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Understanding Customer Experience

“Customer experience” has become a very commonly used phrase in recent years, but like “innovation” and “design” it is actually difficult to find a clear, commonly-held definition, even though many businesses see improving their customer experience as a competitive differentiator. How we can really …

Report: Apple moving into health monitoring

<b>A number of rumours are circulating that suggest Apple could make a big push into mobile health monitoring in the near future.</b><p>The …

IDEO’s Culture of Helping

Artwork: Freegums, Celestial Plane, 2010, fully tileable ink drawing, 24″ x 36″<p>Few things leaders can do are more important than encouraging helping behavior within their organizations. In the top-performing companies it is a norm that colleagues support one another’s efforts to do the best work …

Meet the secret accelerator that many of New York's best startups have gone through

New York's best accelerator isn't much of an accelerator at all. First Growth Venture Network has operated for three years under the radar. It's not …

Dow, SP 500 both off less than 0.1%; Nasdaq trades at break-even level at 7,132

May 2, 2018<br>10:27 AM<p>Inmarsat PLC (ISAT.LN) shareholders voted down the company’s remuneration report at its annual general meeting on Wednesday, with only 41% of votes cast in favor of the resolution. The London-based satellite telecommunications company said the remuneration committee will now …

The 13 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2013

After the best biographies, memoirs, and history books of 2013, the season’s subjective selection of best-of reading lists continue with the most stimulating psychology and philosophy books published this year. (Catch up on the 2012 roundup here and 2011’s here.)<p>1. ON LOOKING: ELEVEN WALKS WITH …

The seven-point plan to save Microsoft, as told by veterans who abandoned the company

Yesterday Quartz outlined the reasons for Microsoft’s “lost decade.” But now that CEO Steve Ballmer is on his way out, it’s time to talk about the way forward.<p>The web is already full of experienced Microsoft watchers’ opinions. Some of them, like IDC analyst Al Hilwa’s dive into how Microsoft needs …

Windows Phone

Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

The Misconceptions of Entrepreneurship

In the past few decades entrepreneurship has been transformed from a dirty word into one of the most aspirational careers people strive for. So what …

Entrepreneurship

25 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About

Read more <i>→</i><p>Chase the blues away this Christmas<p><i>0</i><p>The different shades of blue are really fascinating, aren't they? Care to see some of them? Here they …

Cake

Groupon Names Eric Lefkofsky Permanent CEO; Q2 Revenue Beats Street

The Groupon CEO search is over, and the man at the top is a familiar one: co-founder Eric Lefkofsky.<p>The company announced today that he will man the …

How Biological Patents Promote Research And Save Lives

Patenting viruses doesn't restrict research--it gives an incentive to do more research.<p>In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people can't patent isolated human genes, which it considers a product of nature, but they can patent something exceptionally similar: cDNA, a synthesized copy from …

Why Wiki-Work is the Future

The U.S. already has plenty of workers with plenty of skills. But do we have the guts to shed our antiquated ideas about health insurance, education, and work?<p>I’m convinced that if, we suddenly had freely-transferable, truly portable, and reasonably-priced insurance coverage for everyone who was …

Employment

Restricting Temptations: Neural Mechanisms of Precommitment

Crocket et al. show that during precommitment, which involves voluntarily restricting access to temptations, lateral frontopolar cortex is activated …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Don't Sleep With Mean People

A finalist in the Rockethub-Popular Science #CrowdGrant challenge hopes to put an end to meanness—with sex.<p>A finalist in the <i>Popular Science</i> #CrowdGrant Challenge is stirring up trouble on the internet. Baba Brinkman, a "Canadian rap artist, writer, actor, and tree planter" based in New York City is …

Stained Glass That Doubles As A Solar Power Source

Artist Sarah Hall’s collection of glass facades are beautiful and good for the environment!<p>A cathedral in Saskatoon, Saskatechewan recently installed stained glass windows embedded with solar panels that will connect to the local electrical grid. "Lux Gloria" is one of several large-scale glass …

Turnstone Blog

Workplace Design<p>Great office design not only improves functionality and productivity, it helps us love how — and where — we work.<p>Startup …

The Economist on Twitter: "Britain's health-care system, under fire at home, is doing better as an export http://t.co/L1JCg14LDG http://t.co/IZAmU5gOLg"

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