Mon Jun 23
My radio guys said, “We can’t get it played on the radio.” I said, “It’s ‘Satisfaction.’” They said, “Radio doesn’t think so. They think it’s a bunch of black guys cursing who want to kill everybody.” I said, “OK, make a commercial – nothing in front or back of it, just a minute of the song. Don’t say who it is, and buy it on 50 stations, drive time. I want the program directors to hear it in their cars.” What I didn’t know would happen was kids heard it and started calling for it. That’s how that got on the radio. Jimmy Iovine: The Man With the Magic Ears | Music News | Rolling Stone
Fri Jun 13
Sat Jun 7
Don’t be surprised to see Twitter become more YouTube-like, turning its home page into a real-time news platform accessible to anyone, whether they’re logged in or not. That would expand its potential user base to include, for the first time, the majority of Americans who have no interest in either tweeting or curating their own Twitter timelines. If and when that happens, I doubt we’ll be hearing much about Twitter’s growth problem—let alone its demise. Twitter is not dying. It’s on the cusp of getting much bigger.
Sun Jun 1
In an office setting, short interactions with co-workers, bosses, and clients can propel important ideas forward while avoiding nearly useless, hour-long meetings. While freelancing workers who communicate often with customers in similarly short bursts reap the same reward of attentive engagement. The study also suggests regularly communicating outside your industry or group to open yourself to third-party perspective. The theory goes: if you can’t say what you need to say in a few words, you don’t fully understand it. Talk to Your Team (but Make It Quick) - 99U
Wed May 14