1. Walt Disney Corporate Strategy Infographic from 1957 (via Fast Company) Stumbled across this infographic from 1957 which shows that even 60 years ago, Walt Disney Corp, never just thinks of a product as just that, a product, instead they view it as a platform to create more products. Really interesting infographic and amazing to see how forward thinking Disney were all those years ago… lessons to be learned from this for sure.
2. Tim Ferris interviews Chris Sacca, serial investor and founder of lowercase capital Great insight into what makes Chris Sacca tick and also his approach to investing and what makes a great business for him. Well worth listening too.
3. What’s next for Music Marketing – via Lucy Blair, Motive Unknown Great insight into how the music industry is lagging behind many other industries in its marketing efforts. At a time when there has been lots of change (introduction of Apple Music and Beats1, record labels relationship with SoundCloud etc) in the music industry, genuine audience engagement remains the holy grail.
4. Brands, The New Merchants of Cool This article is a few months old now but we find ourselves reading it again and again. Great insight into the emergence of corporations replacing major labels and becoming the platform from where new independent artists are discovered.