Hope you're having a great week. Here are a few things I've been reading, writing and pondering lately. Enjoy!
Can a shredded painting be worth more than it's original version? Banksy's latest prank shows us how the value of an offering can shift based on engagement, impact and most importantly, what its context can lend.
Check out how this inspired some brands to come up with creative visuals of their own based on the greatest art hacks of recent times.
Marketing executives make important decisions about high-level content strategy, budget, and personnel, but aren’t always content experts themselves.
We created this guide to help execs empower their teams, not constrain them.
That former Canadian spy is Shane Parrish, founder of Farnam Street. What started as a blog has grown into a newsletter with 190,000+ people on its email list, speaking gigs, courses and a premium plan that has allowed Shane to quit his day job. This is real business built on content and a great story.
Rocket is a little Mac app that makes it easier to use emojis. It works in all your apps. (Thanks to Spencer Fry for sharing this on Twitter.)
5. Random Links
- This Alaskan chalet looks really, really cool.
- Here's a very thorough guide to starting a blog.
- Robert Cialdini was great on the Masters in Business podcast.
- Buffer's new Instagram Story creator tool is simple and useful.
Have a great weekend!
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