"If you’re far enough ahead that people can’t figure out if you’re joking, you know you’ve innovated."

~ How Gmail Happened: The Inside Story of Its Launch 10 Years Ago Today | TIME

24 April 2014 ·

"Note that the taxonomy has a hierarchy. Creations are novel, inventions are creations and innovations are usually based on some invention. However inventions are not innovations and neither are creations or novelties. Innovations are therefore the most demanding works because they require all the conditions in the hierarchy."

~ Innoveracy: Misunderstanding Innovation

23 April 2014 ·

"Novelty: Something new Creation: Something new and valuable Invention: Something new, having potential value through utility Innovation: Something new and uniquely useful"

~ Innoveracy: Misunderstanding Innovation

23 April 2014 ·

"These companies are lean, mean, learning machines. They have an intense bias to action and a tolerance for risk, expressed through frequent experimentation and relentless product iteration. They hack together products and services, test them, and improve them, while their legacy competition edits PowerPoint."

~ The Operating Model That Is Eating The World

22 April 2014 ·

"See, most self-help blogging — and, by extension, most social media — is just people yelling at themselves to get out of their own way. What others see as “inspiring,” I see as “terrified people convincing themselves it’s all going to be okay if they just keep pretending.”"

~ 8 Things You Can Stop Doing Right Now

15 April 2014 ·

"Lasting change is a 5-7 year project for any organization and any dips or leaps in the interim cannot themselves, alone, demonstrate momentum (or lack thereof)."

~ When Culture Rejects Change

15 April 2014 ·

"too incompetent to know he was incompetent in the first place. Dunning and his team went on to publish a study and found that indeed incompetence can mask the awareness of one’s incompetence. The phenomenon is now called the Dunning-Kruger Effect."

~ Q&A: Why 40% of us think we’re in the top 5%

13 April 2014 ·

  1. Asking good questions trades control for contribution.

~ The Question That Will Change Your Organization

13 April 2014 ·

"But even the examples that people give of the successes of big data, like Google Flu Trends, though useful, are small potatoes in the larger scheme of things. They are far less important than the great innovations of the 19th and 20th centuries, like antibiotics, automobiles and the airplane"

~ Eight (No, Nine!) Problems With Big Data

10 April 2014 ·

"If we were grading our onboarding system on a curve, then Percolate would get an A. But on an absolute scale, I think we could do so much better."

~ Onboarding at Percolate

9 April 2014 ·

"Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger of Oxford’s Internet Institute, co-author of Big Data, told me that his favoured definition of a big data set is one where “N = All” – where we no longer have to sample, but we have the entire background population. Returning officers do not estimate an election result with a representative tally: they count the votes – all the votes. And when “N = All” there is indeed no issue of sampling bias because the sample includes everyone."

~ Big data: are we making a big mistake? - FT.com

5 April 2014 ·

"The truth is that the world of technology is now far more exciting and more profitable than the world of advertising."

~ Scamp: Advertising’s Peculiar Relationship With Technology

5 April 2014 ·

"Unilever used to always come up with a fragrance, they’d give us the fragrance and we’d create the advertising around it. We now start with the idea and they make the fragrance and take that to the market."

~ Sir John Hegarty: ‘Marketing is letting us down’

27 March 2014 ·


3. Knowledge is not a zero sum game. Having a tech-savvy marketing department does not imply a weak IT department.


~ 10 things I hate about narrow CIO vs. CMO arguments - Chief Marketing Technologist

25 March 2014 ·

"At SXSW 2014, Gary Vaynerchuk put it like this: ‘worry about piece of shit products, not piece of shit tweets’"

~ It’s not them, it’s you

22 March 2014 ·

About Me

I do things in digital & marketing & business. This is another place where I collect things. Sometimes I write things too here - they're the ones tagged as 'Own' & you can view them here. Also check me out here on Twitter @andrewpascoe & Delicious. The name? Loosely based on a song & album by The Lucksmiths.