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The Lesson Of Two Epic Logo Debacles

What happens when a brand goes from beloved to beleaguered? Siegel+Gale’s Kevin Grady on the ingredients of resilience.<p>In 2010, Gap unveiled a new logo for their brand. It was nothing particularly shocking: Helvetica paired with a tinted blue square, referencing the familiar blue square used in its …

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

UX Design

This Is The New Battleground In Business

There’s a new battleground in business. It isn’t about money, resources, or scale. It’s not even about brand.<p>In the past decade, Apple has been very …

7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer

The awesome (and scary) thing about being a writer is that you can always improve. It's why people can sit on a draft for weeks — every time they …

Here's How To Reflect, Meditate And Sustain Positivity

<i>Dulce Ruby is an explorer and an artist of written, visual and audio formats. Her GPS Guide below will teach you about meditation, reflection and how to sustain positivity.</i><p>Morning meditations are magical, and my favorite way to power up for the day. Starting your day with relaxation, reflection and …

Reality Doesn’t Exist Until We Measure It, Quantum Experiment Confirms

Mind = blown.<p>Australian scientists have recreated a famous experiment and confirmed quantum physics's bizarre predictions about the nature of …

To Increase Your Productivity up to 200 Percent, Ask These 3 Questions | Inc.com

As I continue my personal transformation via Tony Robbins, I'm totally digging his Time of Your Life Rapid Planning Method. There are several themes from this work that I would like to share with you, my fellow entrepreneurs. These ideas are simple, powerful, and can increase your productivity …

What Is Design Thinking?

Customer-centric design is about looking out from the inside—rather than outside in.<p>Today’s organizations face multifaceted problems that are part of increasingly complex business models. Continued expansion of global transactions, supported by partnerships that can span large ecosystems, create …

Design

ICYMI Health: How Kendrick Lamar Could Change The Face Of Depression And Why Dressing Better Might Improve Your Work Life

<i>ICYMI Health features what editors at The Huffington Post are reading this week.</i><p>This week, we focused on reading stories about the high cost of medical expenses, including an in-depth essay on what researchers call “low-value care" -- the unnecessary tests and procedures that burden America's …

Top 10 Best Sites to Learn How to Code

MIT has opened all of its course content to web audiences, so anyone, anywhere can learn from one of the top American research institutions. MIT …

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Microsoft, Welcome To The Open World

As Microsoft enters its forties, the company is going through a major transformation. Call it the impact of leadership change, evolving market dynamics, or even mid-life crisis as the skeptics would describe it, Microsoft is certainly not the same company. At the recently concluded Build …

10 Action Steps To Help Restore Your Energy

How many times have we kicked ourselves after making a decision that drained our energy?<p>These include overeating, skipping the gym, watching too much …

Time Management

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.<br>[[ This is a …

How You Make Decisions Is as Important as What You Decide

Conventional thinking has suggested that leadership positions go to those who aggressively plan their careers with a keen eye for building the right skills to reach top jobs. Others believe that leaders are born, not made. But according to research one of us (Julia) conducted for her book <i>Pivot</i> …

How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill

Andrew Nguyen<p>Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and …

How to Help Someone Develop Emotional Intelligence

If you are one of the unlucky people who must deal with a clueless colleague or a brutish boss, you’re not alone. Sadly, far too many people at work lack basic emotional intelligence. They simply don’t seem to have the self-awareness and the social skills that are necessary to work in our …

Two-pizza Teams: Amazon's Secret for Innovation

Speaking at TNW Europe Conference in Amsterdam today, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels shared a few of the company’s strategies to ensure sustained innovation in its product development processes.<p>Vogels explained that employees are encouraged to break down problems and challenges so they can be tackled by …

Scott Walker’s destructive war on education: Let’s judge Tea Party politicians by the same dumb standards

Red-state politicians in Wisconsin, Iowa and North Carolina pick a fight with professors. They’re dangerously wrong<p>Imagine what would happen if we passed a law that required every elected representative in the U.S. to take a phone call from a minimum of 10 constituents a day (and I mean individual …