It's Friday night, and I'm sat on the sofa with a big glass of a goodred wine, finishing a newsletter. As a Dad of two pre-schoolers, this is as close as I get to a party night.
Still, who can argue with red wine and good reading?
(Other than illiterate teetotallers, I suppose)
On with the links!
Good piece from Neil, reminding us that big orgs aren't as doomed to inflexibility as people assume.
Sobering Reading: The self-delusion that lurks at the heart of heading overseas to solve problems. You can't see the complexity there as well as you can see the complexity at home.
Angela Ahrendts is slowly taking on a public profile, a good while after she leapt from Burberry to Apple. And she's saying some very interesting things.
That Social Media Thing
More than a news piece about Reactions - a decent profile of some of the lesser-known figures in Facebook.
This is an old, old point that has been lost in recent debates. As the volume of content becomes overwhelming, intelligent curation is hugely valuable to the reader.
Settle in for this one; it's a serious bit of long form, delving deep into the mindset of the troll. Fascinating.
Life and Love
This is my life. I wept with laughter - and despair - as I read this. 😂
I've experienced this with e-mails and instant messages from my late mother. The digital legacy of the dead is something we don't treat seriously enough.
Well, this is depressing.
A profoundly moving story of the forgotten man in this history-altering photo.
Haunting. But lovely.
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