8 - Starbucks’ Unwelcome Frankness, Al Jazeera’s American Experiment Ends, Post-Selling Out

Crew member Rob Fields is back! Rob is currently marketing director for CMO Initiatives at the Association of National Advertisers, and is a contributor to Forbes and PSFK. More on him at robfields.com or @robfields on Twitter

Brand Eff Up 

“Starbucks Apologizes for ‘Diabetes Here I Come’ Joke on Customer’s Cup,” by Sarah Begley, TIME

What's Up?

Al-Jazeera America shuts down this week

“Al-Jazeera America, which failed in its attempt to establish another TV news network, signs off after a three-hour live farewell Tuesday,” by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

What's Good?

“Move Over, Rat Pack and Brat Pack: Here Comes the Snap Pack,” by By KATHERINE ROSMAN, NY Times

“Luka Sabbat, the 18-Year-Old Fashion Influencer” by GUY TREBAY, NY Times

a discussion on the reality of fame, branding and what does it mean to sell out? 

Diggin' In the Crates:
“Olio” by Tyehimba Jess

"Hail the Maintainers," by Lee Vinsel & Andrew Russell Aeon.

"The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable," by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Also: "Antifragile," ibid.

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