17

Sep

New York in the fall: discover our editor’s must-see list of exhibitions via artnet.

New York in the fall: discover our editor’s must-see list of exhibitions via artnet.

15

Sep

A Twitter Triumph, via @NYTimes

Michael Kors is fashion’s $1 billion man, and he’s apparently its social media king as well.

Well, at least on Twitter. Mr. Kors was the most tweeted-about designer over the course of New York Fashion Week, according to data from the social media company. Between Fashion Week’s opening day, Sept. 4, through the end of the night on Thursday, Mr. Kors’s name (andTwitter handle) were tweeted nearly 113,000 times, according to Twitter’s data.

Finishing in second place was Ralph Lauren with nearly 69,000 tweets. Mr. Lauren had the benefit of two shows over the course of the week. Mr. Lauren’s new Polo for Women line had a show in Central Park on Monday night that featured giant holographic models, and the designer’s main label runway show, which included Julianne Moore in the front row, was on Thursday morning. Read on…

12

Sep

#NYFW.

09

Sep

If.

If tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not here to see,
If the sun should rise you find your eyes all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.
I know how much you love me, as much as I love you
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand.
He said my place was ready, in heaven far above
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love. 
But as I turned and walked away a tear fell from my eye.
For all my life I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do.
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.
I thought of all the yesterdays the good ones and the bad.
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you and maybe see you smile.
But then I fully realized that this could never be,
For emptiness and memories would take the place of me.
When I thought of worldly things I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did my heart was filled with sorrow.
When I walked through heavens gates I felt so much at home.
God looked down and smiled at me from his great golden throne
He said, “This is eternity and all I’ve promised you”
Today your life on earth has passed but here life starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow, but today will always last
And since each day is the same there’s no longing for the past.
You have been so faithful so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things you knew you shouldn’t do.
You have been forgiven and now at last you’re free.
So won’t you come and take my hand and share my life with me?
So when tomorrow starts with out me don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me, I’m right here in your heart.

Author: Richelle
Inspired by Camille Marotte

The Nike Jet.

Home field advantage gives professional athletes an undeniable edge, but this intangible benefit might not just have to do with raucous home fans. A bad night’s sleep is probably just as much of burden. Studies show that athletes who cross more than three timezones end up with a 60 percent chance of losing their games. While team owners pay hundreds of millions of dollars building customized training facilities to eke out tiny improvements in player conditioning, they still subject their star centers to the crooked necks that come from flying in chartered, but nonetheless commercial, jets. (via Wired)

Seattle-based design firm Teague has been developing airline interiors for almost as long as there have been airplanes and recently joined forces with Nike to create aconcept cabin that is meant to swaddle athletes in supreme comfort—and, in doing so, unlock their peak performance. Read on…

07

Sep

Chase the sun. 

Chase the sun. 

06

Sep

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me.

As of late, I’ve felt a lack of inspiration… a need for a reminder, for a purpose, for a point of view. Here, Camille Marotte, gives exactly that. Thank you. 

If Tomorrow Starts Without Me from Camille Marotte on Vimeo.

03

Sep

The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
Albert Einstein (via theworldisglobalbaby)

25

Aug

Foodie’s Guide to Eating Out in Ibiza: 10 Must-Try Restaurants

10

Aug

Soundbite.

"Kanye" by The Chainsmokers feat. Siren
I’ll be the king of me. 

05

Aug

The Shifting Ground of Strategy.

We’re all trying our best to remain standing, but the ground beneath us is shifting at an accelerating rate. The implications for strategy are profound, but few have explored this terrain. - by John Hagel, via LinkedIn

Strategies of position are back

Strategy was once all about position – all that mattered was where you were located and whether there were barriers to entry. As structural advantages eroded, this view of strategy fell out of vogue. In its place, we heard all about strategies of movement and capability– it was all about your “core competencies” and how quickly you could move across a changing landscape. Now, it looks like strategies of position will reassert themselves with a vengeance.

What do I mean by that? There’s no question that the ground is shifting – for more on that, see our Shift Index. But, here’s the paradox, at the very same time that the ground is shifting, it matters more and more where we’re standing.

We’ve just released a major new research report at the Center for the Edge – The Hero’s Journey through the Landscape of the Future – which focuses on one fundamental shift that will impact an increasing array of businesses. Specifically, we look at trends towards fragmentation and concentration in the economy. What parts of the economy are fragmenting into smaller and smaller entities and what parts of the economy are concentrating into larger and larger entities? The answer to this question is vitally important to executives yet few are explicitly asking this question, much less answering it in any systematic way.

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30

Jul

Soundbite: “Drinking About You (The Chainsmokers Remix) by Bebe Rexha.

Fun fact, Bebe Rexha actually wrote Monster by Rihanna and Eminem.

20

Jul

17

Jul

Tidbit: Company of Genius

Not a bad way to start your Thursday... In this new video, L2 Head of Research Maureen Mullen speaks about the genius strategy of Michael Kors since it went public in December 2011.

Since then, share prices have steadily increased from just over $20 per share to near $100 per share. Early on, Michael Kors built a relationship with young consumers by appearing on Project Runway. In 2009, 28.7% of the brands’ 400 million sales were done through direct-to-consumer online sales or brand stores. In 2012, 48.1% of its $1.3 billion sales were done through brand owned and operated stores.

Also remarkable about Michael Kors’ growth from a $400 million company to a $1.3 billion one, is that marketing costs did not explode in the process. Michael Kors reduced advertising in traditional channels such as television and print, and invested in social platforms.

Michael Kors, the designer, has 2.07 million followers on Twitter, and has leveraged his success on television to make the brand name even more recognizable. The brand has built a video platform called “Living the Kors Life” and syndicated its content across all Michael Kors content channels.

Michael Kors has also become synonymous with Instagram. In October 2012, it launched an Instagram contest inviting users to share how they styled their Michael Kors watches with the hashtag #MKTimeless. In November of 2013, the brand ran the first Instagram sponsored post and added 34,000 new followers in 24 hours.

Company of Genius: Michael Kors from L2 Think Tank on Vimeo.

16

Jul

The Freedom to Innovate

Via: Nick Grossman

I spent the last two days in meetings with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and his staff, discussing their proposed Open Internet rules (aka net neutrality).  Monday’s meeting was with a group of NYC VCs, and Tuesday’s meeting was with group of NYC startup CEOs and GCs.

Coming out of these meetings, and after working on this over the past several months, a few things have become increasingly clear.  Specifically, what we mean when we talk about the “freedom to innovate” and why it’s important for the future of the internet (both infrastructure and applications).

The question that the Chairman opened both meetings with was: how can the FCC achieve the dual goals of “access” and “flexibility”.  ”Access” meaning the ability for websites, startups, apps and content providers to reach end-users (and vice versa), and “flexibility” meaning the ability for internet access providers to expand and improve their networks in new (and potentially unexpected) ways.

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