Darren Baird

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A startup CEO used one 'cocky' slide to raise nearly $12 million – here's what it looked like

Medina's cofounders, Gordon Hempton, Wes Hather and Andrew Kinzer, had whipped up some home-grown software to automate the cold calling process so that Medina's three-person sales team could operate like a team of 20.<p>It worked really well and they went on a lot of sales calls but no one wanted …

3 pillars of building a great product to help stand out against your competition

Every business can relate to this, whether you’re running a business that caters to consumers or even if you are running a B2B operation. While packaging isn’t everything, it <i>does</i> deliver the first blow to the customer. You want that first blow to hit hard enough for anyone receiving it to be …

Product Management

How a non-intuitive user interface can create a great user experience.

In 2007 people lined up for blocks to buy the world’s first iPhone. Those who were lucky enough to buy those first magical devices opened the box, …

Why Millennials Are About to Leave Cities in Droves

As businesses and governments have struggled to understand the so-called millennials—born between roughly 1980 and 2000—one frequent conclusion has …

Video Illustrations of "The Twelve Rules of Animation"

Spot the ones that overlap with industrial design sketching & animations<p>Of the many technical skills an industrial designer must master, the first is …

Apple Pay has been a 'disappointment' to nearly half its users

But many of those retailers are not actually ready to offer Apple Pay, according to a new study by market research firm Phoenix.<p>Nearly half of the people Phoenix surveyed who tried to use Apple Pay in-store reported problems with the service.<p>"The demand is there: 59% of Apple Pay users have gone …

Design Thinking Online Courses

We’re part of IDEO—an award-winning global design company that takes a human-centered, design-based approach to help organizations innovate and …

Samsung's Plan To Replace Android Has Hit A Snag, And Now Things Are Looking Bad For Next Year

After watching profits tumble this year due to increased competition from other Android phone makers, Samsung sits at an odd inflection point. It can pump out pricey, generic Android phones and watch cheaper phone manufacturers continue to eat its lunch, or it can start innovating in software and …