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This Awesome Concept Car Splits Into Two Motorcycles

My ultimate fantasy vehicle was rendered by a guy who’s designed concepts for NASA.<p>Here at <i>Fast Company</i>, I have a video series called Creative Director for a Day. The premise is simple. I walk into a business and tell people far more talented than myself what to do for a day. In the latest episode, …

5 (+ 1) Useful Design Apps That We Love

With every passing year, our tech devices become more and more a part of us and when companies create apps that make our lives just a little easier …

China to tighten rules against pollution

1 / 4<p>Zhang Dejiang, chairman of the National People's Congress, reads a work report during a plenary session of the annual National People's Congress …

Abandoned Winter Olympic venues

Bobsledders once slid down this track in the 1984 Sarajevo Games. (Photo courtesy of Dietmar Eckell)<p>(Photo courtesy of Dietmar Eckell)<p>This bobsled …

How To Be A Successful Entrepreneur: Pick Your Friends Wisely

Have you ever looked around your group of friends and thought wow – these people are truly amazing?! If not, you could be hurting your business.<p>Jim Rohn – the entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker said, “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” I wanted to explore …

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Billionaires' Tips For New Grads: Advice From Jobs, Oprah, Zuckerberg And More

College students across the country will accept diplomas and step out into the “real world” for the first time this month. Some have jobs, many don’t, but all are hopeful about what lies ahead.<p>As to their first steps beyond the comfort of campus, whose advice should they follow? What lessons should …

How To Start A Business With Only $100 In The Bank

Chris Guillebeau is a writer, entrepreneur, and traveler. His latest book, <i>The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future</i>, is now a New York Times bestseller. During a lifetime of self-employment and ventures ranging from online publishing to …

LDF13: Tent London

I think Tent was my favorite show at the London Design Festival again this year – it has loads of natural light (a rare treat during a week spent in …

These Self-Assembling Blocks Will Make Real-Life Transformers Possible

Imagine 3-D printing, without a 3-D printer. MIT’s robotic M-Blocks could change the landscape of design forever. Here’s how.<p>The M-Blocks, created by John Romanishin at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, are self-assembling robots that move themselves around like magnetic …

Notification Memo by Big Big Pixel

We see that tiny red circle with a number inside it on a daily basis on our phones, tablets, and computers that notify us of messages and now Big Big …

Photos of animals turned to stone at Lake Natron...

<b>Photos of animals turned to stone at Lake Natron sparks major online buzz</b><p><i>(Photos courtesy of Nick Brandt’s official Facebook page)</i><p>We wonder if …

Apple Can’t Rely On Design Forever

Apple’s executives are out in full force this week, talking about their company’s unique ability to deliver designs that people love. With Jonathan …

Are Star Performers The Only Employees Who Matter?

Research shows that companies get 80% of their value from 20% of their employees. What does that mean for your business?<p>“Someone who is exceptional in their role is not just a little better than someone who is pretty good,” Mark Zuckerberg famously said. “They are 100 times better.”<p>And then Marc …

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How Delusion Makes You More Productive

The first step to getting something done is deluding yourself into thinking you can do it.<p>How do you get something massive done–like building a business or writing a book or learning how to dance–when you’re not sure if you can make it happen? A.J. Jacobs has the hack: self-delusion.<p>Jacobs, whose …

How to Cope With Office and Space Issues As a Young Entrepreneur

As a young entrepreneur, you’re probably going to hit a point where your little home office just isn’t enough for all your business needs and starts …

The Future has Arrived: Print Your Own Mechwarrior Toys

You can't buy this six-inch tall, posable Atlas battlemech from any toy or collectible maker, and it isn't a Comic-Con exclusive. It's exclusively …

Who We Are

IFTF is celebrating its 50th anniversary as the world’s leading non-profit strategic futures organization. Our core research staff and creative …