In the News 29.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets


In the News 29.08.14 : Today’s Articles of Interest from around the Internets

Today’s Articles of Interest from Around the Internets



1. Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence

“Why are some people more able to manage complexity?” Although complexity is context-dependent, it is also determined by a person’s disposition. In particular, there are three key psychological qualities that enhance our ability to manage complexity . . .”

Read the rest of this article at Harvard Business Revew



2. Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music

“In this mind-blowingly original talk, watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of “La Di Da Di,” Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.”

Watch the video at Ted



3. I left New York for LA because creativity requires the freedom to fail

“I was born on 148th Street in 1965, and from then until the late 1990s it never dawned on me to live anywhere other than New York City. When I lived on 14th Street in the late 1980s, I paid $140 a month to share an apartment with a bunch of other odd and dysfunctional musicians and artists.”

Read the rest of this article at The Guardian



4. How Refinery29 Finds And Sells To Millennial Women

“Refinery29 approaches advertising on behalf of its site the same way it approaches advertising for clients. Sixty percent of its advertising campaigns have some kind of custom creative, like a co-branded display ad or sponsored content. It’s consistent with the publisher’s focus on brand campaigns, not performance advertising looking at reach. While in the early days Refinery29 accepted ads through Glam Media, now the only way to advertise on Refinery29 is by going direct, though Goidel wouldn’t rule out workflow-focused programmatic solutions.”

Read the rest of this article at ad exchanger



5. The Evolution of Diet

“As we look to 2050, when we’ll need to feed two billion more people, the question of which diet is best has taken on new urgency. The foods we choose to eat in the coming decades will have dramatic ramifications for the planet. Simply put, a diet that revolves around meat and dairy, a way of eating that’s on the rise throughout the developing world, will take a greater toll on the world’s resources than one that revolves around unrefined grains, nuts, fruits, and vegetables.”

Read the rest of this article at The National Geographic


P.S. previous articles & more by P.F.M.



[image : photography by Renate Torseth for Costume Finland February 2014]


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