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A UX Legend On The Much-Rumored Death Of The Design Firm

Alan Cooper, a UX pioneer, argues that independent consultants offer one value you can never buy: perspective.<p><i>Alan Cooper is a pioneer in the software world: In the 1970’s, he created seminal business software for microcomputers. Then, in 1988, he invented Visual Basic, one of the world’s most</i> …

Top 5 Observations From My First Nine Months as a Venture Capitalist

After spending almost two decades as a hands-on marketer and the past two years as an active angel investor, it’s been almost nine months since I’ve …

Circling Ourselves: The Story Behind Asana’s Rebrand

On the surface, this is the story of how Asana went from a logo with three circles to a logo… with three circles. But like most things that seem …

Graphic Design

Creating High

In fewer than two decades, Teach for America has gone from a struggling start-up to a powerful force for education reform in the United States. …

Why A PayPal Executive Is Being Mentored By His Millennial Employees

The higher you climb in your career, the less you understand the next generation of employees, which is why reverse mentoring is important.<p>Good leaders connect with employees, but the longer you’re at a company, the harder it can be to relate to a new generation of hires. Sri Shivananda, vice …

Mentoring

Brands, Bigger than a Logo

The word “brand” derives from the burning of livestock (or criminals and slaves, to be historically accurate) with a branding iron. This was a way to …

Successful people do these things in the first 10 minutes at work

Here's how to start your workday the right way.Shutterstock<p>How you handle the first 10 minutes of your workday can largely determine how productive and effective you'll be the rest of the day.<p>"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships. It's important with the start of …