Timelapse of Hurricane Sandy from Space

WOW. THIS IS AMAZING!

It gets really cool at :40 seconds

How Brands Can Capitalize On The Connection Between Health And Happiness | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

It’s good to see articles talking about telling stories in advertising and even better to see them connecting the subject of those stories to things like happiness and health.

I’m a little weary of the Campbells example though. I’ve never known them to be a champion of super healthy foods. They have high salt contents and cans that contain BPA. The video to mean feels inauthentic and surface. Basically, look at these happy and healthy people. Oh, by the way that’s because they eat campbells soup. Where’s the substance? What’s so healthy about your soup?

While the concept of the article is great, I’m fearful it’s swapping “exploiting fear and negative emotions” for exploiting the growing desire for brands to deliver on health and happiness which a survey shows people feel go hand-in-hand.

You be the judge:

How Brands Can Capitalize On The Connection Between Health And Happiness | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.

What You Won’t Hear in the Presidential Debates: Conservative Solutions to Climate Change | Environment on GOOD

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Insights & Reflections | No Comments

Great interview with Alex Bozmoski, director of strategy and operations for the Energy & Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University, providing insight to right-of-center solutions to climate change. What I like most about this article is the balanced assessment of each sides POV on the issue.

“The thing is, not all conservatives are global-warming-denying, gas-guzzling coal lovers. It’s that climate science has a branding problem. … Oil and coal have become energy sources conservatives must love, while things like energy efficiency and renewable energy have become stand-ins for liberal politics, government intervention, taxes, take your pick,” says Alex Bozmoski.

The article goes on to paint a clear picture of how to reach right-of-center people on the issue and it’s not about using the “doom and gloom if the government doesn’t act” approach. For Young Conservatives for Energy Reform (http://www.yc4er.org/) it’s a family issue. For military it’s about saving lives, not gaining efficiency or saving gallons.

Finally, I like how the article closes with a vision of how left and right-of-center people can work together: Left-of-center delivers sentiments and right-of-center delivers solutions.

It’s refreshing to hear from a conservative how actually believes in the science and sees climate change as an economic opportunity!

What You Won’t Hear in the Presidential Debates: Conservative Solutions to Climate Change | Environment on GOOD.

Color photos of Nazi-occupied Poland, 1939-1940

A sobering collection of color photography from Nazi occupied Poland in 1939–1940. It sheds a different compassion and empathy on a well known time period.

A silver lining may be to think about how far we have come as a global society. Yes, we have a ways, a long ways to go but look back 70 years and compare it to today. There is a lot we can learn from those 70 years, hopefully we learn how to apply it to the next 70.

Color photos of Nazi-occupied Poland, 1939-1940.

Color photos of Nazi-occupied Poland, 1939-1940

A sobering collection of color photography from Nazi occupied Poland in 1939–1940. It sheds a different compassion and empathy on a well known time period.

A silver lining may be to think about how far we have come as a global society. Yes, we have a ways, a long ways to go but look back 70 years and compare it to today. There is a lot we can learn from those 70 years, hopefully we learn how to apply it to the next 70.

Color photos of Nazi-occupied Poland, 1939-1940.

swissmiss | Human Communication

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Education, Insights & Reflections, Social | No Comments

If we all learned to listen, truly listen, there might be a lot less noise at the end.

swissmiss | Human Communication.

swissmiss | Human Communication

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Education, Insights & Reflections, Social | No Comments

If we all learned to listen, truly listen, there might be a lot less noise at the end.

swissmiss | Human Communication.

Why Your Company Needs A Full-Time, Idea-Killing Chief Dissent Officer | Fast Company

Just say no! No, really, no can be good, so good in fact this article is calling for an official position to be created around it. The Chief Dissent Officer.

Why Your Company Needs A Full-Time, Idea-Killing Chief Dissent Officer | Fast Company.

Why Your Company Needs A Full-Time, Idea-Killing Chief Dissent Officer | Fast Company

Just say no! No, really, no can be good, so good in fact this article is calling for an official position to be created around it. The Chief Dissent Officer.

Why Your Company Needs A Full-Time, Idea-Killing Chief Dissent Officer | Fast Company.