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Comscore, CEA & Parks on Stats and Trends at Digital Media Conference

Yesterday's phenomenal Digital Media Conference kicked off with research briefs by analysts from Comscore, Parks Associates and CEA.  Here was the panel title:

Research Presentations: Top Digital Media Trends Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist & Director of Research, CEA Elise Neel, VP, comScore Marketing Solutions, Director, comScore Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Two highlights include that Google Android growth continues to beat Apple's, and that 1mm smartphones being added per week.

I also captured keynotes by Steve Case & John Trimble, a panel by VCs, and I did a panel on the iPad + Media.

Yesterday's phenomenal Digital Media Conference kicked off with research briefs by analysts from Comscore, Parks Associates and CEA.  Here was the panel title: Research Presentations: Top Digital Media Trends Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist & Director of Research, CEA Elise Neel, VP, comScore Marketing Solutions, Director, comScore Heather Way, Research Analyst, Parks Associates Two highlights include that Google Android growth continues to beat Apple's, and that 1mm smartphones being added per week. I also captured keynotes by Steve Case & John Trimble, a panel by VCs, and I did a panel on the iPad + Media. Here is video of the panel, and the Twitter stream is below that: > //

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Act I: The Discovery of Conflict Invigoration

I recently discovered a phenomenon common among many highly successful people. I'm calling it "conflict invigoration" - this is a personality trait, a mixed blessing and curse. It's the kind of person who can move heaven and earth when inspired, but doesn't do as well when they aren't... and who is always invigorated by a fight.

I first noticed conflict invigoration among a number of the most successful people I knew personally. See, I don't think this is an entirely new observation, but a lot of the people that reach stratospheric levels of success are kind of deranged. You almost have to be, to keep going after you've "won" by every conceivable measure, to work yourself to the bone at the expense of your sanity and longevity and vitality, to neglect so many of the basic human needs and pleasures and comforts.

I saw this trait in lots of successful people, and then I started paying attention to biographies and histories. Indeed, many of the most expansive people in our generation and previous ones are conflict invigorated - they've perhaps always got a baseline of creativity and striving, but it really comes out when a fight breaks out.

"Competition is always a fantastic thing, and the computer industry is intensely competitive." - Bill Gates

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