We get a subscription music service that we believe is the first subscription service that really got it right. They had the insight early on to know how important human curation is. That technology by itself wasn’t enough — that it was the marriage of the two that would really be great and produce a feeling in people that we want to produce.
As author of the original strategy deck for Beats Music**, emphasizing everything in the above quote, I have but one thing to say:
With Jimmy Iovine et. al. at the helm of Apple’s music vision, the music community should prepare itself for an incredible future over the next 10 years. They’re just getting started!
**I wish I’d taken equity instead of cash. In hindsight, some plans don’t always come together. Womp womp. Haha!
You have a lot to be proud of, my friend. Kudos.
It seems clear that MOOCs are neither the cataclysmic disruptor that advocates predicted nor the flash in pan their critics were hoping for,” writes Andrew P. Kelly, director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of the Bellwether report. MOOCs are like free gyms, says Mr. Kelly. They might enable some people—mostly people who are already healthy and able to work out without much guidance—to exercise more. But they won’t do much for people who need intensive physical therapy or the care of a doctor.
Or for the millions who lack sustained self-discipline.
In San Francisco, where one presumes people know better, the American Cupcake bar and bakery offers chicken that has been soaked in red velvet cake batter, rolled in toasted red velvet cupcake crumbs and fried. The dish comes with garlic- and cream-cheese mashed potatoes and cocoa-infused slaw.