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So You Just Found Out You’re Going Through a Rebrand

Maybe you had a hunch a change was coming. Your organization’s reputation doesn’t seem to have the gravitas it should have. It doesn’t resonate when …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Cinema Tarantino: The Making of Pulp Fiction

The first independent film to gross more than $200 million, Pulp Fiction was a shot of adrenaline to Hollywood’s heart, reviving John Travolta’s career, making stars of Samuel L. Jackson and Uma Thurman, and turning Bob and Harvey Weinstein into giants. How did Quentin Tarantino, a high-school …

The Steve Jobs You Didn’t Know: Kind, Patient, And Human

The untold story of Tim Cook’s friendship with Steve Jobs—and why Jobs wouldn’t let Cook try to save his life.<p>According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, he first learned about Steve’s need for a liver transplant in January 2009. By that time Steve wasn’t coming into the office at all, and Cook would visit …

The End of Creativity

The word “creativity” was made up less than a hundred years ago. It is time to stop using it.<p>People living in the twentieth century heard a lot of …

Real Innovation is About Solving Problems, not Having Ideas

<i>This essay is part of a series written by speakers featuring at our upcoming 10th anniversary TNW Conference on April 23 & 24 in Amsterdam. Discount tickets to the event are still available for purchase here.</i><p>These days, everyone seems to have a great idea for an app or a product. Clever ideas are …

4 Inspiring Must-Watch TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Listening to advice from these four experts will be the best time you spend this week.<p>Have you been to Boston lately?<p>I'm not sure if you've heard, but my very own stomping grounds have become one of the most innovative cities in America!<p>I'm fortunate to live in this place where the start-up …

2015 Oscar Winner Predictions

Mike Hogan, Richard Lawson, and Katey Rich gather for one last set of Little Gold Men Oscar predictions.<p><b>Best Picture</b><p>Confusion reigns over best picture this year, with almost everyone predicting a win for either <i>Boyhood</i> or <i>Birdman</i>—unless the award ends up going to <i>American Sniper, The Grand Budapest</i> …

Where A Life Worth Living Comes From

Quick:<p>How do we sell the most stuff?<p>How can you date a hotter person?<p>Will you make ten percent more next year?<p>How do we optimize the profit …

Designer Explains His Creative Process While Making a Logo for a Fictional Company

Most logos aren’t designed in fifteen minutes, but most designers aren’t Aaron Draplin. Aaron’s a Portland fixture by way of the Midwest, the owner …

What The Heck Is Brand Strategy, Anyway?

Just do a quick Google search for a quality understanding of what a brand strategy and you’ll quickly learn that there is a lot of crap out there. …

Marketing

Ways to Create a Great Ad #6: Visual Similies

Why Am I Being Asked<br>to Register?<p>We'll ask you to provide a few details about yourself, your current role and what you do. We won't share your …

An ‘Interstellar’ Explainer: What Are Bulk Beings?

<i>Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne was the science consultant and executive producer to Christopher Nolan’s science fiction epic</i> Interstellar<i>.</i> …

The Science of Why We Don’t Believe Science

How our brains fool us on climate, creationism, and the vaccine-autism link.<p><b>By</b> <b>Chris Mooney</b><p><b>“A MAN WITH A CONVICTION</b> is a hard man to change. Tell him …

How Google's 'Material' will reshape Android as we know it

Material. It's a simple word, but it conveys multiple meanings. Usually it's a noun, the generic word for the substance an object is composed of. But …

How To Be a Google Power User

Sometimes, no matter how you word your question, Google’s search engine’s results will not come up with what you are looking for. How To Be a Google …

Artist Paints The Human Body In Ways You Cannot Imagine

This is the talented Alexa Meade, a painter who creates extraordinary paintings by using the human body as her primary canvas.<p>Her work is almost …

Matthew Dunn - What Makes an Infographic Cool?

Guest Post by Dr. Matthew Dunn<p>What Makes an Infographic Cool? Beer.<p>Beer is cool.<p>So is an infographic on beer cool?<p>I think this one is cool:<p>But, …

The Periodic Table of Alcohol

The Periodic Table of Alcohol infographic does a good job of organizing popular alcoholic drinks in the periodic table design format. Posted on …

The Color Emotion Guide

The Color Emotion Guide arranges well known company logos into a rainbow of emotion to help readers understand which logos are using color to create …

A Visual Guide to What Colors Communicate

When you are designing your blog or website, how do you decide what colors to use? Your choice will make a difference on how others receive and …

The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …