Part of the Thought for the weekend series
How to live a life – this Shakespearian brief candle? Should I listen to the beat of a bass drum instead of an ancient tom-tom? Would I dare dance to strange new music with a different step? “Forward” is my futile response. Forward – with difficult questions. John Denver expressed it succinctly, “If there’s an answer, it’s just that it’s just that way”. Bill Gross, Janus, May 4
“The world faces many challenges, now more than ever,” he told the audience. “And we hope that by building a globally available service, sharing content from all parts of the world, that we can do our part of increasing global understanding towards a goal of greater peace and empathy.” Asked later by BuzzFeed News to elaborate on that point, Hastings said entertainment had always played a role in “exposing people to influences beyond their sphere”. He pointed to shows such as Orange Is the New Black , which he said had created a much better understanding of transgender issues that are rarely portrayed in television. Sarandos added: “The more you know about people, the more likely you are to not go to war with them.”
A Goldman Sachs wife explains: ‘My nanny does the school run, and attends all the parent-teacher stuff that I can’t – she’s a face for our family, and I need her to be beautifully presented.’ And, of course, a really beautiful nanny isn’t just attractive to the father of the family – sapphic affairs can happen as well. Likewise, not all nannies are female, and a hot male nanny can be a very seductive proposition. Overall, it transpires that there are major benefits to a hot nanny. –“Practically perfect! The hottest nannies in London” Tatler
General Secretary, your back and my gazeMy eyes are giving birth to this poemMy fingers are burning on my cellphone I think hard for this poemSearching almost every part of my bodyIt blocks my blood vessels and nervesIt fluctuates in the Yellow River and Yangtze RiverIt’s running on the Great WallIt follows the camel bell on “One Belt, One Road”And the warm bliss from mighty ships and high-speed trains
Any start-up where fortunes are won and lost, and fortunes have been won and lost in this last two month period, and unfortunately we had to battle it out to get to this point, but we’re there, I believe we’re there anyway, I can’t say for sure we’re there, but I feel very confident that we’re past the worst, and we now move on from here. It’s solid, it’s stable, we’re in a good space, we’re in a good spot, and we’ve held our nerve, I’ve forced you to hold out your nerve because I asked you to and I have taken you through that. But we’re past that point, and now it’s all sunshine and light. –Dan Wagner, speaking to Powa staff in an internal video in late 2015
We wanted to create a modern hub for consumers to share social and immersive experiences that were anchored in the exploration of our cola’s artisanal craft and flavor,” shared Seth Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer, PepsiCo North America Beverages. From Pepsi Unveils New Hospitality Venture with Launch of Kola House — an NYC “Experiential [sic] Lounge and Event Space” designed in partnership with “Renaissance man and legendary music icon Lenny Kravitz” that will offer “specialty plates inspired by the kola nut”.
This ontological inequality will separate those who adapt from those who resist – the material winners and losers in all senses of the word. The winners may even benefit from some form of radical human improvement generated by certain segments of the fourth industrial revolution (such as genetic engineering) from which the losers will be deprived. This risks creating class conflicts and other clashes unlike anything we have seen before. An excerpt from The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab, executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.