Design As Art, Art As Everywhere

In 1966, Bruno Munari wrote the quintessential Design As Art. It’s a book that made me lust over words, laugh out loud, and talk incessantly to everyone (i.e., must read). In it, Munari explores how mass manufacturing catalyzed a transformation

Design As Art, Art As Everywhere

In 1966, Bruno Munari wrote the quintessential Design As Art. It’s a book that made me lust over words, laugh out loud, and talk incessantly to everyone (i.e., must read). In it, Munari explores how mass manufacturing catalyzed a transformation

Know Thy Customer: When to Use Cohort Analysis versus Customer Segmentation

The marketer’s core responsibility is to know thy customer. Who is this person buying this thing I’m selling? Can I get them to buy it again? Are there other people like this person out in the world who might also

Know Thy Customer: When to Use Cohort Analysis versus Customer Segmentation

The marketer’s core responsibility is to know thy customer. Who is this person buying this thing I’m selling? Can I get them to buy it again? Are there other people like this person out in the world who might also

Mo Media Mo Problems

I have a media problem. And it’s not what you think. I’m not a junkie. I don’t have Twitter intravenously streaming into my veins, and I can (happily) sit through a dinner without checking my phone. But I do lust

Mo Media Mo Problems

I have a media problem. And it’s not what you think. I’m not a junkie. I don’t have Twitter intravenously streaming into my veins, and I can (happily) sit through a dinner without checking my phone. But I do lust

Innovative Defense: How Incumbents Can Co-opt Disruption

The story is all too familiar. One day, they’re poster children for business excellence. Markets love them, their CEOs grace the covers of Fortune and Forbes, in pin stripes against regal blue backdrops. Flash forward, and these Adonises are filing

Innovative Defense: How Incumbents Can Co-opt Disruption

The story is all too familiar. One day, they’re poster children for business excellence. Markets love them, their CEOs grace the covers of Fortune and Forbes, in pin stripes against regal blue backdrops. Flash forward, and these Adonises are filing

Companies as People. People as Companies

In the future, it will be difficult to distinguish between companies and people. That is not to predict the demise of the corporation or the end of formalized employment. But the lines are blurring, and fast. Just as companies are

Companies as People. People as Companies

In the future, it will be difficult to distinguish between companies and people. That is not to predict the demise of the corporation or the end of formalized employment. But the lines are blurring, and fast. Just as companies are

Predictions on Reflections: The Year in Review

It’s November, which means it’s almost December, which means we should all brace ourselves for the annual onslaught of resolutions, recriminations, and recollections. It’s the time of year in which pundits big and small bust out of dusty closets and

Predictions on Reflections: The Year in Review

It’s November, which means it’s almost December, which means we should all brace ourselves for the annual onslaught of resolutions, recriminations, and recollections. It’s the time of year in which pundits big and small bust out of dusty closets and

Culture Wars: The Rise and Fall of Word Empires

What Google Books can teach us about hummus, God, and the Internet. I recently discovered Google’s Ngram Viewer, which graphs the historical frequency of words in the corpus of books. It’s similar to Google Trends, a tool to explore search volume

Culture Wars: The Rise and Fall of Word Empires

What Google Books can teach us about hummus, God, and the Internet. I recently discovered Google’s Ngram Viewer, which graphs the historical frequency of words in the corpus of books. It’s similar to Google Trends, a tool to explore search volume