A lot of us are control freaks, so when we can do it ourselves, we can do it faster; we can do a better job of making things go our way. I think the trend in the future will be taking charge of your customer service experience yourself. The true test with technology advances is how much more of that is transferred to the individual consumer and how much easier and how much better they can do it themselves. We’re going to see that trend hit the heart of customer service because that is where it has to go to meet customer expectations.

Tech has raised the bar on customer experience higher than ever; here’s why you should care | VentureBeat | Marketing | by PV Kannan, [24]7

Note: Help me do it myself and I will love you long time.

Silicon Valley is making what, in any other decade, we’d call spy satellites. Silicon Valley’s New Spy Satellites - The Atlantic
Note: I’m currently betting on Go-Pro and next-gen of tech companies making camera technology that changes the way we see the world.
Tell about the South. What’s it like there. What do they do there. Why do they live there. Why do they live at all.

ABOUT US — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

Note: Making money through subscriptions ($250/year). Atlanta-based. Some call “Vice of South.” Watch and learn.

When the agony of missing the shot trumps the joy of the experience worth shooting, the adventure athlete (climber, surfer, extreme skier) reveals himself to be something else: a filmmaker, a brand, a vessel for the creation of content. He used to just do the thing—plan the killer trip or trick and then complete it, with panache. Maybe a photographer or film crew tagged along, and afterward there’d be a slide show at community centers and high-school gyms, or an article in a magazine. Now the purpose of the trip or trick is the record of it. Life is footage.

Living the GoPro Life

Note to self: Remember this in SE Asia.

We’re not the hungry immigrant nation we used to be. We’re more into meaning, into jobs that find fulfillment. And at least some people are willing to accept lower pay to go somewhere they care about. Will Portland Always Be a Retirement Community for the Young? - NYTimes.com
The teaser trailer is live! 100% guaranteed teasing. Thoroughly Modern Medusa: The Department of Signs Teaser Trailer h/t to my lady @katrinaperdue
In this podcast we speak with Dr. Feigin about geomagnetic ties to stroke- causing up to half a million strokes per year, how the weather and space energy affects our bodies/brains, how we can mitigate the risks, and these ideas have grown from theory to a field of study.

ARTIS @ SolarIMG.

(Not disciplined enough to listen to many podcasts, but I’m going to check this one out.) h/t to my homey @anawillem

How do we relinquish these power sucks? How do we let go of all the baggage that inhibits our ability to be strong and powerful in the world?
One short answer is meditation. By training our attention, we learn how to relinquish unnecessary thoughts, images and negative emotions. In this practice, we reverse our effort. We turn our conventional flow of striving upside down and start letting go of those heavy, onerous weights that we carry around with us. We relax, we forgive and we let go of attachment.
Letting go of the power sucks | Exuberant Animal
Don’t be “meh”! Slip Angle

Sometimes I believe these words to be true.

Take heart: we are all lost pilgrims; and nothing but love will find us home.- Joe Henry

Business Time: Blur14 For Corporate Talent & Development People

Supporting the work of high-performing collaborative teams in today’s fast-moving, diverse environment is challenging for even the most innovative corporations.

In order for companies to be competitive, they need to harness and unleash the creativity, innovation and confidence of individuals and teams across the enterprise. Yet too often, creativity and innovation remain the exclusive domains of specialized business units such as R&D.

Enter… Blur14.

Blur is a conference that helps young professionals be more productive and successful in their professional career and personal life. Blur’s programming integrates prevailing trends impacting business and consumer culture. “Best-in-Class” principles and strategies that can unleash your team’s capabilities to maximize their collective talents and expertise will be shared in the learning sessions.

The conference is designed to be immersive, inspiring and experiential. The Blur Revue Show will be the unique moment that differentiates our conference from the more traditional business conference.

The Blur Revue Show celebrates our wonderfully imperfect gifts, talents, passions, interests and hobbies that serve as a catalyst for our business success.

Blur Conference participants will return to the workplace with a renewed sense of purpose and increased creative confidence to deliver better collaboration, innovation and problem-solving for your mission-critical business endeavors.

The 2014 Blur Conference in Brooklyn will be the place that corporate teams and individuals will have their creative energy renewed and their ability to deliver business breakthrough ideas emboldened.

Being out here in LA, chasing my dreams has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do! I mean I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but man, didn’t think it would be this tough either! Marco Pavé - Being out here in LA, chasing my dreams has been one…
It’s not enough that you’re right. It matters if it gets built. Seth’s Blog: If you can’t sell it, you can’t build it
When you aren’t forced to pay with money,
things get a lot more interesting.
Bondsy #blur14 #ballsy
I can’t draw, write or sculpt—but working on a new idea is the most creative time I spend in my life. QuickMVP Summer Startup Competition #blur14