Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Doers Club


How DIY design:
(1) gave a teenager from Malawi electricity, and
(2) can help transform Africa.

Read more here. Via Design Observer

Saturday, June 13, 2009

How Propaganda Became Known As Public Relation



"When I came back to the United States, I decided that if you could use propaganda for war, you could certainly use it for peace. And 'propaganda' got to be a bad word because of the Germans using it, so what I did was to try and find some other words so we found the words 'public relations'."
- Edward Bernays

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Best (and Worst) CEOs. Ever.

Guy walks into a bar and declares that Henry Ford was the best CEO ever, the way somebody from Baltimore might insist Johnny Unitas was the best quarterback of all time. A woman on a bar stool calls him on it. “Hell, no! Lou Gerstner was the best pure manager to run a company!” Other patrons chime in: Bill Gates! Sam Walton! Epithets fly. Someone gets punched.
Read the rest at Portfolio.com

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Chili Sauce to Crow About


It burns your body, not your tongue.
Read in full at NYTimes.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Smurfs

You can make 70 grand by just talking about smurfs. The power of personal branding.