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How To Work Less And Still Get Ahead

We talked to four people who stopped being workaholics…and thrived professionally.<p>Spend some time at business conferences or gatherings of entrepreneurs and you’ll soon hear people saying “I’m a workaholic,” “I’m married to my work,” or “the only time I’m not focusing on my work are the five hours …

Workaholics

The Creative World’s Bullshit Industrial Complex

As editor of 99U, my inbox is (thankfully) filled with pitches of all kinds. Mainly, writers who’d like to contribute to this site and speakers who’d …

Creativity

How Companies Can Avoid the Innovator’s Dilemma

Graphic courtesy Gaping Void.: The Companies That Don't Let Size Slow Them Down<p><i>Nothing lasts forever — not even unicorns. But some unicorns live long</i> …

Innovation

The Future Of HR And Why Startups Shouldn’t Reject It

Many startups built their culture without the bureaucracy of human resources, but replacing a person with software can lead to problems.<p>In 2012 a curious person on the web–likely an enthusiastic entrepreneur–asked a simple question on Quora: Does a startup need an HR person? This was in the infancy …

Startups

Stripe's Crazy New Hiring Experiment: Bring Your Own Team

The startup is inviting groups of collaborators to apply together. Insanity or brilliance?<p>From Google's wacky (and now out of favor) brain teaser interview questions to Zappos' unusual offer to pay recruits to quit if they didn't feel at home in their new job, startups and tech companies regularly …

Employment

Unity’s David Helgason on game design, VR, and mobile’s future

David Helgason cofounded Unity Technologies in 2003 to make a game engine that could help democratize game development. Over more than a decade, he guided the company on that mission and achieved great success.<p>Unity is now one of the world’s most popular game engines, with more than 5.5 million …

T

There is something special happening in a generic office park in an uninspiring suburb near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Inside, amid the low gray …

Virtual Reality

What's next for VR surgery?

In his office on the first floor of The Royal London Hospital, Dr Shafi Ahmed keeps a classic Polaroid instant camera. Every time he meets a new …

Virtual Reality

You’re the center of the universe: A UX guide to designing virtual reality experiences

Think back to October 21, 2015, (the date that Marty McFly visited the future in the hit movie “Back To The Future 2”), when everyone was bummed at …

Virtual Reality

The Storyteller’s Guide to the Virtual Reality Audience

As VR storytellers, we are charged with molding <i>experience</i> itself into <i>story</i>, and none of our storytelling tools have prepared us fully for that. As we …

This little camera rig could make live-streaming VR cheap and easy

The Orah 4i is simple to set up and streams in 4K<p>After years of languishing, virtual reality is suddenly all around us. High-quality consumer headsets are finally available for purchase, and there are a handful of phone-powered mobile VR options as well. Each platform comes with a way to download …

Virtual Reality

Is Virtual Reality the Ultimate Empathy Machine?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Jennifer Alsever. Jennifer Alsever<p>Philippe Bertrand has seen through the eyes of a child, a woman, a stranger, a close friend, …

Inside The NBA’s Plan To Give Every Fan A (Virtual Reality) Courtside Seat

In February, the league will begin serving up 360-degree video on Samsung’s Milk VR. But it’s already thinking much bigger.<p>The NBA has a problem of its own making: It has spent years and many millions of dollars fostering international basketball fandom, and now has large and enthusiastic bases in …

Virtual Reality

Samsung’s Creative Chief Explains Why VR Is the ‘Next Frontier of Storytelling’

From opening a cool experiential space in New York's trendy Meatpacking District to bringing virtual reality to the masses, Samsung is determined to …

Virtual Reality

People in Virtual Reality Are About to Look a Lot More Realistic - MIT Technology Review

Standing in a San Francisco office recently, I got coached on some boxing basics in a gym, checked out a model at a photo shoot, and watched a guy …

Virtual Reality

How Does Virtual Reality Affect The Brain? The Answer May Surprise You

When a group of UCLA neurophysicists set out to discover what happens in the brain when it is exposed to virtual reality, they were in for a …

Welcome To Brain Science’s Next Frontier: Virtual Reality

Amy Robinson, executive director at the startup EyeWire, is making neuroscience into a playground for the hot tech du jour.<p>Virtual reality is here, and brands of all stripes are embracing the tech. The <i>New York Times</i> and Google newly partnered to send more than 1 million cardboard VR viewers to <i>Times</i> …

Virtual Reality

Can Corporate And Creative Cultures Ever Truly Merge?

No. And that’s okay, write Accenture’s Olof Schybergson and Baiju Shah.<p>It has been said that the No. 1 job of a CEO (and the entire C-Suite, really) is to cultivate culture. The notion being that if a strong culture exists, everything else–employee morale, customer satisfaction, and more–will fall …

Hung Up

A list of creative exercises for creative teams

Every Friday afternoon, the Product Experience team at Foursquare gets together and ends the week with a creative exercise. The PX team is a big …

Guy Fieri

What do Kayne West and Mondo have in common?

<i>How Kanye West and Tom Blomfield are disrupting music and banking by applying lean start-up principles (as first predicted by Bowie 20 years …

Working differently at W+K London

• We’ve asked people not to email in the evenings (between 7pm and 8am).<br>• If we ask people to work evenings or weekends they can claim the time back.<br>• You …

Productivity

The Last Target Operating Model You’ll Ever Need™

I first wrote this as a comment on Joel Bailey’s excellent blog post titled ‘This thing called agile might kill us all’ but thought it worth …

How “Blind Recruitment” Works And Why You Should Consider It

The hiring practice could result in a more diverse workforce and a better bottom line.<p>Blind recruitment, the practice of removing personally identifiable information from the resumes of applicants including their name, gender, age, education, and even sometimes the number of years of experience, is …

Human Resources

Collaborative Overload

Collaboration is taking over the workplace. As business becomes increasingly global and cross-functional, silos are breaking down, connectivity is increasing, and teamwork is seen as a key to organizational success. According to data we have collected over the past two decades, the time spent by …

Management
Productivity

Flexible and remote working will fully take off in 2017

2017 will be the tipping point for flexible working in this country, when more businesses adopt the practice than don't, according to a new piece of …

The Workplace