Jia Lu Ni

20 Flips | 4 Magazines | 18 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @jlnuc | Keep up with Jia Lu Ni on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Jia Lu Ni”

Why brands need to move to a direct to consumer model

<b>Are you a brand struggling to build or evolve to a direct to consumer model? Are you trying, but failing? Are sales from the digital channel below</b> …

How Resilience Works

When I began my career in journalism—I was a reporter at a national magazine in those days—there was a man I’ll call Claus Schmidt. He was in his mid-fifties, and to my impressionable eyes, he was the quintessential newsman: cynical at times, but unrelentingly curious and full of life, and often …

25 Ideas Shaping The Future Of Design

What the landscape of design will look like in 2020, according to the most innovative designers of 2015.<p>Design is always changing, and with tech and design increasingly aligning, we’re arguably headed to the most radical period of change in design history. How radical will the design landscape of …

How Designers Built The World Of “The Grand Budapest Hotel” By Hand

Anderson’s avoidance of CGI and freakish devotion to handmade, old-fashioned production design lends his latest epic its fantastical charm.<p>In his Oscar-nominated 2014 film <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel,</i> Wes Anderson didn’t just tell a story-within-a-story about murder, purple-suited lobby boys, and …

Trains

Kintsugi

This article is about the Japanese art form. For the Death Cab for Cutie album, see Kintsugi (album).<p><i>Kintsugi</i> (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as</i> …

Bang & Olufsen Chooses Innovation Over Novelty

Every new Bang & Olufsen product looks, well, <i>new</i>, but if novelty were the same thing as innovation, every brand would be innovative. Only most brands aren’t (press releases notwithstanding), and the process behind the new BeoSound Moment illustrates why Bang & Olufsen is a consistent …

How to build your creative confidence

Is your school or workplace divided between the "creatives" versus the practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the …

How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership -- starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Skills You Need To Make Failure Productive

Engineers Without Borders Canada says as more organizations talk about their mistakes, they’ll make acknowledging failure more acceptable.<p>Since 2008, Engineers Without Borders Canada (EWB) has published an annual “failure report” alongside its standard annual report. The failure report is full of …

Where to stay in Big Sur on a budget

Sure, it costs nothing except the gas to drive stunning Highway 1 between San Simeon and Carmel, but hold on to your wallet if you want to stay in Big Sur. Accommodations aren't plentiful — and they can be pricey. Post Ranch Inn, for instance, can set you back $800 for a double. Want to make the …

Coffee Cup Inspires Innovative Relief Shelter

Following the devastation and poor management of relief to the hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, Mississippian Michael McDaniel was …

Coffee

Coming to America: The Wilfa Svart Presisjon

Meet the Svart Presisjon (Black Precision) from the Norwegian housewares company, Wilfa. You may have seen photos of it floating around the internet, …

Coffee

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

The Psychology of Communities – 4 Factors that Create a “Sense of Community”

My entire life, I’ve always been fascinated by the power of communities.<p>More recently I’ve started to wonder about why it is that humans come …

16 images of Buenos Aires that show what happens when there’s no limit to street art

Local and foreign street-art talents are attracted to Buenos Aires by the abundance of blank walls and abandoned buildings, as well as the support …

Streetwear

6 Questions You Should Ask About A Company’s Culture Before You Accept The Job

Want to know what really goes on within a company, before you take a position? Ask these questions in the interview.<p>After hours spent meticulously fine-tuning your cover letter and résumé, you’ve finally scored an elusive interview with the employer of your dreams.<p>At least, that’s what you think.<p>In …

How Innovators Think, And What They Do About It

It sounds like a hoax. It’s not. An article last week in USA Today confirmed that Pepsico is testing a new Dorito flavored Mountain Dew. Ready for the name? It’s called “Dewitos.”<p>This strange new flavor quickly became the topic of conversation at workshop we were hosting as the executive …

Finally, A Folding Electric Bike That Can Easily Fit Inside A Backpack

Foldable bikes have always promised flexibility for bikers.<p>But most end up being far too inconvenient to ever use in a city. They are often too expensive, difficult to ride, and too big or heavy to realistically carry around with you.<p>It seemed as if finding a bike that is small enough to be …

Carbon Fiber