Solution Thinking

By Michael | Living solutions from the world of purposeful design. Solution Thinking challenges us to create solutions that achieve our purposes as a society instead of wasting resources on the reductionist practice of finding and fixing problems.

Electric commuter plane, backed by Boeing, could take off in 2022

Small airliner powered by two electric motors would seat up to 12 passengers and cheaply fly trips under 1,000 miles (1,600 km)<p>A Seattle-area startup backed by the venture capital arms of Boeing and JetBlue Airways has announced plans to begin selling a hybrid-electric commuter aircraft by 2022.<p>The …

Aerospace

Bjarke Ingels to feature in New Netflix Architecture and Design Documentary Series

Nowadays, Netflix prepares to kick off its new documentaries focusing on Architecture and Design called 'Abstract: The Art of Design' and Danish …

Bjarke Ingels

The Problem with Saying “Don’t Bring Me Problems, Bring Me Solutions”

It’s time to retire the saying “Don’t bring me problems, bring me solutions.” Even though advocates of this approach believe it reduces whining, increases empowerment, helps employees manage up, and boosts careers, it’s fraught with challenges.<p>Not every problem has an easy solution. Tackling the …

Management

15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people.<p>In fact, creativity is becoming a core skill which …

Innovation

Knowing How to Tell a Good Story Is Like Having Mind Control | Alan Alda

YouTube

Steve Jobs Insult Response

YouTube

Why we need to imagine different futures | Anab Jain

Anab Jain brings the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we're creating. Do we want …

The Future

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How We Write Proposals in My Design Studio

AS THE HEAD of a <b>newish design studio</b>, I spend a fair amount of time writing proposals. And here’s how I like to do it.<p>I do it like a conversation, …

Google Docs

Domino Chain Reaction

YouTube

Ask different questions to get different results

If three makes a trend, then lately I’ve noted a new trend in strategic thinking. It involves the discipline to ask different questions to get …

Customers

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Commencement Address | Harvard Commencement 2017

Chamath Palihapitiya - how we put Facebook on the path to 1 billion users

YouTube

Simple math is why Elon Musk’s companies keep doing what others don’t even consider possible

Physicist Richard Feynman returned over and over to an idea that drove his groundbreaking discoveries. His approach was documentedby his Caltech colleague David Goodstein in the book <i>Feynman’s Lost Lecture</i> about physics classes Feynman taught in the 1960s:<p>Once, I said to him, “Dick, explain to me, …

Elon Musk

Facebook’s head of design on creating for 2 billion people

Luke Woods is the Head of Design at Facebook. In this episode, we discuss how digital design is in a unique position to make an impact on the world, dive into the details of what the evolution of design looked like at Facebook, and learn the importance of three little words: <i>understand, identify,</i> …

UX Design

Teams Solve Problems Faster When They’re More Cognitively Diverse

Looking at the executive teams we work with as consultants and those we teach in the classroom, increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age is apparent. Over recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce has had an impact. Of course, there is a ways to go, …

Management

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Boeing’s Dennis Muilenburg: a career in the aerospace age

Global defence and aviation projects keep Dennis Muilenburg on his toes. Here, the Boeing CEO discusses his career to date.<p>As chairman, president and chief executive officer of Boeing, Dennis Muilenburg can draw upon 30 years of experience at the world’s largest aerospace company. Since joining in …

Hacking for Diplomacy @ Stanford –What We Learned With the State Department

<i>“Being in Silicon Valley, a lot of my friends want to work for Google or Apple, but this class showed me that the problems in public service were</i> …

Lean Startups

Agile Doesn’t Have a Brain

<i>This post was originally published to my newsletter subscribers (10k of them now). If you’d like to get these updates via email</i> <i>sign up here</i><i>.</i><p><i>If you’ve</i> …

Agile Development

How To Destroy The Myth Of The Proper Solution

Discussions are a fundamental part of software development, they are a necessary friction to increase scalability. A few patterns can emerge from …

Management

The Guardian view on machine learning: people must decide

Each advance in artificial intelligence increases the power of computer networks, but the responsibility for their use remains with human beings<p>Researchers working for Google have produced a new kind of computer intelligence which can learn in ways less immediately dependent on its programmers than …

Machine Learning

The End of Interventionism

Alex de WaalOctober 13, 2016 <i><br>Photograph: Jasn</i>Report of the Iraq Inquiry<br>Committee of Privy Councillors (Chair, Sir John Chilcot)<br>July 2016Libya: …

Foreign Policy

On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson

In April of 1958, Hunter S. Thompson was 22 years old when he wrote a letter on the meaning and purpose of life when asked by his friend, Hume Logan, …

Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month

Near the end of 2014, Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick flew to Pittsburgh on a mission: to hire dozens of the world’s …

Transportation

Tesla’s Plan for World Domination Includes Buses and Semis

Author: Jack Stewart. Jack Stewart Transportation<p>Date of Publication: 07.20.16.<p>Time of Publication: 10:48 pm. 10:48 pm<p>Elon Musk, a man not known for …

SolarCity

My letter to 85 year-old me

65 Challenge Richard banner<p>Richard Branson writing a letter<p>Ted Branson Richard Branson and Eve Branson<p>Richard Branson global goals …

Roger James Hamilton

How long does it take to create an overnight success? For John Hanke it’s taken him 20 years to create Pokémon Go. This week, the Pokémon Go app has …