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Monday morning musings

Dave Allen Monday Morning Musings

I decided that I would make an attempt to catch up with all of my saved links, my read-laters, notes parked in Evernote, favorited Tweets etc; bottomline, it's not going to happen, at least not in a timely fashion. I have turned instead to this - sharing a small compendium of my saved links without much comment from me as the stories or articles speak for themselves. Hopefully it will become a regular Monday occurrence.

:: "People don't want to see clothes, they want to see something that fuels the imagination." - Alexander McQueen.

:: Brands need not apply - On the universal rules of community: "Does it satisfy a real need? Do its members learn more, have more fun, get more done or get support?" "A community or just the same old broadcast model? Many of the phenomena that look like they’re communities are really just more complex versions of the old broadcast model of marketing, but with a few audience involvement tools attached." Olivia Knight, eatbigfish.

:: This is bogus.

:: I'm tired of technology writers who go on about the "end of everything.."

:: "Futurism" and "music industry" are not words I would use in the same sentence.

:: On Rupert Murdoch and the Daily. "He is the only person we know who reads it every day."

:: People are increasingly more interested in creating and sharing their own music on the web than simply downloading someone else's. Music artists don't need record labels. And record labels trying to solve the problems of the past with micro-payments is such a sad, non-intellectual exercise, it's infuriating. So no, Wired UK, this is completely wrong - Record Labels Should Learn from Software Developers

:: Steve Jobs on Paul Rand:

I asked him if he would come up with a few options. And he said, ‘No, I will solve your problem for you, and you will pay me. And you don’t have to use the solution — if you want options, go talk to other people. But I’ll solve your problem for you the best way I know how, and you use it or not, that’s up to you — you’re the client — but you pay me.’

via Maria Popova

:: Khoi Vinh:
Every entrepreneur signs up for ambiguity, but juggling ambiguity with delay after delay is frightening. My income was erratic for a while, and the viability of the business I’m trying to build seemed like it would fall apart again and again. Everything is tougher and takes more time than you expect, it turns out.

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