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.

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 …

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> …

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> …

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

Follow us:<p>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, …

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 …

Driverless Cars

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 …

Tesla

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>_ED_8576.JPG<p>richard_flag_pride.jpg<p>Holly …

How long does it take to create an... - 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.<p>This week, the Pokémon Go app has …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Google

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 …

UX Design

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 …

Open Source

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, …

Innovation

How Will Zuckerberg Rule the World? By Giving Facebook’s Tech Away

When Mark Zuckerberg took his first steps, his parents marked the date in a good old fashioned baby book. Years later, when one of his cousins walked …

Your Life in Weeks

This is a long human life in years:<p>And here’s a human life in months:<p>But today, we’re going to look at a human life in weeks:<p>Each row of weeks makes …

Notes on 'Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work'

http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B009JU6UPG<b>This book is written in a very motivational-anecdote-you-too-can-change-your-life style which immediately rings</b> …

Critical Thinking

From Disco to Daft Punk: Giorgio Moroder’s Neverending Story

The trailblazing producer looks back at an iconic 50 year careerContinue reading on Medium »

Music

The Next Amazon (Or Apple, Or GE) Is Probably Failing Right Now

When Jeff Bezos founded an online bookstore in 1994, no one could have guessed that in less than 15 years, Amazon would fundamentally reshape the …

Entrepreneurship

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday's graphic designers are today's UX designers. Will tomorrow's UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …