From the Huffington Post:
- Sat, 30 Nov 2013 22:51:55 +0000: The Hunger Games at Walmart - Spencer Critchley
Who waits in line over night to go shopping? Who gives up their Thanksgiving just to save 10 dollars on a toaster, or even a hundred on a tablet? Poor people, that's who. Those of us who say we wouldn't dream of entering a Walmart on Black Whateverday? We can afford to say things like that.
- Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:19:31 +0000: How to Convert Values to Action: Design the Right Game - Spencer Critchley
These are rules for a better game, and they're likely to produce better behavior. I believe many organizations would be far better off if they simply (that's not to say easily) took a hard look at the game they're playing now, and changed the rules to ones like these.
- Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:18:02 +0000: Beyond Content Marketing: When Everyone Has 'People' - Spencer Critchley
At a certain point, the fact that some of this content is valuable doesn't help. It kind of makes it worse to know there's great stuff you should be seeing, you'll never have time to get to it all, and every day, you fall farther behind.
- Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:32:18 +0000: Gresham's Law: How Bad Info Beat Good, Made Fox and Rush Rich, and Ruined the GOP - Spencer Critchley
Since sound money is expensive, and bad money is cheap, bad money proliferates and drives good money out of the marketplace. Economists and sociologists have extended this principle to information: Bad information drives out good, and for similar reasons. This is what has happened in the age of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and their ilk.
- Mon, 07 Oct 2013 15:08:59 +0000: The Social Impact Movement: Designing Nonprofits to Succeed - Spencer Critchley
Recently, I raised an awkward question: "Are Nonprofits Designed to Fail?" As I wrote, for all the good work a nonprofit may do, it's often hard to tell if a it's really making a difference: fixing the underlying problem, rather than forever treating symptoms.