“The Grateful Dead Archive, scheduled to open soon at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will be a mecca for academics of all stripes: from ethnomusicologists to philosophers, sociologists to historians. But the biggest beneficiaries may prove to be business scholars and management theorists, who are discovering that the Dead were visionary geniuses in the way they created “customer value,” promoted social networking, and did strategic business planning.”—Management Secrets of the Grateful Dead - The Atlantic (March 2010)
“I’ll bet that if Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs had even one woman on his executive team, the iPad would have been given a different name. Otherwise why would Apple (AAPL) give its new device a name half of the population equates with feminine hygiene?”—
Ran into a colleague at breakfast yesterday morning and we were discussing the iPad. I was surprised by how horribly awkward it felt to say it out loud in polite company. I’m pretty sure that I don’t want to buy one now. (Which has nothing to do with the product itself, which I totally covet.)
'It shows how taste changes,' Francesco Bonami explained while gesturing to a gaudy Julian Schnabel painting he says they thought was 'forever.' 'It was not,' he concluded succinctly.
He’s mostly right, though after a while, the velvet painting began to remind me of the slightly crooked tooth an old boyfriend never had corrected. Objectively the tooth was unattractive, but I grew to find it cute nonetheless.