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farisyakob
New York
Interests: internet. brands. girls. raving. technology = happy things.
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So - on tv there is a single attention stream, so it can be interrupted, attention is already directed at it. that said, you can not see things you are looking directly at if you aren't paying attention/ outdoor functions differently, in the periphery of attention. but that's not to say it doesn't work. low attention processing etc.
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thank you sir ;-)
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Thanks to a chap kindly giving me some feedback on some tweaks on new[ish] Genius Steals site, I was looking through some old projects looking for more material to fill out the case studies. I googled an idea I developed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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1. Philosophical Foundations Western thinking is inherently binary because that was the contract we made with logic, way back in the Hellenistic day. Logic is an incredibly useful tool but its foundation insist that something can be, or can not... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Nothing is New Forver is a piece I wrote for the LIA AWARDS annual after judging last year's NEW category - about the aspirations for NEW, and the trends emerging from the batch of win. It's over on Medium...with some... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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BeerSphere is back! What's BeerSphere you ask? BeerSphere was a thing we used to do, where people who mostly hung out with each other online on blogs and that, would meet up IRL and drink beer! It's super fun. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Thanks to Neil Perkin / Only Dead Fish, I gave a talk last week at Google UK for a firestarter event. It was really fun. The brief was to be provocative on the topic of Designing For The Future. As... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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I feel a bit like I'm cheating. On my blogging platform. Typepad has been my loyal companion for almost a decade. Then, we put the Genius Steals site together in Wordpress. Then a shiny new younger model catches my eye.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Seenapse is a new platform designed to help inspire new, non-obvious combinations. As I may have mentioned before, I believe ideas are a certain kind of thing. I think that Genius Steals, that ideas are new combinations, that originality is... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Is an interview I did with the very nice Petar at GapJumpers about my circuitous working life, that for convenience I sometimes confusingly refer to as a 'career', and digital strategy and training and loyalty and penetration and how to... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
A nice chap called Dimitris who was in a class of students I ranted at in 2011 [and apparently enjoyed it, which is nice] pinged me this interview that I did at the ADC Kongress last year for a magazine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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or How to Make Your Customers Like You: Lovely. And is it really so hard? Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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[post title inspired by the cartoon Tripping the Rift] The nice people at Media In Canada asked me to write the inaugural piece of a new series they are running on innovative media platforms. I wrote a thing about the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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My mate Jon tweeted me this video of Iain Tate and I rambling on in Romania from 2007. Good times. We were quite hungover, me moreso I think. Iain looks almost exactly the same. I have more hair now. And,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Genius Steals has launched a weekly newsletter, building on the glories of and wonderful reception to Rosie's Tuesday Ten. [Translation: she's graciously letting me get involved in something she worked very hard to build into awesome. ] As Neil and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Genius Steals is doing some more work with Marriot folllowing our series on the future of travel with Fast Company. The final piece was a future facing musing on the possible impact of virtual travel. It was one of my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Is a book by a very nice chap called David Passiak. He kindly asked to interview me for a chapter, and has graciously allowed me to post extracts from that chapter here. Disruption Revolution features 20+ leading innovators including Brian... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2014 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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I wrote a piece for Strategy Magazine's Next Big Thing Issue about consumer culture on the emerging market for privacy. ----- We are in the thick of prediction season so I thought I would share it [and the others.] One... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
Memory Hacking is the title of a piece I wrote for FastCompany's #travelbrilliantly branded content series about the future of travel. In it I steal from Daniel Kahneman, and consider some of the broader implications of his thinking, fast and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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While traveling around, I'm writing a series of pieces for Fast Company on the future of traveling around, as part of a branded content series called #TravelBrilliantly. I'm the 'creativity' correspondent for the 'creative braintrust' they put together, which doubles... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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This is quite exciting. Our book has been published! I say our - Simon Pont put the whole thing together and kindly asked me to contribute the first chatper. Here's the HuffPo piece I wrote about it. The whole idea... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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is a companion piece I wrote for B&T to the talk I'm giving in Sydney at MadWeek on July 15th, which looks awesome. If you are going to be there do come and say hi. You can read it over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
This is Water. This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life [Kindle Edition] by David Foster Wallace, is one of my all time favorite pieces of writing. When I first read it, I... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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Hello! After 5 lovely years in New York, I recently left the city and my job, sold my furniture and my stake in the agency we started, started an innovation practice, got engaged and went out on the road. It... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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I remember opening the door to my old apartment, in a converted church building on 16th Street, about 3 years ago and seeing it was Jonathan Harris. My friend Ela had asked if he could stay, of course, but I... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals