Harsh Karunakaran

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When Fashion Meets Function

In an ideal world our devices would be able to make it through the day on a single charge and we wouldn’t be constantly on edge about being stranded …

3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview

Jobs’s work with legendary designer Paul Rand taught him lessons that any designer, client, or entrepreneur should take to heart.<p>The year is 1986. Steve Jobs meets Paul Rand, the genius responsible for branding IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse. Having just been ousted from Apple, Steve asks Rand to …

Shooting a ‘Character Portrait’ with Joe McNally and Daniel Norton

Here’s a 17-minute video from Adorama that takes you behind-the-scenes on a “character” portrait shoot with photographers Joe McNally and Daniel …

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room. It was the style and color she wanted, home delivery was guaranteed within three days, she had money in the bank to pay for it, and both the …

How to Sell Embarrassing Products

In the modern retail environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to use packaging to stand out. The shelves of stores are packed with fantastic fonts, strategically designed color combinations, and unique product forms all competing to draw the attention of consumers.<p>But is it possible that …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Jersey City

The 1 Book That Most Impacted Malcolm Gladwell's Worldview

A must-read if you want a deeper understanding of yourself and the world.<p>Every once in a while, you come across one of those books. You know the one: It challenges you; it delights you; it has you consider something vital in a deeper way. You find yourself recommending it to people, gifting it to …

This Email From Google's CEO to Employees Teaches Some Major Lessons in Leadership

In six short paragraphs, Sundar Pichai shows us how to respond to a crisis--and demonstrates how much words matter.<p>At this point, you've probably heard about "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber," a controversial memo written by a Google employee that went viral over the weekend.<p>The 10-page manifesto …

The Management Ideas That Mattered Most in 2016

One of our favorite parts of the HBR year is looking back at what we published to find the ideas that, in retrospect, stand out the most — articles that taught us something truly new or surprised us with wholly new ways of thinking about topics we thought we were tired of, as well as the articles …

The Best Behind The Brand Insights Of The Past Year

By Jeff Beer10 minute Read<p>Despite what many year-end industry lists may tease, there were no silver-bullet brand secrets of success magically …

Apple Music

How to Make Better Predictions When You Don’t Have Enough Data

When Donald Trump first declared his candidacy for President of the United States, most analysts predicted that he has an incredibly small chance of becoming the Republican nominee. Probably the most prominent of these was Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight. He estimated that Trump had a 2% chance of …

The 10 Best Business Books Of 2016

From leading with grit to practicing deep work, these page turners introduced us to some new ideas this year.<p>Whether you wanted new ways to think about your business, insightful advice to manage your career, or analysis of the changing business landscape, 2016 offered up just the books you needed. …

Wall Street

If you want to influence people don't try to persuade them. Use ‘pre-suasion’ instead.

Today and every day we are the targets of salespeople, marketers, advertisers, fundraisers and (heaven knows) politicians trying to persuade us to buy something, do something or think a certain way. And they're good at it. Over the years, they've learned a lot about which features to build into a …

Queen Elizabeth II

Top 20+ Japan Street Photography Shots That Capture The Rarely Seen Side Of The Land Of The Rising Sun

Few places in the world are as alluring as Japan when it comes to street photography. The neon alleyways of Tokyo, Osaka, and other major cities …

Japan

Quick Tip: How to Fix Uneven Eyes in Photoshop

Here’s a quick how-to that will probably come in handy sometime down the road for every portrait photographer. Have you ever shot a portrait where …

How Le Labo Took the Fragrance Industry by Storm, After Starting With Nothing

On a recent afternoon in the Le Labo boutique on 29th Street in Manhattan, a well-dressed professional woman sought out the sales associate and …

Beauty

Q&A: Nike’s CMO on the Brand’s Olympics Campaign Highlighting All Kinds of Athletes

Nike's latest campaign, from Wieden + Kennedy in Portland, might be one of the brand's most inclusive yet. Featuring a variety of athletes from Chris …

What Google's 'Gboard' can do that your iPhone's normal keyboard can't

by Hayley Tsukayama<p>Google has released a new keyboard app, just for the iPhone, called Gboard.<p>The company was first rumoured to be working on a …

Ten Must See Photography Documentaries and Their Trailers

If I ever find myself wallowing in a creative rut, I have a few surefire ways out of that hole. My most effective method, although probably not the …

Street Photography

21 Before and After Photos of Adorable Puppies Who Become Beloved Dogs

Many dog owners have captured the incredible transformation that occurs when a playful puppy turns into a loyal adult dog. They start out as small figures with adorable young faces and gradually become older in body, mind, and spirit. Physically, their bodies undergo a drastic change, but viewers …

Pets

Top Wedding Photographers Share The Blunt, Real Tips and Truths of The Business

Lanny and Erika Mann of Two Mann Studios are wedding photographers and some of the finest of the breed. Their unique and much sought-after work is …

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday …

India’s freelance boom is creating a crop of creative co-working spaces

There are no cubicles at The Hive, a quaint three-storey mansion on the corner of a cobblestone street in Khar, Mumbai. There are colourful corridors that lead to musicians, endless cups of <i>chai</i> and coffee, and outdoor divans where casually-dressed entrepreneurs can lie down or work.<p>But definitely …

Entrepreneurship

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

I have thoroughly enjoyed the response from my first article here at Photography Life – both the encouragement as well as the advice to follow my …

Landscape Photography

How to Capture Stunning Star Trail Photos in Light Polluted Places

I’ve always found photos of star trails — the arcs the stars paint across the sky as the earth turns — fascinating. They’re one of the things that we …

Make a Pocket Portfolio for a Way to Stand Out When Out and About

As a photographer, I’m constantly striving for new ways to stand out. While considering that some of the greatest opportunities to create a lasting …

How To Build The Foundation For Your Photography Marketing Strategies In 5 Steps

Building photography marketing strategies for your photography business needs a solid foundation.<b>Today’s topic should be a welcome one for any</b> …

Marketing

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

What NOT to Say to a Photographer

Graphic designer Luca Masini of Zerouno Design created a series of graphics that feature questions or phrases that commonly annoy photographers.<p>“We …

THE PROGRAMMATIC ADVERTISING REPORT: Real-time bidding is taking over the digital ad market

A new report from BI Intelligence finds that real-time bidding (RTB), a key piece of the programmatic ecosystem, will account for over 33% of U.S. digital ad sales, or $18.2 billion in 2018, up from just $3.1 billion in 2013.<p>In the report, BI Intelligence looks at all the numbers and explores the …