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10/21/2021
10 : 24

Showing Censored Art, Learning Innovation From Package Design and a SXSW 2022 Announcement | Non-Obvious Insights #292

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, This has been a big week of announcements for me. The new trailer for my latest book is now out (see below) and SXSW just
10/14/2021
10 : 54

Why Visualizations Fail, Making Baseball Less Boring and Secrets of Squid Game | Non-Obvious Insights #291

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Can the MLB really make baseball less boring? How did Squid Games become Netflix's most streamed series ever? What
10/7/2021
8 : 54

The Decline of Clubhouse, Dubai World Expo Highlights and Why Marketers Are To Blame For Facebook's Choices | Non-Obvious Insights #290

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Is Clubhouse ready to fade? Who should we really blame for Facebook's choice to put profits over people's well
10/3/2021
7 : 54

ICYMI: Finishing Beethoven's Lost Symphony, the Internet Blackout and the Ultimate Writing Keyboard | Non-Obvious Insights #289

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Are we headed for an Internet blackout today? Can technology imagine what Beethoven's unfinished 10th symphony would
9/30/2021
12 : 34

Finishing Beethoven's Lost Symphony, the Internet Blackout and the Ultimate Writing Keyboard | Non-Obvious Insights #289

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Are we headed for an Internet blackout today? Can technology imagine what Beethoven's unfinished 10th symphony would
9/23/2021
11 : 4

How To Fix Tantrum-Throwing Adults, Bringing Back the Woolly Mammoth and Why To Include "Dad" In Your Bio | Non-Obvious Insights #288

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, There were some recurring long term themes coming back in the stories this week, from another one about Amazon disregarding
9/16/2021
13 : 24

Chicago Messes With Texas, a Startup That Kills Hurricanes and Why Scientists Named a Fly After a Drag Queen | Non-Obvious Insights #287

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, What happens when two regions of a country start a war of words? Should we pit worthy causes against each other for funding
9/9/2021
14 : 14

Why Twitter Marketing Is A Waste, Job Ads For Witches and a $400B Desert City  | Non-Obvious Insights #286

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, You might have a deep reaction to some of the stories this week. In the ones I selected for you below, we'll talk about
9/2/2021
19 : 54

Why Cash Isn't Dead, Yahoo's Meaningless Rebrand and How Dogs Know You're Teasing Them  | Non-Obvious Insights #285

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, The world is burning and flooding, which made it hard to focus on anything else in the stories this week ... but it was
8/26/2021
11 : 34

Nirvana Album Cover Baby Sues Band, Potatoes With Human Fat Genes and the Most Epic Paralympic Sport | Non-Obvious Insights #284

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, The skies around me are filled with smoke this week as I sit in a Lake Tahoe hotel room preparing for an outdoor keynote
8/19/2021
11 : 24

Remote Workers Secretly Work Two Jobs, Deepfake Movie Trailers and Big Trade Shows Require Vaccines | Non-Obvious Insights #283

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Are you more productive working remotely? Probably not as productive as a handful of people who have figured out they can
8/13/2021
15 : 8

Why Entrepreneurs Lie, Luxury Co-Working, Psychic Candy Bars and a Hopeful New Climate Report | Non-Obvious Insights #282

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, I am back from a week on the road and getting ready for an exciting Fall season. Later this month I will be sharing lots
8/5/2021
11 : 24

American Consumers Are A Nightmare, Black Algae T-Shirts and the Neuroscience of Eating | Non-Obvious Insights #281

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, I have been on the road traveling for live events this week for the first time in more than a year, and people are excited
7/29/2021
14 : 24

How An Olympics Without Fans Hurts Athletes, a Missing Ancient Continent and Chief Heat Officers | Non-Obvious Insights #280

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, The Olympics are underway and I've been watching more hours of TV this week than I can remember in my recent lifetime,
7/22/2021
11 : 24

Why Everyone Might Quit, Wikipedia Can't Be Trusted and Your Data Won't Last Forever | Non-Obvious Insights #279

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Are we about to be headed for a big resignation where everyone quits their day jobs? What would you do if all of your data
7/16/2021
9 : 7

A Sneak Preview of What to Expect From the Tokyo 2020 Olympics | Non-Obvious Insights #278

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, My email was a bit delayed this week due to some travel, but I have a special edition for you this week to help you get
7/10/2021
6 : 2

The Upside of an Ego-Driven Space Race, Cup Noodle Ice Cream and An Insanely Useful Color Picking Tool | Non-Obvious Insights #277

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, What's the right color for hot dogs? You probably don't care, but the website that helps answer that question might
7/1/2021
10 : 54

Euphoric Beverages, America's Weirdest Holiday and Teaching Asian Kids To Be "Proud of their Eyes" | Non-Obvious Insights #276

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, I had some full pulling together some very unusual stories for you this week, from the new concept of "euphoric
6/24/2021
11 : 24

LEGO's Impossible Brick, Liberia's Bold Olympic Uniform and the Secret History of Monopoly | Non-Obvious Insights #275

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, It is just over one month until the Tokyo Olympics start and those of you who know me know I am a HUGE Olympic fan. I am
6/17/2021
11 : 34

What Not To Do For Juneteenth, Why English Majors Are Declining and a Genius B2B Marketing Idea | Non-Obvious Insights #274

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Earlier this week you might have seen my announcement about my latest book -- Beyond Diversity. I'm co-authoring it