Laurent Audiot and Gérard Depardieu at a watercress farm in Méréville, France Foto: Alastair Miller
What Europe is watching is Gérard Depardieu feeding himself. At one point he rants against the globalisation and says: „Dinner shouldn’t come to us. We should go to dinner. When I want french food, I must travel to France – Not the other way around.”
Mail just in says: “Change is good”
No pun intended, Austin.
See the real ingenious Austin Kleon blackouts
“Change is good.” says my darling daughter in her ever so eloquent, recent mail and proves her thesis with this simple truth: “It’s reliable”.
She has a way with words, an amazing husband, is courageous and most likely a fabulous mom to my grandson Callum. All well out there in Oregon. All well here too. Hurray for the Curriers! Thank you.
Try being focused – concentration is key
AMOUR 65 1 ©Malavida
And then she says something I needed to hear:
Your authority comes from your audience, from how you help that audience get something they want.
Move over citizen journalism: here comes a much smarter future
First off or perhaps there is a simultaneous development underway, the consumer is returning to being a citizen and continues to take on responsibility. When did the citizen become a consumer anyway?
Can I still post cat pictures?
Yes you can.
A little souvenir from the German/French Arte tv documentary:
Wünsche werden wahr. Die Entstehung des Kaufhauses
(whishes come true – the rise of the department store).
“The customer is not dependant on us – we are dependant on her.”
“The customer is not bothersome, she doesn’t disrupt our work, it is her what it’s all about.”
“We don’t do her a favour when we serve her. She does us a service when she offers the opportunity to serve her.”
Aristide Boucicaut, Bon Marché
A compendium of answers Edge founder John Brockman collected by posing his annual question — “What scientific idea is ready for retirement?”
“To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact,” — Charles Darwin.
A catalog of broken theories that hold us back from the conquest of Truth.
Much effort and rigor goes into what idea we must dispose of. Is it time to consider that in the early 21. century we are picking up where the age of enlightenment left of in the 18th Century?
A belief that animals where without foresight and empathy is what we fifty-somethings grew up with.
We believed that fishes won’t feel pain since they were not equipped with a voice we could understand.
Read in full by Maria Popova.