- Kudos to Mediacity: a new blog started by a friend! As always with Tony, the design is very slick. Check out the quick post on the Africa issue of Vanity Fair Magazine. See in the slideshow all the covers made by the famous photographer Annie Leibovitz.
- According to Gal Beckerman of the Columbia Journalism Review, in his article entitled the "Obscure continent" this issue of the magazine bridges the "divide between the style of Vanity Fair and the substance of Africa." "[..]there is one, overwhelming attitude that dominates the way we write and think about Africa in the West: we are the only possible saviors, obligated by our humanity to donate money and urge our government to both increase spending on aid and cancel any debts owned by these poor countries." I must agree with Beckerman that this issue gives little voice to Africans to narrate their continent, inside it authenticity has given place to glamour.
- Grandiose Parlor's take on the Hippo's generation relevance to Africa's development.
- Lead like Fonzie (from FastCompany). Basics leadership tips on how to behave in a stressful situation that affects your team: communicate, reassure and remain calm.
- The asshole driven development amusing post from Scott Berkun. (via beariscool). You'll learn couple of useful acronyms (Asshole Driven development (ADD), Cover Your Ass Engineering (CYAE),Get Me Promoted Methodology (GMPM), Never Ending Story Development (NESD), Never goes live (NGL), Not Knowing What You Want Until You See It (NKWYWUYSI), “It’s Almost Done” Development (IADD) etc.) but any resemblance with existing situations and/or persons would be nothing but...a coincidence :)