Do you bitch and moan about the Late Late on Twitter? Seems they see it as helping their ratings. Interview with their exec producer. Viewer numbers should be compared more to the population growth though.
EI want to fund you up to 50k. Terms and conditions apply. Seems sending in “I’m Damien Mulley” is not enough detail in an application for money.
Watched this documentary about the Eames (blocks anyone outside of US from watching unless you have a proxy). It’s fascinating and inspiring. A 90 year old architect in it describes being “really fucked off” when desert at one of their dinners was a few vases of real flowers and it was a visual desert. It’s hilarious. The architect is Kevin Roche, Irish born, Cork reared and went to the States and designed the UN Plaza amongst many other things. And he has a book out.
Getting Things Done. The philosophy. Want to sort your inbox and your business/personal life? The methodologies from GTD and other areas to calm the noise and get quality work done is being taught by Keith Bohanna on February 7th. Full details. Tickets. 15% discount for code: choochoo15
A lunch will be held in Chapter One on Monday 30th January 2012. Executive chef Ross Lewis, who cooked for the Queen on her recent visit to Ireland is holding this lunch and all proceeds will come to Barretsown. Tickets are limited, and are priced at €100 per person to include food and wine. Bookings can be made by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
I like this from Marc Andreessen about online shopping, up to now it’s been very clinical and now at all like the social experience of shopping in a shopping centre or city centre. How do you change that?
The new generation of e-tailers are much more appealing to normal people–people who like to go the mall, have fun with their friends and try on clothes and compare clothes, and go home and brag to their roommate what they got on sale, and all the rest of it. A lot of new startups are not only very viable but also growing very fast because they provide a very different experience.
This ain’t going to help websites at all. Encrypted search results on increase, means a website doesn’t know how they were found…
Speakers at the 2012 conference include Leena Gade, Chief Racing & Test Engineer with Audi Sports, Ward Van Duffel, Managing Director of LEGO® Education Europe Ltd, Tony Hill,Director of the Manchester Museum of Industry & Science … keynote speaker is Carol Lynn Parente, Producer of Sesame Street. The winner of 11 Emmy Awards, Carol Lynn Parente will be talking about Sesame Street’s work to bring STEM education to its young audience.
A nice campaign from UNHCR. It’s called ‘do 1 thing’. You can support refugees and asylum seekers with the campaign by donating, campaigning or just learning a single fact and share what you’ve done. I like the fact that they really don’t push for donations. Other orgs in the charity space have been on record as saying they want donations and nothing more. Refreshing. The campaign runs until Monday 24 October.
Purchase.ie is an online store where you can buy eco-friendly products. Good name is that. Also they share tips for a more green halloween. Nothing to do with dressing up as the Hulk.
Netflix got into trouble from a lot of people for pretty much getting rid of renting physical DVDs but still paying the same for the service and then bringing it back as a sister business. One of the founders, now no longer there gives his take. He supports the idea and gives great insight into the history of the company. 95% of revenue was from selling DVDs not renting in year one and then they killed it off. Ballsy.
Nice post about the resurrection and plummet of Nixon both done via TV. Never heard of the Checkers speech before.
The Business Post covered the Mulley Comms Teen Smoking Survey recently. Some of the data was unexpected and eye-opening. Reasons for giving up saw cost and health equally matched and what many already know: the anti-smoking ads don’t work.