• Tasks that matter: why effectiveness demands better problems, not better solutions | Canalside View
  • Australian companies “fail to grasp social media” | The Australian
  • How social media muteness endangers your company: The crisis at McKinsey | Chris Koch’s B2B Marketing Blog
  • Um, uh, ah: In praise of verbal stumbles | Slate Magazine
  • Does education matter for leadership? | Brainiac
  • How mandatory reporting on sustainability pays off | Strategy+Business
  • The unintended consequences of obsessing over consequences (or why to support youth risk-taking) | danah boyd


  • Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas | Science Daily
  • Gamification: how competition is reinventing business, marketing and everyday life | Mashable
  • The eight pillars of innovation | Think Quarterly by Google


  • Will a Harvard professor’s new technology make college lectures a thing of the past? | GOOD
  • Twitter tests new ad types |
  • … so does Facebook | The Atlantic


  • Nine reasons women don’t edit Wikipedia (in their own words) | Sue Gardner’s Blog
  • You: doing more with less. Corporate profits: up 22%. The dirty secret of the jobless (US) recovery | Mother Jones
  • Six steps to successful sponsorships | Harvard Business Review
  • The decline of the expert: the need for theory in social media scholarship | Cyborgology


  • The beautiful internet: soon we’ll see an internet designed with subtlety and taste | TechCrunch
  • The nine best storylines for marketing | How to Change the World
  • The Helsinki bus station theory: finding your own vision in photography |
  • Art that begs to be touched |
  • When that becomes this: comparison in politics and poetry | Boston Review
  • The formula for creativity | Dave Trott
  • Talking with author, thinker, maker, educator and creative technologist Chris Baker | Big Spaceship


  • There’s “a massive cultural shift underway: the rise of the smart, confident young professional woman” | The Daily
  • Retail in Japan: Stealth marketing to the elderly | The Economist
  • A new trend: the “food p_orn” party | The Awl
  • The medium chill: getting off the aspirational treadmill of overconsumption | Grist
  • 2011 trend briefing covering “2011, so far” |
  • Health and happiness – a balanced, stable life – are “in.” | The Millions