“Incumbents should respond by relentlessly hunting down pain points and inefficiencies in their business before someone else does. Deploy research to isolate vulnerabilities, based on customer complaints, and propose solutions that will have the greatest overall impact on erasing those weaknesses. Hire resources who know emerging technologies and channels. Shine a PR spotlight on your company’s efforts to innovate, not stave off change.”
#Quote: “If you do not work on an important problem, it’s unlikely you’ll do important work.” Taken from Cal Newport’s Study Hacks. Summary of a speech Hamming gave on how to do great research, but it applies to just about everything else.

#Quote: “If you do not work on an important problem, it’s unlikely you’ll do important work.” Taken from Cal Newport’s Study Hacks. Summary of a speech Hamming gave on how to do great research, but it applies to just about everything else.

“It is time to remove all barriers to those who want HBO. So, in 2015, we will launch a stand-alone, over-the-top, HBO service in the United States. We will work with our current partners. And, we will explore models with new partners. All in, there are 80 million homes that do not have HBO and we will use all means at our disposal to go after them.”

Richard Plepler, chairman and CEO of HBO, in a press release today released during the Time Warner investor meeting.

Yesssssssssssssss. Finally.

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So true for any business. Via @ogilvysa “Yesterday on the Wired CMOs panel at @advertisingweek, @ogilvymather Worldwide CMO, @lcrampsie, talked about the importance of the role in an agency: “Branding ourselves is important in the competitive landscape and key to keeping talent.” #AWXI / #AWOgilvy” via @PhotoRepost_app

So true for any business. Via @ogilvysa “Yesterday on the Wired CMOs panel at @advertisingweek, @ogilvymather Worldwide CMO, @lcrampsie, talked about the importance of the role in an agency: “Branding ourselves is important in the competitive landscape and key to keeping talent.” #AWXI / #AWOgilvy” via @PhotoRepost_app

“Organisations now need to talk explicitly about the ROI on ‘purpose’, and to help their people make decisions that are neither idealistic nor rapacious: decisions that make money by making a difference. And if your goal is simply to make money, that’s fine: that’s your purpose.”
Robert Jones, Head of New Thinking at Wolff Olins. "Must Purpose Be Good?"