As new social media sites, apps and functions are launched, brands scramble to figure out the best way to use them – I love this hysterical example of using Periscope streaming video by Glidden paint company, which invites people to watch paint dry – and many did!
The CDC has created a map of the US showing the leading cause of death in each state. Louisiana, you’ve got some explaining to do.
Microsoft Paul Allen is funding the Allen Cell Types Database, a massive database aiming to create a comprehensive map of the human brain. This could be extremely important for finding treatments and cures for diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
It’s a great time of year for inspiration, as many leaders are invited to make commencement speeches. Apple’s Tim Cook focused his speech on the lessons he learned from Steve Jobs, and there are many. CNN quotes one that I think is very applicable to all of us: “Your values matter. They are your North Star,” Cook said. “Otherwise it’s just a job, and life is too short for that. The sidelines are not where you want to live your life. There are problems that need to be solved and injustices that need to be ended.”
Are you a risk taker? Take this quiz and tell me what you got. (PS – I’m “average.”)
– Carly Kuper, VP, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications
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