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.

'Never underestimate human stupidity,' says historian whose fans include Bill Gates and Barack Obama

Historian Yuval Harari says the study of the past has taught him an important lesson for the future.<p>"One things that history teaches us is that we …

Artificial Intelligence

Storyboards Help Visualize UX Ideas

<b>Summary:</b> Visual representations of UX stories capture attention, provide clarity, and inspire us to take action.<br>Storytelling plays a large role in …

UX Design

Has The Lean Startup Finally Jumped the Shark?

No innovation strategy fits every problem<p>In 1997 Clayton Christensen published <i>The Innovator's Dilemma</i> and it sparked a revolution. It seemed that for years all anyone could talk about was disruptive innovation. That was until Henry Chesbrough published <i>Open Innovation</i> in 2003 and that got hot. Then …

Innovation

The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire on Earth Is Also the Humblest: He Says Luck Is What Made Him Successful

The 27-year-old entrepreneur cofounded a payments company valued at $9.2 billion.<p>John Collison is the youngest self-made billionaire on Earth.<p>The …

Startups

An Interactive Introduction to Attractor Landscapes

A peaceful movement fights against violence and oppression for years, and nothing much changes. Then, <i>everything</i> changes.<p>Why do many complex systems – …

I've Studied Hundreds of Organizations. Here's Why Most Can't Innovate

Today we need to manage not for stability, but for disruption<p>As a manager, I always felt incredible pressure to innovate. Yet it was hard to know how to go about it. There were plenty of books about high flying companies, but those same organizations seemed to sputter out almost as soon as the ink …

Innovation

About SportsArt - An Overview Of Our Company And Its Green Goals

SportsArt has been an industry leader in innovative design and manufacturing excellence since 1977. The company consistently seeks to advance …

This California gym is powered by people as they work out

This gym in California is powered by people! Thanks to SportsArt’s line of innovative ECO-POWR equipment, Sacramento Eco Fitness is powered by its …

When John Doerr Brought a ‘Gift’ to Google’s Founders

<i>Venture capitalist John Doerr is best known for being an early backer of Google and Amazon, among many other companies. Doerr, chair of Kleiner,</i> …

The future we're building -- and boring

Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in …

Tesla

Matthew Panzarino Goes Behind-the-Scenes With Apple’s Pro Workflow Team

Matthew Panzarino got exclusive access to Apple’s pro hardware and tools group:<p>Now, it’s a year later and Apple has created a team inside the …

John Gruber

Martin Luther King's last 31 hours: the story of his final prophetic speech

On the eve of his assassination, King delivered an improvised masterpiece, ‘I’ve been to the Mountaintop’. In it, the civil rights leader foresaw his own death.<p><b>While the man who</b> would assassinate him the next day was holed up in the New Rebel motel, hundreds of people were filtering into Mason …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Young Steve Jobs Once Gave This Priceless Leadership Lesson. Here It Is in a Few Sentences

A pre-black turtleneck era Jobs defines the essence of great leadership.<p>A YouTube video that is circulating the internet shows a young and brash Steve Jobs candidly describing his feelings about management and hiring. It's a bit comical to hear him lambasting the idea of having professional …

Leadership

Elon Musk explains why he launched a car toward Mars — and the reasons are much bigger than his ego

Over the weekend, the SpaceX founder Elon Musk expanded on his rationale for launching a car toward Mars last month.<p>After Musk said in December that he'd launch his cherry-red Tesla Roadster to the red planet, many people did not believe him. But the tech billionaire delivered.<p>On February 6, SpaceX …

Don't Try to Be 'Disruptive.' To Really Have an Impact, You Need to Reverse Engineer the Future.

Innovation is moving at an accelerated rate. Here's how you can get in on the action.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The inventor and author Ray Kurzweil likes to say that the next 100 years will resemble 20,000 years of progress if we continue to innovate at …

Virtual Reality

Science Fiction Has Helped Predict the Future of Technology. Here's Why We Should Be Worried

History has proven that science fiction hasn't just predicted the future, it's shaping it.<p>Many of the technological achievements in the last few decades were actually ideas prophetically described in science fiction literature long before they became a reality.<p>Throughout most of history, there's …

Science Fiction

Feel Like You've Stopped Learning at Work? Elon Musk Just Nailed the Reason Why

While speaking at a big space-science conference, the tech titan laid out what inhibits learning.<p>If you were anything like me, math class was painful, on a good day. Oh, if only fidget spinners had been invented back then. I can vividly recall discussions with my mom revolving around the question, …

Space

To Change Someone’s Mind, Stop Talking and Listen

Samar Minallah Khan, the feminist Pakistani anthropologist and filmmaker, was enraged. Local tribal leaders were trading little girls as compensation for their male family members’ crimes.<p>These leaders, responsible for settling legal disputes in their villages, act as local judges. A longstanding …

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either)

Steven Pinker's new book reveals three mental biases that will keep you from achieving your leadership potential.<p>If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world …

personalgrowth

Ridley Scott on erasing Kevin Spacey from his new film: 'He's a very good actor. It's a pity'

All the Money in the World was in the can and ‘kind of perfect’ when its star became toxic. The director wasted no time recasting the role, but not necessarily for moral reasons ...<p>Ridley Scott makes a long, pained sound when I ask how he received the news four months ago that Kevin Spacey had …

Ridley Scott

Designing For People, Not Problems, Will Help Us Tackle The Global Sanitation Crisis

Toilets have transformed the way we live today. From health, to safety, to convenience - being able to access a toilet from the comfort of our own …

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It’s mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk’s children are gathered around him – one of …

Elon Musk

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 …

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 …

Leadership

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

Steve Jobs Insult Response

Why we need to imagine different futures

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 …