Chris Chong

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An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

With 30 Years to Prepare, Here’s How Brands Celebrated Back to the Future Day

Prepare for the imminent arrival of tweets 30 years in the making.<p>Today is Oct. 21, 2015, otherwise known as Back to the Future Day, the day Marty …

A Simple Formula for Changing Our Behavior

“Whoa! What are you doing?” I asked aghast.<p>I had just walked into my daughter’s room as she was working on a science project. Normally, I would have been pleased at such a sight. But this time, her project involved sand. A lot of it. And, while she had put some plastic underneath her work area, it …

This Agency’s New Coffee Shop, Open to the Public, Is Both Gathering Spot and R&D Lab

The Atlanta office of Huge, an agency known for its work in the digital space, is going offline to create a new kind of buzz.<p>This week, Huge opened …

How To Plate Food Like A 3-Star Michelin Chef

Tracey Torres has cooked in some of the best kitchens in the world. Now she shares trade secrets on how to plate food like a pro.<p>Take a trip to Daniel or Eleven Madison Park, and you won’t just be blown away by the flavors of the food. The plating itself is an abstract work of art. Now that the …

The Secret to the Creamiest, Dreamiest Hummus

You could be making better hummus.<p>If it strikes you as a little weird that hummus received top billing as our 2015 Dish of the Year, then, well, you haven’t had chef Michael Solomonov’s. The incredibly rich, ineffably smooth version that he dishes up at Dizengoff, his bustling Philadelphia …

The Most Romantic Restaurants in New York City

<i>by Gloria Dawson, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy Restaurant Marc Forgione<p>We've chosen some of our favorite New York City spots for the perfect weekend evening--or any other night you want to do something special.<p><b>1. Restaurant Marc Forgione</b> <i>(pictured above)</i><p>Marc Forgione's Tribeca restaurant exudes …

New York City

Everything Looks Wrong When The Most Famous Brand Logos Swap Colors

Created by Printsome.com, who previously experimented with brand color-swaps back in 2013, the new collection gives the <i>Freaky Friday</i> treatment to …

Graphic Design

The Swimwear Brand Making a Social Splash

Solid & Striped has recruited Poppy Delevingne and Hilary Rhoda for collaborations in the past—so it’s no surprise that the brand is an It girl favorite. In fact, Hannah Bronfman, Laura Love, and Leandra Medine are just a few of the well-regarded style stars who have donned Solid & Striped …

A New Word on the Internet

Look up: in Forest Hills, on Queens Boulevard and Seventy-first Avenue, atop the Tudor-style building at One Continental, above the Vitamin Shoppe and a palm-and-tarot reader, is a billboard owned by Lamar, the ubiquitous sign company. The billboard appears, at passing glance, to be advertising a …

Vocabulary

Ad of the Day: Dirty Dishes Don’t Have to Rule Your Life in These Delightful Ads for Soap

Modern life is riddled with dirty dishes, and Finish wants to help.<p>A new 40-second, rapid-fire ad created by Wieden + Kennedy London for the …

How to Give a Stellar Presentation

Speaking in front of a group — no matter how big or small — can be stressful. Preparation is key, of course, whether it’s your first or your hundredth time. From preparing your slides to wrapping up your talk, what should you do to give a presentation that people will remember?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> …

10 things that are harder to get into than Harvard

As Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust once said, "We could fill our class twice over with valedictorians."<p>The school seeks out students who not only have high grades, but also have outstanding achievements under their belts — from overcoming homelessness to starting their own nonprofits. The …

21st Century Strategy, or the Art of Travelling without a Map

A couple of weeks back, I was invited to speak at the APG’s first Noisy Thinking event of 2015, inaugurating a series of talks on the subject of 21st …

Management

How a prolific spammer built a 750,000-strong Twitter army to promote his scam

It can be extremely difficult to work out who's actually behind them — but it's not impossible. Satnam Narang, a researcher for security company Symantec has investigated a network of incredibly prolific spam accounts , discovering that almost 750,000 of them were all being operated by a single …

Social Media

Here's why Meerkat's popularity is suddenly plunging

The hype wave wipes out<p>After bursting onto the scene through the trend-spotting site Product Hunt and winning the hearts and minds of the crowd gathered at SXSW, Meerkat announced $14 million in funding from big names in Silicon Valley and Hollywood. That same day, Meerkat's popularity in the app …

Infographic: a Historical and Data-Driven Look at Will Ferrell’s Branding Genius

Will Ferrell last week got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which was nicely timed to promote his hit movie Get Hard, where he co-stars with …

Airbus files patent for interactive plane windows so passengers can tap and learn

The ultimate window seat! Airbus files patent for interactive plane windows so passengers can tap and learn about sights below<p><b>Airbus filed for a</b> …

In-flight Entertainment

All the Charts, Tables, and Checklists You Need to Conduct Better Meetings

The ripple effects of too many meetings can be astonishing. Take this quick and horrifying interactive: It shows how a weekly excom meeting at one company generated a total of 300,000 person hours per year to support it:<p>But there’s hope! While a whole host of cultural changes need to take place to …

Cucumber Salad with Grapes and Almonds Recipe

Good morning summer and hello cucumbers! What’s your favorite cucumber? Lemon cucumber? English? Armenian? How about pickling?<p>For many years I’ve …

Make Your Own Avocado Caesar Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> We love Caesar Salad around here and make it frequently, especially during the Summer, either as a side or boosted with a little something extra as a complete meal. This one can be either. I like to put some of the ingredients in separate bowls so that we can actually make our own for …

A Different Sort of Egg Salad

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Sometimes, a girl's just gotta feel French.</i><p>It’s one of those facts of life – sometimes a girl’s just …

Toro Bravo's Radicchio Salad with Manchego Vinaigrette

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The perfect holiday salad -- with 2 secret tricks for making all your salads better.</i><p>When we think about making our everyday salads better or swankier or more …

How to Make Kale Salad Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Kale is in every kitchen and on every menu these days. But don't pass it off as just another trend --</i> …

Healthy Eating

27 Holiday Salads We Love

Gallery27 Holiday Salads We Love<p>Making a great, crowd-pleasing salad shouldn't be hard. From a winter citrus salad with jewel-toned oranges and clementines to a medley of winter greens, we've got 27 salad recipes that'll keep you coming back for more. And more. And...yeah...some more.<p>Get the …

Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living

The bleak and unforgiving existence of Japan's salarymen and part-time workers, who often live in Internet cafes to save on rent, is difficult to …

Inside The Hip Redesign Of Holiday Inn Express

Ideo helps the budget hotel chain rethink everything from beds to mood lighting.<p>A modern chair. A sleek cafe table for you to set your laptop on instead of a bulky desk. A bed with a plush headboard for you to sit against. Remind you of the new Virgin Hotel? The features are all part of the new …