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Rishad Tobaccowala
Works at DigitasLBI, Razorfish, VivaKi
Attended University of Chicago
Lives in Chicago
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Even though the cash on hand of the major tech companies is greater than the market cap of the major networks the future of tv is not bleak. A great presentation by +Terence Kawaja 
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Awesome Chicago! Want to visit again. 
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Between meetings in NY I got away to the Met to refuel mentally. Saw a colleague who had come out of a bad meeting. Here is a snapshot I took .
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An inspirational movie about a genius who helped shape the web. An education on how some of the web pioneers worked together. Watch it if you can.
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How many of these have you used or seen in action? So funny because it is so true. For instance say "lets take a step back" or asking "does it scale?...
Here are my ten favorite tricks for quickly appearing smart during meetings.
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Subject: English in Europe

Germans are always very cooperative. It's the English guys who remain adamant. 

The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility. 

As part of the negotiations, the  British Government conceded that English spelling had some room for  improvement and has accepted a 5- year phase-in plan that would become  known as "Euro-English". 
In the first year, "s" will  replace the soft "c".. Sertainly, this will make the sivil servants jump  with joy. The hard "c" will be dropped in favour of "k". This should  klear up konfusion, and keyboards  kan have one less letter.

There  will be growing publik enthusiasm in  the sekond year when the troublesome "ph" will be replaced with "f".  This will make words like fotograf 20%  shorter. 

In the  3rd year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling  kan be expekted  to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are  possible. 

Governments will enkourage the removal of double  letters which have always ben a deterent to akurate  speling. 

Also, al wil agre that the horibl mes of the  silent "e" in the languag is disgrasful and it should go  away. 

By the 4th yer people wil be reseptiv to steps such  as replasing "th" with "z" and "w" with "v". 

During ze fifz  yer, ze unesesary "o"  kan be dropd from  vords kontaining "ou"  and after ziz fifz yer, ve vil hav a reil  sensi bl riten  styl. 

Zer vil be no mor trubl or difikultis and evrivun vil  find it ezi tu understand ech oza. Ze drem of a united urop vil finali  kum tru. 

Und  efter ze fifz yer, ve vil al be speking German like zey vunted in ze  forst plas.


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A terrific article that reveals how technology, globalization, changing demographics and expectations are creating new opportunities and challenges for all of us.
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
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Rishad Tobaccowala is chair of DigitasLBi and Razorfish, two leading, global digital marketing and business transformation networks that are part of the Publicis Groupe – the world’s third largest communications company.

Rishad is also the Chief Strategy and Innovation officer of VivaKi, a global leader in digital advertising solutions and a center of excellence and resource for the entire Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communication Groupe with 58,000 employees.

Rishad focuses on incubating new ideas, approaches and models for the next generation of data driven marketing, story telling, brand rethinking and the next two billion customers (China and India).

 Rishad serves on the board of directors or board of advisers of several companies including  Recycle Bank, Jana,  Greycroft Ventures, and Abundant Ventures and is the Chairman of The Tobaccowala Foundation which helps 10,000 needy individuals in India in the areas of education and healthcare.

Rishad has a BA in Math from the University of Bombay and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago
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  • University of Bombay
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