Readings, comments, links, and Quotes from the month of August.
Topics include thinking, brands, consumer behavior, and Innovation.
Four Questions we might never answer:
- Do we see the same Red?
- What happened before the Big Bang?
- How is consciousness created?
- What is inside black holes?
Very insightful : many people (men more likely) would rather endure pain than be alone with their own thoughts .. !
(Caveat: Curiosity ?)
NFTs can have great implications for marketing, engagement, and content creation. Brands are taking notice.
The science of relaxing music: Weightless (Marconi Union) is still the undisputed leader, but these music tracks have been ranked according to their ability to reduce anxiety & stress.
‘Self-evident: Evident to one’s self and to nobody else.’
- Ambrose Bierce
Caution: Sometimes ‘working’ your hobbies makes them less enjoyable ..! https://t.co/vrSErMy7aZ
I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.
- Steve Jobs
Now, Android is winning the world..
Nothing disturbs me more than the glorification of stupidity
- Carl Sagan
It doesn’t matter how many people hate your #brand as long as enough people love it,
Facebook recently unveiled its plans to pay influencers $1 billion to utilize its products, in a program that’s set to run until the end of 2022.
The Shanghai Astronomy Museum.
A design masterpiece partially inspired by the three-body problem.. (the book by Cixin Liu with the same title is amazing too).
Reading minds might be a little harder than previously thought ..
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain
The priming effect in #psychology (it is effectively used in advertising, among other fields).
Your responses to certain things are affected by certain exposures without intention..
An interesting experiment:
To encourage the youth to consume culture, France is giving teenagers ~Euro 300 to spend on cultural products, with a few restrictions.
Some results are in: 75% of purchases so far are books, two thirds of those are manga.