Fred Wilson's Fault

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August 30, 2012

WaPo’s special lens on the America political scene.

June 24, 2012

“I’d posit that creating an authorial drama in a time of mumbling, precarious, voice-of-a-generation comedy almost absolutely constitutes an ideology, one both modernist and masculinist.” — How to get under Aaron Sorkin’s skin (and also, how to high-five properly) - The Globe and Mail

June 11, 2012

“She believes success comes only from the extreme and urgent desire to be successful. “You can’t just be you,” Ms. Lawrence said. “You have to double yourself. You have to read books on subjects you know nothing about. You have to travel to places you never thought of traveling. You have to meet every kind of person and endlessly stretch what you know.”” — Mary Wells Lawrence Took On the ‘Mad Men’ - NYTimes.com

April 21, 2012

“Given the increase of information and media, those who want people to consume their material are fighting an uphill battle to get their attention. Anyone who does social media marketing knows how hard it is to capture people’s attention in this new ecosystem. The more stimuli there are competing for your consideration, the more that attention seekers must fight to incentivise you to look their way. More often than not, this results in psychological warfare as attention-seekers leverage any and all emotions to draw you in.” — Whether the digital era improves society is up to its users – that’s us | Danah Boyd | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

April 19, 2012

“For a species that evolved to consume energy-dense foods in an environment where famine was a constant threat, losing weight and staying trimmer in a modern world of plenty fueled by marketing messages and cheap empty calories is, in fact, terrifically difficult.” — How to Fix the Obesity Crisis: Scientific American

April 17, 2012

“When someone tells me that I, a practicing journalist, must change my job in order that his product may better adapt not to the needs of you, the reader, but instead to the whims and tastes of some outsourced delivery system, every molecule in my being must rebel.” — On the Difference Between Google and Journalism

March 22, 2012


The GQ Guide to Mad Men
Brush up on the Mad Men (and women!) of AMC’s hit series.


The GQ Guide to Mad Men

Brush up on the Mad Men (and women!) of AMC’s hit series.

BlackBook is looking for a weekend blogger!


BlackBook is looking for a weekend blogger covering all subjects (pop culture, music, movies, TV, art, nightlife).
  • Minimum 8 posts each on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hiring immediately, payment is a flat fee.
  • Long-term candidates highly preferred.
If interested, email your vital stats and links to writing samples to tcoates at blackbookmag dot com.

(Source: Blackbook)

March 16, 2012

“Again, our industry masters cleverly exploit this insecurity and vanity by offering glamorous but worthless trinkets and elaborately staged award schemes to keep the artists focused and motivated. Like so many demented magpies we flock around the shiny things and would peck each others eyes out to have more than anyone else. Handing out the odd gold statuette is a whole lot cheaper than dishing out stock certificates or board seats.” — A Short Lesson in Perspective - The San Francisco Egotist

“The power of live is that sports fans want to be able to be in the moment. So, if you’re marketing in that environment, your marketing should reflect that “in the moment” nature.” — ESPN Scores on the Power of the Live Sports Experience - eMarketer