Non-Obvious Insights

4/8/2021
11 : 24

VW's Underrated PR, Nike's Hypocrisy and the Myth of Sustainable Seafood | Non-Obvious Insights #264

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, A clever yet underappreciated April Fools Day joke, a surprising finding from a remote work survey and several new stories
4/1/2021
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Vaccine Tourism, Dangerously Gamified Investing, Chief TikTok Officers and the Saddest Date Ever | Non-Obvious Insights #263

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, For as long as people have been talking about the pandemic, they have been imagining what the "new normal" will
3/25/2021
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Asian American Identity, How Misinformation Spreads and Why Trump Was Right | Non-Obvious Insights #262

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, As I write this I'm all packed and ready to take my first flight in more than a year. We were lucky to get our
3/18/2021
11 : 24

Chicago's Lost Businesses, The End of Video Games and Bringing Bob Ross Back To Life | Non-Obvious Insights #261

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, This felt like a bittersweet week filled with stories of people looking back on the one year anniversary of when everything
3/14/2021
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Sunday Recap: Disney's Insignificant Stories, Haunting Ice Music, and Funny German Pandemic Vocabulary | Non-Obvious Insights #260

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Just in case you missed my email this week, here's a quick recap for you ... Can social media make us kinder? What do
3/13/2021
10 : 24

Disney's Insignificant Stories, Haunting Ice Music, Explaining NFTs and How To Actually Support Women | Non-Obvious Insights #260

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Earlier this week was International Women's Day and its a time when men often get conflicting advice about how to best
3/4/2021
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Brand Chernobyl, Aloneliness, Ageless Instagrannies and the Upside of Solitude | Non-Obvious Insights #259

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, How would you brand the city of Chernobyl? Is the eroding our alone time? Do misinformation spreaders deserve to be banned
2/25/2021
12 : 24

NASA's Secret Message, the Truth About Cheese and Why Athlete's Birthdays Matter | Non-Obvious Insights #258

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, This week NASA landed the Perseverance rover on Mars and sent back the first recording of what Mars actually sounds like.
2/18/2021
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The Future of Events, Lab Grown Wood and 25 Lessons In Diversity | Non-Obvious Insights #257

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, I found this to be sort of a week for reflection as I was thinking about our media culture, some big lessons from
2/13/2021
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Touch Deprivation, Martian Passport Stamps and the Rise of the Right To Repair Movement | Non-Obvious Insights #256

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, People are fond of declaring something the "new normal" - but doing that seems to assume change is something that
2/4/2021
12 : 44

Robotic Eyelash Extensions, the Future of Food and the Best + Worst Super Bowl Ads | Non-Obvious Insights #255

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, This week was a welcome break for me from the pressure of creating lots of content in a short time - and I used it to
1/28/2021
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Banned Books, Endangered Cosplay and 50+ Hours of Conversations About Diversity | Non-Obvious Insights #254

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, I have to admit, my head is spinning this week. After months of conversation, earlier this week we finally launched our Non
1/21/2021
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Inauguration, Transitions and Why Experience Is So Undervalued In Politics | Non-Obvious Insights #253

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, In the past week, I've spoken to more than a hundred people virtually as we record sessions for next week's big Non
1/15/2021
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Why Brands Redesign Logos and a Preview of the World's Most Ambitious Conversation About Diversity | Non-Obvious Insights #252

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Mind reading bikes. Redesigned corporate logos. Blockchain and the story of a postage stamp that saved the Panama Canal.
1/7/2021
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Hiring Without Resumes, Zuckerberg's Lost Notebook and a Sneak Preview of CES 2021 | Non-Obvious Insights #251

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Just hours after a small and violent group of pro-Trump protestors broke into the Capitol building - they were removed,
12/31/2020
12 : 24

2020 Year In Review and 2021 Non-Obvious Megatrends To Watch | Non-Obvious Insights #250

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, Welcome to the 250th edition of the Non-Obvious Insights email! Since it also happens to be the last day of the year (Happy
12/24/2020
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Return of Movie Theaters, Why JK Rowling Got Canceled & Unusual 2020 Time Capsule Ideas | Non-Obvious Insights #249

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, There's just one week left in the year and it's an unusual December for me ... the first time in a decade that I
12/17/2020
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Creative Christmas Cards, Colors of the Year and How Atlanta Became the Influencer Capital of America | Non-Obvious Insights #248

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, As I write this I'm watching the snow falling outside my window for this first time this year. On the screen in front
12/10/2020
12 : 44

Tinder's Year In Review, Polar Bear Trackers, "Smellicopters" and a Diversity Summit Unlike Any Other | Non-Obvious Insights #247

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, This week's stories feature drones that smell, 2020 dating trends from Tinder and a wonderfully non-obvious way to
12/4/2020
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How To Be An Optimist Without Being Annoying - Thanksgiving Edition | Non-Obvious Insights #245

The most interesting and non-obvious stories of the week. Dear Newsletterest, It's Thanksgiving here in the US and this week is all about gratitude. We all deserve to have something to feel