Strands of Genius is curated lovingly by Rosie & Faris, usually on Mondays & Thursdays, but occasionally you'll find it in your inbox other days too. They're unpredictable like that. They hope you read it, enjoy it, tweet it, share it -- and tell your mom ;)
Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.


Amsterdam, NL


Those decks tho


Nov 18-26: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 26-Dec 1: New York, NY
Dec 1-6: Nashville, TN
Dec 7-14: Beersheba Springs, TN




Strands is brought to you by a cancelled flight, a new flight, a Friendsgiving that we got to attend because of the cancelled flight, snow in NJ & NYC, friends in NJ & NYC, a hop, skip and a jump in the Northeast before hopping on a Delta flight to Amsterdam. 

For our American subscribers, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! No matter where you are in the world, we're thankful for you. And for technology that connects us. If we're honest, there's a whole lot we're thankful for. What are YOU thankful for?! You don't have to be a US citizen to take a few minutes and give thanks :)

ICYMI: We are speaking at the Amsterdam launch of Eat Your Greens on Friday November 23rd 4-6pm! Advertising Heretics in A Church tickets are on sale now [it's a non-profit event] and there are drinks afterward at The Gardeners [an all woman agency in Amsterdam]. 
Quote of the Week 
"In a study titled “Impact of color on marketing,” researchers found that up to 90% of snap judgments made about products can be based on color alone, depending on the product."
— Gregory Ciotti | The Psychology of Color


#MakinAListAndCheckinItTwice #CelebratingNaughtyAndNice
For the past several years, we've enjoyed sending out a holiday gift guide for the creatively minded individual. Each year, it's one of our most opened, and most clicked-through newsletters. Turns out there's a lot of cool sh*t out there, huh?! But it's made possible by people like YOU telling us the coolest things you've seen/used/read/consumed this year. 

None of these products need to have been made or released this year. Sometimes you discover a gem that's been around for ages and is only new to you. We totally get it.

We'll be doing a holiday giveaway as well, and those who submit items for us to review will get a double entry. More on that later, but needless to say, just another incentive to take a few minutes and tell us what you think should go on our list. ::GOOGLE SURVEY:: 

The Psychology of Color

#Color #Creativity #Psychology
Color might be dependent on personal experiences, but Gregory Ciotti looks at what we can learn from some of the broader patterns. Up to 90% of snap judgements on products can come from color, so you could say the patterns warrant some understanding. And whether or not you have influence over your company's colors, it's still very interesting to understand from a consumer perspective as well. ::MEDIUM::

Hooked at Birth: Glow Kids & ESS

#Technology #DeviceAddiction #GlowKids #ElectronicScreenSyndrome
"Devices benefit everyday society at an exceptional cost," Mack DeGeurin writes. Indeed, ever since the iPhone came out in 2007, scientists have been studying its effect -- and only now are we starting to see the effects of prolonged phone use / media exposure. Did you know that Electronic Screen Syndrome is a thing, and that it can have a notable impact on childrens' moods? ::MEDIUM::

A Two Way Q&A With GroupThink

#Brands #SocialMedia #Seen
When we were in London, we spent some time with our friends over at GroupThink. However, having already done a more traditional Q&A with them, we suggested that we do a two-way Q&A. Where we could ask questions instead of just pretending we have all the answers. We talked about everything from binaries to mental health, and the write-up is online here. ::GROUP THINK::
Sofa, So Good.
If we can ever be of help to you, even outside of a formal engagement, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We always love getting to meet like-minded folks, so please let us know if you see we’ll be in a city near you :)

rosie & faris,
@rosieyakob / @faris
In March of 2013, Rosie & Faris left NYC. They've been #OutOfOffice for 5 years &  counting. Want more on the nomad lifestyle? Check out
Want to collaborate with Rosie and Faris? They are a husband and wife team that consult, speak, write, teach, strategize, facilitate & generally play well with others. You should definitely get in touch.
Read Later
| a product of genius steals, an innovation consultancy  | 
Copyright © 2018 Genius Steals LLC, All rights reserved.