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The Blend, Feb 9

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People are sharing good stuff all the time. Things that make us smarter, think more creatively and encourage us to push ourselves just a little bit harder. When we find these things, we put them in The Blend and share them with you.

Here’s some good thinking from good thinkers to start the week…

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Scott Galloway of NYU Stern can tell you the future-outlook of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook in a uniquely fast-paced, and entertaining, 15-minute presentation.

Everyone says that the pace of organizations to ‘become digital’ is fast, but it’s not. Rather, it’s learned helpless, willful blindness and the snail syndrome.

When you watch a really good story you become engrossed. When it’s a great story, you become emotionally engrossed. MetLife just put out a great ad.

Here’s a book that judges you by its cover.

And here’s a big bet (from someone you know): “The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve more than anyone else’s.”

We Are Social has released an amazing 376-slide deck on the state of digital, social and mobile in 2015.

Not to be outdone, the BBC has a recording of what it sounds like to be in outer space.

The new logo design by Sonos pulses like a speaker when it’s scrolled. If you love good design, this is a must-see.

Telsa has a button on the dashboard called “Insane Mode.” It’s fast, and here’s the reaction video to prove it. *language warning

If you’ve categorically dismissed podcasts then you’re missing out. 99% Invisible is part of the resurgence and a recent episode tells the story of why we have the cuddly teddy bear.

The NHL is putting GoPro cameras on player helmets, which is cool, and will help ratings.

There might be a small way we can help fight the disease of being busy.

And finally, The NY Times wrote a nice piece on how, and why, Apple overtook Microsoft.

Here’s to a productive, creative and thought-filled week.