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5 Storytelling Archetypes and How to Use Them in Marketing

Storytelling has become a good technique for building strong relationships with customers and a booming community of loyalists over time. Business …

A computer has made a Rembrandt painting and it's perfect

Rembrandt may have died in 1669 but his artistic legacy lives on thanks in part to a new piece of work created with computer data, instead of the artist’s hands.<p>Revealed in the Netherlands, ‘The Next Rembrandt‘ is the result of an 18-month project undertaken by a group of art historians, along with …

Art

How to Win in the API Economy

Ten years ago, any enterprise large or small that didn’t have a website was not seen as a legitimate venture. Today, the same holds true for companies that fail to take advantage of application programming interfaces, or APIs—those often simple yet powerful bits of code that allow digital …

Kids' wacky inventions made real

<b>Imagine coming up with the craziest invention - and then seeing it in real life.</b><p>The INVENTORS! Project asked over 450 children in Sunderland in the north of England to draw their inventions.<p>The project then asked local designers and manufacturers to make some of them into real life products.<p>Take a …

The Purpose Of A Brand Framework

Think about NASA. When I say NASA you might think exploration, innovation, ingenuity. NASA means something. It’s not just what NASA does that provides associations—it’s what NASA stands for, what it means. It meant something when we put a man on the moon. It meant something for people who had no …

Customer Experience

A Three-Part Model for Understanding Stories

OK, so now we’ve acknowledged that despite it being a buzzword, there is <i>some</i> value in exploring this thing we call ‘storytelling’. I’ve developed a …

The Doomsday Invention

Will artificial intelligence bring us utopia or destruction?<p>I. Omens<p>Last year, a curious nonfiction book became a <i>Times</i> best-seller: a dense meditation on artificial intelligence by the philosopher Nick Bostrom, who holds an appointment at Oxford. Titled “Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, …

Why Centering Prayer Is Not Christian Prayer

Posted by CONNIE ROSSINI on Tuesday Nov 17th, 2015 at 10:03 AM<p><b>COMMENTARY: The teaching of the saints on prayer, constantly promoted by the Church, is</b> …

The Parallels Between Storytelling and UX

<i>by</i> <i>Mona Patel, Founder & CEO</i><p>Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the Future of Storytelling for my second time. FoST is by far my favorite event …

Let’s ditch the dangerous idea that life is a story – Galen Strawson

‘Each of us constructs and lives a “narrative”,’ wrote the British neurologist Oliver Sacks, ‘this narrative <i>is</i> us’. Likewise the American cognitive …

How To Make A Career Map That Actually Works

Creating a plan for the future doesn’t mean making a 10-year plan. It’s about taking small actionable steps every day.<p>It can often feel like time has accelerated and your career is running on autopilot. Whether you’re going back to the classroom or not, the end of summer and the start of the school …

What every product manager needs to know about product analytics

<i>This post is part of our collection on product management. Learn best practices and get advice from Atlassian’s product managers here.</i>As product …

Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative

My husband, Steve, and I were having one of those days. That morning, we'd overslept. Charlie couldn't find his backpack, and Ellen had to drag …

Wearables are entering a vicious cycle of disappointment

AP<p>Interest in wearables like the Apple Watch and fitness tracking devices have already peaked.<p>Enthusiasm for the wearable category is declining …

Apple Watch

Which Character Strengths Are Most Predictive of Well-Being?

In 2004, Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman came out with Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification. This volume was a …

That’s Not Funny!

Today’s college students can’t seem to take a joke.<p><b>T</b>hree comics sat around a café table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. “Don’t do what’s in your gut,” Zoltan Kaszas said. “Better safe than sorry,” Chinedu Unaka …

Comedy

Inside Spotify’s Plan To Take On Apple Music

We keep hearing things like “human-curated” and “machine listening,” but what does it actually mean for you?<p>Brian Whitman landed at Spotify just in time. The MIT Media Lab alum and machine listening expert joined the product team at Spotify early last year when the streaming giant dropped a …

Flipboard

20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

Marketing: 3 Reasons To Tell A Story, Not Sell Technology

In these fast paced times Marketing’s role has become much more complex amid the cacophony of noise from social networks, new media, the proliferation of mobile devices, changing TV viewer habits. To manage this, organizations must turn their attention to storytelling. 97% of CMOs think <i>marketing</i> …

Mobile Devices

The Pivot

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Silicon Valley for my day job at CalendarTree. I feel like an embedded journalist. You might be interested in …

Dilbert

The No. 1 Reason Businesses Fail

Often, as entrepreneurs, when things are going poorly, we tend to think the problem is with our marketing, or with our sales process. Latch on to the right marketing plan, goes the thinking, or improve our sales funnel, and customers will start pouring in.<p>If you've had success (i.e. growing revenue …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

7 Business Blogs That Are Better Than an MBA - Sweet Fish Media | A Podcast Agency for B2B Brands

Owning a small business is tough, but you don’t have to do it alone.<p>The greatness of the internet is that information is free and available to anyone …

Business Models & Mental Models

I’m just back from Amsterdam doing some workshops with our Grove partners, Business Models, Inc. Gisela Wendling, The Grove’s Director of Global …

Social Media Marketing on Flipboard

Lead Conversion Made Easy: 5 Effective Tips That Work<p>The goal of any business is to make sales and grow its customer base. For online businesses, …