It has been said that the Internet never forgets. But the blockchain really never forgets. With current Internet, although difficult, it is at least theoretically possible to have your secrets, once exposed, removed from the World Wide Web. There are digital detectives and privacy law firms who, for a mere $50,000 and $300,000 per "project" (plus a "small" … Continue reading The blockchain never forgets…
It used to be that building a great brand came down to creating a brilliant product - a product so brilliant that people who saw it or heard about it naturally wanted to buy it - and tell everyone else about it. Now, millennial marketers have turned that basic principle on its head. Today marketing … Continue reading The un-purple cow
Is there a place for religion in business?
There comes a time every country, society and individual had to choose between Liberty and Equality; for the two are mutually exclusive. You cannot achieve equality without violating the liberty of others. Likewise the definition of liberty forces one to accept inequality. As for me, I choose freedom over fairness. I accept that I may … Continue reading Equality or Liberty?
Have you read Seth Godin's manifesto on how formal education is broken - and some possible ways to fix it? If you haven't, I recommend you do so now. Well worth an hour of your time.
Why do we strive for equality? We say we want smaller wage gaps, equal pay, equal rights, equal privilege, equal opportunities. But do you really want to be equal with everyone else? The worldwide median family income is less than $10,000 per annum. That would be 'fair'. But do you want your family to live on … Continue reading On equality
“The liberal idea of tolerance is more and more a kind of intolerance. What it means is 'Leave me alone; don't harass me; I'm intolerant towards your over-proximity.” ~ Slavoj Žižek It says a lot about our society that it's acceptable to be as a slut, but not acceptable to not accept the slutty … Continue reading Being intolerant of intolerance, and other philosophical dilemmas
Do brands really need to become publishers to 'survive' today? I would say no. No consumer* wants to read another piece of ad content written by a brand, ad agency or PR company thing disguised as "useful editorial". No one benefits** from more words being written; from more content clutter on the "inter webs". Not … Continue reading On the cult of content
Do you ever look at our world leaders and think, "Is this really the best we can do? Are they really the very best examples of humanity we could find out of all seven billion of us on planet Earth?" We should be ashamed of ourselves, humans.
Is your education as valuable as you think it is?