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The Friday Round-Up (from Whiteboard Animation to Cold War Hero Alex Trebek)

Claude Harrington 10.23.2015

If for some reason your alarm failed to go off on Monday morning, and you accidentally slept through this entire week, then here’s a round-up of some things you might have missed:


Monday: Mission Statements A to Z: Disruptive Companies (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday: Mission Statements A to Z: Disruptive Companies (Part 2 of 2)

Wednesday: Pick of the Week: The Strange Story of Washington State’s Income Tax (an explainer)

Thursday: When Should I start SEO for my Website? (via Forbes)

ICYMI: 10 Tips for Combining SEO and Content Marketing

SEO Whiteboard Animation

FROM THE VAULT: Learning Physics (through Whiteboard Animation)

“From RSA style whiteboard animation to motion graphics, some of the best animated explainer videos out there aren’t for a product or business – they’re for an idea. Enjoy these great examples from the likes of National Geographic, novelist Amy Rosenthal, physicist Henry Reich, and something about money…”

Animation News:

92 Years of Disney Animation in 92 Seconds (via Entertainment Weekly)

Women in Animation Org Launches Gender Equality Initiative (via Variety)

ON Animation Studios To Spend $75 Million On A Playmobil Movie (via Cartoon Brew)

 Harry Potter Whiteboard Animation


J.K. Rowling Has Written a Harry Potter Sequel (via Vanity Fair)

Leonardo DiCaprio Slept Inside a Dead Animal on the Set of his New Movie (via Esquire)

The 50 Most Powerful Pictures in American History (via BuzzFeed)

GitHub Whiteboard Animation


The Most Important Startup’s Hardest Worker Isn’t a Person (via Wired) 

Emoji, Emoji Everywhere…But Not a Way to Search Them (via The Verge)

A $750 Pill and It’s Owner Get Brash Competition– And It Costs $1 (via Tech Crunch)

Alex Trebek Whiteboard Animation


Alex Trebek was the ultimate Cold War hero (via Tech Insider)

Gloria Steinham on Feminism’s Third Wave and the Unhelpful Bill Gates (via Esquire)

How the United Nations is using Virtual Reality to Tackle Real-World Problems (via Fast Company)

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