Maya Springer

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The Future Is Scary. Creative Thinking Can Help.

Thinking creatively about the future requires sensitivity to the complex, fast-moving world in front of you, the ability to anticipate unexpected disruptions, and a willingness to constantly reevaluate your most basic beliefs and assumptions. Done well, we believe thinking creatively about the …

Adobe XD's Project Mighty and Napoleon: the future of cloud-connected design tools for tablets (hands-on)

Adobe's best known for its creative software, but lately it's been toying with the hardware side of design. Over the past few weeks, the company's XD division's been teasing Projects Mighty and Napoleon for tablets: the former is a pressure-sensitive stylus, while the latter is a ruler for …

Americans have mixed feelings about wearable tech

Wearable technologies such as Google Glass — a tiny computer with a head mount — are still in their infancy, but already Americans have a love-hate relationship with them.<p>Some 82% of wearable technology users believe these devices have enhanced their lives, but with privacy concerns mounting, …

Starbucks is reportedly dominating mobile payments in North America

Square, Google Wallet, Isis and plenty others are all working to grab the lion's share of the growing (but nascent) mobile payments market. But, so far, none of these options are as widely used in North America as Starbucks' simple mobile apps, according to new findings from the research firm Berg …

Postpone: A Simple To-Do List Web App With Shared Workspaces

Postpone is the latest productivity app on the block, selling itself as “the best way to keep a to-do list short, useful and motivating”.<p>Is there room for yet another to-do list app? We find out.<p>How it works<p>When you first sign-in to Postpone, you’ll see what is essentially a blank canvas. Now’s …

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How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

The Disney Recipe

In a recent interview, Jeffrey Katzenberg described his first day at Disney as the newly appointed head of The Walt Disney Studios. The equally new Disney CEO, Michael Eisner, gave him a simple, unambiguous mandate: fix animation at Disney.<p>Although a veteran in the film business, Katzenberg had no …

Surprise Is Still the Most Powerful Marketing Tool

Life has never been more predictable.<p>Yelp provides an early-warning system for dining out, by helping us avoid bad restaurants and alerting us to must-try items at good ones. Facebook lets us investigate a potential romantic interest before the first date. Turn-by-turn instructions from Google Maps …

Two Terms Marketers Need for Today’s Media Landscape

We knew that the Internet would bring with it a whole wave of new media disruption. We were unprepared for just how massive the disruption has been. You needn’t look any farther than this one staggering statistic to understand the scale of change: Google’s advertising revenue is larger than that of …