Posts tagged: viral

  • What is Instinct?—Part 1:

    A few years ago, I was giving a presentation on memes to a room full of executive search consultants, some of whom had over 20 years of experience placing presidents and senior executives into leadership positions. I asked this room of almost 30 consultants, “In your experience, what is the one quality that matters the… Read more »

  • Memes & Marketing—High vs. Low Fidelity

    In The Selfish Gene, a book we consider seminal and pivotal at Wunderkind, Richard Dawkins talks about one key difference between how genes replicate in biology vs. how memes replicate in society—the fidelity of replication. In other words, how perfect is the copy each time a strand of DNA replicates? Well, quite perfect when it… Read more »

  • Black Swan

    I went to see Black Swan when it first opened, at the urging of a friend of mine who’s a true “cinephile” and worshipper at the altar of Portman. Natalie Portman. I have to admit, I couldn’t wait for it to be over. It made me itch uncomfortably. It made me claustrophobic. I didn’t like… Read more »