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Why Amazon bought Whole Foods
At the simplest level, the deal represents a straightforward confluence of interests. Amazon needs food and urban real estate, and Whole Foods needs help.
Read Rohit’s book for a deeper understanding. It’s an easy read.
The only quote you need to read:
…brands continue to develop video content that is essentially the exact same model as traditional televisions ads, except they place them on the web. This style of content is dated and for the most part valueless. It doesn’t fit the context of the new platform they are placing it on — the web and social media platforms. Brands are still following a very limited set of television rules that no longer apply.
The Rural Educator, O.H. Benson of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, outlined what he thought made a good rural leader:
…the leader must be a four-square individual, trained in head, heart, hands, and hustle, the four H’s rather than the three R’s. A leader must have a head trained to think, plan, and reason, both with the child and his environments, and not be a slave to the mere textbook. He must have a heart trained to be true, kind, and sympathetic, with hands trained to be useful, helpful, and skillful, and with the hustle trained to render ready service, to develop health and vitality, and to furnish a suitable background for a noble purpose.
All you need is four: head, heart, hands, and hustle.
Two keys here:
A bold vision with measurable goals helps to align the organization and attract great talent.
Change will only stick when all team members help to define the new organization.
Organizing for simplicity: An inside look at Humana’s digital transformation
For a better understanding on transforming your business in the digital age, read David Rogers’ latest book.
Stop adopting other people’s anxiety
I just got off the phone with a client who sounded really angry. He’s worried about the project we’re working on together running late. He’s also worried about how much stuff he has to do before we can launch it. I reassured him it was all going fine, but that seemed to make him even angrier. What can I do?
Heavyweight is my new favorite podcast
The first 2 episodes are great.
Why deep learning is suddenly changing your life
Programmers have fed the computer a learning algorithm, exposed it to terabytes of data—hundreds of thousands of images or years’ worth of speech samples—to train it, and have then allowed the computer to figure out for itself how to recognize the desired objects, words, or sentences. In short, such computers can now teach themselves.
The cobalt pipeline
An estimated 100,000 cobalt miners in Congo use hand tools to dig hundreds of feet underground with little oversight and few safety measures. The cobalt pulled from these hand-dug Congo mines is a mineral essential to the rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that power smartphones, laptops and electric vehicles.
It’s a concept for brands and marketers to leverage the new iMessage stickers in iOS 10. Take 2 minutes and read it.