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What Startups Need To Know About Branding »

miketrap:

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I was at a dinner last night where an accomplished entrepreneur said the brand “didn’t matter.” I almost popped a blood vessel.

He wasn’t referring to the brand, actually, just using the term indiscriminately to refer to what was really a kind of tagline. But it’s emblematic of an ignorance…

timberleighs:

really tho why does no one talk about how important salt-n-pepa are? this track dropped in 1993 - they’ve been callin bitches out on their bullshit double standards for women waaaaaaay before most of us were even around. this a feminist /anthem/ and if you think any less then i suggest you hit the replay button real quick.

Word.

portraitsofboston:

“I’m studying international relations with a concentration in environmental economics. I hope for a more sustainable future.”“What’s the biggest obstacle to that?”“Overconsumption. You know that Reduce, Reuse, Recycle logo? The emphasis should be on the first part: reduce. Then the other two would be more effective. We spend too much time buying and using things, and too little time with people.” 

"We spend too much time buying and using things, and too little time with people.”

portraitsofboston:

“I’m studying international relations with a concentration in environmental economics. I hope for a more sustainable future.”
“What’s the biggest obstacle to that?”
“Overconsumption. You know that Reduce, Reuse, Recycle logo? The emphasis should be on the first part: reduce. Then the other two would be more effective. We spend too much time buying and using things, and too little time with people.” 

"We spend too much time buying and using things, and too little time with people.”

Goldieblox and the Three MCs - Waxy.org »

creativemornings:

Past Portland speaker Andy Baio breaks down Beastie Boys vs. Goldieblox and the epic adventures of copyright law and infringement.

"By ignoring the last wishes of one of hip-hop’s greatest musicians, less than two years after his death, there’s a strong argument to be made that what Goldieblox is doing is unethical. To me, it feels crass and insensitive."

Have to agree. RIP MCA.