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Office Extinction: The Rise of Fully Distributed Teams

For most of the developed world, firms, as much as markets, make up the dominant economic pattern. The Internet is nothing less than an …

Unicorns vs. Horses

Why I want to be In-N-Out Burger, not McDonalds<p>“That’s stupid —you’re building a lifestyle business” spat the investor across the table, flashing me …

What Does A Union Look Like In The Gig Economy?

Without the right to unionize, gig economy workers risk exploitation. But organizing 21rst century workers is no easy feat.<p>At first glance, the idea of a gig economy labor movement seems like a contradiction in terms. Uber drivers aren’t legally employees, so they don’t have the right to organize …

Gig Economy

Seven key trends which are shaping the workplace of the future

The way we work is changing. Collaboration technologies are ushering in a next-generation workplace that is more productive, efficient, and delivers …

Mobile Devices

Grey Advertising agency has created a separate office entirely for Gen Y employees

Grey Advertising shifts the traditional agency setup by giving millennials their own wing<p>The Millennial Generation, defined roughly as individuals …

Advertising

Matt Griffin on How We Work: The People are the Work

Not long ago at the Refresh Pittsburgh meetup, I saw my good friend Ben Callahan give his short talk called <i>Creating Something Timeless</i>. In his talk, …

I Don't Want a Promotion to Management

In my previous post with Steve Snyder, CIO/CTO of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, we discussed delegation and dealing with failure. Analyzing failure can often lead to clarity and a better understanding of career choices. One lesson is that not everyone is seeking a management role. …

The 2014 Gift Guide for Getting Things Done

We like our gifts like we like our advice: thoughtful, fully functional, and easy on the eyes. This year’s gift guide comes fully stocked with items …

Shopping

Business giants walk off with our billions. No more something for nothing

The state has the powers to make business serve us better. A north London borough is leading the way<p>A few weeks ago, I had the disconcerting experience of sitting in a smart room full of clever people who sincerely held a silly idea. We had been gathered together by a big charity to discuss its …

My email is a monster

Dropbox Steps Up to Rescue Us From Corporate Software

Dropbox is going corporate.<p>On Wednesday, the file-syncing startup launched an application programming interface, or API, that lets outside developers …

4 Simple Steps to Better Time Management

Too many of us can relate to the feeling of our days spinning out of control. If only we had more time in the day, right?!<p>Nope. Wrong.<p>We actually don't need more time. We need more space. With better time management.<p>In a recent survey to my community of fab modern-day mamas, they stated their …

The Caveman’s Guide to Building a Better Office

Ask the average CEO how to optimize a work space and they might suggest you consult with an interior designer. Ask the same question of an …

The Shift Has Happened. What Comes Next?

A little over 10 years ago, we published the paper that launched our new venture, Headshift, which was a consultancy dedicated to helping …

Create | Targetprocess - Visual management software

I'm 35 and only recently I truly nailed what drives my life — it's "creation". When I create something meaningful I feel really great. My creations …

Would it be better for society to let bigots openly say what they think?

My day so far: an eastern European guy picks me up in a minicab and takes me to London’s Victoria station, where more eastern European people sell me a cappuccino. Two black British men check my ticket at the barrier and a Sikh guard is on the platform. The train to Gatwick is full of …

How and Why to Be an Essentialist

You’re responsible. You’re crucial to every project you involve yourself in. You’re always willing to lend a hand. Clients and professional …

Revealed: how coalition has helped rich by hitting poor

A landmark study of the coalition’s tax and welfare policies six months before the general election reveals how money has been transferred from the poorest to the better off, apparently refuting the chancellor of the exchequer’s claims that the country has been “all in it together”.<p>According to …

Design education is "tragic" says Jonathan Ive

<b>News:</b> Apple's head designer Jonathan Ive says he struggles to hire young staff as schools are failing to teach them how to make products.<p>Speaking at …

Organize a mini office for on-the-go productivity

• I’m lucky enough to be able to work from home. Despite the battles with distraction, it’s a real luxury that I definitely appreciate. I’d wager that …

Here's that Sunday Times article. Thanks @RachelAFisher and @KathrynParsons. We're off! http://t.co/UZGvej44Sm

Fear no robot overlords. They can become our best friends.

Edward Hadas<p>« Previous Post<p>Surge pricing and the just economy<p>Next Post »<p>My career in the financial jungle<p>3 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to …

Fake pocket money loan shop opens in north London

A payday lending firm that appears to offer pocket money advances to children has opened in north London.<p>Not everything is as it seems though, as Pocket Money Loans in Finsbury Park is actually an art installation that aims to highlight the tactics loan firms use to attract customers.<p>BBC London's …

Wildlife of the Bronx. http://t.co/wYW6pC2ELp

The lights went down and Lauren went up on the wall last night. Five days till we open. http://t.co/NbGQRMd8iR

The Foldavan bicycle caravan

A French boat building company has unveiled the Foldavan – a lightweight bicycle caravan that collapses for easy storage and towing.<p>Wooden Widget …

"@franmillar: Wow, I did not realise @millarmind was so good at sticking to rules - http://t.co/4gPP43xN1a" A stickler, as you know France.