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The Top Apps for Architects

We all know the common refrain recited by architecture's more experienced practitioners when it comes to technology: "Times were a lot harder for …

Apps

Contingency Management Theory

The basic premise of Contingency Theory is that there is no one best way to lead an organization. There are too many external and ...<p>The basic …

Project Management

The HUT / 23o5 studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is designed for young couples. After the outside activities, they demand a quiet and peaceful …

Architecture

In Sydney, a Modern Indoor/Outdoor Barn for a Landscape Architect and Family

A few weeks back, we featured landscape architect William Dangar‘s own residential landscape in Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Gardenista (see Downsizing a …

Architecture

The Principles of Service Design Thinking - Building Better Services

Service design is all about taking a service and making it meet the user’s and customer’s needs for that service. It can be used to improve an …

Design

Pool House / Robert Young Architects

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A lot of design projects start with problem-solving, and this pool house, on Long Island’s East End, was …

Architecture

This modern vacation home embraces indoor-outdoor living in Ontario

The boundary between indoors and out are blurred to beautiful effect in the Bear Stand Residence, a family retreat located approximately three hours …

Living Rooms

The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them

When you start leading a new team, one of your first imperatives is to assess the caliber of the talent you are inheriting. At a minimum, you’ll want to focus on three dimensions: (1) Competence — Does each individual match the competence demands of their role? (2) Motivation — Does each member of …

A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. …

Architecture

The self-sufficient Gut Feeling house produces more electricity than it uses

This narrow rental home, nestled in Oberaudorf — a village in Bavaria, Germany — is the perfect place to refuel and find inspiration. Architect …

How Netflix Redesigned Board Meetings

The board of directors of a public company has a long list of oversight responsibilities, but it is not always the case that directors receive the information they need to make fully informed decisions on key matters, such as strategy, succession, and performance monitoring. We recently studied a …

The Complete Project Manager’s Guide to Project Deliverables

A project deliverable is any output created as the result of work done during a project. Defining, tracking, and managing project deliverables is one …

How VC John Doerr Sets (and Achieves) Goals

Since joining Kleiner Perkins in 1980, venture capitalist John Doerr has helped fund Intuit, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and a host of other well-known tech companies. Many of them utilize a goal-setting system Doerr calls “OKR,” for “objectives” and “key results.” His new book, <i>Measure What Matters</i>, …

These smashing backyard ideas are hot and happening!

Blessed with extra outdoor space at the rear end of your home? You can convert it into your choice of recreational zone with a little bit of …

Cozy minimalist home in Norway is crafted as the “epitome of hygge"

An hour north of Oslo, Danish studio Norm Architects have designed a family home they describe as the “epitome of hygge,” a Scandinavian term for a …

Extend business processes with Workflow Manager

Office automation is about to lead to a 'massacre of the Dilberts'

LONDON - Bank of England governor Mark Carney said that the world is heading for "massacre of the Dilberts" as technology forces white-collar workers to learn new skills, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>Referring to the cartoon strip "Dilbert" — which features a tech engineer named Dilbert and his …

Ethereum Smart Contracts in Python: a comprehensive(ish) guide

It’s one thing to get a basic smart contract up on Ethereum — just google “ERC20 Token Tutorial” you’ll find plenty of information on how to do it. …

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the <i>people</i> holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched.<p>Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One …

Financial Services

Simple cabins make up this communal live-work space in Japan

Located in Tokiwa, Japan<p>Japanese architect Makoto Suzuki designed a house for himself and his wife—plus a weekend retreat for his father and a studio for sculptor Takenobu Igarashi—all as a single compound.<p>Located in Tokiwa, on the island of Hokkaido, the home is formed by a series of simple …

How to mess up your agile transformation in seven easy (mis)steps

The journey to become agile is challenging. But your organization can avoid some common pitfalls that we have seen companies encounter, including …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

What's the Difference Between a Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Database?

There are so many buzzwords these days regarding data management. Data lakes, data warehouses, and databases – what are they? In this article, we’ll …

Databases

The need for speed (and security): Cloudflare has developed a new DNS service for PCs and phones

Despite the timing, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince would like to emphasize that his company’s latest announcement is not an April Fool’s joke.<p>The …

De La Canardière Residence / BOOM TOWN

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This residence was designed to enable a sister and brother to meet as a family on special occasions and …

Don't Even Try Managing a Remote Team Without These Tools

From onboarding to ongoing training and password management, these apps keep workers connected so you can focus on the bigger picture.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If any of your employees work remotely, you already know the challenges that come with off-site team …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

Time Management

Field Architecture designs gabled house overlooking California vineyard

Gabled buildings wrapped in aged wood form this vineyard home, which Field Architecture designed to make the most of its setting above Napa …

Wine Cellars

Compact self-sufficient house has a terraced roof garden

One can create a more self-sufficient home through a variety of ways: it might mean installing a system of solar panels or a way to harvest …

2018 framework to understand digital innovation

Digital innovation is being embraced by everyone — from startups to large corporations. New tools, frameworks and service providers seem to pop up …