Ian Cruickshank

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Presentation Tools That Go Beyond “Next Slide Please”

Data visualization luminary and Yale professor Edward Tufte famously suggested that PowerPoint would have been a presentation medium well-suited to a communist dictator. The program’s linear nature, its tendency to discourage interactivity, its inability to easily share the information it contains, …

Incredibly Creative Stop-Motion Film Made with Only Rubber Bands & Thumbtacks

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a stop-motion film, but ‘A Girl Named Elastika’ by French filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet was a no-brainer. At once …

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours | Colossal

<p>Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set …

Airbnb And The Unstoppable Rise Of The Share Economy

On paper, Frederic Larson is just one data point in five years of U.S. government statistics showing underemployment in dozens of industries and stagnant income growth across the board. The 63-year-old photographer with two children in college was downsized by the San Francisco Chronicle in 2009. …

BuzzFeed: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

BuzzFeed is a New York-based Internet media company founded in 2006 by the entrepreneur Jonah Peretti. Known for its highly shareable news posts, quizzes, and its signature "listicles," BuzzFeed has grown to include 11 editions—from Australia to Mexico—and has raised $496 million in capital as of …

Peer-to-Peer Lending Insight: Interest Rates

Welcome to institutional investor insight from Liberum Capital Ltd. CEOs and co-founders of peer-to-peer lenders talk here about what a tightening …

Peer-to-Peer Start-ups Joining Forces

What happens when your company's business model doesn't necessarily jive with local law? You go on the offensive. Companies in the "sharing economy" space are doing just that.<p>Some of the fastest-growing comanies in Silicon Valley have capitalized on the idea of collaborative consumption and asset …

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Peer-to-peer lending made simple – the co-operative way

Since 2005, British people have lent hundreds of millions of pounds to complete strangers after Zopa launched the peer-to-peer lending concept in the UK. It's a simple and popular idea to use the internet to link lenders with borrowers, but it's also risky. For example, lenders do not qualify for …

Peer-to-peer lenders offer lowest personal loan rates

Does a low-cost loan, as well as the opportunity to avoid lining banks' pockets, sound appealing? Peer-to-peer lending is taking off in the UK as consumers turn to this alternative form of finance. But as one provider offers the lowest all-time loan rate, what are the pitfalls?<p>Last week the biggest …