Victor Nydén

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iPhone 7 dual-SIM could be the carriers’ worst nightmare

Forget the will-it/won’t-it iPhone 7 headphone jack argument, the biggest news in Apple’s upcoming flagship smartphone may well be how many SIMs you …

Mobile Technology

9 novels that changed the world

World Book Day is observed in more than 100 countries as a celebration of the joys of reading.<p>But reading is not just about pleasure: books have the …

Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature

Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. …

Lyndon Johnson

Six areas that artificial emotional intelligence will revolutionise

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science of making clever machines. It's coming along very well. There are already some phenomenally smart boxes …

The Daily Routines of Geniuses

Juan Ponce de León spent his life searching for the fountain of youth. I have spent mine searching for the ideal daily routine. But as years of color-coded paper calendars have given way to cloud-based scheduling apps, routine has continued to elude me; each day is a new day, as unpredictable as a …

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

How To Manage Exceptionally Creative People

Creative thinkers don’t always thrive in structured environments. So how can companies put them to good use?<p>In 1905, the German microbiologist Robert Koch won a Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the effect of bacteria in infectious diseases. The famous research physician and fellow Nobel …

Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love

Most companies consider strong product management to be the “glue” that holds together products as they are being conceived of and built. They treat …

Outsmart Your Own Biases

Suppose you’re evaluating a job candidate to lead a new office in a different country. On paper this is by far the most qualified person you’ve seen. Her responses to your interview questions are flawless. She has impeccable social skills. Still, something doesn’t feel right. You can’t put your …

Most On-Demand Businesses Aren’t Actually Disruptive

Pull your phone out of your pocket, press a button, and almost any wish can be granted.<p>Call it what you want: an iPhone, a Samsung Galaxy, a Nexus… when you boil it down to its core, it’s a genie in a little aluminum and glass bottle. That phone can make anything you want appear “on-demand.”<p>The …

What Generous People’s Brains Do Differently

Some people make giving look effortless. They’re the kind of people who bring donuts on Friday mornings and don’t think twice before helping overwhelmed colleagues, even if it means they end up working late (again). For these “givers,” taking one for the team comes <i>too</i> easily, and their needs often …

How to Pitch a Brilliant Idea

Coming up with creative ideas is easy; selling them to strangers is hard. All too often, entrepreneurs, sales executives, and marketing managers go to great lengths to show how their new business plans or creative concepts are practical and high margin—only to be rejected by corporate decision …

New horizons for infrastructure investing

Investors are having trouble finding attractive deals. They might be looking in the wrong places.<p><b>The world needs</b> new infrastructure—$57 trillion …

Where to draw the line between copying and homage?

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Building a design-driven culture

It’s not enough to just sell a product or service—companies must truly engage with their customers. Here’s how to embed experience design in your …

Making design a business priority

Being “design driven” means operating in a fundamentally different way. In this video, McKinsey’s Mahin Samadani explains how companies can make the …

Good design is good business

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers design partner John Maeda talks to McKinsey’s Hugo Sarrazin about why today’s senior executives must understand …

UX Design

Is this the biggest economic revolution in 250 years?

Imagine creating a $10 billion business renting property without using any energy, metal or other resources to build a single house? Increasing a …

Sustainability

Question Certainty

James Graham<p>According to legend, around 550 BC, Croesus, the king of Lydia, held one of the world’s earliest prediction tournaments. He sent emissaries to seven oracles to ask them to foretell what he would be doing that day. Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, answered correctly: He would be cooking …

9 economists whose ideas are changing the world

We’re living in the age of the rock star academic.<p>Everyone is trying to make sense of financial crises and the old economics textbooks don’t work so …

When Everyone Is Doing Design Thinking, Is It Still a Competitive Advantage?

Design thinking has come a long way since I wrote about it here in 2008. The most valuable company in the world places design at the center of everything it does. Designers are on the founding team of countless disruptive startups. Domains such as healthcare, education, and government have begun to …

Back to basics: Creating value through superior products

Revitalizing product development is an unexplored lever for most private-equity firms.<p><b>Some analysts argue</b> that private equity has run out of steam. …

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Great UX Doesn’t Guarantee a Great Customer Experience

It’s one thing to create a great looking product that’s easy to use. It’s another to create a great experience that continues to improve, delight, and expand in scope over time. The first is user experience. The second is customer experience.<p>The two are often used interchangeably. But generally, …