As the world jelously salivates over the swift riches of 'newly' minted Facebook millionaires this week goverments and pundits equally initiate the deafeatist toned debate of why wheir nation doesn't generate companies who generate such grand wealth so quickly.
At the same time is a great series by Jonathan Meades delving into the deep cultural influence of America on France. A deep cultural influence of minimal recognition and even derision. In Fance, as depicted by image above snapped at the museum of technical arts, America is treated as a contained silo rather than pervasive incons and constructs.
On Monday, the world's advertising professionals will dissect Super Bowl advertising. From big idea films, executional excess to integration with the latest trends, theories and technology.
America holds an exceptional outward cultural force. One few acknowledge and seems perceptually diminished at a time of more deft footed foreign policy.
Cuturally, America remains by far the planet's greatest force. Yet, fascinatingly, so few nations can shed their nationalistic pathways and mentalities to learn or at least take on the attitude of necessary calculated risk acceptance inbred in America's "ever forward at all cost" mentality.
There are some great ads playing out tonight online and on TV. Worth a moment to think less about the tools they use or celebrity they hired and more about the mentality that enabled the best stuff.