Katie M. Smith

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The Demographics of Innovation in the United States

Groundbreaking @ITIFdc survey shows why US needs to broaden and deepen pool of potential innovators .@ITIFdc releases groundbreaking survey on who …

How Workfrom began as a simple list in Evernote.

a startup built for the mobile worker<p><i>A portion of this story was originally posted on Workfrom.co</i><p>It’s been said time and time again that big things …

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How Startups Can Be Empowerment Tools for Women

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millions of women across America aspire to have successful careers and raise families. But, finding the balance to merge those two paths is a difficult challenge which requires support and mentorship, as well as flexibility and …

The Global Creative Economy Is Big Business

A new report breaks down the successes and limitations of creative industries around the world.<p>I’ve long argued that creativity is a key driver of economic success. My own research—focusing on the role of the creative class across U.S cities and metros—has documented the connection between …

Creative industries are 'driving force' of UK economy, says David Cameron

'From Asia to America, they’re dancing to our music, watching our films and wearing our designers’ latest creations'<p>Britain's creative industries have become the driving force of the UK economy, the Prime Minister said at the launch of a new scheme to help creative entrepreneurs raise investment …

In a true creative economy, tech grads must also be entrepreneurs

<i>James Griffin is president and co-founder of Vancouver Film School.</i><p>British Columbia's creative economy is burgeoning. The province's arts, digital and entertainment industries are worth $4-billion in annual gross domestic product and supply more than 85,000 jobs. There are 900 digital media …

Mapping the Connections Between Cities, Inequality, and Creative Economies

Some of the world’s most powerful creative economies are doing economic development wrong. It doesn’t need to be that way.<p>Capitalism is in transition. It’s pulling away from its previous industrial model to a new one based on creativity and knowledge. In place of the natural resources and …

Articles about finally-office-furniture-laptop-workforce on Dwell.com - Dwell

Good Mod, a Portland, Oregon, studio and retailer, develops an inventive furniture model for the 21st-century office.<p>Dutch designers Makkink & Bey prove that flexible furnishings can increase efficiency in the modern workplace.<p>The original Slingbox was one of those rare devices that did one thing, …

10 Coworking Essentials

So, with school starting and supply lists being checked off, we thought coworking deserved a list too.<p>1. Laptop charger – essential. Unless you have …

Articles about 13 inspiring coworking spaces on Dwell.com - Dwell

Kiss the cube goodbye; these collective offices add flair to the freelance life.<p>In an industrial loft just off Rose Avenue in Venice Beach—where creative shops, innovative restaurants, juice bars and trendy...<p>Dwell editor-in-chief Amanda Dameron talks us through Dwell's November 2015 issue.<p>The Wing …

Inside The Phenomenal Rise Of WeWork

<b>MORT ZUCKERMAN, THE 77-YEAR-OLD BILLIONAIRE CHAIRMAN</b> of Boston Properties, controls $19.6 billion (market cap) worth of prime office buildings in cities like New York, Washington and San Francisco, and in June 2013 he took a walk through a little real estate business called WeWork that Adam Neumann …

Stanford Study: Letting Employees Work from Home Raises Productivity

This morning, we published a piece that looked at 76 companies that allow you to work remotely and it’s already making the rounds on the Internet. …

What MIT Is Learning About Online Courses and Working from Home

“Virtual work” is increasingly just “work” for most of us – whether we’re dialing into a conference call with our branch offices in London and New York, or VPN-ing in from home to catch up with work after-hours, remote work is the new normal. But as Peter Hirst, director of the executive education …

76 Virtual Companies and Distributed Teams

by Brie Weiler Reynolds, Senior Career Specialist | March 30, 2015<p>It’s back! For the second year in a row, we’ve listed dozens of companies that …

Who Needs an Office? How to Go 100 Percent Remote.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>More and more companies are going 100 percent remote. The remote trend is especially widespread in the startup community. When cash and resources are low, you do what you can, and going remote is one of the smartest moves you can make.<p>It …

4 Tips to Make Working Remotely Work for You

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love working at the office. I love our team. I love the chatter and the energy. Our coffee is just OK, so I usually make a pit stop for fuel on the way in. But more or less, I relish being in the office, at the epicenter of the …

More Evidence Remote Employees Outperform Their Peers | Inc.com

The question of whether or not telecommuting is good for business is a recurrent one with the answer diverging widely, depending on whom you ask. Certainly, hallway conversations and impromptu team meetings can spur innovation. At the same time, open offices can be remarkably distracting.<p>But a …

Let Employees Choose When, Where, and How to Work

A sense of <i>freedom</i> — the ability to choose what you work on, as well as how, when, and where you perform your work — is a growing priority for talented professionals across sectors and industries, and one of the core elements of a fulfilling career.<p>According to a 2009 Forrester report, by 2016, 43% …

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5 Ways to Make Telecommuters and Remote Workers Feel Included

Making remote workers feel like part of the team is one of the trickiest parts of management. However, by focusing on the right technology and on …

No Managers: Why We Removed Bosses at Treehouse

On June 20th 2013, we decided that our 4-day work week at Treehouse was’t insane enough so we went further: <b>We removed all Managers</b>.It was a bold move …

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The Environmental Benefits of Remote Work

Are you working from home on Earth Day? If so, consider your remote work a little contribution to the health of the environment.<p>Flexjobs recently …

32 Apps to Make You Effective and Efficient When Working Remotely | Inc.com

It used to be that working collaboratively meant scheduling a conference room and sending around a memo telling everyone to meet up at a certain time.<p>Now your team may be spread across three continents, working from offices and hotel rooms and homes. While face-to-face contact is still the gold …

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Dispatches From The New Economy: The Five Faces Of The On-Demand Economy

From people determined to be their own boss, to those embracing the flexibility to do something they love, to workers finding a replacement for a traditional job – people working in the on-demand economy are just about as diverse as the labor market itself. A new report from Intuit Inc. and …

Why It Might Be Time to Abandon the Office

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the growth of the internet and mobile and its continued integration into our daily lives, society has moved its work channels from the physical to the digital, erasing the lines between work and life in the process. And with it, …

Trailblazing Women: Gina Bianchini, CEO of Mightybell

<b>An interview with Gina Bianchini, CEO of Mightybell.</b><p><i>This interview is part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models (Entrepreneurs and Leaders) from around the world and first appeared on Global Invest Her. You have to see what you can be.</i><p>"I believe you can drop me anywhere in the world and I …

Re-Defining Products In The Digital Economy

A hundred and thirty years ago, on January 29, 1886, Karl Benz patented the gasoline-driven automobile. The car was born.<p>From the industrial economy to the Internet economy, each economic revolution has utilized technology advancements to drive major shifts in the way businesses operate and how …

How can technology benefit storytelling? - Brand Storytelling - D&AD

<b>In his last chapter, Andy Orrick explores how we engage with story, and both the potential and danger of handing over directorial control to the</b> …

The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of In 2016

<i>More than the patterns that emerge from the Popular feeds on Dribbble and Behance, design trends can be a mysterious thing.</i>They’re influenced by …