Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chicago vs. Chicago. No, Not NATO, Cubs vs. Sox

I'd normally post this on my Official Major League Baseball Blog, but they don't like video embeds over there, so you can enjoy it here.

On the eve of the Cubs/White Sox series this weekend, New Era Caps and Funny Or Die have released the second video in their "Chicago vs. Chicago" series.  In case you missed the first, here they both are for your viewing pleasure. 

And yes, I'd pull out my own tooth to see the Cubs in the World Series.
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Sunday, May 06, 2012

Some thoughts on media.. | Om Malik

Some thoughts on media..

Earlier this week, at (*) The Guardian’s Activate NYC 2012 conference I shared some of my thoughts about the future of media. Craig Kanalley of The Huffington Post has a good summary of the day, but here are some of the key points I was trying to make during my chat with Max Robins of the Paley Center. 

  • If you had no history and asked how a gourmet food/travel magazine would look today, I would say it would be like Foursquare 
  • I love things like what Paul Berry @teamreboot is doing w/ @lererventures what @BuzzFeed is doing.
  • Media industry innovation won’t happen at big companies.
  • We need Madison Avenue to start innovating. the whole ecosystem needs to be revamped.
  • Media mergers don’t work out because the person who does the deal leaves, and their replacement doesn’t share the vision.
  • Short term thinking is pervasive throughout American society and business.

If you want to watch the video, has proceedings from the day. 

* The parent company behind the Guardian owns a small stake in GigaOM as a result of our acquisition of paidContent. The invitation to speak came long before we made the deal to buy paidContent.

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    Some brilliant thoughts from the very smart Om Malik. I especially agree with the third bullet point.

    Posted via email from Mark Edwards 3.0