great story is true.
Great stories make a promise.
Great stories are trusted.
Great stories are subtle.
Great stories happen fast.
Great stories don’t appeal to logic, but they often appeal to our senses.
Great stories are rarely aimed at everyone.
Great stories don’t contradict themselves.
Most of all, great stories agree with our world view.
Gonzo Marketing: Winning Through Worst Practices, 2002
The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in Knowledge-Era Organizations (KMCI Press), 2000
Various academic articles, by David J. Snowden (See http://www.cynefin.net)
3. Crime Pursued by Vengeance
4. Vengeance Taken for Kindred Upon Kindred
7. Falling Prey to Cruelty or Misfortune
9. Daring Enterprise
11. The Enigma
13. Enmity of Kinsmen
14. Rivalry of Kinsmen
15. Murderous Adultery
17. Fatal Imprudence
18. Involuntary Crimes of Love
19. Slaying of a Kinsman Unrecognised
20. Self-Sacrifice for an Ideal
21. Self-Sacrifice for Kindred
22. All Sacrificed for Passion
23. Necessity of Sacrificing Loved Ones
24. Rivalry of Superior and Inferior
26. Crimes of Love
27. Discovery of the Dishonour of a Loved One
28. Obstacles to Love
29. An Enemy Loved
31. Conflict With a God
32. Mistaken Jealousy
33. Erroneous Judgement
35. Recovery of a Lost One
36. Loss of Loved Ones
Assuming I have established a viable case for the 3D virtual workplace in post 1 and 2, what about the actual planning, design and virtual architecture required to support it?
Obviously a personal favorite of mine is Wikitecture, which I think could also be a very useful tool in virtual workplace development, but there are quite a few new tools being developed, such as MIT’s virtual conference rooms that have the potential to make virtual meetings even more effective than real life ones. I think it will be interesting to see what Peter Quirk comes up with in this area as well. His most recent post (found here ) has some interesting thoughts on the topic, especially observing the immediate realities of Second Life interface, and what can be done to improve it for virtual work. The 3D cameras Mitch Kapor recently demonstrated will certainly improve the capacity to more naturally communicate in a virtual world.
In Britain, the prime minister's office decides people should be able to find out what their premier is doing; as of today, more than 2,000 people do. During an interview at the SXSW festival in March, audience dissatisfaction with Sarah Lacy's interviewing style with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spills over into silent but powerful discourse among the audience: one calls it a "train wreck". People fleeing from fires in California say where they are; that proves more useful and timely than official goverment information.