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Infographics: Not your grandmother’s pie chart

Infographics & data visualization turn data into stories<p>Guest post by <b>Julia Reich</b><br>Principal & Creative Director, Julia Reich Design<p>Most organizations …

10 tips for creating photos that tell stories

Get supporters involved by sharing your story through pictures<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social …

Ryanair: Is it really Europe's most punctual airline?

<b>Ryanair has announced record profits this week, and the purchase of 175 new Boeing airliners. It's evidently one of Europe's most successful airlines at present - but has it even so been blowing its own trumpet a bit too much?</b><p>Ever heard the cheerful jingle on a Ryanair plane as it touches down on …

Consumers keeping economy on track

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Big business is minding its money. Heavy industry is stuck in a rut. And even the federal government has turned down the …

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick

A well-designed office is a happy office. As facilities managers strive to save space and cash, they’re reshuffling desks and fiddling with temperature gauges. All of which has an impact on workers’ performance. Open-plan offices may make some kinds of collaboration easier, but are they more …

The Workplace

Six Ways to Befriend Future Tech Billionaires

David Karp, who sold Tumblr to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, is one more in a line of twenty-somethings and even pre-twenty-somethings whose technology innovations have made them a fortune.<p>We’ve seen this before. In the 1990s, young techies with purple hair, ponytails, and earrings (that was the men) …

Seven Fun Facts About Corporate Taxes

Thanks to U.S. Sen. Carl Levin’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, corporate taxes were all over the headlines this week. Subcommittee staff produced a fascinating 40-page “memo” on Apple’s creative tax avoidance, then Apple CEO Tim Cook submitted to what turned out to be a not all that …

After Graduating, Keep Community First

Community is the heart of university. Students mix with other similarly aged people in an environment ripe with social activity, friendship, ideation, and discussion. It’s the most powerful element of college or graduate school — and also the most jarring to leave behind.<p>Social isolation often …

A Futurist Looks at the Future of Marketing

Digital marketing is evolving as fast as any other medium on our tablets, smartphones, Google Glass and beyond. To learn about what the future may bring to this marketing genre, we reached out to Gerd Leonhard, an author, strategic advisor, CEO of TheFuturesAgency, and someone whom <i>The Wall Street</i> …

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Define Your Organization’s Habits to Work More Efficiently

We don’t often think about the way we usually operate at work, whether we’re performing an informal five-step process for evaluating a new proposal, or setting priorities for managing our time. But our ability to improve the ways we do things depends on defining and shaping our daily habits of mind …