Système de parapluie, version Qatarienne

Zeggen  de sponsors van de World Cup in Qatar:

Visa:

We have expressed our grave concern to FIFA and urge them to take all necessary actions to work with the appropriate authorities and organizations to remedy this situation and ensure the health and safety of all involved.

Coca Cola:

We expect FIFA to continue taking these matters seriously and to work toward further progress.

Adidas

everyone recognizes that more needs to be done in a collective effort with all stakeholders involved.

Deze schrijnende paraplu-operaties om de verantwoordelijkheid door te schuiven werden opgetekend door PR Daily

Why ‘mobile first’ may already be outdated

So if what matters is screens not devices, then the idea of a “mobile only” business may in fact be a small niche of consumer businesses. As most of these disruptive mobile businesses mature, they realise they need to serve their users when they are in front of larger screens as well as smaller ones, and that happens a lot more frequently than they might have initially thought.

Gelezen bij Inside Intercom.

The Mind of a Con Man

Intrigerend verhaal over Diederik Stapel, de Nederlandse sociaal psycholoog die toegaf onderzoek te hebben vervalst en daar nu een boek over heeft geschreven.

What the public didn’t realize, he said, was that academic science, too, was becoming a business. “There are scarce resources, you need grants, you need money, there is competition,” he said. “Normal people go to the edge to get that money. Science is of course about discovery, about digging to discover the truth. But it is also communication, persuasion, marketing. I am a salesman.

Aan mijn kleine teen voel ik dat het een verhaal is over doping en degene die gepakt wordt, krijgt de schuld maar het systeem is niet wat het systeem zou moeten zijn.

Gelezen bij NYTimes.com.

‘Social media has stopped people dreaming about stars’

It’s the social networks that prevent people from dreaming any more about stars. Their private life is displayed constantly on social networks; and some even post private pictures of themselves. I find it a pity. Being a star entails glamour and secrecy; it’s hard to keep any degree of mystery nowadays.

Woorden van Catherine Deneuve, neergeschreven in The Guardian.

‘Growth Hacking’ at Its Best

The fastest growing disruptors today, like Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp or Airbnb, have all “piggybacked” on pre-existing social networks at some point in their development. They built upon the user base and social dynamics of what is already out there. This allowed them to grow fast by swiftly gaining scale and creating massive network effects.

Gelezen in een interessant artikel over de New York Times – Facebook deal bij Adweek.

Wat verdient een Uber chauffeur?

…after 100 rides, I felt like I had enough to work with. (…) Uber would say I “earned” $17 an hour in gross fares. But subtract the 28 percent that went to Uber and the 19 percent that went to expenses, and I actually made $9.34 an hour plus a grand total of $16 in tips, $10 of which were for meeting up with a guy who left his Porsche keys in my backseat.

Beleefd en geschreven door Emily Guendelsberger voor Philadelphia City Paper.