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Strava is Contagious–Who Knew? Christakis Was Right About Our Social Networks and Behavior

    In their groundbreaking work on the social contagion associated with health behavior derived from the Framingham Heart Study, Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler found that behaviors of a friend, a friend of a friend, and even a friend … Continue reading

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Madam X is Now Your Car–Face and Mind-Reading Get Automotive

           Matt Dunford, a designer, with the Fiat Chrysler Portal. It would make             automatic adjustment based on a driver’s preferences and even read     your mood. The Band’s former lead guitarist, … Continue reading

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Rachel Shechtman is Reinventing Retail–One Story at a Time

Rachel Shechtman’s Manhattan store, Story, changes its theme every four to eight weeks. How will digital, AI, and the Internet reconfigure or re-imagine the retail experience?  We already know that Amazon.com has disrupted the traditional retail offline buying experience of … Continue reading

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“What They Don’t Teach You in Business School”–Social Media Outrage

There is a famous formula in chemical industry crisis communications PR.  It’s Risk = Hazard + Outrage.  That was 20 years ago coined by crisis communications expert Peter Sandman.  Every chemical industry PR person knows it by heart.  Now add … Continue reading

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Storytelling and our Limbic Brain–Our Urge to Create Social Maps

John Mayer talking about how he writes music, what drives him, and what drives him crazy, like people who try to “map” him. John Mayer hates when reporters do it; Bob Dylan stopped giving interviews because of it, and Kim … Continue reading

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Brands Seek Authenticity in Best Storytelling Award and Hooking Buyer Emotion

A scene from a short film by Carrie Brownstein that was funded by Kenzo is vying for the Tribeca X Award for “telling stories that make people feel warmly about the brand,” says the chief executive of Tribeca Enterprises. In the … Continue reading

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Social Network May Extend Life–Science Backs Monty Python Song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”

Monty Python’s Flying Circus changed American humor the way the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” changed rock’n’roll in the U.S.  A British invasion of humor and new music.  The silliness DNA of Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Graham … Continue reading

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