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Why High-Skilled Freelancers Are Leaving Corporate Life Behind

In some industries, there’s now one freelance “comprehensivist” where there used to be a team of specialists.<p>On a sunny November day in San Francisco’s Mission District, inside the offices of Stamen Design (a studio known for cool-looking maps), I met what you might call a unicorn of the modern …

UC Berkeley

Take Back Your Mornings (Infographic)

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There are no B players

“Only hire A players! Fire the B players!”<p>“If you hire B players, then they will hire C players!”<p>“Over time, the A players will get frustrated with …

My Design Process, Part 1 • Cap Watkins

This is the <i>What are we even going to do?</i> portion of the process. If you’re not a part of helping determine your team’s roadmap, try to get involved. …

Math for seven-year-olds: graph coloring, chromatic numbers, and Eulerian paths and circuits

As a guest today in my daughter’s second-grade classroom, full of math-enthusiastic seven-and-eight-year-old girls, I led a mathematical …

Out in the Open: The Little-Known Open Source OS That Rules the Internet of Things

You can connect almost anything to a computer network. Light bulbs. Thermostats. Coffee makers. Even badgers. Yes, <i>badgers</i>.<p>Badgers spend a lot of time …

Lulu, The App That Lets Women Anonymously Rate Men, Will Now Let Guys Check Their Scores

Cofounded by Alexandra Chong in 2011, Lulu lets women discuss a guy's sense of humor, appearance, ambition, and sexual prowess with mini quizzes and hashtag descriptions, such as #CanTalkToMyDad and #OneWomanMan. Then the man receives a score between 0 and 10 for other women to peruse. More than …

New York City

Foursquare’s Swarm And The Rise Of The Invisible App

Swarm is a new app from Foursquare out today that chisels off the check-in and proximity features of the main app and places them in a sparse, focus-driven new home. The app is nicely done, though it will be of most use to those in dense urban areas with lots of friends.<p>The underlying mechanics of …

Why Is Facebook Page Reach Decreasing? More Competition And Limited Attention

Every Page on Facebook wants everything they post shown to everyone. But people only read a limited amount of News Feed per day. There simply isn’t room for everything, and the competition for feed space is intensifying. The total number of Pages Liked by the typical Facebook user grew more than …

The Why and How of Ansible and Docker

There is a lot of interest from the tech community in both Docker and Ansible, I am hoping that after reading this article you will share our …

How to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing

Growth hacking is the name of the game right now for startups, and <i>why shouldn’t it be?</i> It’s all about bringing in more traffic and putting more users …

Marketing

The Single Biggest Determinant of Startup Valuations at IPO

In 2013, growth trumps all other considerations. For the average 2013 venture backed tech IPO, half of the startup’s enterprise value is explained by …

Breaking Development: Beyond Mobile

In his presentation at Breaking Development in Nashville TN, Josh Clark looked toward the future of devices and interaction design. Here's my notes …

Dad’s company made burgers. Mine just eats them – James Somers | Aeon Essays

There’s this great moment in the documentary <i>Jiro Dreams of Sushi</i> (2011) when the world’s most celebrated sushi chef turns to his son, who is leaving …