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The Streaming Era Has Finally Arrived. Everything Is About to Change.

Interessante tijden, aldus ook The New York Times:

The onslaught is upending how Hollywood does business in almost every way.

Gerelateerd: Bij Business Casual, de podcast van de uitstekende dagelijkse nieuwsbrief Morning Brew, hadden ze het er ook over met iemand die er heel veel van af wist. Geweldig interessante aflevering. Ik parafraseer:

We don’t like to spend for media. You see us going back to the earlier days of television, where we used the attention of the people to sell other things. (Like soap.) And this is where Amazon and Apple have a head start.

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How Joe Buhlig’s Shabbat Helps Him Stay Intentional

Schermloze dagen for the win. Zo herkenbaar, dit interview op The Sweet Setup:

I was on the floor in our living room playing with my oldest daughter who was one and a half at the time. I was chasing her all over the house and she was giggling to no end. Life was good. But as we ran around the kitchen island once more, my phone dinged. I gave up chase, pulled out my phone, and read a notification that someone had liked one of my tweets. And that’s when it struck me that I had a problem.

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“We Followed the President’s Orders”: Gordon Sondland’s Testimony Likely Assures Trump’s Impeachment

Het kaartenhuisje begint te vallen, aldus The New Yorker:

Sondland testified under oath that the President manipulated U.S. foreign policy for his personal benefit, and that the White House is blocking the release of specific documents that corroborate Sondland’s account. For those Republican senators who have tried to maintain some distance from the President, the stakes are perilously high.

Meer bij The Atlantic:

“We did not want to work with Mr. Giuliani,” Sondland said. “Simply put, we played the hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refused to work with Mr. Giuliani, we would lose an important opportunity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine. So we followed the president’s orders.”

Ik heb lang gedacht dat de uiteindelijke fall guy Rudi Giuliani zou zijn, gezien hij een “externe” is in het Witte Huis en hij overal wel héél hard tussenzit. Deze getuigenis verbindt de opdrachten van de man expliciet aan de president én de vice-president, en dat maakt het des te grootser.

Wisten jullie dat, mochten de president én de de vice-president (de eerste opvolger) uit hun ambt ontheven worden, dat dan de speaker of the house de nieuwe president wordt? Dat is Nancy Pelosi. Ja, die, ja.

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Not Longer Life

Prachtig kunstproject dat stillevens namaakt in de huidige tijd, inclusief belachelijk veel plastic verpakking:

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In China, every day is Kristallnacht

The Washington Post:

Workers in the world of human rights tend to be highly reticent when it comes to Nazi analogies. The Holocaust was a unique event. Yet at the unveiling of the report last week, the Holocaust kept pushing itself into the conversation as the only adequate point of comparison. Omer Kanat, director and co-founder of the Uyghur Human Rights Project, noted the Kristallnacht anniversary.

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We need to let go of our misguided devotion to personal agency

Eliza Anyangwe op The Correspondent:

Where do you even start with joining with your neighbours to bring about change in your neighbourhood if you don’t know who your neighbours are? Giving money to a cause, buying Fairtrade roses and sugar, signing an online petition: one can do all these things without having to deal with another person and their thoughts about what is best. Collective agency is a muscle we are leaving to atrophy.

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Why Groups Struggle to Solve Problems Together

Harvard Business Review:

We assume our go-to way for solving problems alone, intuitively, can be effectively deployed to solve problems together. But more often than not, it can’t. Instead, we should hold methodical meetings, discussions that deliberately and explicitly aim to conquer just one stage at a time.

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De Kluis, Sint-Joris-Weert, 11 november 2019

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Adios, PowerPoint. This Simple Document Template Makes Meetings Shorter, Sweeter, and Smarter

Interessant template:

Here’s a six-section template specifically customized for use as a briefing document for an internal meeting that’s intended to drive toward a decision.

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Who Would I Be Without Instagram?

Tavi Gevinson:

I think I am a writer and an actor and an artist. But I haven’t believed the purity of my own intentions ever since I became my own salesperson, too.