fastcodesign.com: The Sony Logo That Never Was #
In 1981, Sony asked the public to redesign their logo. Then it realized it was a huge mistake.
vielleicht war es ein fehler des sony-managements zu einem wettbewerb für die neugestaltung des sony-logos aufzurufen. aber es war definitiv kein fehler, das alte logo zu behalten.
medium.com/matter: How to Get Away with Uber #
But the reporters who enjoy the spectacular tales of Uber's arrogance can also be on the sharp end. Uber henchmen regularly take it upon themselves to chide journalists who criticize the company, and sometimes they -- and Kalanick himself -- go much further. Last year the CEO attacked a Reuters report on a push for new investment as “completely false" and the product of “extremely poor reporting and journalistic ethic." (Reuters took the story down, but three months later, it emerged that it was really inaccurate only in one sense: It didn't value the company's stock high enough.) Others say Kalanick has privately used this episode as an example when threatened with other inconveniently-timed stories even though they were also later proven true. Then came the latest backlash, which started when a senior executive “joked" to BuzzFeed about hiring opposition researchers to expose the personal secrets of a critical reporter, PandoDaily's Sarah Lacy, in order to stifle criticism. It was dismissed by Kalanick as “not representative in any way of the company approach." In fact, it's entirely typical: BuzzFeed has since run documents showing Uber was interviewing opposition researchers with an intent to “weaponize facts" against its competitors.
Kalanick's brand of ruthlessness is not an accident, it's more a core character trait.