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How IDEO Designers Persuade Companies to Accept Change

HBR STAFF<p>Every design project extends beyond the brief. No matter how straightforward and discrete a project seems at first, it will unfold in the context of a complicated, networked, and messily human organization. That means that part of a designer’s job must be to design tools, conversations, …

5 Productivity Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

MacGyver would have killed it as an entrepreneur.<p>Why?<p>In business – particularly in startups – resourcefulness rules. Everyone I know who has successfully bootstrapped and started a company is really good at getting a lot done with just a little. A friend of mine who started a church told me that …

Productivity

The 3 Big Technologies To Watch Over The Next Decade—Genomics, Nanotechnology and Robotics

While smartphone apps are cool and add convenience to our lives, the real impact of digital technology lies in front of us, when second order …

These 4 Major Paradigm Shifts Will Transform The Future Of Technology

For the past fifty years or so, technology has followed a fairly predictable path. We squeeze more transistors onto silicon wafers, which makes chips more powerful and devices smaller. Manual processes become automated, productivity increases and life gets better. Rinse and repeat.<p>Today, we’re at …

Innovation

Outsmart Your Next Angry Outburst

Robert and Howard* had always gotten along well. They’d worked on several projects together and considered each other friends. So when Robert discovered that Howard held a strategy meeting and hadn’t included him, he felt betrayed. He immediately shot off a text to Howard: “I can’t believe you …

12 More Blissful Rooftop Bars in Sydney

?Thankfully, rooftop bars are one of those things you can never have too many of. And just when you thought the city couldn’t possibly find any more …

Australia

The Paradox of Workplace Productivity

At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. And while this equation seems simple enough on the surface, the strategies for optimizing it have evolved dramatically over the last two decades. Technology has enabled massive …

Employment

5 Neuroscience Secrets to a Better Customer Acquisition Engine

Your brain contains approximately 100 billion neurons, which are the cells that enable you to process information. What makes these neurons …

University of California

5 Burger Joints You Need To Visit in Sydney

<i>Long-time readers may remember our foray into burgers last year. Well the burger cravings haven’t stopped! We’ve revised our list to keep up with the</i> …

Decisions Are More Effective When More People Are Involved from the Start

Why is it so hard to get people to change? That’s one of the most common complaints I hear from executives in other organizations. They and their boards make decisions and send out orders and then…nothing happens.<p>Frustrated by what they believe is their people’s inability to execute on their …

Insights from neuroscience and making change programmes more effective – Interview with Hilary Scarlett

The majority of change and transformation programmes fail to meet their objectives and change is often seen as a ‘soft’ area.<p>Moreover, the people …

21 Openings You Damn Well Should Be Excited About In 2016

While we love us a classic restaurant in Sydney, we also get super excited shiny new openings. And boy, does 2016 have some damn good new openings up …

Hot Cross Buns

12 Brainstorming Techniques for Unearthing Better Ideas From Your Team

If you want to hold brainstorms that unearth better, more creative ideas, it all starts with the people in the room. Like, the actual <i>number</i> of people …

10 Action points to help create a culture of innovation

<b>1. Before we say no to new ideas – ‘Consider’</b><p>You never know where the best ideas are going to come from, so you need to be open. When Kodak said ‘no’ …

3 Changes To Your Physical Environment That Can Make You More Productive

Where and how you work can determine how productive you’ll be when you do.<p>Ernest Hemingway never ate at his desk.<p>He also never read the newspaper, talked on the phone, or opened his mail at his desk. He wrote at his desk. That’s all.<p>Mason Currey gives us a peek inside Hemingway’s writing process in</i> …

Scientists predict human thought in real time, nearly every time

Neuroscientists from the University of Washington have decoded brain signals in real-time and with astounding accuracy, as revealed in a recent study published in <i>PLOS Computational Biology</i>. Researchers attached electrodes to the temporal lobes of seven epilepsy patients for roughly one week -- the …

The biggest restaurant brands are investing billions on something that isn't food

Chains including KFC, Arby's, and Panera are in the midst of major redesigns, with Subway reportedly planning a similar makeover this summer.<p>As brands try to shift customers' perceptions to see the companies as fresher, cleaner, and more modern, the chains are eager to demonstrate these attributes …

Arby'S

How Serial Innovators Find The Best Problems To Solve

It takes as much time to solve a bad problem as it does a good problem. And if you’re not working on good problems, you’re really wasting your time.<p>Serial innovators are not looking for opportunities. They look for concrete problems that cause potential customers significant pain–problems with …

STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as <i>STARPATH</i>. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is …

Coats

Ideo Releases A New Photoshop For Interaction Design

The design agency offers an improved version of Origami, the open-source UX prototyping tool Facebook released earlier this year.<p>A few months ago, Facebook released a bit of open-source code called Origami, which lets designers create and test user interfaces without any coding.<p>Now, Ideo has …

Innovative Project Proposes Billboard Structures as Living Space for the Homeless

Homelessness is a major concern throughout the world and finding a solution is an ongoing venture. In an effort to provide homeless people with an innovative shelter option for living and sleeping, the Slovakian firm DesignDevelop created The Gregory Project. The idea behind the project is to offer …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

A Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking

Featured Resources<p>This is an online version of one of our most frequently sought after introductory learning experiences. Using a video, worksheets, …

Why Culture Is More Important Than You Think!

Your company culture is the unique collection of values that defines for your organization, what is and is not tolerated, accepted, and lauded. If corporate transformation sounds difficult, that's because it is. According to research done by The Boston Consulting Group, PwC, and my own research, …

Corporate Culture

Discover Marketing Research & Digital Trends

Close<p>You're visiting Think with Google, United States.<p>Looking for local insights? Select your market from the list below.<p>Insights you …

Marketing

Facebook teams up with Uber to make it easier to meet your friends in real life

Now, Uber has come to Facebook Messenger.<p>This isn't just a link encouraging Facebook users to grab a ride to their next event, like you'll see in Google Maps, but a way to call an Uber ride without even opening the app.<p>"This is where 700 million people around the world are coordinating plans with …

Transportation

Sequoia Invests $13 Million In A Seed Round For Lemonade, Which Is Looking To Transform Insurance

In one of the largest seed investments in the firm’s history, Sequoia Capital is committing to a $13 million round for Lemonade, a company that’s looking to bring the idea of peer-to-peer personal insurance to the U.S.<p>There is perhaps no industry more universally reviled than the insurance industry …

Insurance Industry

How an Accounting Firm Convinced Its Employees They Could Change the World

It’s a fabled story about a janitor’s exchange with President Kennedy during the early days of NASA: “What do you do?” the president supposedly asked the man with a broom during a visit to Cape Canaveral. “Well, Mr. President, I’m helping to put a man on the moon.”<p>This meeting may not have actually …

Brazilian group turns racist online comments into billboards in commenters' neighborhoods

A group in Brazil has taken racist comments and turned them into billboards to raise awareness of the real-world impacts, reports Visual News.<p>The campaign, “Virtual racism, real consequences” was created by advocacy group Criola to encourage people to speak out and report racism on social …

Human Rights