Kanye West shows that for some people, arrogance can be a good marketing tool.
I'm amazed just how accessible and pervasive great design has become in our daily lives. Its everywhere I turn. Today I'm shocked when I see something that has not been designed well. It makes me think that creativity is becoming a commodity.
I watched three episodes of AMC's Mad Men this weekend and I'm absolutely hooked. Not only was it a brilliant choice to place the show in 1960, but the way the show mixes reality and fantasy is absolutely brilliant. The details make the show so much fun to watch.
I can't wait for Kid Nation to air on CBS. I hope the show is as good as the ads.
Whoever is responsible for putting out those Kidz Bop CD's, for the love of god, please stop. If you're gonna hire sound-a-likes, as least hire ones that can sing the song on the right key.
The smartest thing my wife and I ever did was to hire a labor and delivery doula for Samantha's birth. Everything went great, but it was good to have someone there who's been through hundreds of births to help us through the process. My one advice to all of our friends who are now pregnant with their first kid - hire a doula.
Someone should do a short documentary about B&H Photo. People talk about places like Harrods, Macy's, FAO Schwartz as being the meccas for shopping. But for me B&H Photo is one of the most interesting retail experiences ever.
For me, the most important lesson in marketing is to respect your audience and make people feel like they becoming part of something special that has a strong meaning and belief system.
David Duchovny is terrific as Hank Moody in Californication on Showtime. It proves once again that the most compelling characters in film and television are not the most likable ones.