‘Remember well the outdoor smoking circle’

The lost art of gathering business narratives.

“Today, if I were looking for content for the intranet or the Web, I’d be asking myself every time one of those smokers told a story, ‘Is this a video? Is this a blog post? Is there an infographic in there?’”

(via flack me)

theatlantic: Can the Middle Class Be Saved? The Great Recession has accelerated the hollowing-out of the American middle class. And it has illuminated the widening divide between most of America and the super-rich. Both developments herald grave consequences. Here is … Continue reading

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