The Sunday Diigo Links Post (weekly)

by Yule Heibel on October 18, 2009

What should be the Sunday Diigo Links Post just turned into a Monday Links Post.

It appears I’m still shaking a case of drift, unable to anchor myself even once a week to this place (my blog). At least I still read some things on the web, as the links (whether Sunday or Monday) indicate.

  • One of the better definitions of “brand” that I’ve read in a while:
    “You can build a brand (shorthand for relationships, beliefs, trust, permission and word of mouth).”

    Love the last sentence, too:
    “The reason the internet is such a home to wow business models is that it’s easier to create a network here than any other time in history.”
    So true.

    tags: seth_godin, branding, competitiveness, marketing

  • “While there are 191 nations in the world, just 40 significant mega-regions power the global economy. Home to more than one-fifth of the world’s population, these 40 megas account for two-thirds of global economic output and more than 85% of all global innovation.”
    Interesting idea: that mega-regions are actually more significant as drivers than nation-states when discussing economic competitiveness.

    tags: richard_florida, mega_regions, cities, nation_states, economies

  • “chashama supports thriving cultural communities by transforming temporarily vacant properties into spaces where art can flourish. By recycling and repurposing buildings in transition, we invest in neighborhoods, foster local artists, and sustain a vast range of creativity and culture. “
    Really love this concept: work with property owners to let artists use currently empty/ unleased space as galleries.

    tags: chashama, arts, public_art, retail, real_estate

  • “If you’ve ever felt doomed to repeat your mistakes, researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory may have explained why: Brain cells may only learn from experience when we do something right and not when we fail.”

  • The radical absence of successes in my life of late is undoubtedly contributing to my increasing sense of dullness and terminal stupidity, and is adding to the ocean of failure I’m drowning in.

    tags: neuroscience

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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