Dec 26, 2013 #KevinsDailyRead
Happy Thursday everyone – now that Christmas is done, get over the Christmas hangover with the hangover sandwich (http://buswk.co/1bVXEVb) with today’s reads.
Rap Genius just got whacked by Google; Rap Genius (http://rapgenius.com/), the Andreesson Horowitz backed startup that helps rap fans decode lyric meanings, was caught #growthhacking the search giant’s algorithm; it’s one thing to have smart search engine optimization strategies, it’s another for getting caught with a very obvious play – the co asked bloggers to insert “Justin Bieber” tagged links to their blogs (http://read.bi/1aanjK9);
Hits and Misses – predictions for 2014; Hits: high-growth messaging platforms, Alibaba IPO, Solar; Misses: Amazon, Facebook, Google; some broad high level market predictions (http://bit.ly/1aal7Cr);
A couple of days ago, the Vatican Church hired McKinsey and KPMG (http://bit.ly/1aaj9BV) to do world class management consulting – streamlining the global marketing and communication; the cool folks at Quartz decided to paint out how the firms “might” advise the papacy (http://bit.ly/1ihjfQp). It’s quite entertaining.
For a big man, Santa’s been pretty quick on moving house to house this year – how? on this bad boy; an anonymous “global logistics coordinator” had this gorgeous sleigh commissioned; wonder how much the thing costs – and did it deliver itself (http://wrd.cm/1lficgT);
The Federal Reserve has been called many names in the past – grinch, santa, and scrooge; naturally, there’s some correlation between the name and how much the average Ameican has in his/her pocket during holiday shopping season (http://bit.ly/1aakecU);
Bonus: let’s reflect on the year – investor style (http://bit.ly/1aakNDx)
Will be traveling through 29th. Take care everyone!