I normally don’t like linking to Mr. Mann because of his repeated mockery of the tried-and-true Internet monetization methodologies of SEO, Always Be Linking and goatees. But in this case I’ll make an exception and link to this recent Tumblr post of his to discuss its disturbing implications.
It’s well-known that the increased popularity of hillbilly music is a leading indicator of a coming economic mega-collapse (see: Great Depression). If this trend continues, we’ll all be up to our asses in Woody Guthrie MP3s before April. I suggest you all watch for signs of hillbilly music creeping into popular culture and resist it at all costs.
If this economy is going to turn around, we need to start listening to growth music. I suggest putting on some metal and playing it really, really loud.
Here’s something to think about over the weekend. A little homework… for your brain.
Recently I was lucky enough to have lunch with Guy Kawasaki and, as we ate our TGI Friday’s Cheddar Bacon Sliders, he told me the top five things you need for success in the coming economy (which will suck, by the way).