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Design Management (An Introduction) - Taking Charge of Processes and People

Design management is a complex field; it doesn’t relate to a single design discipline and the exact responsibilities attached to a design manager …

Nine seats, three Michelin stars: are tiny restaurants such as the Araki intimate or absurd?

The latest addition to the Michelin Guide’s top tier is tiny. But it’s far from the only small-scale diner to have big ideas<p>This week, the Araki restaurant off Regent Street in central London became the fifth UK establishment to be awarded three Michelin stars. Its distinction – apart from that – …

Is It Time To Rethink The Scientific Method?

You no longer need to be a billion dollar company to pursue new discoveries<p>Designing an airplane has long been an exercise in tradeoffs. A larger airplane with more powerful engines can hold more people and go farther, but is costlier to run. A smaller one is more cost efficient, but lacks …

4 Myths About Innovation That "Gurus" Love To Tell

The only "right way" to innovate is to solve a problem that people care about<p>Go to any innovation conference and you're sure to be amazed. Someone will stand up on stage and show you how to unleash creativity in your organization, develop pathbreaking products and run circles around your …

Here's Why Your Innovation Strategy Will Fail

Different types of problems need different types of solutions<p>,A decade ago, Apple looked unbeatable. It's launch of the iPhone completely revolutionized mobile phones and made good on Steve Jobs' vision of creating a hub of devices that connected people to technology. What's more, he did it with …

This May Be The Most Boring--And The Most Useful--Article You Read All Day

Why you should embrace monotony.<p>As an entrepreneur, you might be tempted to jam-pack your schedule you're doing something productive every minute of the day. But one activity you might not have considered making more room for: boredom<p>According to recent studies, boredom is a productive, regulatory …

Here’s How To Find A Minute Of Mindfulness Anywhere

You can practice this super-simple meditation throughout the day.<p>Everyone’s mind wanders.<p>Mindfulness is paying attention to what’s happening in the present moment. So if you’re aware that your mind is wandering, you’re halfway to a successful mindfulness practice.<p>The other half of mindfulness is …

¿Por qué la mayoría de los Community Managers son incompetentes?

El rol de <i>Community Manager</i>, como su nombre lo indica, es un gestor de comunidades, tanto de clientes como de influenciadores, proveedores y todo el …

The Upside of Getting Kicked in the Ass (for Grown Ups)

The threat of negative consequences can create positive outcomes, but not for everyone.<p>The Plusses of Negative Pressure<p>Driver's ed teachers are a punitive lot. Mine placed an open bottle of coke on the floor of the car and threatened to flunk me if I spilled a drop.<p>My wife's driver's ed teacher …

How Google Branded Tech’s Next Big Paradigm

Daydream is the first decent VR brand. And that’s because it was inspired by nature, not technology.<p>Facebook called it “the Oculus,” a throwback to ancient, Byzantine architecture. HTC chose “the Vive,” the sort of pseudo-word that sounds like it was born from a New York ad agency.<p>But Google? …

Discussing the limits of artificial intelligence

It’s hard to visit a tech site these days without seeing a headline about deep learning for X, and that AI is on the verge of solving all our problems. Gary Marcus remains skeptical.<p>Marcus, a best-selling author, entrepreneur and professor of psychology at NYU, has spent decades studying how …

Artificial Intelligence

Backed by LocalGlobe, London-based Flourish launches data visualisation platform

Flourish, a new startup out of London, has launched what it describes as a data visualisation platform, designed to make it easier for companies, including media organisations, to visualise and tell stories through data. The company is also disclosing $1 million in backing from Robin and Saul …

Data Visualization

Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them

In the recent presidential election, automation and robotics got a slight reprieve from the accusations that it has been the key driver in job losses in the United States. During the campaign, the conversation shifted, thanks largely to then-candidate Trump’s masterful scapegoating of Mexico and …

Manufacturing

He Went To The Desert With $3 Million In Cash—And Left With 150 Tons Of Cashmere

That was step one for a cofounder of Naadam, the startup trying to disrupt the cashmere supply chain and pay goat herders a fair wage.<p>Last year, 28-year-old Matt Scanlan carried $2 million in cash, packed into flimsy plastic grocery bags, into the Gobi Desert.<p>He had transferred the money to a bank …

Apps para los que quieren cambiar el mundo

En unos segundos podemos tenerlas instaladas en el móvil, para utilizarlas basta con mover un dedo y la mayoría no cuestan un céntimo. <b>Son apps</b> …

20 tecnologías de uso cotidiano que le debemos directamente a la exploración espacial

Vivimos rodeados de tecnologías que usamos cada día y cuyo desarrollo se lo debemos directamente a la carrera espacial. En el caso concreto de la …

Cómo planear el viaje de un hijo que quiere estudiar en el extranjero

El hijo de 19 años de Gracie Riesgo, Alex, está en el segundo año de la universidad, pero ella no espera que vaya a casa a lavar la ropa.<p>Alex está estudiando en Madrid, a 9.600 kilómetros –y un vuelo trasatlántico- de sus padres en California, Estados Unidos.<p>"Tiene el alma de viajero y siempre está …

Dulces caprichos: las boutiques de chocolates y caramelos triunfan en Nueva York

Nueva York es esa ciudad en la que prácticamente encuentras de todo si tienes dinero. Incluido, por supuesto, dulces de lujo. La pastelería japonesa …

The Truth Behind 5 Food Myths

Think sweet potatoes are superior to regular potatoes, and red meat will kill you? You may want to read this<p>It goes like this: A client looking to lead a healthier life hires me, a nutritionist, to help him improve his diet. I analyze what he’s been eating, factor in his food preferences, and …

Who are the top digital video influencers under 21?

Engagement is everything when it comes to being a top creator.<p>That's what tech company Zefr found when compiling a list of the top digital video …

The complicated history behind 'organic' food

Whether you buy it at the grocery store or the farmers market, you trust that food marketed as organic has been raised without toxic chemicals, using farming methods that are environmentally sustainable.<p>At a minimum, you expect organic farmers to forgo the synthetic nitrogen fertilizer responsible …

Opinion: Here’s how to know if you work at an ‘authentic’ company

Reports from Wolfsburg in Germany tell us that the thousands of individuals who work for Volkswagen VLKAY, -3.29% their families and their community …

Leadership

El misterio de por qué se están volviendo más efectivos los placebos

Cuando se sacan nuevos medicamentos al mercado, ensayos clínicos determinan si su efecto es significativamente mayor que el de otras pastillas sin ningún efecto, conocidas como "placebos".<p>Distintas investigaciones muestran que en los últimos 25 años la diferencia en la efectividad de los nuevos …

The Future and How to Survive It

We’d call it the opposite of a perfect storm: a set of external circumstances that together create an exceptionally favorable economic environment. The largest North American and European multinational corporations have been sailing through one for the past 30 years. In that time they have enjoyed …

Being a New Manager in a New Culture Is Twice as Hard

Becoming a manager for the first time is no easy task. One day you’re happily doing your own work and achieving your own goals, and then, suddenly, your work life does a 180: Instead of focusing on yourself, you have to focus your attention on others. You have to motivate others, build …

The Strangest, Most Luxurious Special Edition Cars Ever Made

Luxury upgrades aplenty. Engine upgrades, not so much.<p>Sometimes a special edition car makes sense. Then there are times an automaker pairs up with a luxury manufacturer to create a bewildering special edition. These are 12 of those times.

How to Think About the Future of Cars

The average American in prime working age drives more than 15 thousand miles a year. For these commuters, the thought of not owning a car is ludicrous. With hours each day spent in transit, it’s no surprise they often obsess over what type of car to own and what routes to work to take.<p>But despite …

29 Travel Hacks Even Frequent Fliers Don't Know

Instead of insulting your intelligence with “hacks” like “pack light,” or “bring an empty water bottle,” we’ve put together a list of tips and tricks …