Feb 15

Code Media


Code Media
February 13-14, 2017
Dana Point, California

“I think its great for the music business for there to be competition and for subscribers to grow. That is what we’re doing.”
~ Eddy Cue, Apple

“I tell directors: I guarantee your movie will be seen, but I’m not guaranteeing how it will be seen.”
~ Jason Blum, Blumhouse Productions

“There would be no American food without immigrants.”
~ Marcus Samuelsson, Chef

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“The alternative to facts is not alternative facts. It’s fiction.”
~ Marty Baron, The Washington Post

“Sometimes we are going to build products that are inspired by other platforms.” (re: Snapchat similarities)
~ Dan Rose, Facebook

“We’re taking a huge bet on Pinterest in 2017.”
~ Philippe von Borries, Refinery29

Conference Link: Code Media

Feb 09

NewCo Bay Area Festival


NewCo Bay Area Festival
February 6-9, 2017
San Francisco, California

“I’m all about push notifications—I should never expect you to come to our website.”
~ Sam Parr, The Hustle

“We kind of ignore Snapchat, because Instagram Stories is filling that need.”
~ Sam Parr, The Hustle

“Did we A/B test our voice until it worked? No, we just went with what we thought was a natural voice (for us.)”
~ Sam Parr, The Hustle

“If you are selling to company of hundreds of people, there are probably 6-7 decision makers to reach.”
~ Sahili Jain, AdStage

Your audience lives everywhere—not just in their inbox.”
~ Sahili Jain, AdStage

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“Kiosk is a four letter word.” (the bar has been raised for experience design)
~ Darren David, Stimulant

“There are 55M freelances—by 20-20 it will be 40% of the US Workforce.”
~ Kate Kendall, CloudPeeps

“Change is just beginning. How we think about work, itself, and how we value work, will change.”
~ Brian David Johnson, Author/Futurist

“Subscription will be the future of high quality journalism.”
~ Alexis Ohanian, Reddit

“The future is local—there is not just one future.”
~ Brian David Johnson, Author/Futurist

Conference Link: NewCo Bay Area Festival

Feb 08

NewCo Shift Forum


NewCo Shift Forum
February 6-8, 2017
San Francisco, California

“This (Shift Forum) is an experiment, thanks for being here for it with us. I wanted to understand the impact of technology on society.”
~ John Battelle, NewCo

“I thought it would be interesting to start a conversation on the role of business in society—that’s where Shift Forum came from.”
~ John Battelle, NewCo

“Small moments effect us more than we know.”
~ Jennifer Aaker, Stanford Graduate School of Business

“I know Jennifer was talking about job satisfaction—(it’s) pretty high on the Warriors!”
~ Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

“We feel like something good is going to happen if everybody on the team touches the ball.”
~ Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

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My delusion: No matter how many shots I miss, I’ve never missed a shot.”
~ Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

“I think there needs to be a bigger effort on rethinking the rules of capitalism.”
~ Robert Reich, UC Berkeley & Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

“We allow big money to have a huge impact on our electoral politics—that has to change.”
~ Robert Reich, UC Berkeley & Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

“We need to have a broad-based dem-repub-business-worker coalition on changing the rules of the game.”
~ Robert Reich, UC Berkeley & Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

“95% of baby boomers have done better than their parents—today that doesn’t exist.”
~ Robert Reich, UC Berkeley & Former U.S. Secretary of Labor

Conference Link: NewCo Shift Forum

Jan 09

CES, part 3


Consumer Electronics Show
January 5-8, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada

“Power to the people!—lack of data is disempowering.”
~ Dave deBronkart, Author

“Big data is a means, not an end.”
~ Mick Farrell, ResMed

“I am a medical data nudist—anyone can look at anything of mine, if it will help….”
~ Dave deBronkart, Author

“Can you make up low quantity of sleep with high quality sleep? Yes.”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Meditation is like high octane gas in your tank—I’m not sure what everyone doesn’t do it.”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

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“People don’t change based on what they know—they change based on what they feel.”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Healthcare data doubles every two years. By 2020, it will double every 73 days.”
~ Michael Nova, Pathway Genomics”

“The idea is to take your electronic health records and then tell you what to eat.”
~ Michael Nova, Pathway Genomics”

“Calendars used to be quarterly, and now they are weekly!”
~ Debra Puchalla, Food Network

“Planning for failure in social is really easy, you just stop doing it… planning for success, especially when you have moderate success, is challenging.”
~ Pete Spande, Business Insider

“The idea of doing quality serialized live programming on Twitter is very exciting to us.”
~ Gregory Gittrich, Mashable

Conference Link: Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 06

CES, part 2


Consumer Electronics Show
January 5-8, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada

“Sleep deprivation has been linked to 7 of the top 15 leading causes of death.”
~ Digital Health Summit

“We are gong to talk about the number 1 under-reported health issue in our country—sleep!”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Based on our objective data—21% sleep fewer than 5 hours, and 79% sleep fewer than 7 hours.”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

“30 minutes of exercise provides the greatest increase in sleep—14 minutes.”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Smart led lights, that lack melatonin reducing frequencies,  can increase sleep by 12 minutes a night.”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

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“America’s sleep score is 77, but 30% of our population has a score below 55.”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

“We can make America sleep again.”
~ Dr. Mehmet Oz

“Not all sleep is equal. There is such a thing as junk sleep.”
~ Pete Bils, Sleep Number

What interferes with sleep?  “People are too committed to their commitments to other people.”
~ Dave deBronkart, Author

“71% of people who went to their doctor last year were not even asked about sleep!”
~ Pete Bils, Sleep Number

Conference Link: Consumer Electronics Show

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