We pulled together some of the most interesting articles we’ve read recently—and included the quotes that got us talking the most.
“’We have no plans to go towards advertising-based models,’ Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, said back in January 2014…Now, a year and a half later, Netflix is experimenting with advertisements, according to various news outlets and scandalized people on the internet. Outrageous!”
“Riding a bull and running a Tough Mudder don’t seem like résumé boosters, but for the global communications firm Golin, these unusual real-world experiences are the makings of an innovative employee. ‘The young generation coming out of college have student loans and pressure from their parents to get a job, but what they don’t have is life experiences,’ says CEO Fred Cook.”
“Subway introduced it, Chipotle perfected it, and pizza restaurants like Blaze are really evolving it,” said [Darren] Tristano [EVP of Technomic]. “The new evolution is not just assemble—it’s assemble and cook to order.”
David Byrne: A Great Curator Beats Any Big Company’s Algorithm
From New Statesman
“Can one place a value on being surprised? While the wisdom of crowds has been a popular digirati meme, sometimes the outlier – or a small group of them – is the one who has taken the time to find a better way or to try something new, to take a risk on something surprising. In some ways, we ensure the survival of the soul. It’s a bold claim and some will scoff, depending on whether their tastes align at all with mine.”