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The 18 Best Infographics Of 2014

2014 saw stellar examples of the power of data visualization to shed light on nearly any subject, from politics to dogs.<p>You could sift through piles of dense data sets in an attempt to understand the trends and discoveries that emerged in history, psychology, current events, and even fictional …

Data Visualization

What Makes an Effective Executive

An effective executive does <i>not</i> need to be a leader in the sense that the term is now most commonly used. Harry Truman did not have one ounce of charisma, for example, yet he was among the most effective chief executives in U.S. history. Similarly, some of the best business and nonprofit CEOs I’ve …

Research: 10 Traits of Innovative Leaders

Many organizations would like their leaders to create more innovative teams. But how exactly should they do this? If you ask highly innovative leaders what makes them effective you are apt to hear, “Well, I don’t know. I haven’t thought about it.” Or they will make something up that sounds …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

The 12 Best Bakeries In San Francisco

<i>Comfort food has no greater friend than dough and San Francisco has some of the greatest bakeries in the world. Here now are our favorite places in</i> …

What India's space scientists and street children have in common

<b>As India launched a mission to Mars this week, I could not help noting some surprising similarities between the ingenuity of the country's space scientists and its street children - many of whom are creative small-scale entrepreneurs.</b><p>When you see young children darting between lumbering locomotives …

11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Robin Williams

Deciding How to Decide

Artwork: Matt Phillips, Painting (for Myra), 2007, oil and collage on canvas, 66″ x 96″<p>Senior managers are paid to make tough decisions. Much rides on the outcome of those decisions, and executives are judged—quite rightly—on their overall success rate. It’s impossible to eliminate risk from …

You Can’t Be a Wimp—Make the Tough Calls

Photography: Jared Leeds<p>As one of the world’s preeminent advisers to CEOs and boards, Ram Charan has spent the past 35 years on the road, watching hundreds of executives deal with their toughest challenges. He regularly shares the insights from his experiences in speeches and the classroom and is …

Apple Taps Fashion Executive to Head Its Stores — And She Was Worth the Wait

Apple's exhaustive search for a retail chief finally came to a close with the hiring of Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts. Apple went nearly a year …

Narendra Dabholkar

WHEN the men on motorbikes shot him, four times in head, neck and chest, Narendra Dabholkar was crossing the bridge by the Omkareshwar temple in …

French fashion house Chanel is showcasing its brand history through the latest edition in its social video series that takes consumers through the …

That’s not natural or organic: How Big Food misleads

Major conglomerates claim their food is healthy. But they might have funded the study — and the feds barely care<p>Food Technology is an industry journal that showcases the latest technologically modified and nutritionally engineered foods, offering an array of claimed health benefits and marketed …

Swear words shift meaning, importance over time

Back in 1939, the Production Code Administration required that David O. Selznick defend the use of the word "damn" in his film “Gone with the Wind.”<p>Fast forward to present day, and basic cable programs from "Mad Men" to "Breaking Bad" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" have no problem using …

5 Mobile Payments Data Points That Will Blow Your Mind

Now, the mass adoption of smartphones and tablets has set the stage for a new move — away from fixed-point, card-based transactions and toward those completed on mobile. The old dream of the "digital wallet" is coming true in a very particular mobile-led fashion.<p>In a <b>recent report</b> from <b>BI</b> …

To Predict the Next Box Office Hit, Look at Google Movie Trailer Searches

No matter how much movie studios may wish for one, there is no crystal ball that will predict how much money a flick will make at the box office. But …

Exciting, Interesting and Downright Weird: This Summer's Must-See TV | WIRED

Author: Graeme McMillan. Graeme McMillan Culture<p>Date of Publication: 06.08.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Newsrooms, Meth Men, and Ninja …

The Design Battle Behind Apple’s iOS 7

Author: Cliff Kuang. Cliff Kuang Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 7:03 pm. 7:03 pm<p>The new iOS 7 is radically simplified, …

The True Comic Story About 3 Primatologists Who Changed How We See the World

Legend has it that in the 1950s, DC Comics concluded that the ticket to sure sales lay not with super-powered hijinks, but with gorillas: any comic …

What It’s Like to Work Inside Jack Dorsey’s Brain | WIRED

Square Head of Office Experience Chris Gorman "strolls" the halls of the company's San Francisco office from his Tokyo hotel room atop Beam, one of …

We Need a Fixer (Not Just a Maker) Movement

Author: Clive Thompson. Clive Thompson<p>Date of Publication: 06.18.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p><b>Madison Sheffield cracks open</b> a toaster …

MIT Whiz Sets Out to Humanize the Internet of Things

Author: Joseph Flaherty. Joseph Flaherty Design<p>Date of Publication: 06.19.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>The “Internet of Things” grows with …

Photos: The Amazing Costume Culture of Africa’s Herero Tribe | WIRED

“If a warrior killed a German soldier he would take and wear their uniform as a badge of honour, and to 'take' or appropriate their power,” says …

Healthcare Is Broken. And This Designer Thinks She Can Fix It

Healthcare is notorious for being technophobic, clunky and downright ugly. No one knows this better than Gretchen Wustrack, who is trying desperately …

How Pop Culture Changed the Face of the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

Things were different in 2008, the year Proposition 8 passed in California and limited the definition of marriage to a man and a woman. Back then …

Bollywood Superstar Under Fire Because He Knows His Unborn Baby's Gender

How to Help Pay for Snowden’s Getaway Without Being Caught? Bitcoins.

It’s a virtual currency that can be tough to trace. No wonder bitcoin donations to WikiLeaks have spiked since Julian Assange said he’s funding …

When Twitter does what journalism can’t

On Wendy Davis’ filibuster (and, in a way, on DOMA), social media showed mainstream news what it couldn’t ignore<p>On Tuesday, June 25, Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas stood for nearly 13 hours without food or drink, without rest, without leaning, without the ability to use the restroom, to filibuster …

What “Veep” got right about our government

It obliterates mainstream myths by showing the government isn’t full of geniuses — and the public isn’t all morons<p>After two full seasons of "Veep," it should be clear that Armando Ianucci's HBO satire is the most accurately scripted show ever made about American politics -- full stop. There is no …