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Unlearning “Ten”

Posted in Advertising, Creativity, Culture, Design, Film, Games, General, Hollywood, Humor, Sports

Check out the logo of the Big Ten Conference to the left. Do you notice anything? Do you see the number "11" embedded on both sides of the "T"? I never did and I live in Minnesota and am a big fan of the Big Ten conference (as evidenced by this recent post on Ohio…


Unlearning Hollywood

Posted in Business, Creativity, Culture, Film, General, Hollywood, Quiz, Unlearn Strategy

In today's Wall Street Journal there is an article entitled "Hollywood Hits the Books." The second paragraph of the article begins with this sentence, " Hollywood is racing to adopt novels, comics, and children's stories, as the ability of movie stars to draw audiences wanes." I have added an emphasis on the final part of…


Unlearning from Charly

Posted in Culture, General, Hollywood, Quotes

This past weekend I finished reading "Flowers for Algernon" — which was made into the 1968 movie "Charly" with Cliff Robertson. The basic premise of the book is that a retarded man undergoes an experiment and it provides him with superior intelligence — albeit only for a short period of time. At one point near…


Unlearn Your Position

Posted in General, Hollywood, Quotes

This past weekend I had the opportunity to watch an American film classic "12 Angry Men" with Henry Fonda. For anyone interested in unlearning, it is a great and entertaining tutorial. My favorite scene, however, occurred when one juror (Juror #11) decided to switch his vote from guilty to not guilty. Here's his reponse to…


Unlearning the Past

Posted in Business, Culture, Film, Future, Hollywood, Jump the Curve, Telecommunications

Sometimes it is hard to forget how much change we have experienced in the recent past. To better help illustrate the point, I’d like to show you two photos. The top photo is from the 1991 hit movie, Pretty Woman. To demonstrate that Richard Gere’s character was a super successful businessman they showed him using…


Unlearn Short Attention Spans

Posted in Business, Culture, Education, Hollywood, Marketing, Publishing, Television

It is easy to fall prey to the belief that Americans — especially younger kids — have short attention spans. Yet if this is true why did millions of kids flock to the Harry Potter books? (For the record, the last three books were 870,652 and 759 pages, respectfully.) In other areas, the same is…


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