video

inspired thinking

some of my favorite guys are on this interview saying some REAL truths

http://www.inc.com/inc-live/media-roundtable-true-innovators-are-rejected.html

my friend and former colleague, Brad Stone's book about Amazon but really about business and people.

here it is in the iTunes store!

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what i'm reading...

Malcolm Gladwell on the power of Entrepreneurial Underdogs.  I love that he talks about people and companies who have come through great tragedy and have one of two reactions to it. Here it is in Inc Magazine:  It's go time. Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 3.35.55 PM

Sumpto:  (a company I have great faith in) is really upping the ante with regard to rewarding college students for their interactions with Brands on Facebook and Twitter. It's a brilliant concept, really.

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gotta shout out to the home team, Casey Neistat dropping some knowledge the last few weeks. here's one i loved (obvi)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKSr6h5-fCU&w=560&h=315]

Hook'd:  this app is brilliant and hilarious all at the same time

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this is effing brilliant, i think:

https://twitter.com/jordanr1000/status/519906513897267200

Jason Calacanis dropping the knowledge: "real strength is having alignment with what you are and what you're doing."

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kxc40MR5dg&w=560&h=315]

and OF COURSE i'm reading this month's Yoga Journal where my dear friend, Kathryn Budig is gracing the cover!

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till next time!!

what i'm reading

....we may need to change the name of this series to watching/reading/consuming...

ed snowden: the most wanted man in the world

// my own personal hero.  i think he's changed all of our lives in a way we won't know the impact of for a long time (if ever).  also, in hero category: Glenn Greenwald and James Bamford.  and all the orgs that are keeping the documents safe - like First Look Media.

 

Fruits of Solitude by William Penn

 500. For tho’ Death be a Dark Passage, it leads to Immortality, and that ’s Recompence enough for Suffering of it.  47

  501. And yet Faith Lights us, even through the Grave, being the Evidence of Things not seen.  48

  502. And this is the Comfort of the Good, that the Grave cannot hold them, and that they live as soon as they die.  49

  503. For Death is no more than a Turning of us over from Time to Eternity.  50

  504. Nor can there be a Revolution without it; for it supposes the Dissolution of one form, in order to the Succession of another.  51

505. Death then, being the Way and Condition of Life, we cannot love to live, if we cannot bear to die.  52

 

 undercurrent practices what they preach!

[slideshare id=34974774&doc=ucbacrosscorepublic-140521175436-phpapp02]

it's so refreshing to see a strategy company turn the gaze inwards and see if they are practicing what they preach!

find you some religion: i know that my redeemer liveth -- gardiner c. taylor

part 1:

part 2:

 

 

millennials and generation nice

an interesting take on what certainly is a changing culture.

 

.....catch y'all next week for another edition of WHAT I'M CONSUMING!

congrats to first portfolio company

Did y'all hear the news?  Cameo has merged with Vimeo. Cameo was the very first portfolio company for Adipose and is representative of the type of work we're keen to do.

  • Cameo has tremendous value to advertisers, brands and consumers alike: allowing anyone to make a simple, beautiful video.  Because it's cloud-based, groups of people can make a Cameo, too.  This is a huge pain point for experiential marketers and a need that is ever-growing in the land of social media.  Therefore...
  • ...Brands and industry influencers were eager to get involved with Cameo and reap the benefits of first-mover success. Here are some examples: Free People, Bespoken Clothiers, CMJ, PopWater, Pete Francis, Rebecca Minkoff, Washington Post, Mike Schmid
  • Adipose structured strategic partnerships and alignments with brands and influencers for Cameo.
  • Adipose advised and retained marketing and PR support for Cameo through to sale of the company.

Looks like this is going to turn out well.