Benoit Tremblay

1,045 Flips | 2 Magazines | 5 Likes | 14 Following | 48 Followers | @bentremblay | Maker of Timelapse Help Center Software (https://timelapsehc.com) + Cardstack Wallet (https://cardstack.co) and owner of i5 Consulting.

Two women entrepreneurs invented a cofounder named “Keith” to be taken seriously. It worked

One year ago, Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer launched Witchsy, an online shop for quirky, sometimes raunchy, artwork—illustrations, pins, and fabric patches by artisans and craft makers. Their aesthetic has been described as “pleasantly disruptive,” the lovechild of Etsy and Pornhub. In fact, the …

Women Entrepreneurs

No More Ping-Pong Tables! This Designer Is Changing How Startup Offices Look And Feel.

New York-based interior designer Dani Arps is giving startup offices a chic, adult makeover. And there are no Ping-Pong tables in sight.<p>This story appears in the September 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Do not ask Dani Arps for beer kegs, ball pits or beanbag chairs -- the interior designer …

Majority of U.S. consumers still download zero apps per month, says comScore

Apps are dominating consumers’ digital media habits, but getting people to try new ones is still a tough sell. That’s the latest from comScore’s newly released 2017 U.S. Mobile Apps Report, which finds that 57 percent of consumers’ time spent using digital media is now taking place in mobile apps. …

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A …

Financial Services

Struggling shipping company Shyp retreats to San Francisco

This shyp has sailed<p>Once considered the “Uber of shipping,” logistics company Shyp has announced that it’s downsizing its operations in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, and will no longer accept new orders in those cities. The company will instead focus on achieving profitability in the single …

Elon Musk Hates Advertising and P&G Is Listening

We don’t know whether Musk is either too smart or too cheap to spend money on traditional advertising, but as a result he created most iconic …

Not every business has to be a startup!

I know. It’s a cool word. Startup. It sounds like adventure, freedom, saying fuck you to the man and about a billion dollars. I work in a startup, …

Cyborg bacteria covered in solar panels can beat plants at photosynthesis

This could be a big step toward better solar fuels<p>Cyborg bacteria covered in tiny solar panels can beat plants at photosynthesis, which means they could be key in creating renewable solar fuels.<p>Photosynthesis, or the way plants turn carbon dioxide into oxygen, is crucial for life on Earth — but …

The Future of Design Education is... No Design Education

The modern designer has a breadth of human experiences, not degrees.<p>Have you ever seen a door and have been unsure whether to push or pull? Or worse, have you ever pushed a door that was meant to be pulled? This classic design error--the Norman door-- was named after Don Norman, who explored the …

Wait, other people can take your time?

My calendar to start the yearIf your time is for the taking, you’re working at a crazy company.A few weeks ago I shared what my calendar looked like. …

Stop Going to Meetings That Don’t Have Agendas

No agenda, no attenda<p>Without question, every meeting must have a clear agenda distributed to attendees in advance.<p>If you skip creating an agenda, …

Turn Off Your Push Notifications. All of Them

Push notifications are ruining my life. Yours too, I bet. Download more than a few apps and the notifications become a non-stop, cacophonous …

In Finland, Kids Learn Computer Science Without Computers

Students can learn the basics with a set of knitting needles.<p>The Finns are pretty bemused by Americans’ preoccupation with whether to put iPads in every classroom. If a tablet would enhance learning, great. If it wouldn’t, skip it. Move on. The whole thing is a little tilting-at-windmills, …

No, Apple. You're Wrong. Work Is Not More Important Than Family

Apple's new ad promotes the idea that great work comes at the expense of everything else. Don't believe it.<p>Apple is recognized as the most valuable company in the world, but its title has come with a price: Over the years, the technology juggernaut has developed a reputation of workaholism. …

LEAKED AUDIO: Uber's all-hands meeting had some uncomfortable moments

<i>UPDATE: David Bonderman is resigning from Uber’s board effective Wednesday as a result of the ‘inappropriate’ comment he made to director Arianna</i> …

Sexual Harassment

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

How many hours of sleep do you actually need?

It depends on how well you want your brain to work<p>Sleep is a time suck. If you multiplied the average recommended number of hours we should sleep in a day—eight for a typical adult—by the number of days in an average lifespan (78.8 years in the United States), that would amount to about 9,587.3 …

Cognition

Refugees made some of the nicest things we have

<i>This item has been corrected.</i><p>What do Sriracha hot sauce, Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, Bambi and the Mini Cooper all have in common?<p>They only exist thanks to refugees.<p>David Tran, inventor of America’s beloved sweet and spicy Sriracha hot sauce, was a Vietnamese refugee. Freddie Mercury, born Farrokh …

The history of why pi equals 3.14(15926…)

The number represented by pi (π) is used in calculations whenever something round (or nearly so) is involved, such as for circles, spheres, cylinders, cones, and ellipses. Its value is necessary to compute many important quantities about these shapes, such as understanding the relationship between …

Here’s Your Brain’s New User Manual For Uncertain Times

When we don’t know what’s going to happen, we tell ourselves stories about what might happen. And they often make us feel worse, not better.<p>Even if you’ve kept only one eye on the headlines lately and the other tightly clenched, you’re probably aware that these are, shall we say, some pretty …

Automation Nightmare: Philosopher Warns We Are Creating a World Without Consciousness

Recently, a conference on artificial intelligence, tantalizingly titled “Superintelligence: Science or Fiction?”, was hosted by the Future of Life …

Amazon now has 45,000 robots in its warehouses

The newspaper — based in the same city as Amazon's global headquarters — wrote last week that the e-commerce giant now has 45,000 robots across 20 fulfillment centres.<p>That would be a 50% increase from the same time the year before, when the company said it had 30,000 robots working alongside …

America’s obsession with adult coloring is a cry for help

In January, Samantha Wuu quit her job in Boston to move home to New Jersey and support her mother through two family illnesses. To take her mind off her worries, she also took up coloring. She very quickly found it hard to stop.<p>“I was really, really stressed when this was going on,” says the …

Scientists are closer to finding alien life than they have ever been

In the popular imagination, a scientist is methodical and rational, working tirelessly and single-mindedly, ignoring repeated failure, all in pursuit of the truth. That’s about as far away from what most people think of when they hear “aliens”: Hollywood, pulp sci-fi novels, and crackpot conspiracy …

What I learned about selfishness after using the “prisoner’s dilemma” on my college class

In my social psychology class, I pose an extra credit question where students choose between having two points or six points added onto their final term paper grade, with the stipulation that if more than 10% of the class chooses six points, no one gets any points.<p>This exercise is a classroom …

Why time management is ruining our lives | Oliver Burkeman

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed<p>The eternal human struggle to live meaningfully in the face of inevitable death entered its newest phase one Monday in the summer of 2007, when employees of Google gathered to hear a talk by a …

Time Management

The Managerial Entitlement Complex

It’s popular for managers to bitch about how millennials have an entitlement complex. It’s always easy to pick on someone smaller and younger than …

"Nature is not good to human beings": A food industry titan makes the case for a new kind of diet

The modern food movement has brought us to a fork in the road. On one path are people who say it is enough to eat the fresh fruits and vegetables that spring from the earth, the milk from our cows, and the meat from farmed animals. Simplicity is the path to fulfillment, and sticking close to nature …

Stephen King Explains the Key to His Creativity: Not Losing the Dream-State Thinking All Children Are Born With

While nothing could make me personally want to return to childhood, children do, for better or for worse, perceive the world more vividly than …

Astronauts report an “overview effect” from the awe of space travel—and you can replicate it here on Earth

The view of earth from space is so spectacular that it can apparently transform astronauts’ perspectives on life—and even draw these scientists toward religion and spiritualism.<p>“Something happens to you out there,” Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has said. “You develop an instant global …