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Do people hate being in meetings with you?

by Adam Kleinberg

Do people hate being in meetings with you?

The meeting. That necessary evil. That gathering we love to hate -- yet can't resist scheduling. There's a reason meetings are so reviled: Most of them suck.

They're poorly organized, poorly run, and have no objective or value. People just show up for the sake of showing up—Then behave badly.

You're probably in a meeting right now.

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Becoming invaluable

by Adam Kleinberg

Becoming invaluable

If you follow me on Twitter, you're well aware that I was at the iMedia Breakthrough Summit last week. One of the best sessions I was able to attend was put on by Jessica Joines from DMR Partners. Her session was focused on how agencies and technology companies can better sell innovation through to their clients and customers. Here was some of her advice:

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Google's view on mobile

by Adam Kleinberg

Google's view on mobile

I'm at the iMedia Breakthrough Summit watching a presentation by Brendan Kraham from Google's mobile sales and product strategy team. He shared some of the exciting new initiatives being explored at Google and some strategic considerations we should be thinking about when it comes to executing in the mobile space.

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The State of Cat Memes 2011 to 2012

by Kasey Smith

The State of Cat Memes 2011 to 2012

The numbers don't lie: the internet is made of cats. Lots and lots and lots of cats.

Doubt me? Type "cats" into YouTube and you'll get back 1.3 million results. Type "cats" into Google Image Search and you'll get back 776 million results. Type "cats" into Twitter and you'll see an average of one cat-related tweet per second. That's a lot of digital hairballs! Mmmmm hairballs.

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Random Acts of Branding: Endless Pools

by Traction

Random Acts of Branding: Endless Pools

At Traction, we believe that quality design is a key foundation of a successful brand. Sadly, due to the ubiquity of digital tools and/or a lack of understanding the guiding principles of design, many companies are opting for poorly conceived or executed brand identity—either by choice or necessity. This pains us to no end.

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New Logo. New Problems.

by Traction

New Logo. New Problems.

Recently there was some kind of design community kerfuffle about the recently announced Ebay rebrand. Many designers were in such an uproar about the "blandness" new logo, that it inspired a design contest. A design contest of epically bad proportions.

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Performance-Based Compensation Issues

by Adam Kleinberg

Performance-Based Compensation Issues

I was interviewed yesterday by Jack Marshall from Digiday about the realities of performance-based compensation. It's a complex issue that easy for everyone to say the industry should be using, but never seems to happen in real life.

Here's a snip from the article.

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