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.

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Commencement Address | Harvard Commencement 2017

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

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

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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> …

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, …

Diversity

Universe

Background<p>The area of artificial intelligence has seen rapid progress over the last few years. Computers can now see, hear, and translate languages …

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 …

Aerospace

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

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Project Management

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 …

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 …

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: …

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 …

Tesla’s Plan for World Domination Includes Buses and Semis

Elon Musk, a man not known for subtlety or lack of ambition, has a plan to dominate the transportation sector. He doesn’t call it that, of course. He …

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

News Feed<p>This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>How long does it …

How to Stay Motivated in Life and Work Using the Goldilocks Rule

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back …

Motivation

How LeBron bore the weight of an entire city

Jun 21, 2016<p>Senior writer for ESPN.com<br>• Spent seven years at the Los Angeles Daily News<p><b>IT WAS LATE</b>, but apparently not too late.<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers …

How To Design A Good API and Why it Matters

7 Factors of Great Office Design

Smart companies understand that workspaces are a business tool. An office environment reflects and reinforces a business’s core values, through the placement of different teams and functions and design elements that reflect culture, brand, and values.<p>For example, we’ve seen an explosion of open …

The Workplace

You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work

Do you dread going into the office Monday morning? Maybe a new boss has entered the equation, creating a rift between how you once felt and how you now feel. Perhaps your company has recently been acquired, changing the culture. Maybe you simply have outgrown your role and are bored to tears in …

Harvard Business Review

Google exec shares her best career advice for 20-somethings

Ivy Ross is the head of Project Aura, Google's secretive wearables branch, but she took an unusual path to become a tech executive.<p>Over the past two decades, Ross' career has included stints in companies ranging from Mattel to Gap Inc., and before that she was an acclaimed jewelry designer with …

Success

Discover Google's UX design secrets

Rachel Inman doesn't like exclusivity, which directly ties into her role as a website builder at Google where she works on perfecting the user …

Fairphone just released their open source OS

At the beginning of this year, Fairphone launched code.fairphone.com and began publishing sourcecode for their in-development operating system. Tech-savvy users were able to run this code on their Fairphone 2 devices, but more casual users were kind of left out of the loop. Now the company has put …

Phones

Can SpaceX really land on Mars? Absolutely, says an engineer who would know

Company has quietly tested Mars landing techniques with its first stage returns.<p>In September, 2014, a Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida …

Intel made a huge mistake 10 years ago. Now 12,000 workers are paying the price.

June 6, 2005, seemed to be a triumphant moment for Intel. The chipmaker was already dominating the market for processors that powered Windows-based PCs. Then Steve Jobs took the stage at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference to announce that he was switching the main Windows alternative, …