links for 2010-02-11
Over the past few months, Twitter has been used as an effective campaign tool to expose the corporate misdemeanors of many large companies, including Trafigura, H&M, and KFC. Paperchase is the latest recipient of a growing internet fire-storm, facing criticism over claims that the stationery giant allegedly plagiarised the artwork of a British, independent artist, decorating notebooks, tote bags and albums, and making them available for sale around the UK.
Too many people, when asked for their opinion, dissemble. Instead of giving an opinion, they push back. They ask; What do you think? Did you do any research? Etc. This is the work of the resistance. This is your lizard brain, hiding. It feels safe. It's not.You're an expert. If nothing else, you're an expert on life, on your opinion, on being a consumer. When I ask you for your opinion I'm not asking you for the right answer. I'm asking you for your opinion.