Aleksi Leinonen

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This Illustrator Pen tool trick will change your design life

Hand letterers! Do you find the process of digitising your curvaceous creations a time-consuming affair? Don't you wish there was a quicker way to …

Graphics

How To Create A Culture Of Innovation Beyond The Sticky Note

Corporate leaders often talk about creating a “culture of innovation” within their companies. When having these conversations, they often act as if organizational culture is some mythical creature that comes down from the mountain to greet the people. Most leaders are unaware of their power to …

Innovation

How to set up single sign-on for Apple TV and iOS devices

Apple’s new single sign-on feature can be a serious timesaver. Just sign in to your cable, satellite or internet TV accounts — like Dish, DirecTV, Sling TV, etc. — via your iPhone or Apple TV. Then you’ll be automatically logged in to any app that’s compatible with your service.<p>No more fumbling …

What Makes a Leader?

Emotional intelligence sets great leaders apart from the rest. Learn to recognize it in yourself and others with this 7 minute video slide deck. Download a customizable version in Subscriber Exclusives.

Leadership

This Map Shows What the World Actually Looks Like

The version you're used to seeing completely warps the continents' sizes<p>The Japan Institute for Design Promotion has awarded its prestigious Good Design Award to a map that completely changes our perception of the world. Given that the planet is a sphere, representing it in a two-dimensional …

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Awesome Ideation Tools

Introduction<p>Awesome collection of brainstorming, problem solving, ideation and team building tools. From foresight to overcoming creative blocks, …

Let It Flow: 10 of the Best Books on Creativity

The best books about creativity can simultaneously spark new ideas in the reader while also giving them a compelling narrative to follow. Sometimes this can come from writers or artists taking a step back and recounting the ways in which their craft comes together; in other cases, it might involve …

Creativity

The 5 Behaviors That Derail Executive Careers

Some marketers make it to the top of the firm and some don’t. Why? What causes some careers to derail before they reach the pinnacle? It’s a question that young people ask and mature people ponder even after having working for 30 years. To better understand what derails executives in their march to …

Leadership

"Customer-centric" product management - University Information Technology

<i>By Jesse Drake</i><p>Jeff Patton wants UIT product managers and other staff to be more like doctors and less like waiters.<p>“When I behave like a waiter, a …

What 2 Best-Selling Researchers Say Are the 10 Biggest Truths About Leadership

Two award-winning authors reveal 10 timeless leadership principles based on 30 years of research.<p>Imagine you're sitting in a meeting with your colleagues at work, and in walks someone you've never met before. This person says, "Hi, I'm your new leader." What questions immediately come to mind that …

Leadership

To Market, To Toa Payoh East Night Market

I love going to the market. I love the smell of fresh food, the wide array of choices and strangely, I love the haphazard layouts of markets and the …

What Planning Can Learn From Design Thinking

A presentation delivered at the second Google Firestarters evening, where I talked alongside Tom Hulme of IDEO on 'what planning can learn from design thinking?'<p>Where Tom majored on the good things about Design Thinking (which he's brilliant on, of course), I suggested that from the planning …

Master Class service design / design thinking

the slides for the masterclass Design Thinking/ Service Design that DesignThinkers and Zilver organise. See also http://www.mastersofdesignthinking.com/

Your Innovation Team Shouldn’t Run Like a Well-Oiled Machine

Most innovation teams inside large companies are set up to operate like well-oiled machines. They move in a specified direction at a predictable speed. Since the early 1900s, this model has been the prevailing paradigm for how organizations are designed and run.<p>The problem is that while this …

Management

Forget The 10,000-Hour Rule–How To Really Improve At Any Skill

The popular 10,000-Hour Rule claims that it takes 10,000 hours of working at a skill to become an expert. But research suggests that to become awesome at a skill, it’s not about quantity of time spent, it’s about quality.<p>If you’ve spent any time wondering at what makes people successful, you’ve …

Malcolm Gladwell

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Break These 7 Habits to be a Highly Successful Business Revolutionary

<b>By Don Tapscott</b><p>This is not a time for tinkering in business and government. It’s a time for profound change. A new paradigm in media and technology …

Innovation

How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow

<i>“Art is not a thing — it is a way,”</i> Elbert Hubbard wrote in 1908. But the question of <i>what</i> that way is, where exactly it leads, and how to best follow it is something artists have been grappling with since the dawn of recorded time and psychologists have spent decades trying to decode, outlining the …

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

This list has been expanded into the new book, "Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind," by Carolyn Gregoire and Scott Barry Kaufman.<p>Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but …

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

Article Written by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post | Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. …

Intuition as the Basis for Creativity

By Carla Woolf | Apr 17, 2013<p>Synopsis<p>Conscientiousness is inefficient and subject to dullness without creativity, and creativity does its best work …

7 Free Minimalistic Fonts for Your Designs

Long gone are the days of busy, over cluttered designs. Now it’s all about minimalism, which puts more emphasis on typography. That’s why it’s …

Typography

Web Design: Sites Using Parallax

It's been a really long time since the last time I published a web design post, but recently I've been crazy about sites using parallax. It's elegant …

Web Design

20 Creative Examples of Square Elements in Web Design

There are so many ways to present website content to the public. Let’s take a closer look at websites that feature square and rectangular elements. …

Web Design

101 essential free fonts for web designers

Every designer knows that free fonts are a godsend when working on a project, but truly valuable free fonts can be tough to find.<p>With this list we’ve …