Chad Smith

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Sketching Interfaces

<i>The time required to test an idea should be zero.</i> This was the very first sentence I wrote when considering the Airbnb design tools team vision. We …

UX Design

Additive manufacturing: A long-term game changer for manufacturers

To get the most out of additive manufacturing, companies need to think beyond prototyping and understand what the technology means for</b> …

The Future of Manufacturing Competitiveness

European manufacturers are being squeezed between North America and APAC. (Image courtesy of Deloitte.)<p>Now more than ever, manufacturers are looking …

Manufacturing

Welcome To The Manufacturing Revolution

Colin Masson, Director of Manufacturing Industry Solutions at Microsoft Cloud & Enterprise, introduces the digital forces behind PSFK's Future of …

Manufacturing

SaaS, PaaS & IaaS: what are the benefits?

If you said a few years ago that you were storing things in the cloud, chances are you’d receive plenty of strange looks. Back then, software was …

Manufacturing

Lean Startup Is Dead -- Long Live Lean Startup

In a previous post, I wrote about how large companies are poised to be the greatest beneficiaries of the lean startup movement. We are entering an era of technology that is well suited to the resources that large companies have (i.e. The Third Wave). This next wave of technology will involve …

Product Management

17 quotes that take you inside the mind of billionaire investor Mark Cuban

He sold his first company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million. He did even better with his next company, Broadcast.com, which he sold to Yahoo for almost $6 billion.<p>Almost immediately after, Cuban sold all of his Yahoo stock, netting $2 billion in cash for himself. Weeks later, the market crashed.<p>Since …

30 CEOs Reveal the Daily Habits Responsible for Their Success

Getting to the top involves doing the right things, day after day.<p>Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency. Check out these quotes from 30 successful CEOs regarding the daily …

bucketfeet

8 Quick Tips for Closing More Sales

Keep these eight basic concepts in mind when you sell and you'll be more successful at it.<p>A colleague of mine, Ryan Kubaki of Holden International recently sent me a list of “10 Worst Habits of Salespeople” (he’s teaching a webinar on that subject.)<p>His list inspired me to describe the techniques …

Selling

'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran reveals the productivity trick every entrepreneur should use

Since Barbara Corcoran made her fortune building and then selling one of New York's premier real-estate firms, The Corcoran Group, she has been a full-time investor on the popular reality show "Shark Tank."<p>In the past six seasons, Corcoran has made deals with about 30 of the entrepreneurs who have …