I promise, this is not another premature eulogy for Steve Jobs. I saw this on Google+ this morning. This is an old video of Steve Jobs responding to a critic at the World Wide Developers Conference in 1997, shortly after Jobs returned to Apple. One thing immediately jumped out at me… In the context of [...]
John Lahr, New Yorker theater critic, wrote a piece on Julie Taymor’s frustration with the process of creating a new theatrical work in the era of instant feedback, Twitter, and focus groups. It’s a great piece, full of historical perspective on the role of audience (that is to say, amateur) criticisms of theater. He rubbed [...]
In our irrational minds, this is no longer about Chase’s money that we might win. Instead, this is our $20,000 to lose. This is a big difference, and it makes us more more anxious, and it will feel a lot worse to lose the $20,000 than it would have felt good to win it.
UPDATE on endowment possibilities at the end… I may be late to the party on this discussion; many 2amt commentators were featured in today’s You’ve Cott Mail dispatch. But one risk of Chase Community Giving has gone largely unexplored: what effects would a huge financial windfall have on a small charity’s decision-making? Everybody obediently chasing [...]