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farisyakob
New York
Interests: internet. brands. girls. raving. technology = happy things.
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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
Thanks to an invitation from Mr and Mrs Schiller, I got to go to a launch party for Douglas Rushkoff's new book Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now [Kindle Edition] a week or two ago at Meet at the Apartment.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
I was on my way to the One Club to help judge the finalists of the digital Young Ones awards last night, and, as is sometimes the way of things, the universe used coincidence to tell me something... "The thing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
A while back I gave a talk at the Google Think Travel conference. It was a super fun gig. I posted the deck and some thoughts before. People seemed to like it and asked about the presentation itself. So here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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is the name of a book from the 1908s I was given as a gift after a speaking engagement [thanks!]. The title comes from the tension required in those who run advertising agencies: to rule their word must be law,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
Let's get scenius faris from Faris Yakob Here is the live version of the article below that I performed at Social Media Week NYC and the slides that accompanied the 15 minute talk. Followed by the very excellent talks from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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is the name of this piece I wrote about collaboration for Huffington Post, as part of Social Media Week. And here it also is: "Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
they're pretty good ;)
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every post has at least vocabulary builder in it ;)
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[I still get and have a lot of [analogue] books. I'm an in-betweener. I love Kindle reading, but I love the carapaces of books too.] A while back I wrote a piece for the International Journal of Advertising called Ex... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Talent imitates, genius steals
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When Richard Branson asks for your opinion on the digital future...you give him one. VirginMedia has a little project running about #ourdigitalfuture and they [in the person of the lovely Hannah] kindly asked me for some words. Since they are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Talent imitates, genius steals