Business Lessons from the Beatles
If you wish to achieve Beatle-level success in your field, you must first learn to think like a Beatle, say two authors who have analyzed the band's business strategies over the years.
What many fans may not know is that Lennon and his bandmates were not just talented musicians. They were also canny businessmen. The Beatles’ moneymaking power continues even now, well over three decades after they broke up, with four full albums still ranked among iTunes’ top 100 bestsellers nearly a month after they became available in a deal with Apple’. As Lennon once said, the Beatles at their height may have been more popular than Jesus, but many businesspeople would be happy to just be as popular as the rock ‘n’ roll band on its worst day.
New research links urban planning and political polarization.
- Canadian researchers find that excessive reliance on cars changes political views.
- Decades of car-centric urban planning normalized unsustainable lifestyles.
- People who prefer personal comfort elect politicians who represent such views.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
Science and the squishiness of the human mind. The joys of wearing whatever the hell you want, and so much more.
- Why can't we have a human-sized cat tree?
- What would happen if you got a spoonful of a neutron star?
- Why do we insist on dividing our wonderfully complex selves into boring little boxes
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