Damian Lim

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Live off the grid in this solar-powered pod

The ecocapsule may look like a giant ostrich egg, but it comes with enough high-tech features to support you living entirely off the grid for up to a year.<p>The ecocapsule is both solar-powered and wind-powered. It fits up to two people and comes with enough amenities to live comfortably from just …

Google doubles down on Chromecast gaming with Unity support

The Chromecast is great for a lot of things, but traditionally gaming has not been one of them. That might change very soon, as a blog post from Google announced support for the popular game engine Unity on the streaming device.<p>If a developer wants to put his or her cool mobile game on the big …

Why Companies Like Groupon, Yelp And ReachLocal Aren't Dominating The Local Space

<i>The following guest post is by Payam Zamani, founder, Chairman, and CEO of Reply.com Inc., a leading marketplace for local advertisers</i>.<p>The local newspaper and the yellow pages have been slowly dying for more than a decade, leaving small businesses and merchants few options for local advertising. In …

The Neighborhood Effect

Jacqueline lived in one of the most toxic environments in urban America. If you've seen <i>The Wire,</i> HBO's series about crime and punishment in …

Income Inequality

Crossing the New Chasm: Focusing on Addiction, Not Just Adoption

Image copyright Greg Epperson<p>Twenty-two years ago, Geoffrey A. Moore built upon the traditional concept of the “S curve” of consumer adoption by …

Social Media

It's not the size of a person's network that matters; it's what they do with it

<i>This is a guest post by Azeem Azhar, CEO of PeerIndex</i><p>Marketing is maths and always has been. Ever since the first shopkeeper realised that a sign on …

E-commerce retailers open physical locations in Dallas to augment online stores

When online retailers open stores, they do it with their own twist.<p>This month, Dallas shoppers can see firsthand how two New York-based companies are …

CEO Profile: Wells Fargo's Kovacevich banks on success as a one-stop shop

Seth's Blog

If you walk into a company-owned cell phone store to sign up for a contract, what are you worth?<p>Given the huge gross margins at AT&T and Verizon and …

Why Aren't More Companies Shifting to Treat Their Best Customers Best?

<i>"Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."</i> <b><br>Winston Churchill, October 1, 1939</b><p>On a radio broadcast early in World War II, Churchill …

Customer-Centricity is Dead! What’s Next?

Dick Lee asks a provocative question in his new white paper: What’s next after customer-centricity?<p>He sums up customer-centricity as follows:<p>The …

Why your organisation is not customer-centric even if it is customer-centric

This is a long post and a philosophic one so you might be better off doing something else unless you have an avid interest in customer-centricity and …

How Stupidity, Short-termism and Immorality Ruined Marketing

Marketing as a business discipline is in serious trouble. Its effectiveness has decreased to the point where a less than 1% response rate is often …

IBM's Reinvention Should Inspire Flat Pharma & Device Businesses

<i>Update: Since the original publication, major developments have happened enabling the scenarios outlined in this article. Those updates have been highlighted below. In addition, I have included a Prezi on Patient Relationship Management in response to disruptions in healthcare/pharma. The Prezi was</i> …

Walmart Buyers Ask WIIFM? (What's In It For Me?)

For thousands of consumer products suppliers, Walmart represents a dedicated business in itself with its own complex set of procedures and challenges. Obviously, the upside potential is tremendous. With nearly 4,700 stores in the U.S., the company’s combined selling space is estimated to be roughly …

The best way to map the customer journey: take a walk in their shoes

How do you know what your really customers want? Sales, quality products and services, good customer service–sure. But what happens when you think …

The consumer decision journey

Consumers are moving outside the marketing funnel by changing the way they research and buy products. Here's how marketers should respond to the new …

Customer Experience

6 Brand Strategies Most CMOs Fail To Execute

The ground rules for branding are rapidly evolving. Social media, content marketing, the younger generation, second screening, thought-leadership and the demographic shift are just some of the many things that are challenging brands to think differently. Creating and sustaining customer trust and …

4 Examples of Brand Strategy Driving Organizational Success

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<br>• LinkedIn<p>Social media, SEO, and mobile dominate today’s marketing discussion, with good reason. New media technologies require new …

Branding Strategy As Your Secret Marketing Weapon

Marketing without branding is like fishing without a hook.<p>You’ll be distributing your message, sure. You may see results in the forms of sales closed …

Boat hulls form basis of Opera House sculpture

The Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre’s artist residency program, with its focus on reuse and repurposing, mirrors the work of the tip itself: the …

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22 Fresh Single Page Websites for Your Inspiration

After navigating through the wilderness of search results, a unique visitor has landed on your page, and you’ve got one shot to make things work. For …

Unique Lumio lamp disguises itself as a book

There are two meanings for illumination: light and knowledge. As such, a lamp that looks like a book seems apropos -- and Lumio by San Francisco architect and industrial designer Max Gunawan immediately appeals.<p>When you open its cover, a concertina crafted to resemble the pages acts as a filter for …

San Francisco

A Brilliantly Simple Design Transforms Old Boxes Into School Desks And Bags

The Help Desk uses a stencil to put essential school supplies in the hands of poor school children in India.<p>Most schools in rural India can’t afford basic supplies like desks, and most of the students attending them can’t afford backpacks. The Bombay-based nonprofit Aarambh worked with designers to …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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