That’s why we get stuck in those cycles. You’ve actually got to make an effort to either think about different things, or to change your emotions when you feel a certain thing. Otherwise, you’re just always saying ‘A bad thing happened to me, the world’s against me, the world sucks…’ It’s easier to be angry. It’s harder to be positive and happy, I reckon.”
I’m not saying Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna are even remotely comparable, but my point is that music feels organic again, like it’s actually about something. Like it means something. It’s not just a placeholder for getting drunk and putting clever hashtags on Instagram (which, I might add, still has its place, too).
Her sardonic refrain, “I woke up like this,” winks at the major production involved in making her camera-ready. The song’s lyrics double as a recitation of assets: “My diamond flawless,” she sings, “My Roc flawless,” referring both to her jewels and to her husband Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation. Her version of flawlessness means to be well fortifi […]
Although not a fan of Taco Bell’s cuisine, Chang is infatuated with the food chain’s app, which allows customers to place, customize and pay for an order on their phones; location features then alert employees when customers arrive and check in, allowing workers to quickly prepare the meal. “That is pretty rad. I would love that for Momofuku,” he says, “You […]
Technology has made the idea a much simpler proposition, says Mrs Read, with online options allowing people to specify want they want in their salads and sauces. Diners expect to be able to access wi-fi in the restaurant and they expect to order their lunch on a computer or smartphone while on the way from the office. They may also use discount schemes and o […]
Gordon is worried that just as Hershey’s trained us to think chocolate tasted like Hershey bars, Mast is training us to think good chocolate tastes like Mast bars. Because it’s the most popular craft brand in the country, carried at niche stores and in restaurants across America, consumers think that’s what craft chocolate should taste like. As a craft choco […]
TripAdvisor claims that it’s trying to solve the information-glut problem: instead of giving you 12,000 reviews of the Bellagio, how can it provide, in the first page or two, the half-dozen that are most relevant to you? When I spoke to Medros, he explained that the company was busily beta-testing a number of personalization algorithms. “Some are based large […]
For our past project with Amex, we abandoned the waterfall and did strategy like an agile developer: 5-day idea sprints. Yes, we still had brilliant strategy statements and research-driven insights, except that they were executed in parallel — exhaust of our idea sprints. The benefits: instead of spending one week on the recommendation, we spent eight. Inste […]