Month: November 2012

rihanna unapologetic

The newsstand: ‘Turn on, tune in, and drop out’

Here’s Rihanna, in the latest promotional picture for her new album, Unapologetic. I haven’t heard the record yet, but I’m mightily impressed by this image. Magazines are Young! Sexy! Fashionable! And judging by the dangling doobie, dangerous to boot. She’s even kindly shut her eyes, to make sure we’re not distracted from any of the […]

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people magazine channing tatum

It’s charming, chiseled, and green. But will it sell?

Here’s the latest issue of People, sporting their opinion as to the Sexiest Man Alive. This picture is genuinely different to what anyone might have have expected. The image is coy, slightly sideways on. There’s an awul lot of green involved, which is not a conventional ‘sexy’ colour. And there’s very little flesh, which is […]

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Steve Jobs

18 secrets to giving a presentation like Steve Jobs

Here’s a smart post by Eric Barker, who has distilled Carmine Gallo’s new book on Steve Jobs down to 18 insights. It’s all genuinely actionable, and like Steve, quite inspiring.

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office worker

The dark satanic mills of creative mass production

Today, Ben Kay’s blog linked to this long, but moving account of creativity in the advertising agency workplace. Here’s an extract: “We need six concepts to show the client first thing in the morning, he’s going on holiday. Don’t waste too much time on them though, it’s only meeting-fodder. He’s only paying for one so they […]

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