Summary of “Jackson Hole Revived Hollywood’s Most Powerful Speech for a Stirring New Tourism Campaign – Adweek”

So begins a stirring new ad from Jackson Hole, Wyo.’s Travel and Tourism Board.
It’s part of a national campaign that rolls out this week, shucking tired tourism cliches in favor of an emotional call to action crafted squarely for our time.
It sets the tone for the entire “Stay Wild” campaign, which the city hopes will become a movement much like “Keep Portland Weird.” The effort includes print and digital ads, an influencer program, murals in New York and San Francisco, and an experiential Super Bowl installation.
“Sometimes new business pitches are very stoic. We presented that video, and there were tears,” said group creative director Dustin Black.
Kate Sollitt, executive director of the Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, said the group was immediately sold on the concept’s guts and versatility.
“Colle McVoy really kind of blew everybody out of the water,” she told Adweek during Advertising Week in New York.
More than most mountain towns, Jackson Hole is wary of visitors.
“It’s as much of a community campaign as it is a national one. We were really sensitive to make something that seemed genuine. Tourism advertising very quickly gets cliché or lofty or aspirational or ‘let your wild out!'”.

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Summary of “Sergio Ermotti Q&A: How UBS Became Home to Half the World’s Billionaires”

BLOOMBERG MARKETS Almost half the world’s billionaires bank with you.
SERGIO ERMOTTI It’s always fascinating to hear how they became so successful.
BM Is there a limit to how big UBS can grow from an assets perspective?
BM How does that affect how you manage this business?
If you look at risk management and how you run a bank nowadays, you always think about stress.
Long-term is, How do we get the organization to move toward the next 10 years? And how do we embrace those challenges and changes in a positive way? And fortunately or unfortunately, I’m paid to think not just about the positive.
If you look at how we measure people today, it’s not just if you’re the best client adviser, or banker, or trader.
You need to constantly think about how you keep yourself relevant in front of clients, how you create value for shareholders, how you attract and retain the best people.

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Summary of “Why Do Smart People Do Foolish Things?”

Though often confused with intelligence, critical thinking is not intelligence.
Critical thinking is a collection of cognitive skills that allow us to think rationally in a goal-orientated fashion, and a disposition to use those skills when appropriate.
Critical thinking predicts a wide range of life events.
We asked people to complete an inventory of life events and take a critical thinking assessment.
The critical thinking assessment measures 5 components of critical thinking skills including verbal reasoning, argument analysis, hypothesis testing, probability and uncertainty, decision-making, and problem-solving.
Repeatedly, we found that critical thinkers experience fewer negative life events.
People who were strong on either intelligence or critical thinking experienced fewer negative events, but critical thinkers did better.
Anyone can improve their critical thinking skills: Doing so, we can say with certainty, is a smart thing to do.

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Summary of “Sundar Pichai says the future of Google is AI. But can he fix the algorithm?”

Unbeknownst to me, at the very moment on Monday morning when I was asking Google CEO Sundar Pichai about the biggest ethical concern for AI today, Google’s algorithms were promoting misinformation about the Las Vegas shooting.
When the subject isn’t the failure of its news algorithms, Pichai is enthusiastic about AI. There’s not much difference between an enthusiastic Sundar Pichai and a quiet, thoughtful Sundar Pichai, but you get a sense of it when he names a half-dozen Google products that have been improved by its deep learning systems off the top of his head. Google’s lead in doing clever, innovative things with AI is impressive, and the examples Pichai cites can sometimes even verge on inspiring – but there’s clearly still work to do.
Clips is the kind of thing Pichai wants Google to do more of.
For Google, making hardware is about selling products, but it’s also about learning how hardware can better integrate AI. “It’s really tough to drive the future of computing forward if you’re not able to think about these things together,” Pichai says.
“You see very little of that today. My favorite [example] is I open Google Fit [every day] to a certain view, and I navigate to a different view.” One wonders why he doesn’t just wander over to the Google Fit team and ask them to change it.
The reality is that most people associate Android with Google, and so Google has a responsibility for it.
Pichai does believe that Google “Can use Android thoughtfully to help get the right things to happen.” One of those things is improving privacy for the 2 billion-plus people who use it monthly.
During our conversation about getting things right in search, I press Pichai on the fact that Google is beginning to offer feeds of content in the Google app.

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Summary of “Tom Petty's final interview: There was supposed to have been so much more”

Tom Petty at his home in Malibu on Sept. 27, 2017.
After six rewarding but also physically demanding months on and off the road, Petty was supposed to get a moment to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the return to domestic life with Dana, his wife of 16 years, and the rest of their family, including his two adult daughters, Adria and Annakim Violette, from his first marriage; Dana’s son, Dylan, from her previous marriage; and their 4-year-old granddaughter, Everly Petty.
Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 21.
No, this wasn’t supposed to be the end of the road for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, even though the group’s namesake talked about what might cause that to happen – one day, perhaps, far down the line.
After six months on the road, Petty was supposed to get some time to forget about those rules, just a little.
“I’m just trying to get the best I can get out of it,” said Tom Petty, head Heartbreaker and fisher of music, “As long as it remains holy.”
Why losing Tom Petty feels like losing a piece of ourselves.
The heartbreaking Instagram dispatches Tom Petty’s daughter sent as the rock star clung to life.

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Summary of “How Strava is building a niche social network for athletes”

That makes sense: Strava is trying to build a social network for the world’s most active athletes, so active employees are almost a necessity.
Strava has “Tens of millions” of registered users, Quarles said, though it doesn’t share a monthly active users metric like larger social networks.
In May, Quarles came in from running business operations at Instagram to be the company’s new CEO – and to help Strava expand into more sports, classes and business models.
We sat down with him to talk about what he learned at Facebook, why he isn’t interested in advertising and why Strava and Switzerland might have more in common than you’d think.
James Quarles, Strava CEO: I’m not bothered by the comparison, because I think there’s clearly room for, and a movement toward, narrower communities of interest.
So how do we at Strava make sure that our domestic experience really feels like Strava is a French phenomena, it’s a German phenomenon, it’s a Japanese or it’s a Brazilian phenomenon.
You let people upload data from a lot of devices directly to Strava.
Obviously with my background, I know what kind of scale is required, and also user experience – I don’t think it would fit well today in Strava.

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Summary of “Will Christian Pulisic be the next big name in soccer?”

Christian Pulisic is not only the youngest player on the U.S. National Team, he may just be the best American to ever play the game.
Christian Pulisic was 17 when he scored his first goal for Dortmund.
What makes Christian Pulisic special, and so fun to watch, is his explosive speed.
Christian Pulisic: I think it’s what American fans, soccer fans do, especially.
Mark Pulisic: You didn’t do that with Christian? You didn’t keep him on a gluten free, fat-free diet?
Christian Pulisic: As a kid, I just always learned that if you want to be the best, you have to play against the best.
Christian Pulisic: I remember going in the first day and the teachers would start talking to me in German.
Christian Pulisic: My dad, there are times where he’ll just be like – ‘stop being cocky.

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Summary of “New Book Argues That Hunter-Gatherers May Be Happier Than Wealthy Westerners”

The rest of the time they could relax and focus on family, friends and hobbies.
For about 90 percent of that time we didn’t have stashes of grains in the cupboard or ready-to-slaughter meat grazing outside our windows.
In their lives, there are tragedies and tough times.
The Bushmen have a very different sense of time than we do in Western culture.
In the book, you say we think of time as linear and in constant change, while they think of it as cyclical and predictable.
People never wasted time imagining different futures for themselves or indeed for anybody else.
So is there a way people can get this hunter-gatherer sense of time back? To live in the moment subconsciously?
After spending so much time with the Bushmen, does Western society just seem crazy?

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Summary of “‘But you can’t do that!’ Why immoral actions seem impossible”

For the ordinary actions, there was no real difference: naturally, people judged ordinary actions to be possible whether they answered quickly or had time to reflect.
There was a striking difference for immoral actions.
When participants reflected before answering, they typically judged that it was possible for someone to do these immoral actions.
We also compared these actions with ones that were statistically improbable but not immoral and found that this kind of effect was specific to the immoral actions, so it’s not something that can be explained by probability alone.
Even though the task was quite different, participants’ responses told much the same story: people rarely considered the possibility that the person would do something immoral, and when they did, it was only after being forced to think hard about other things that it was possible for the person to do in this situation.
Immoral actions often seem to us not merely bad or undesirable – but impossible.
Rather than finding it bizarre or stupid that we are often blind to the possibility of immoral actions, it’s important to realise that it is actually a good thing.
Whatever the cost of being blind to the possibility of immoral actions, it is likely outweighed by the benefits of being able to productively interact with other people.

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Summary of “Time Blocking: Improve Your Focus And Get More Meaningful Work Done”

What if you could do more things without losing your time? It’s possible.
Time Blocking is simply using your calendar to block time for your most important priorities.
Time Blocking is more than just a productivity tool.
Computer science professor and author of Deep Work, Cal Newport, also uses time blocking.
Time Blocking helps me to improve my focus so I can get meaningful things done.
If you’re lacking focus, not making progress, and want to work in a more organized way, give time blocking a try.
Always schedule more time than you think you need.
You know what that reminds me of? Those kids in school who always said, “Ah dude, I didn’t have time to study for this class,” but always ended up getting straight A’s. People just want to make you believe they don’t work hard.

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