Saturday, December 8, 2012

Quiet please! Newspaper readers save the pennies, again.

Newspapers, tabloids in particular, are always giving their readers
a reason to save the expense for a paper, do without the nonsense they
churn out.  Princess Kate's pregnancy and the media circus around that
could be one of many reasons for further serious circulation declines in the
coming months.

The decline in audience continued again in November. The UK tabloids
are in permanent decline. The figures in the UK are an indication of where the
newspapers in Ireland are heading.
Read more: The November circulations compared to September and a year ago.

The Irish media could become victims of their own. The love the economic
crisis since it began, consider bad news to be good news for them.
Until that habit turns out to become their nemesis.

An article in 2010 took up this then new habit of the Irish media, how they
indulge in the crisis. Once in a while it happens that people, companies or
organizations dig their own grave.
The big sin by the Irish media is that they are making no effort to be helpful
and useful in the crisis. Instead they are matters worse, continue to be a real
Read more: Crisis everywhere except in the Irish media.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Succes and fun: Chinese grandpa modelling for granddaughter's fashion

Another great internet success story. A 72 years old grandpa is modeling
his granddaughter's teen fashion. He just wanted to help her. And have a bit
of fun with the family.
It's no wonder that it all became an internet sensation within a short period of time.
See here for yourself.

A business blog that gets it right since 2005 when it got started

Calculated risk is a business and economics that got it always right.
First of all, Calculated Risk was right in the diagnosis of the sub-prime mess
and ensuing problems in the housing market.
Meantime calculated risk is more positive in it's outlook on the US economy
because of a closer look of the many underlying factors and data. It's a blog that
is definitely worth introducing.
Business Insider just published a really interesting interview with Bill McBride, it's founder.
Read more: The Genius Who Invented Economics blogging ...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Stupid advertising. The death bed confessions of an ad exec: It's not worth it.

"It turns out it was just advertising. There was no higher calling." People fed up
with the excesses of advertising find the final death bed admission of an
advertising executive very interesting. He admitted to having wasted his life
for a rather trivial purpose when looking back at it after being diagnosed with
Read more: It's not worth it.

The admissions of this advertising executive are matched what an Australian nurse
who worked for many years in palliative care found out from people in their
death bed. Five common regrets came out regularly.
(It is a book that was introduced on this blog some time ago already and
is introduced again.)
Read more: Regrets of the dying

Friday, March 23, 2012

The big changes in the media landscape due to technology and social media

Paul Gillin, publisher of Newspaper Death Watch, just wrote a
really interesting article about the changes in the media business.
There are the self made problems haunting many newspapers.
And there are the new media and technology.
Read more: The Power of One

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What people regret most when dying. The five major regrets

Bronnie Ware worked many years in palliative care in Australia.
There are the five top regrets that came up again and again.
Issues definitely worthwhile to consider in good time.
Read more

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Arrests in phone hacking. Here is the music, sound track to such events

The arrest of Rebecca Brooks and others today certainly won't
be last. Here is the Bad Boys song, the appropriate tune to
such events. Enjoy and have fun.

Monday, January 16, 2012

When books come to life after hours

The book shop closes, everybody leaves, the lights are turned off.
It's then that the books are waking up and coming to life. A Toronto
book shop has done a brilliant job doing this video.

The joy of books: