I am posting this great newsletter that I receive from Chris Sandovall monthly. He does a great job of keeping his ear to the latest trends.
Some great reads here from his newsletter below:
I hope you find value from this newsletter. If it was forwarded to you and you want on the list, let me know.
Don’t want it? I’ll take you off the list, no hard feelings. I’m always open to feedback. Enjoy! – chris sandoval
I’m closing out 2017 (and kicking off 2018) by taking a look back at the most interesting stuff of the last year. Everything in this issue was a MUST READ or MUST WATCH in the second half of 2017. All killer, no filler!! Looking forward to an interesting 2018 – Happy New Year!
“Nearly half of middle-class workers may be forced to live on food budget of as little as $5/day when they retire”
“‘I’m going to work until I die,’ says one 74-year-old in a generation finding it too costly to retire.”
“what the dollar stores are betting on in a large way is that we are going to have a permanent underclass in America”
“Creativity’s broadly distributed. Opportunity isn’t”
“The new deregulation of the internet is a loss, but it doesn’t have to be a permanent one, unless we let it.”
“Without net neutrality, service providers could easily prioritize their own content over competitors”
Think & Work Differently
“Steve Ballmer is loading volumes of government data onto a website. Maybe divided America will use it to find common ground.”
“We put monkeys to shame when it comes to the psychological vagaries of dividing the world into Us and Them.”
“providing some of the most compelling evidence yet of the positive effects of bestowing unconditional sums of cash on the poor”
“The younger generation uses technology the same ways as older people — and no better at multitasking.”
“we should be paying as much attention to the cheapest technologies as to the most sophisticated”
More Think & Work Differently:
Future of Cars Stuff
“It had a good run. But the end is in sight for the machine that changed the world”
More Future of Cars Stuff:
Puerto Rico Stuff
“The situation is still some people don’t even have food. He’s all that’s keeping them from starving.”
“Ethan and José's arrival felt like a movie”
“longest and largest major power outage in modern US history” Amazingly well-designed feature.
More Puerto Rico Stuff:
Security, Privacy & Fraud Stuff
“anyone who is applying for federal student aid or has a child who applied should strongly consider taking several steps”
“Andrew Therrien wanted payback. He got it—and uncovered a conspiracy.”
More Security, Privacy & Fraud Stuff:
Disruption & Transformation Stuff
“This is going to take a complete, from the ground up, rethink of every product in the business as we re-task it for real-time engagement, and it has already started.”
“there is a direct correlation between Digital IQ and financial performance”
More Disruption & Transformation Stuff:
Customer Experience Stuff
“To make this transition from UX designer to “product designer,” there are three important things to understand: strategy, growth, and marketing.”
“they build things that deliberately change the world in the way they want it to be changed”
“While many believe the success of Amazon Prime revolves around free shipping, it’s the removal of friction and focus on experience that sets it apart.”
More Customer Experience Stuff:
“Violators can face tens of thousands of dollars in fines. Every single ad was approved within minutes.”
“Four siblings wrote hundreds of letters to each other during WWII. The story they tell of service, sacrifice and trauma was hidden away in an abandoned storage unit — until now.”
“If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, then get out”
More Military Stuff:
6-Word Movie Reviews
· Blade Runner 2049 – Vast. Deep. Absolutely stunning. MUST SEE
· Coco – Amazingly good. Every detail was perfect.
· The Big Sick – incredibly funny and touching. SEE IT.
· Atomic Blonde – Maximum intense action. Charlize Theron rules!
Blade Runner Stuff
Game of Thrones Stuff
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