Yeah, it’s called “winning.” Consumers FINALLY united about SOMETHING and we proved something real can be accomplished in the market by putting what we think out there and making our opinion visible.
We proved that we matter. Now if we can start applying this attitude to all of the market, we could see so much less of a screw job from who we buy everything we use from.
No more planned obsolescence on our household appliances? Legitimately useful warranties? Consumer protections? It could happen if people care and act in the same way we did with Xbox One.
The Forbes article about this for the details. Keep in mind, this doesn’t make Microsoft good.

Yeah, it’s called “winning.” Consumers FINALLY united about SOMETHING and we proved something real can be accomplished in the market by putting what we think out there and making our opinion visible.

We proved that we matter. Now if we can start applying this attitude to all of the market, we could see so much less of a screw job from who we buy everything we use from.

No more planned obsolescence on our household appliances? Legitimately useful warranties? Consumer protections? It could happen if people care and act in the same way we did with Xbox One.

The Forbes article about this for the details. Keep in mind, this doesn’t make Microsoft good.

This whole Abercrombie thing really chaps my hide.

I mean, this guy is nearly 70 and has power over children because he’s shaped a company around the idea he should dictate physical perfection and that anything outside of that is disgusting, unsuccessful, useless, and annoying.

When I was in high school, I refused to wear their clothes but I didn’t understand any of this stuff. I had no idea what body shame was or how it ties into marketing. I knew companies were full of shit, but it was on a hunch, pretty much. A gut feeling. When all the people who wore that shit had elitist attitudes, it made me dislike the brand by association to them. I’m positively negative towards these people.

I see now they were simply manipulated by a company most likely. They accepted what Jeffries said (albeit not outwardly in those days) and thought they were the chosen ones. Society manufactures these douche bags. They start out as kids, just like I was. My clothes came from Goodwill and Walmart, but we were the same at some point. Then you start to see these messages that appeal to a certain part of you, and you are either strong and stick to what you feel is truly right or wrong, or you buy into this easy fantasy that you are chosen.

But you aren’t. You’re a crop, being groomed to make money. Because those same people who were into this elite attitude and these messages now are in the same places doing the same things. Not that it’s bad to be in or around your hometown being semi-normal (this is actually what I do-ish) but they never became Jay Gatsby or whatever Mike Jeffries wants you to believe you will be if you buy his overpriced clothes.

It’s a lie. Ultimately people have to choose to believe it, but people do so in nativity. I am naive to how many things work at 28. People don’t know that having this $30 t-shirt won’t progress their lives. Ultimately, it may guide certain people into alliances that work out, but that’s because people like Jeffries don’t want us to be able to talk to each other. They want us all to feel crippling shame over one thing or another that keeps us from other people. They want a logo or a slogan to be the thing that unites us, so we associate the creation of friendship with their brand.

It’s all a bit nefarious, the tactics employed in today’s “capitalism” (quotes because it’s bastardized). But even more nefarious is the outright hatred he clearly has for people who don’t fit his mold. He said it very indirectly, by describing the things “cool, attractive” people ARE (which means the “freaks” aren’t). And that really gets under my skin. It’s hard to deal with that, and literally everyone does.

imageAt comic con, Adam West charges $60 for an autograph, and $60 for a photo opportunity, so if one were to buy both, that would be $120 all together. Do you think this is worth it? Do you think Adam West is being too greedy? If he was out of work, I guess it would make sense, but doesn’t Seth MacFarlane pay him enough? Also, I saw Lewis Black at one of his shows, and he signed autographs and took pictures for free. He was selling DVDs, but that was if u had nothing to sign, you could buy something

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This ad actually offends me. I get that they are trying to be jokey, but I’m pretty sure heavily implying that being stupid is good isn’t good. I’m really sick of ignorance being celebrated, but I won’t be able to stop it.
You know why? The ignorant citizen is the ideal customer. Someone who doesn’t know isn’t a hassle. Someone who knows they can pay less elsewhere will go elsewhere. Someone who knows their rights and how to contact the Better Business Bureau will not allow themselves to be screwed. Someone who knows that they are ultimately the one making business possible stays in the driver’s seat.
Someone who doesn’t know shit about anything walks in and believes what they’re told. It’s very simple, you are meant to be stupid - will you allow it to happen?
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This ad actually offends me. I get that they are trying to be jokey, but I’m pretty sure heavily implying that being stupid is good isn’t good. I’m really sick of ignorance being celebrated, but I won’t be able to stop it.

You know why? The ignorant citizen is the ideal customer. Someone who doesn’t know isn’t a hassle. Someone who knows they can pay less elsewhere will go elsewhere. Someone who knows their rights and how to contact the Better Business Bureau will not allow themselves to be screwed. Someone who knows that they are ultimately the one making business possible stays in the driver’s seat.

Someone who doesn’t know shit about anything walks in and believes what they’re told. It’s very simple, you are meant to be stupid - will you allow it to happen?

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I honestly hate Facebook. I will likely invest in them, though. That’s basically free money to sit around and go “well, Facebook is there.” I certainly can’t stop it (yet), so why not profit from them?
I don’t like money, either, to be honest. I think a resource-based economy is the more scientific and intelligent (not flawless, but better) approach.  Unfortunately, you kind of have to work on the system that people accept. Maybe someday I won’t have to look at the massive inequalities money creates.
Until then, if you have some money, buy Facebook stock this year. I’ll try to keep you updated as to when they offer it, but it’s probably the easiest money you’ll make in your life, assuming you have some to start with. It may help with some of those inequalities.
I suppose owning parts of a company you wish was different or not there is a smart way of beating them. Maybe. We’ll see.  (via Fast Company)
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I honestly hate Facebook. I will likely invest in them, though. That’s basically free money to sit around and go “well, Facebook is there.” I certainly can’t stop it (yet), so why not profit from them?

I don’t like money, either, to be honest. I think a resource-based economy is the more scientific and intelligent (not flawless, but better) approach. Unfortunately, you kind of have to work on the system that people accept. Maybe someday I won’t have to look at the massive inequalities money creates.

Until then, if you have some money, buy Facebook stock this year. I’ll try to keep you updated as to when they offer it, but it’s probably the easiest money you’ll make in your life, assuming you have some to start with. It may help with some of those inequalities.

I suppose owning parts of a company you wish was different or not there is a smart way of beating them. Maybe. We’ll see. (via Fast Company)

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Idealists!?

This kind of blows my mind. They call people at the Occupy movement idealists, yet if they saw this article, they’d cum. This is as idealist as one could possibly be.

The relationship between a boss and an employee should be very meaningful. Good management is actually about being nice. A manager’s job is to make people shine, to show them they can do more than they ever imagined and to make employees excited to come to work. Management’s job is to create meaningful work.

http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2011/11/15/make-your-work-more-meaningful/