Posts Tagged:Monday Morning Mashup

How narcissistic are we?

How narcissistic are we? Did you know that a study (by Now Sourcing and Frames Direct) says Millennials are expected to take well over 25,000 selfies in their lifetime? Hold up… 25,000 selfies? Considering that the average lifespan of us humans (until we’re cyborgs of course) is 27,375 days, that means that your average run of…

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Amazon Go is LIVE

Amazon Go is LIVE. So way back in another Mashup I introduced you to the concept store called Amazon Go – Amazon’s cashier-less, checkout-less, pick, pack and Go store of the future. Well now it’s live in Seattle, and the only lines are those outside the store with people waiting to try this new retail innovation.…

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Amazon Key provides package delivery access INSIDE your front door

Amazon Key provides package delivery access INSIDE your front door. Yes, you heard that correctly. When I talk to people about this new Amazon innovation – that tackles the last mile of the delivery dilemma – they are wildly polarized. “Not at home? Not a problem,” says Amazon. “As a Prime member, get your Amazon packages…

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Is it time to be Killing Marketing?

Is it time to be Killing Marketing? Killing Marketing, a new read penned by content marketing aficionados Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose (of the Content Marketing Institute), delves deep into this question and takes it to an ultimate conclusion. Now… this dynamic duo is by no means instructing us to dilute or reduce our marketing efforts…

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X Marks the #AR Spot for Apple

X Marks the AR Spot for Apple. I was in the brilliant city of Chicago last week to deliver the opening keynote at Print 17 – giving audiences a sneak peek of our next Print in a Digital World trend report. As it happened, it was the very same morning that Tim Cook would, for the first time,…

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72 versions – that’s the answer to how the IKEA Catalogue cracks “domestic bliss” in different cultures

72 versions – that’s the answer to how the IKEA Catalogue cracks “domestic bliss” in different cultures. Ah yes, it’s that time of the year again – 324-page IKEA catalogue time. The time when the 203 million copy bible-of-all-things-Swedish (that takes up 70% of IKEA’s annual marketing budget) hits the marketplace with some serious oomph! Quartz…

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[FIGHT] Musk and Zuckerberg go head-to-head on #AI

Musk and Zuckerberg go head-to-head on AI. Two of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech titans have taken off the gloves, and are having a verbal sparring match around Artificial Intelligence (AI). Mark Zuckerberg came out and criticized Elon Musk for saying “artificial intelligence is the biggest threat we face in civilization.” The Facebook CEO chastised the Telsa,…

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What is #Blockchain and what is it for?

What is #Blockchain and what is it for? It is true… the Internet is able to send cat videos across the ether at the speed of light, yet many much more important things still move quite slowly. It can take days to send money across borders as an example, and banks must rely on intermediaries to…

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The Revenge of Analog

The Revenge of Analog. Ok, here’s one to add to your summer reading list and a topic that has sparked much contemplation – David Sax’s The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter. In this book, David tackles the subject of how we have shifted, changed and morphed as humans with our rush to the…

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4 Unifying Principles could have saved Kodak

4 Unifying Principles could have saved Kodak. Just finished a great book entitled Be Like Amazon: Even a Lemonade Stand Can Do It, and there it was again – the story of Kodak and how they failed to stand by their unifying principles. It still boggles my mind today that a company that dominated our lexicon, was…

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