TECHNOLOGY THING … YOU MAKE MY HEART SING

“Could you have a makeup artist and a fashion person and a thing that’s taking care of the technology to create opportunity for clients in a different way?”

Hollywood superagent Ari Emanuel, exhibiting a very vague embrace of Silicon Valley creatures in his digital strategy, Fast Company, 18 March 2013

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THE FIRST STEP IS ADMITTING YOU HAVE A PROBLEM

“The challenges are substantial, but the opportunity to make Google more collaborative and relevant to users wherever they are is enormous.”

The developers behind Google’s social network, openly admitting they have a problem with relevance, Google+ Developers, 20 March 2013

MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE SPLURGED ON THE UPGRADE

“It’s like flying a plane, and you’re trying to find the right altitude and you’re doing it with a four-year-old company and four-year-old processes and four-year-old systems.”

Groupon co-CEO Eric Lefkofsky, offering a not-so-reassuring mix of metaphors for how he’s steering the daily-deals company, Fast Company, 13 March 2013