Wednesday, August 31, 2011

If You Have Enough Attention

Song: Midnight City by M83 (this album is going to be amazing)
Surfing the internet instead of studying (of course) and I came across this article about Oregon football and it got me thinking way too much for a sports article. This is a simple idea, but it is very true: If you have enough attention you can get whatever you want. Here is a quote from the article with a link to the whole thing:
"Economics is the study of the allocation of resources that are scarce. These days, more and more, information isn't scarce. Stuff isn't scarce. What's scarce is attention. The companies that win in an attention economy are those that win the eyeballs of people who have too much to look at. Too many ads. Too many screens in too many places. Too many games on too many channels on too many days of the week.
"This new economy," Goldhaber said in Cambridge in January 1997, "is based on endless originality.
"If you have enough attention," he added, "you can get anything you want."
John C. Beck cowrote a book called The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business. "Just go back to what gets attention in the animal world," he said. One thing is fear. Another thing is bright colors."

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bill Simmons

Song Headlines by Drake

I love Bill Simmons and this great advice for college

"That reminds me, it's my duty to pass along these five rules for anyone heading to college: stay active beyond your classes (newspaper, radio station, etc.); don't date anyone for longer than two semesters; always drink liquor before beer and not vice-versa; don't forget to call your parents every few days; and approach your classes the same way Shaq approached his NBA career. In other words, don't kill yourself trying to become the best center of all time; just do enough to eventually get mentioned in the top 10, and enjoy every moment along the way. Shaq could have ended up with a 3.95 in the NBA; he settled for a 3.4. Ultimately, did it really matter? He won three four rings, made something like $300 million, clinched a spot on the "best 15 players ever" list, kicked ass for three straight postseasons and will be remembered by everybody who watched him. That's what you want to get out of college."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Cell PHONEZZZ and music

So remember that goalIi had to be less dependent on my cell phone? Well I didn't do so hot in Vegas (being alone makes a cell phone necessary) now I am in Nebraska, but I do not get service in my basement apartment. So problem solved on being dependent. However, I am now more dependent on the internet.

Haven't blogged for a while here are a few things I've been listening to.

Come to the City by the War on Drugs-

Gangsta by Tune Yards-

Cinemetropolis by Blue Scholars-

Civilian by Wye Oak-

Society is My Friend by Kurt Vile-