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Lean Doesn’t Always Create the Best Products

Our current silver bullet is Lean. The Lean movement began in manufacturing, then took the startup world by storm, and now the methodology has crept into companies of all kinds and sizes, both in practice and in jargon. Plenty has been said and written praising the benefits of the Lean approach. …

The internet is obsessing over this real-life optical illusion that looks like an M.C. Escher drawing — here's how it works

A photo depicting a seemingly impossible construction scene has risen to the top of "the front page of the internet" — Reddit — and the optical illusion is causing many to scratch their head in bewilderment.<p>The photo, which was taken by Reddit user zibin, shows a pair of construction workers …

App Thinning in iOS 9 might finally mean your 16GB iPhone isn't always out of space

A new feature Apple is quietly building into iOS 9 called ‘App Thinning‘ means that your phone may have more free space and use less data to update.<p>App Thinning is a new feature that optimizes the install of iOS and watchOS apps to use the lowest amount of storage space on your device.<p>Each app will …

6 easiest video editing tools

The surge of videos on social media and content marketing channels has come quickly. In the past year alone, Facebook has averaged more than a billion video views each day.<p>Video has become go-to visual content for a huge number businesses and brands.<p>And I’d love to share how <b>you can do video, too,</b> …

Apps

How to Run a Lean Product Team | Inc.com

Not finding out what your customers want kills your startup. It's the single most important thing our team needs to be focusing on. And it is your job as the CEO, to lead the way in discovering how you're going to find product-market fit. I've found that creating a product team that runs lean is …

Product Management

Kyoto etiquette guides: Mind your manners, tourists | CNN Travel

Lean management in a primary school in Norway

<b>CASE STUDY - A pioneering school in Rogaland, Norway, is proving that some elements of lean thinking can successfully be adapted to the education</b> …

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Design Flaw Examined In Teardown

It’s now become a major news story that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 can be permanently ruined by having its S Pen inserted the wrong way around. To those of us in the tech industry such a design flaw is a source of complete eye rolling. How was this allowed to happen, was it never picked up in …

Galaxy Note

[Data Visualization] More Americans killed by guns since 1968 than in all U.S. wars

More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history. Each year, the number of …

How Much Weight Soldiers Carry, and Incredible POV Footage of a Massive Paratrooper Drop

The amount of gear that they jump with is unbelievable<p>An old Army saw has it that<p>The General asks, "What does it do?"<br>The Senator asks, "How much does …

8 Ways to Organize All of Your Most Important Paperwork

That means tax documents, medical info, and even sentimental items.<p>That means tax documents, medical info, and even your kid's treasured drawings.

Cleaning

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

Think Twice Before You Show Your Data On Pie Charts

Data visualization tools give businesses the opportunity to display data using various visually appealing graphics rather than traditional rows of …

Kanban dos and don’ts

An Infographic I did for my team when we introduced a kanban for team work. Not necessarily correctly, or usefully, but there it is anyway blocking …

101 of the Most Fantastic Interactive Infographics You’ll Love

If you have a ton of data and you want to tell a good story, interactive infographics are a fantastic tool. They entice your audience to explore the …

IQ and EQ are not enough. You need GRIT too.

The German psychologist William Stern coined the term <b>IQ</b> in 1912, a couple of years before World War I. The concept of <b>emotional intelligence</b> emerged …

10 Things Pro Organizers Always Do Before They Go to Bed

Trust us, you'll rest better if you cross 'em off of your list too.<p>We already know what professional organizers do every morning. But there's something about the chores they force themselves to finish after a grueling day, and before curling up in bed, that makes us think they're some of the most …

Living Rooms

McLaren needs a 20-year-old Compaq laptop to maintain its F1 supercar

McLaren's F1 supercar is special in more ways than one. Even now it's still the world's fastest production car with a naturally aspirated engine, and McLaren only built 106 F1s in total. <i>Jalopnik</i> visited McLaren recently, and discovered another special aspect to the F1: a 20-year-old laptop. McLaren …

Do We Need to Teach Students to Use Technology?

0<p>SHARES<p>Four years ago, when Chromebooks were new and my students were logging on for the first time, I dedicated days of class time to exploration, …

Education Technology

How to Design The Perfect Logo (A Logo Design Recipe)

Doesn’t matter if you are a freelancer, full time working designer or just common people, Just close your eyes and imagine Apple’s logo design. Now …

What Can You Do with Cast or Chromecast from Your Android Phone? | Drippler - Apps, Games, News, Updates & Accessories

Method 1: Cast Apps and More to Your TV<p>Time: 2-5 Minutes<p>If you have an Android that is 4.4.2 or greater, you should be able to cast. That’s not to …

Fix Samsung Galaxy S7 that slowed down plus other performance related issues [Troubleshooting Guide]

Did you know that there will always come a time when your phone starts to slow down and its performance deteriorate? We are now beginning to receive …

Got an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus? Do these 10 things first

Well, you did it. You pulled the trigger on a shiny (or matte) new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. Nice! Before you head out to take a squillion 12-megapixel …

5 Travel Hacks You Didn’t Know About, Right From The Mouth Of Flight Attendants

From getting to the airport on time, to making sure you don’t have liquids over two ounces, to the great unknown of who will be sitting next to you …

I switched from Android to iPhone for two months. Here's what I learned

Android users are embracing the iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, 30 percent of new iPhone buyers had switched from an Android device in the July-to-September 2015 quarter. And this week, Cook reiterated that the trend is accelerating, saying: "We were blown away by the level of Android …

Mobile Technology

Do We Have Left or Right Brain Personalities?

Is it true that some people are more 'right brained' or 'left brained?' Certainly some people are more creative and free-thinking, while others are …

4 Things You Must Do to Achieve 7% Body Fat

1 of 5<p>The Plan<p>If it’s a flat belly, a better all-around diet, and a stronger heart you’re after this year, we’ve got you covered. But if you’ve got …

Are you a thinker or a non-thinker? Take the need for cognition test to find out

Here’s a perfect excuse to lounge around. People of higher intelligence were found to spend more time in leisurely activity, being less physical than …

Psychology