An inspirational fireside chat between @invoker and Chip Wilson, Founder of @lululemon.

An inspirational fireside chat between @invoker and Chip Wilson, Founder of @lululemon.

“In business, you need to think far ahead in playing your moves sequentially. When you play a lot of Chess or Go, that makes your mind always think about strategies in a sequential way - which is very helpful.”

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“If our young men miscarry in their first enterprises, they lose all heart. If the young merchant fails, men say he is ruined. If the finest genius studies at one of our colleges, and is not installed in an office within one year afterwards in the cities or suburbs of Boston or New York, it seems to his friends and to himself that he is right in being disheartened, and in complaining the rest of his life. A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont, who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always, like a cat, falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days, and feels no shame in not ‘studying a profession,’ for he does not postpone his life, but lives already. He has not one chance, but a hundred chances.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, via Ryan Holiday (via rickyv)
“To do the things you know you must do to be successful in life, especially when you don’t feel like doing them. In other words, to not let your feelings dictate your actions.”
“Imagine a world where the next kids getting started with their big idea are stuck having to think about negotiating or establishing relationships with these big gatekeepers – before they’re even able to think about doing anything ambitious on the Internet. That’s a really, really scary notion and one that we need to work very hard, and will be working very hard, to make sure does not happen.”
David Karp on net neutrality at Wired BizCon (via david)

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emergentfutures:

Digital advertising hits $43B, passing broadcast TV for the first time ever


Full Story: Venture Beat

emergentfutures:

Digital advertising hits $43B, passing broadcast TV for the first time ever

Full Story: Venture Beat

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HootSuite Team EMEA! @hoot_mela @hootsarag @marcopolo7188 @hootellymorgan @hoot_jean @hootsimy @hoot_maxgiovi @hoot_vinz @hootsimona @hootgiusy cc: @HootSuite_UK

smarterplanet:

Three Ways Companies Can Reinvent Themselves Digitally By Saul Berman, PhD, Partner and Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, IBM Global Business Services
In less than a decade, the systems that defined the 20th Century — mass production, mass consumption, mass marketing — have been swept away by co-creation, co-production, co-distribution.
In an era where anyone can become a brand’s biggest gadfly on Twitter, an activist organizing millions on Facebook, or an ad-hoc taxi service or hotel through Uber and Airbnb, what it means to be in business is being completely overhauled.
Consumers are now the biggest influencers of business strategy, second only to the C-suite itself, according to 55 percent of executives surveyed in our annual C-Suite study. And over the next five years, 63 percent of execs expect consumers to gain even more power and influence over their businesses, according to IBM’s recent Digital Reinvention Study.
The quadruple whammy of social networking, mobility, the cloud, and analytics is creating a new playing field. It used to take years before a new technology would impact a business, but now connectivity and collaboration are turbocharging the pace of change.

smarterplanet:

Three Ways Companies Can Reinvent Themselves Digitally
By Saul Berman, PhD, Partner and Vice President, Strategy & Transformation, IBM Global Business Services

In less than a decade, the systems that defined the 20th Century — mass production, mass consumption, mass marketing — have been swept away by co-creation, co-production, co-distribution.

In an era where anyone can become a brand’s biggest gadfly on Twitter, an activist organizing millions on Facebook, or an ad-hoc taxi service or hotel through Uber and Airbnb, what it means to be in business is being completely overhauled.

Consumers are now the biggest influencers of business strategy, second only to the C-suite itself, according to 55 percent of executives surveyed in our annual C-Suite study. And over the next five years, 63 percent of execs expect consumers to gain even more power and influence over their businesses, according to IBM’s recent Digital Reinvention Study.

The quadruple whammy of social networking, mobility, the cloud, and analytics is creating a new playing field. It used to take years before a new technology would impact a business, but now connectivity and collaboration are turbocharging the pace of change.

Just touched down in London town. #hootsuitelife (at Piccadilly Circus London Underground Station)

Just touched down in London town. #hootsuitelife (at Piccadilly Circus London Underground Station)