Don’t be a snob about the way you dress. Snobbery is only a point in time. Be tolerant and helpful to the other fellow — he is yourself yesterday.
Cary Grant (via postgradfrat)
Applies to many things besides dressing.
Corporations, Irvine added, use your data to sell you a “new BMW or a new whatever”, adding that “for the life of me I cannot understand why it is somehow correct for all your privacy to be invaded for a commercial purpose and not allow me to do it to save your life. Is that dramatic enough?” Senator Scott Ludlam chimed in: “It’s probably heading towards melodrama.”
(David Irvine, in the above quote, is head of ASIO, Australia’s spy agency. He’s speaking at Senate Estimates (I would guess) which is why Senator Ludlam gets to have a zinger in response.)
Numbers on their own aren’t insights. Positive sentiment is 20% – so what? What are people saying? What are the needs and emotions driving that figure, and why is it higher for one brand than another? Read, synthesise, code. Quote the actual messages, show the verbatim. Keep the people visible in how you tell your insights.
being Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Committee is a position of no practical political or policy effect, like being Miss Australia or Minister for Health.