How ESPN plans to survive. What Taskrabbit is doing to our economy. Selling ads on time.

If someone hasn’t told you in a while, let me: You can do this. Keep doing the work. Keep reaching out. Heard the WTF podcast with the creator of The Walking Dead. There was a point in his life where he would lay down in his house and shake, thinking that he was going to struggle all his life and never be able to pay off his credit cards while making pennies from writing comics. It worked out. He kept going. He kept pitching. The Dead came out of his heard and on to the page and he pitched it. And pitched it again. It works if you don’t stop.

Exactly: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Looks like some things are going to come out of this: ESPN’s Plan to Dominate the Post-TV World

Another look at how it all works: “Tesla, the fastest-growing stock in the automotive industry, is run by a software engineer. Amazon has a market cap three times bigger than Target, even though it operates at a loss. Instagram, a company with only thirteen employees at the time, was acquired for a billion dollars just three months after Kodak filed for bankruptcy.”

Do you know what TaskRabbit is doing to our economy? Meet The On-Demand Workers Who Say They’re Living The Sharing Economy Dream

Say What? I think it’s true: Television Trumps Digital

Behind the scenes: Arianna Huffington’s Improbable, Insatiable Content Machine

A Tulsan who rocks and took his own path: The Bizarro Life of Cartoonist Dan Piraro

I think freelancing is going to be the norm in the future (if you are in commercial real estate, sell while you can). Here is the state of the industry in 2015.

And when that phase is over, this could happen: “Machines might be able to do half of all U.S. jobs in 20 years.” A World Without Work

This could become the norm: Amazon to pay authors in its library program by pages read

Check out the presentation in the middle of this: How Upworthy is using data to move beyond clickbait and curation

PREACH: “No matter who you are or what kind of company or organization you work for, your number-one job is to tell your story to the consumer wherever they are, and preferably at the moment they are deciding to make a purchase.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

We have to think of another way to sell advertising. Maybe this is it? Financial Times Is Now Selling ‘Long-Form’ Digital Display Ads: They’re Sold on Time, Not Impression

Sorry, but The Atlantic has really dialed up the great reads recently. Get this one: Getting the News to Everyone, Not Just the Wealthy

Think STEAM, not STEM. Don’t forget the importance of the arts (says the new Tulsa Public Schools superintendent).

% change since 1992 in US jobs that require no high-school diploma: +1

That require a high-school diploma but no further degree: –12

Advertisements