"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 ·

"If you win the rat race, you’re still a rat."

~ A Short Guide to a Happy Life: Anna Quindlen on Work, Joy, and How to Live Rather Than Exist

22 March 2014 ·

"Don’t confuse effort with results."

~ louisgray.com: Don’t Confuse Effort With Results

20 March 2014 ·

"fallen prey to what you might call “groupidity,” a special form of groupthink in which we collectively become willing to take risks we individually recognize as stupid—because everybody else in the room seems to think it’s fine."

~ Why Negativity Is Really Awesome

20 March 2014 ·

"but now it’s more about advising clients on how to use the various technology partners in the right way and for the right purpose. Increasingly, it involves helping them harness the available data, using real-time measurement to create actionable targeting strategies that drive business value."

~ TBG Inside Social

20 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.