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Gregory Esau
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Seven Nation Army
AMP (Remix)
#remixes   #whitestripes  

An awesome take on the White Stripes classic. 
I'm trying to place who lays down the guitar at the end!! I know that sound! I think it's Joe Satriani, but I can't be sure. 
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Yeah, it's just a genre I'm not in love with but I understand its importance. So, I broke down and listened to it. I agree that it sounds like Satriani.
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Thinking in Textures
Chet Faker

I didn't quite know how to hashtag the genre here, which is a good thing. I almost want to say triphop/trance/urban blues. 
Whatever the case, it's a great listen, and one I discovered through the YouTube Auto-play feature. 
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Oh?
You Mean,  Klout Still Alive?

"I'm not quite dead yet"
I mean, really, does anybody really give a s**t about their Klout score these days? 
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That's fascinating stuff, +Daniel Estrada ! I'd never would have considered it for an educational tool. 
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Advertising 101
Attract Attention
#advertising   #attentioneconomy  

I always thought this was pretty obvious, but Dr +Jon Lawhead  does a nice job of explaining it. 

They don't need kickbacks. They're not marketing Apple, and they're not not marketing Google. They're not reporting. They're flashing a red cape, letting people charge, and basking in the applause of their real customers: their advertisers. They're not selling devices or even information: they're selling access to your attention.
 
Tech News, "Fanboys," and the Attention Shadow Economy

I've seen a bunch of people flipping out about the attached post--both here and on Facebook--and bickering about what it does or doesn't mean. The comments on the article itself are full of contributions like "omfg fanboys" and "how much is apple paying you for this?" This suggests to me that people don't understand how ad-driven digital commerce works. This is an amazing object lesson. Here's what I mean.

Is Businesses Insider (lulz) or any other big publication published by systematically biased "fanboys?" No, of course not. Are they taking kickbacks? No, of course not. There's a really simple reason for this: they don't need to. What they need to do--and what they're succeeding wildly at doing--is post controversial fluff pieces that draw distressed partisans on both sides of a conflict, get them to look at the article, and sell advertising. In this case, they're drawing in both diehard Apple customers and diehard Android customers to the same vapid article just through the headline. That's how they make money. They don't care about Apple, Android, or even the veracity of their content except insofar as it helps them leverage clicks to sell ads.

When I started writing this post, I did a Google search for other BI posts about the same topic, guessing that I'd find something saying more-or-less the opposite of this with similar language. I could not possibly have been more hilariously correct.

After telling us things like "Apple is the rich man's brand," and "Apple users just tend to be better off than Android users," look at this post on the same site from 15 hours later: http://www.businessinsider.my/android-wear-vs-apple-watch-which-should-you-buy-2015-4/#q4GPLR7dutuHMPs1.97 ("9 Ways Android Wear is Better Than the Apple Watch ")

This is an almost diametrically opposed message, presented in equally provocative terms. This isn't balance, and it isn't journalistic integrity--it's a carefully calculated commercial strategy to draw exactly the same group of readers in twice, but for opposite-seeming reasons. And it works. It works really, really well. Just look at all the angry comments.

They don't need kickbacks. They're not marketing Apple, and they're not not marketing Google. They're not reporting. They're flashing a red cape, letting people charge, and basking in the applause of their real customers: their advertisers. They're not selling devices or even information: they're selling access to your attention.

They're making money off of your outrage, and you're getting nothing in return.

They're so good at it, most people don't even notice. 
Android just lost its one massive advantage over Apple.
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Indeed, +Rotimi Orimoloye . 
It's a pretty simple formula. 
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Yes, It's A Thing
Well, Things
#internetofthings   #4ourautomanufacturing  

I can't speak for other industry players, but what I do know, is for the kind of company we're building, that can do network scale, localized custom auto manufacturing, the IOT is da bomb. Add the +Ethereum blockchain buffet to the mix, and....Oooooooooohhh, baby!!
Deloitte predicts that in 2015 one billion wireless Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be shipped, up 60% from 2014, leading to an installed base of 2.8 billion devices. Read more about this prediction.
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Agreed

And it still loses money on every car sold. 
The battery could still be a killer, though. 
 
A team of Clay Christensen’s fellows posed 5 questions to evaluate whether Tesla is disruptive. It’s not.
Here’s what might really upend the auto industry.
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I'm still not seeing any particularly persuasive arguments for the disruptive powers of Tesla. 

Making a very nice car is not disruptive. 
Making a very nice electric car is not disruptive. 
Selling through a mix of retail store fronts and online methods is innovative, but, alas, not disruptive. 
How Tesla makes cars is not disruptive. 
Their target market is not disruptive. 
Being super cool and having fanboys is not disruptive. 

Disruptive means, your entry into an industry, you know, disrupts it. 
And lets be clear here, the auto industry, while in dire need of a shake-up, is also incredibly hard to actually disrupt. 
Amazon disrupted an industry. 
Digital cameras disrupted an industry. 
The iPhone disrupted the mobile phone industry.  
Walmart, as much as I hate them, disrupted retail. 
Uber is sort of disrupting the Taxi Industry. (but I suspect taxis will adapt and survive, making Uber super innovative, but not disruptive)
Google...innovative, but it has not disrupted advertising. Being a dominant player is not disruptive. (We could certainly argue around the edges of this one, I grant that. )
Online retailing, somewhat relatedly, disrupted bricks and mortar.
The Japanese auto industry did disrupt Detroit back in the late '70's and '80's. (In similar ways to how Walmart disrupted the incumbents)

The Tesla battery could very well be a game changer. But Tesla the auto, while headline grabbing and a pain in the side to the industry, is not disruptive. 
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The Blurred Boundaries
Of Business Ecosystems
#thefutureofbusiness   #thefutureofwork   #4OurAutoCompany   

This is an excellent introduction to the trending of business into centerless ecosystems. 
Even though I collapsed the #Glia  ecosystem, I am still moving forward with a tighter variation of the same business model principles. 
The key here is a very strong "strange attractor", around which the skills and competencies of the ecosystem gravitate around. In the case of the #4OurAutoCompany  , the system gravitates around the clients custom designed and locally manufactured auto. 
The technologies that are driving the ability to create a networked scaled, localized custom manufacturing are here, the ecosystem capabilities are present, it will be these new styles of business models that will tie it all together. 
3D Printing is a key as well, along with high technology craftspeople. 

It's an exciting time to be alive, I tell you!!
Every company will be affected by the rapid blurring, shifting, and even dissolving of established boundaries within the business ecosystem.
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RIP Journalism
1745-200?
#uncriticalthinking   #science   #evidencebased   #antiscience   #journalism  

Okay, so journalism didn't stand a snow balls chance in hell once the social interwebs unleashed its hurricane winds of unbridled ignorance and slavish devotion to the incredulous. Hard to pin exactly when journalism breathed its last gasp, but lets just say the mid '00's for shits and giggles. It probably died out in the mid-'80's, when cable came along, and nobody noticed. 
Anyways, you'd think they would try. Even a tiny bit. 
I'll let Xeni Jardin, of BoingBoing take over from here:

"_Belle Gibson deserves professional help._

But here’s what the rest of us deserve: an end to the “cancer hero” mythos that allows people like Gibson and others before her to exploit ignorance about evidence-based cancer treatments. An end to the exploitation and profiteering of bogus “cures.”

From cannabis oil to vitamin C megadosing to juice fasts, there’s far more bullshit info out there about how to part with your money and line the pockets of fraudsters like Gibson (and Mercola, and Oz, and Burzynski, all sonofabitches and murderers in my opinion) than there is free and science-based info about how cancer works, how treatment works, and how to get affordable and effective care.

So yeah. Fuck Belle Gibson.

But fuck the culture of magical thinking and hero idolization that built her myth into a profitable business, ignoring decades of real science, and placing vulnerable people with cancer at real risk of death."
This is the story of how one enterprising 23-year-old from Australia with the headline-friendly name of Belle Gibson made a bald and pathological play for health-conscious consumers’ lunch money by peddling a false cancer fable—and a handy app to go with it. - 2015/04/23
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Oh no.  Journalists don't want to talk to me anymore.  
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Conviction of Purpose

"The common denominator of those who “do something” is conviction borne of a higher purpose that fuels the courage necessary to act."

+Nollind Whachell , I think you'll appreciate this post. 
As we get older, deciding to pursue our dreams becomes more difficult — but it’s never too late to do something that’s important to the world.
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Thanks +Gregory Esau. :)
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The Next Revolution

Really nicely put together, by +David Kish .
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My pleasure, +David Kish !
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I Love These Types of Explanatory Gifs...
 
How a manual transmission works...
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All I know, +Joe Repka , is you put a great link here for myself and others to enjoy! 
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Help Yourself
Death in Vegas
#electronica   #triphop  

Soooo epic!! 
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I'm glad you found it likewise, +Kathryn Nokony . :)
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