Scott Monty

4 Magazines | 10,449 Articles | 69,569 Followers | 36 Likes | @scottmonty | CEO of Brain+Trust Partners, consultant, advisor, keynote speaker. Husband, dad, grammarian, Sherlock Holmes devotee and general man about town.

Heed Your Words: How SHERLOCK Lost its Way

<b>By Chris B</b>The fourth series of the BBC’s <i>Sherlock</i>, for better or for worse, is over.This installment offered a number of delicious twists, from Mrs. …

Entertainment

How Sherlock‘s Finale Let Down the People Who Loved the Show the Most

<i>Sherlock</i>’s success was fueled by outsiders. The modern-day reimagining of Sherlock Holmes attracted a large and adoring online fandom, composed in …

Entertainment

Customers First: Feel The Empathy

Almost 70 years ago, Ernest Hemingway offered this advice to a young writer: “When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”In …

Empathy

This Team Runs Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook Page - Bloomberg

When Facebook went public five years ago, the world had a pretty vivid picture of who Mark Zuckerberg was. As much as anything, that image was of …

Facebook

North by Northwest: Cary Grant’s Kilgour Suit

<b>Savile Row tailors</b> Kilgour provided much of Cary Grant’s wardrobe for North by Northwest (1959). In all probability director Alfred Hitchcock left …

Clothing

Uber will pay $20 million to settle FTC charges that it misled drivers on their pay

Uber did not admit to any of the alleged violations.<p>Uber agreed to pay $20 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission suit alleging that the company misled drivers on how much they could earn.<p>As part of the settlement, the FTC will issue refunds to Uber drivers. The agency has yet to determine …

Uber

Dress Shirt vs 0 Dress Shirt — Gentleman's Gazette

Often, people do not understand why one cotton shirt cost so much more than another cotton shirt. Just like the quality and price can range …

Sewing

Mark Zuckerberg, in Suit, Testifies in Oculus Intellectual Property Trial

“It is pretty common when you announce a big deal or do something that all kinds of people just kind of come out of the woodwork and claim that they just own some portion of the deal,” Mr. Zuckerberg said. “Like most people in the court, I’ve never even heard of ZeniMax before.”<p>DALLAS — A few years …

Google Agrees to Buy Twitter Unit Called Fabric

Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed to acquire a unit from Twitter Inc. that runs a tool for developers to make mobile apps, the latest step in Twitter’s efforts to streamline its business.<p>Twitter said it launched the unit, called Fabric, in 2014 and it is now used by more than 580,000 mobile developers. …

Google

Google Maps may soon show how difficult parking is near your destination

Using "easy," "medium," and "limited" descriptions in your driving directions.<p>You can already find out a lot about your commute before you even leave …

Google

The (Final) Problem With Sherlock

In its fourth season the BBC show turned its main character into a superhero, and lost everything that made it special in the process.<p><b>This story contains spoilers through the most recent episode of Sherlock.</b><p>Christopher Nolan is a truly brilliant British creative talent, which makes it all the more …

Entertainment

The Facebook Audience Network Now Serves Ads to 1 Billion People Each Month

While Facebook has had 1 billion users on its social network for quite some time, it now has more than 1 billion people viewing its advertising …

Facebook

Artificial intelligence is nothing without artificial empathy

In the same way that IQ (or raw intelligence) helps humans make rational decisions, EQ (or emotional intelligence) helps humans make decisions based …

Computer Science

2017 Edelman TRUST BAROMETER

It has been a year of unimaginable upheaval. The 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer finds that two-thirds of the countries we survey are now …

Why Amazon's Echo is totally dominating — and what Google, Microsoft, and Apple have to do to catch up

We're barely halfway through January of 2017, and it's already looking like this is going to be the year of Amazon's Alexa, the virtual assistant at the heart of the Amazon Echo.<p>In 2016, the Amazon Echo line of devices appeared to have a great sales year, with the cheap Echo Dot smart speaker …

Amazon Echo

Sherlock, and the musical highlights of Sherlock Holmes

Sean Wilson Jan 16, 2017From the BBC's Sherlock, through Disney, Hans Zimmer and Young Sherlock Holmes: we salute the music of Mr Holmes... Few …

Sherlock Holmes

The small world of modern thrillers

They used to be driven by real-world conflict, but they’re driven more and more by domestic drama. It’s a trend that blights films and TV, from …

It's now much harder to see if someone edited a Facebook post

Have you ever made a cringeworthy mistake in a Facebook post? Don't lie, the answer is yes.<p>If you have a sense of shame, Facebook at least allows you to go back and correct your gaffe by editing the post, a feature that certain other social media networks still haven't added.<p>But evidence of your …

Facebook

Digital Transformations Start with Frontline Workers

Recently, one of the largest hotel chains in the world transformed itself with digital technology — for the second time. By all accounts, the first …

Innovation

Moby Lets You Download 4 Hours of Ambient Music to Help You Sleep, Meditate, Do Yoga & Not Panic Open Culture

Back in May, I wrote about the damaging effects stress has on the body, and the scientifically-validated power of yoga and meditation to undo them. …

Meditation

It's time to admit it: Benedict Cumberbatch isn't a good Sherlock Holmes

Is Sherlock Holmes back? Well, it depends on how we define “back.” Does it mean these stories are required reading in honors courses? Or does it mean …

Sherlock Holmes

Sick of Sherlock? Elementary has all the Holmes comforts you need

While the BBC drama grows more convoluted, its American cousin remembers what was good about Conan Doyle’s stories in the first place: the mysteries<p>On New Year’s Day, British viewers sat down to watch a new episode of Sherlock – the 11th broadcast since its launch in 2010 – and sighed as they …

Entertainment

Four Threats That Could Decay Silicon Valley

By Jeremiah Owyang, from Silicon Valley<p>In many respects, Silicon Valley sits atop the world. Its growth and influence has made it the globe’s top …

Facebook's Testing Discussion Topics in Groups

Of all of Facebook’s products and options, Groups seems to get the least attention - despite more than a billion people using groups, many of them …

Facebook

The Website of Donald Trump's Cyber Security Advisor Is Insecure as Hell

On Thursday, Donald Trump’s transition team announced that Rudy Giuliani would be forming a cybersecurity team for the President-elect, citing the …

Cybersecurity

This is not a drill: Snapchat is about to get a major redesign

Big changes are headed for Snapchat — again.<p>The company is set to roll out a major redesign of its app in the coming days, Snapchat confirmed Thursday. The new look, which is being previewed to the company's beta testers on Android now, adds a search bar, new navigation and a global live story that …

Snapchat

Trolls decided I was taking pictures of Rex Tillerson’s notes. I wasn’t even there.

There’s a joke among Asian Americans that people think we all look the same. That joke became my own personal Pizzagate late Wednesday: I got caught in a terrible case of mistaken identity that was exacerbated by the speed at which false information spreads on social media.<p>I work as a homepage …

Social Media

The Real Story About Fake News Is Partisanship

The Upshot provides news, analysis and graphics about politics, policy and everyday life. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for our newsletter.<p>In his farewell address as president Tuesday, Barack Obama warned of the dangers of uncontrolled partisanship. American democracy, he said, is …

Democracy

YouTube launches Super Chat, a tool that lets you pay to pin comments on live streams

But you’ll have to do your own troll patrol<p>YouTube today is announcing a new feature to help creators monetize when they go live. It’s called Super Chat, and allows viewers to pay to pin a comment on live streams.<p>Soon, when someone goes on a live stream, you’ll see a dollar bill symbol in the chat …

Social Media

Mobile marketing predictions for 2017 from 11 industry veterans

What's in store for mobile marketers in the new year? Columnist Aaron Strout asks mobile-savvy colleagues and clients to share their forecasts for …

Marketing