Crit Chat

The best feedback is inquisitive, not prescriptive.

Critiques aren't easy, unless you're versed in what makes them successful. It's a difficult task to focus entirely on the end user without personal bias. It takes restraint to move the discussion forward without getting caught up in sidebar discussions and taking off on a different tangent. Take a lesson from the pros at Facebook as they give an inside scoop on their process and it is evident that they are on top of their game.


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Porn in the Morn

Once upon a time, our fair burgh of Madison had two fine establishments that offered "Smut N' Eggs", where you could enjoy your two eggs, toast, bacon, and coffee to the sights and sounds of some pasty, hairy, lumpy, John Holmes-era pornography. Well, thanks to Internet of Things tech, you can do the same thing at home ... easier than ever!


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Failure to Launch

What's the most important aspect of a successful album? The album launch gimmicks, of course! With more musicians relying on the release party to build hype for new albums we're going to continue to see many different strategies to create buzz. If the White Lies fans have a strong cross section of retro gaming nerds/programmers then their new album hijinks are spot on. Maze your way through the details of the new White Lies.

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Iggy Pop, Creative Director

Iggy Pop has several titles: singer, musician, actor, poet, author, and most punk rock badass on the planet, but, given his appearance at the Cannes Lions festival, he could very well add "creative director" to that list.


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The Greatest

This is what the greatest logos of the world look like in a mashup. Try to absorb it in all of its glory.

A collection of the world's highest regarded brand builders debate the best of the best in What's the Greatest Logo of All Time. Spoiler alert: Everyone in the discussion is too cool to pick a certain swooshy logo. Either that, or it was a prohibited choice because - c'mon!

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Gotta get that money

Gathering funding is a monumental chore. Even if you believe your pitch deck is bulletproof that doesn't mean your potential investors see the same thing. Take some inspiration from the big dogs and check out the pitch decks from real startups and see how they got the funding train rolling. Even the gravy train has a few bumps in the road - read a few of the Airbnb rejection letters - because nobody is perfect.

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Too Much of a Good Thing

I like ice cream. I like chocolate chip cookie dough. I REALLY like beer, and I like New Belgium beer (most of it), but Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough beer makes me ask, "What the deuce?".


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Dog eat Dog

Happy freaking Father's Day to each and every Game of Thrones fanatic. The only way that the Battle of the Bastards could have had any more machismo would be to include cameos by Jean Claude van Damme and Steven Seagal. An epic fight scene, the rebirth of Sansa as a complete badass and (spoiler alert)... READ ON →

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It's time to smile. The Red Hot Chili Peppers take on Carpool Karaoke with James Corden. Hilarity, wrestling and sing alongs ensue. Does anyone know why was Will Ferrell in the back seat?


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