Sometimes the best-laid branding schemes are a little too revealing. Take, for example, the purported clean-energy firm that made big promises to investors about developing a greener alternative to fracking, until the Securities and Exchange Commision revealed it to be nothing but an empty shell company running a pump-and-dump scheme.
The name of that shell company? Chimera Energy.
And then there’s the Reuters graphic that made its way through the Twittersphere in mid-August, hilariously communicating the opposite of what the firm probably intended. Was a simple misunderstanding at play, or was the newswire a victim of disgruntled graphic artists? It wouldn’t be the first time designers had done Reuters wrong, if an anonymous confession that went viral in 2009 is to be believed.
Meanwhile, a New York Times real estate story aims for a place in the grand arc of history, President Vladimir Putin of Russia gets belittled in international talks, and Carl Richards makes pretty pictures with punctuation. Maybe he should become a graphic designer at Reuters.
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— stacy-marie ishmael (@s_m_i) August 4, 2014
Saying you don’t need a financial adviser because you don’t have money is like saying you don’t need school because you aren’t very smart.
— Fieldstone Financial (@fieldstonefp) August 14, 2014
— Matt Levine (@matt_levine) August 15, 2014
Brilliant. Reuters’ accidental Venn diagram: pic.twitter.com/XAjkhKn3lk
— Visual Idiot (@idiot) August 17, 2014
It amazes me that economists predict the recent past in almost all things except interest rates.
— David Schawel (@DavidSchawel) August 21, 2014
Suppose the market price of gold is $1000/oz. I own 99.99% of the gold in the world (4e6 oz.), and nothing else. What is my total wealth?
— Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) August 27, 2014
— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_FX) August 11, 2014
% %% %%%%% %%%%%%%% <—-GREED/BUY %%%%%%% %%%%%% %%%% %% % <–FEAR/SELL …repeat until broke
— Carl Richards (@behaviorgap) August 28, 2014
Financial planning may be separated into “hard” skills & “soft” skills, but the soft skills are actually the hardest! -Lazenby #Finology
— MichaelKitces (@MichaelKitces) August 18, 2014
“I’m going to hold off on investing until the Middle East gets straightened out.” – guy in 1967 who died broke
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) August 12, 2014
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