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The future 100: 2024 edition.

“Be future-ready and dive into 100 micro trends spanning culture creativity and connection. Join us as we take you on a journey into tomorrow’s world; a world where in the face of a bewildering amount of new technology, people are […]

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Mindsets of modern midlife women.

Commissioned by consumer VC firm Listen Ventures, this report focuses on women roughly ages 37 to 62. “The goal of this body of work is to unpack the mindsets that define midlife womanhood in the US in a consumer-obsessed way […]

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A theory of grift.

“Why does the world increasingly seem to be awash in grift? There’s a supply story and a demand story: many of the traits that make people excellent grifters used to have more legitimate applications, but don’t any longer. Meanwhile, there […]

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Rory Sutherland interview.

The author of Alchemy built a career applying the practical outcomes of behavioral economics. “Join Daniel and Rory for a fascinating conversation exploring Rory’s key learnings from a lifetime in marketing, why he co-founded a behavioral science unit at the […]

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Is Dr. Bronner’s the last corporation with a soul?

That’s the title of this GQ post. The author admires the company, as you might imagine. “Emanuel, who possessed no advanced degree but was undeterred in adopting a physician’s title, founded Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps in the late 1940s, in […]

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Celebrity-led brands are the future of consumer products.

“You might dismiss as mere gimmicks products from YouTube stars like MrBeast and Logan Paul—think Feastables snacks and Prime energy drinks, respectively. But billionaire venture capitalist Marc Andreessen leans toward another view: that they represent the future of consumer-product relationships.” ~ learn […]