Stubborn kids, Deadpool, 32-hour work weeks and 40% unemployment

Some meaty stuff this time. Grab a fork and your favorite liquid.

The woman who created Netflix’s enviable company culture: “It’s hard to imagine now that the world’s largest subscription streaming video service keeping television networks on their toes was once a retail business disrupting Blockbuster.”

PREACH: “It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” – Isaac Asimov

Why your stubborn kid will probably be a wildly successful adult: “In a 30-year study of more than 700 people from around age 9 onward, psychologists discovered that the kids who ignored their parents (and rules in general) the most wound up earning the highest salaries.”

A bold experiment in building homes the middle class can afford: “Homeownership has become the great American (pipe) dream but Jonathan Tate thinks there’s a more inclusive way to build.”

Exactly: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Huh: 111.9 million people watched Super Bowl 50 on TV. 3.96 million streamed it online.

We all should take note of what PopSugar is doing. Serious.

There is a search engine for GIFs and it’s now valued at $300 million.

“Deadpool” is going to be the highest grossing R-rated movie in history. How? Doing things like this:

“Fox got Conan O’Brien to change the rating of his late night show to TV-MA for one night in order to debut the “red-band trailer,” industry jargon for previews with explicit content. That ad amassed 114 million online views.”

When you have one of those days: “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” – Albert Einstein

The case for the 32-hour workweek (5:47 video): “It’s not about more family time, or more play time, or less work time—it’s about living a more balanced total life,” says Carson. “We basically take ridiculously good care of people because we think it’s the right thing to do.”

Facetime? So 2011. VR call. The new Samsung phone has a virtual reality camera in it. It’s killer.

I have no idea why I got this email or how they got my email address, but the subject line was “Demo? First Ever Live Adult Entertainment VR Experience.” I didn’t click on the links but I am pretty sure a live porn virtual reality company is going to make a lot of money.

How BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti is building a 100-year media company: “In a diagram showing how the system works, Peretti synthesized it down to ‘data, learning, dollars.'”

“The fact that native advertising is a better user experience, that’s reported on. But the thing that is not reported on is that native advertising aligns groups within the organization in a way that makes everyone more effective, and advertisers happy.”

This is a tough one: “When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.” – EW Howe

“TMZ paid almost $90,000 for the video of Ray Rice punching his fiancée in an Atlantic City elevator.” This New Yorker piece tells you everything you would ever want to know about the gossip site that no one admits to reading but does.

A shocking stat: In the entire United States, large factories employ fewer than 2 million people.

“He who eats alone, chokes alone.” — quote in the @laffatulsa menu.

Recently Donald Trump said the unemployment rate was not 4.9 percent but “I even heard recently 42 percent.”

Well, here are the numbers:

59.6 percent of the American population was employed in January.

40.4 are not employed. But that includes — in addition to people looking for a job who can’t find one — every retiree, college student, those on disability and stay-at-home parents who have voluntarily done so.

“Snapchat delivers the same amount of video as Facebook every day, with only 1/15th of the user base. The success of Snapchat is testament to the power of direct connections, and that means one big thing for any company aspiring to create a news brand: you’ve got to be one of those connections. It’s not enough to be shared: you have to be the sharer.”

A shoutout from a former OSU student and R&R reader: Hannah Miller is a rockstar who is now a social media assistant with Team USA (as in the Olympics). She says they have some internship opportunities available. She was an intern and highly recommends it to anyone interested in broadcast, journalism, social media, events, or operations. Learn more. 

“Quickest way to slow growth or lose when it comes to business is to dwell on minor things … Allowing your emotions to trump your responsibility to be a leader and focus on what actually MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” – Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee)

Speaking of Gary, I believe this keynote is a must watch. He punches you in the face. I am letting you know now, you need it. I sure did. He wakes you up and gives you no excuse for not knowing what you should know.

Statements since 2007 by presidential candidates ranked from most dishonest over all to least dishonest in graphic form.

Wow: “Only 17 percent of all students, full-time or part-time, who enrolled in Oklahoma community colleges in 2007 earned a bachelor’s degree within six years, according to the Community College Research Center at Columbia University.”

That’s higher than the nation’s rate, 14 percent.

Some tweets from @jasoncollington:

“… members of the Irish Mob and the Brotherhood began stabbing one another inside the private prison in Cushing.”

If you don’t know who Sen. Cory Booker is, he’s going to be the president one of these days. Great interview with him on his new book.

I tweeted “Pod with @Corybooker worth a listen. Great quotes. Powerful message about the common good.”

The senator, who is all about the social, retweeted that.

Listen to the interview.

Glassdoor’s best job in America is a data scientist. Pays $117,000 a year. There are about 1,700 of these jobs open.

Journalism is “based on something these new technologies need: content and context relevant to the consumer.”

The Labor Department reports that 3.1 million people voluntarily quit their jobs in Dec., the highest in 9 years.

“You are more powerful than you think. Act accordingly.” – Seth Godin

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