“Bosses Overestimate Their Managing Skills” .. really?

Good advice: "It doesn't matter what industry you're in. People have blind spots about where they're weak," says Scott Erker, a senior vice president at DDI, which conducted the survey in September. link at WSJ.  
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Gamedesign… it’s come a long way since Pong and PacMan.

Amazing how the gaming industry has evolved over the past years. Below is a part of the making of the new Call of Duty Black Ops by Treyarch.

good travel tip…

"How to be safe in a foreign country" has some good tips on things to do prior and during your trips to any country you're not familiar with. Do your research before you go there (protests in Bangkok perhaps?), make copies of your documents,…

Reading: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Malcolm Gladwell) Gladwell describes three separate agents of change: the Law of the Few, the Stickiness Factor and the Power of Context. Each of these has extraordinary power to…
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Passwords and more

I came across an interesting post over at Lifehacker on passwords. It would seem that a lot of people still use passwords they can remember easily, and as such, easily guessable by others too, not to mention easily cracked by brute force attacks. Click…

Reading: How to Think

How to Think (Stephen Reid) In a fast and complex world, we can’t work any harder so we have to work smarter. The ability to think clearly, quickly and creatively is crucial, yet many of us don’t realise how limited our thinking is. Intriguing…

World statistics

I don't really believe their "updated in real time" claim, but still, interesting yet scary figures are to be found on the World statistics site (link here).

So true: relationships between the advertiser and the consumer

From BringTheLoveBack, found through the Muse blog. Hm, I think this is also what the relationship between the customer and the agency is like sometimes.
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Mobile advertising the shanghai way

Here I was, standing at shore of the Huangpu river, quietly overlooking Shanghai, when this came floating by. Now, there are a lot of screens already all over the city: huge LED billboards on buildings, LCD screens in taxi's, plasma screen…
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Passing through China

Well, I'm not exactly passing through China, but rather visiting Shanghai for the Intel Developer forum. It's an interesting city, and with a population of 18 million people there are actually more people living there than in my own country.…