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Why Decentralization Matters

The first two eras of the internet<p>During the first era of the internet — from the 1980s through the early 2000s — internet services were built on …

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'Friends,' 'Girls' And Their Impact On How Gen X And Millennials View Housing

An interesting piece of news came out of San Francisco earlier this year about a shortage of moving vans in the Bay Area. It was so bad that the cost of a one-way U-Haul from San Francisco to Las Vegas was $2,000, while renting the same vehicle in the opposite direction cost only $100. Apparently, …

Demographics

9 Job Hunting Tips for Older Workers

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 11<p>Tips to stay in the game<p>The current strong job market brings mixed blessings for older workers. On one …

Silicon Valley has become a ‘moral cesspool,’ says management expert Tom Peters

Peters, the author of the seminal business book “In Search of Excellence,” says, “I weep for Santa Clara County.”<p>When Tom Peters started studying management in the 1970s, he was told the real “weirdos” were 30 miles south of San Francisco, at an obscure company called Hewlett-Packard.<p>Peters’ …

​Red Hat's only business plan is to keep changing plans

Red Hat's strategic planning isn't like yours, but with 64 straight quarters of revenue growth and continuing on course to become the first …

Mark Zuckerberg Thinks We’re Idiots.

<b>by Jean-Louis Gassée</b><i>Surprise: Thanks to the Cambridge Analytica revelations, we’re finding out that Facebook allowed a much broader and deeper</i> …

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

Bitcoin Q&A: How long until mainstream adoption?

Bitcoin Q&A: Borderless money

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Jony Ive Dishes On Apple Rumors And His Design Team In Rare Interview

The most famous designer in the world didn’t hold back when he spoke at the Hirshhorn Museum last week.<p>Jony Ive helms the most secretive design lab in the world at Apple. But aside from the top secret mystique, the soft spoken Ive is notoriously private, often giving just one interview a year.<p>Last …

Here’s A (Crazy?) Plan To Bribe Crows To Clean Up Cigarette Butts

Tossed cigarette butts are a huge litter problem. Crows are highly intelligent animals that can be trained to perform tasks for rewards. Can this possibly work? And is it even ethical?<p>In the quest to convince smokers to stop tossing cigarette butts on the street, cities have experimented with …

I Used Design Thinking To Reinvent My Career—Here’s Why It Worked

A former lawyer explains how the methodology led her to try out life as a pastry chef before getting a master’s in psychology.<p>In 2009, my law career stalled. I was burned out and ready to make a professional change, but I had no idea where to start or what my next step should be. Should I continue …

Why IBM Brought Remote Workers Back To The Office -- And Why Your Company Might Be Next

In 2009, IBM reported that 40% of its 386,000 employees in 173 countries were working remotely. That policy allowed IBM to sell off its office buildings at a gain of almost $2 billion. Hailed as a savvy business strategy, the trend of telecommuting was soon in full swing.<p>Impressive, right? Why …

Remote Working

How to convince your C-suite to commit to digital transformation

Only one third of companies say their C-suites are committed to digital transformation. Here's how tech leaders can convince upper management of its …

Steelcase Shapes Future Office with Microsoft Azure - Steelcase

Today, at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Steelcase unveiled new ways to improve people’s experience at work in front of a crowd eager to learn about …

Practice Design Methods with Distributed Teams

Mark Tippin shares the basics of Lean, Agile and Human-Centered Design frameworks along with digital collaboration tips for distributed teams.

14 Things Everyone Should Know About Blockchains

“What the internet did for communications, blockchain will do for trusted transactions.”<br>- Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM<p>Although there’s debate about how long it will take for this statement to come true, since we’re in the midst of the blockchain transformation, most industry experts concur that’s …

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Protecting Your Business With Systems Over People

Apple, Inc. was started by two friends in a garage in 1976, and has since grown into one of the largest companies in the world. Despite having a turbulent past, and losing its CEO at a pivotal time in its history, the company has adapted and grown to not only pioneer new markets, but also make a …

Logitech Quadrupled Its Profits–With One Big Design Idea

Flourishing stock. Beautiful, useful products. And plenty of room to grow. Just five years ago, the story couldn’t have been more different.<p>Two years ago, Bracken Darrell stood at a whiteboard and drew a tree.<p>As Logitech’s CEO since 2013, he sketched out a quick presentation for me that he’d …

Blockchain Can Free Media From Tech Giants’ Claws

Advertisers now have powerful ways to target specific user demographics thanks to tech giants like Facebook and Google. Since these companies derive …

Inside GE’s Transformation

A CEO has different tasks in different cycles. Some CEOs are founders and builders. Others have the luxury of managing momentum through a stable economy or a period when business models aren’t being disrupted. My task was different: remaking a historic and iconic company during an extremely …

Automated Buses Are Here, Now We Have To Decide How They Will Reshape Our Cities

In Helsinki and Vegas, trials of a new kind of public transport highlights the benefits–and potential pitfalls–of automating our roads.<p>When a short trial of an autonomous bus first ran in Helsinki, Finland, in 2016, most riders saw it as a novelty. But by this fall, if you work in downtown …

Inside China’s Plan For A Massive Forest-Covered City

Architect Stefano Boeri designed tree-covered skyscrapers in Milan. Now he’s doing a lot more in Liuzhou, China.<p>Liuzhou, an industrial city in southern China, looks like a typical modern Chinese metropolis, filled with concrete high-rises and often shrouded in smog. But the city’s newest district, …

Claire Balva : Blockchain : le socle des innovations de demain !

Blockchain, explained

An MIT expert on why distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies have the potential to affect every industry.<p>By Zach Church | May 25, 2017<p>Why It …

7 applications possibles de la technologie blockchain

<i>1</i><p>La fin des banques ?<p>La blockchain remet en cause l'existence même de tiers dits "de confiance". Or, l'affaire Kerviel et autres histoires d'évasions …

Blockchain

La première clim sans électricité fabriquée avec des bouteilles

Partout dans le monde, des personnes n'ont pas accès à certains luxes que les personnes dans les pays développés utilisent au quotidien : …

Changement Climatique

Platform strategy, explained

Got a bad case of platform envy? Find out why “seeding” and “coring” matter, and be open to a better way.<p>By Zach Church | June 16, 2017<p>Amazon, one of …