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Most surreal crowdfunding video ever?

Most surreal crowdfunding video ever?

We are big fans of ridiculous corporate videos at The BLN. So much money, so little clue.

This one for crowdfunding app Wimble is the strangest we have seen for a while. I wonder if it got funded?

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Ha, dad!

ears

ears

 

Ahh. The joy of getting your ears pierced for the first time.

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Man can’t balance the demands of running company with his family. What he did next may surprise you…

Man can’t balance the demands of running company with his family. What he did next may surprise you…

He resigned from the company. Max Shireson, CEO of MongoDB resigns with some pointed comments about how women are treated in the workplace before announcing his resignation to spend more time with his family.

“Earlier this summer, Matt Lauer asked Mary Barra, the CEO of GM, whether she could balance the demands of being a mom and being a CEO. The Atlantic asked similar questions of PepsiCo’s female CEO Indra Nooyi. As a male CEO, I have been asked what kind of car I drive and what type of music I like, but never how I balance the demands of being both a dad and a CEO.” “Friends and colleagues often ask my wife how she balances her job and motherhood. Somehow, the same people don’t ask me.”

Full resignation letter here. Great honesty and still unusual in a world where business still often seems to be the most important thing in an executive’s life. Is it possible to strike a good balance?

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Fear of flying? This is strangely reassuring.

While my rational side knows that flying is relatively safe, whenever I step onto a plane I can’t help feeling that in fact, aeroplanes defy all the known laws of physics. Then as you taxi down the runway there is a bump or a jerk or a grind that you haven’t felt before and your mind starts to wander. Moments after take off the plane banks and I find myself worrying the plane is outside the acceptable safety envelope.

This video of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner being prepared for the Farnborough Air Show is rather reassuring then.

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The Conference Attendee Manifesto

The Conference Attendee Manifesto

Thank you Ian Clifford, of YouRock for this rather brilliant charter. It made us very happy to think that you noticed what we try to do every time we put something together.

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