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7 Ways to Help Your Employees Become Better Problem-Solvers

Your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. So, follow these steps to enable them to tackle problems on their own.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you're the visionary and leader of your company, but your employees …

Team Building

How to create and maintain a strategic approach to design thinking

Design has evolved beyond making objects – organizations now want to learn how to think like designers, and apply design principles to the workplace itself.<p>One company at the forefront of this methodology is Philips.<p>Few globally reaching product companies have a 126-year history, and even fewer …

How to Use Design Strategies to Build a Life You Love

“Life’s ambiguous, you don’t always know what’s going to come next—design thinking is a nice framework for this.”<p><b>Leah Weiss</b> is a professor at the …

15 Ways to Creatively Challenge Yourself Every Day

We all <i>want</i> to embrace creativity, but actually making it happen? That’s the tricky part. With long to-do lists at home and work, it can be difficult to imagine actually making creative expression part of our routine. Creativity is about more than time-consuming craft projects, though, and it may be …

3 Surprising Keys Millennial Leaders Need For Success

In my article on business trends for 2017 (#10), I cited a Pew Research report that millennials now represent the largest segment of the U.S. population. This also means that each month, more and more of the millennial generation are advancing into leadership roles. In order to succeed, these …

The Future Of Robots Is All Too Human

The key to winning in the new era of automation is not to eliminate people, but to put them at the center. Related posts: The Future Of Robots Are …

10 micro houses that make the best of their minuscule proportions

Feeling the urge to downsize? Take lessons from 10 of the best micro homes – including a cloud-shaped holiday home and a 3D-printed urban cabin.<p><b>3D</b> …

7 amazing technologies we'll see by 2030

Hollywood's depictions of the future are usually pretty far-fetched — like the flying cars of "Blade Runner" and the hoverboards in "Back to the Future II." The World Economic forum surveyed over 800 experts and executives to find out what the future will actually look like. Here are 7 amazing …

This 5-Step Method Will Tell You If Your Product Solves a Real Human Need

How design thinking can deliver on its promise to deliver better products to customers.<p>Design has quickly evolved from an aesthetic choice to becoming a revolutionary way to differentiate companies. Design thinking is now a proven approach to solving problems and producing innovations with a wide …

Design

Le futur est de retour - Bande Annonce - ARTE Creative

Vous voulez comprendre le phénomène blockchain ? Regardez la websérie Blockchain Revolution

Cette websérie en 7 épisodes convie les meilleurs experts pour comprendre la révolution technologique promise par la blockchain.

Alphabet’s Google is searching for its next hit

“JUDGE a man by his questions, rather than his answers,” Voltaire advised. Google has become one of the most successful firms in history by heeding …

Profit

How to be Consistently Creative, According to Research

The secret to optimal creativity<p>If you are always struggling to do creative work, you probably choosing the wrong time of day to focus! Believe it or not, there are certain times of the day when your body is just better at performing certain tasks than others.<p>One you discover your peak times, you …

Time Management

The 3 KPIs for Innovation

You are probably measuring your innovation teams in the wrong way.<p>Part of the problem with innovating is that it is hard to measure your success. Many groups will work for a long time struggling to develop new ideas, refine them, and measure their likely success. For a long time, the team may feel …

Innovation

5 Easy Ways to Become More Creative

Everyone is looking for ways to be more creative, both in their work, life, or their photography. Following are five easy ways to help break the …

The Startup Idea Matrix — B2B Edition

Last month I published The Startup Idea Matrix to help founders brainstorm new startup ideas. The matrix outlines various consumer markets and …

After These Messages: Your Guide To The Future Of Brand Creativity

Cord cutting, ad blocking, “Skip Ad” . . . It all means that interruption is no longer an option for brands to get our attention. They have to win us over. Whether it’s how Kenzo hit gold with Spike Jonze, why National Geographic decided to dump the dumb and get back to its roots, or how Patagonia …

If You Want To Innovate, Avoid These Myths

The truth is that there is no one true path to innovation. You need to define your own innovation playbook based your strategy, capabilities and …

Here's what smart cities do to stay ahead

Smart cities create a symbiosis between information, the Internet of Things and technologies to make better decisions and provide desired services. …

Innovation

What Accelerators, Incubators, And Hackathons Tell Us About The Future Of Business

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 9: Small doesn’t mean low impact.<p><i>This is the ninth essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies.</i><p>If you’ve had a chance to watch the HBO series <i>Silicon Valley</i>, you’ve had a taste of the newfangled business-building …

Startups

Why 2017 will be the year of the industry cloud

The year 2016 will go down in the history books as another year of impressive growth in the Enterprise cloud software space — and the numbers prove it.<p>Last year there were 31 cloud software companies that were publicly held and commanded a market capitalization north of $1 billion. Together, they …

Internet of Things

10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies

What we can learn from the challenges and the triumphs that have defined the last 10 years of innovation in business.<p>This month marks my tenth anniversary as editor of <i>Fast Company</i>; we are also releasing the tenth installment of our World’s Most Innovative Companies coverage. During that time, the …

Sports Industry

Why Netflix, HBO, And Amazon Owe Their Success To Hulu

Ten years of innovation, lesson No. 3: You can’t—and shouldn’t—go it alone.<p><i>This is the third essay in our series of 10 Lessons From 10 Years Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies.</i><p>Remember when Netflix was a DVD-by-mail service? And its chief rival was the brick-and-mortar outlet Blockbuster? …

Don’t Ask People What They Want, Watch What They Do

Nir’s Note: Irene Au is a design partner at Khosla Ventures and former Head of Design at Google, Yahoo, and Udacity. She’ll be speaking at the …

d.school Reading List

The best way to learn about design thinking is to do it, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t point out some of the books that help contextualize what we …

Design

Get Started with Design Thinking

Design thinking is a methodology for creative problem solving. You can use it to inform your own teaching practice, or you can teach it to your …

Design Thinking

4 Steps to Cultivating an Innovation Mindset in Your Organization

Transforming an organization from innovation-averse to forward-thinking isn't always an easy road to navigate.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my work as a marketing consultant, I’m exposed to organizations of all sizes and manners of thinking.<p>Over time, …

Innovation