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Startups

Google Couldn’t Survive with One Strategy

When Google announced the creation of Alphabet, its new umbrella organization that separates Google’s “bread-and-butter” businesses like Google Search and YouTube from riskier or non-core ventures like GoogleX and Google Capital, shareholders rejoiced. As Todd Zenger writes in his recent HBR piece, …

Innovation

Design Thinking Comes of Age

There’s a shift under way in large organizations, one that puts design much closer to the center of the enterprise. But the shift isn’t about aesthetics. It’s about applying the principles of design to the way people work.<p>This new approach is in large part a response to the increasing complexity of …

Design

The Branding Logic Behind Google’s Creation of Alphabet

The Google brand is one of the most valuable brands in the world. In 2014, Interbrand placed a valuation of the brand at $107.43 billion, only trailing the Apple brand in value.<p>A reasonable person might ask, if the Google brand is so well-known, why muddy the waters by introducing a new parent …

Market Capitalization

What Only the CEO Can Do

I became Procter & Gamble’s CEO in June 2000, in the midst of a crisis. On March 7 of that year the company had announced that it would not meet its projected third-quarter earnings, and the stock price plummeted from $86 to $60 in one day, leading the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a 374-point …

Tough Love Performance Reviews, in 10 Minutes

There’s growing evidence that conventional performance reviews are not working. According to a CEB analysis, organizations can only improve employee performance 3% to 5% using standard performance management approaches. Last fall, 53% of human resources professionals in a Society for Human Resource …

Profit

Inside the collapse of Pie Face: The business didn’t make a profit for 10 years

Pie Face had not turned a profit in the 10 years before it collapsed in November 2014, according to chief executive Kevin Waite.<p>Waite was speaking at …

U.S. vs. Japan Robot Fighting Match is Happening!

SO AWESOME<p>The U.S. and Japan might have been on the same team in <i>Pacific Rim</i>, but that was a movie, and this is real life. Last week America's …

Maker Faire

3 Ways Leaders Accidentally Undermine Their Teams’ Creativity

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about where creativity comes from and how to nurture and grow it in a team. As a result, even well-meaning leaders can end up killing the creativity of a team when they need it most.<p>If your team is in the midst of solving a problem or generating a new …

Creativity

Why Are Design Firms Stagnating?

As design goes in-house, the future of independent firms is murky. Here are four reasons why growth isn’t a given.<p>Design is hotter than blazes, so why is it that traditional product design firms aren’t growing? In fact they seem to be, well, challenged. There are exceptions, but for the most part, …

Design

How many Greek legends were really true?

<b>The culture and legends of ancient Greece have a remarkably long legacy in the modern language of education, politics, philosophy, art and science. Classical references from thousands of years ago continue to appear. But what was the origin of some of these ideas?</b><p><b>1. Was there ever really a Trojan</b> …

Ancient History

Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now"

Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

13 Hot Startups With Inspired Office Design

Startup culture became known for several things over the years: hoodies, ping pong, beer consumption and really awesome offices. Amazing offices …

The Essence of a Coffee Shop Captured in an IT Office: [e-spres-oh] by Ezzo Design

Capturing the essence of the city centre’s coffee shops, the <b>[e-spres-oh] office in Timisoara</b>, designed by Ezzo Design is one of the most interesting …

With Wall of Blue Hair, Google Manages to Out-Weird Itself

In its noble pursuit to outfit each international HQ in decor that inspires collaboration, appeals to the specialties and pop culture of the area, and amuses its employees and the public alike, prolific funhouse builder <b>Google</b> has made a move that's weird <i>even</i> for Google with its Tokyo offices, …

Friday Fresh Free Fonts - Quasith, High Tide, Booday

Friday fresh free fonts is a series of free fonts posted every Friday, yes I know it's awesome. I will look forward to bring a lot of great fonts …

Typography

Infographic: Just How Roaring Was 1920s New York?

An interactive map of jazz-era New York packs the sights and sounds of neighborhoods new and old, from Chinatown to Harlem.<p>A typical wander through New York’s Upper West Side in 1929 would have left the pedestrian virtually deaf, assailed by the blasts of street construction and traffic horns. …

Manhattan

Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport - Pocket-lint

It’s a windy day in Warwickshire and we’re on site at Fen End racing circuit with Jaguar to not only meet British Cycling coach and Team Sky …

Cycling

Microsoft's 3D printing app for Windows 8.1 eases you into object creation

Microsoft made a big deal of building 3D printer support into Windows 8.1, and today it's releasing a tool that lets even newcomers create objects of their own. The new 3D Builder app includes a catalog of pre-designed items that virtually anyone can start printing right away. Especially curious …

Flipboard For Corporate Teams

Inside Flipboard / October 1, 2013<p>In this week’s Flipboard for You series, we explore how corporate teams can use Flipboard to keep up with company …

Meeting the Challenge of Disruptive Change

These are scary times for managers in big companies. Even before the Internet and globalization, their track record for dealing with major, disruptive change was not good. Out of hundreds of department stores, for example, only one—Dayton Hudson—became a leader in discount retailing. Not one of the …

Innovation

The Power of Small, Flexible Teams

<b>Ed Gilligan</b>, president of American Express Company, describes how a small, cross-functional team launched Small Business Saturday in three weeks.

Small Business