Nat Aggrey

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7 challenges smart people choose to overcome

It’s truly fascinating how smart, successful people approach problems. Where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and …

Self-improvement

5 things I had to give up to be successful

An uncomfortable but powerful truth that took most of my 20s to internalize: There's an opportunity cost to everything worthwhile in life. No matter …

Motivation

How to Build Your Startup Without Hiring a Single Employee

Expectations have never been higher--not just from investors but from talented people, too. Here's how to create your way into business.<p>Ten years ago, I raised money with a PowerPoint presentation. Today, the expectations of investors are much higher. Investors want to see working products with …

San Francisco

CREATE YOUR OWN CATEGORY

PICASSO X ERIC KIMRather than trying to fit into the categories society shows you, why not make your own category?PrefaceFrom the series, …

How To Be More Creative

Most people, regardless of their age, operate like small children.<p>Most people, regardless of their age, operate like small children.<p>They never truly grow up.<p>What does this mean?<p>Most children are focused completely on their own needs and wishes. They want more, more, more.<p>As a foster parent, I see …

Self-improvement

9 Signs You're A Perfectionist (And That's Not A Good Thing)

“I’m a bit of a perfectionist.” Phrases like that are often a bit of a humble brag said by individuals who insist that although their pursuit of excellence can be a bit of a drag, it’s also a badge of honor.<p>And while the drive excellence can be the key to success — elite athletes, groundbreaking …

personaldevelopment

10 Bad Habits That Could Be Stopping You From Getting Promoted

Talent alone is rarely enough<p>Too many people think that just being good at your job is enough to get you promoted. They think that talent is enough to make it to the top.<p>But surely, if you are good enough people will put up with some of the bad that comes with the package.<p>We're not all perfect, are …

Self-confidence

Balance - Basic Principles of Design

Balance in design is the distribution of elements of the design. Balance is a visual interpretation of gravity in the design. Large, dense elements …

Ditch your nail and hammer. Build your dream house in just 2 days using only wooden bricks.

'Brikawood' is shaped into boards and spacers that interlock to make building a house easy and fast.

What Happens When You Take Full Responsibility for Your Life

Leave yourself "no outlet."<p>Four realities exist.<p>The first is that indecision is potentially your greatest threat. The second is that most people are "drifting," which means they haven't taken command of their mind or their life. Drifting is when you let external circumstances determine where you go …

Self-improvement

Learn the Skill of Critiquing Photographs With These 5 Tips

Raise your hands if you have had your photos critiqued before. Now if you have, do you remember receiving feedback that wasn't too useful? Perhaps …

How to Hide Anything on Your iPhone

Jae C. Hong—AP<p>Michael Nelson—EPA<p>Robyn Beck—AFP/Getty Images<p>Rick Wilking—Reuters<p>Yang Lei—Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Britta Pedersen—dpa/Corbis<p>Britta …

LG Electronics

Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

The long-held notion that you should let your car idle in the cold is only true for carbureted engines.<p>In the thick of winter, the common wisdom is that when you are gearing up to take your truck out in the cold and snow, you should step outside, start up your engine, and let it idle to warm up. …

This might be the best graduation speech of all time

America's colleges have already selected impressive graduation speakers this year, but it's going to be hard for even Tim Cook and Samantha Power to outshine history's greatest commencement speech.<p>Although the choice is obviously subjective in nature, we noticed one speech that repeatedly makes …

Thoughts from a curious mind

When you're an award-winning Hollywood producer, people do everything they can to get a meeting with you. But for the past 35 years, Brian Grazer -- who co-founded Imagine Entertainment with friend and director Ron Howard -- has been the one chasing face-to-face meetings with people he's curious …

Gwen Stefani

Behance Cofounder Matias Corea On How He Built A Thriving Hub For Creatives

<i>Co.Design has partnered with the Brooklyn design studio Hyperakt to bring you Lunch Talks, a video series of conversations with smart, creative people. Here, a talk with Behance cofounder Matias Corea.—Eds.</i><p>Barcelona-based Matias Corea was a graphic designer before he was an entrepreneur–so he knows …

Online Life

6 Simple Rules For Tapping Into People’s Creative Potential

With these tips you can fire your chief innovation officer today.<p>The days when innovation was the sole responsibility of the chief innovation officer or corporate venturing group are over. Today companies are realizing they need to harness the innovative power of all their employees if they want to …

Innovation

Don't Relax: Uncomfortability Is The New Convenience

To stop humanity from turning into useless, pleasure-seeking blobs, some designers are abandoning the quest to make everything easy, and introducing a little extra difficulty into our lives.<p>When you step into the “Intervator“–a hacked elevator in Essen, Germany–and push a button for the fifth …

Text Messaging

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Al Gore

Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on invisible design in Make Your Mark: A business book for makers.

Make Your Mark: The Creative’s Guide to Building a Business With Impact <i>from the folks at 99U bills itself as a business book for makers. In the</i> …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

Procrastination

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Plato, from The Phaedrus

Soc. I have heard a tradition of the ancients, whether true or not they only know; although if we had found the truth ourselves, do you think that we …

Meet the 12-Year-Old CEO Who Runs a $150,000 Business

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Entrepreneurship

Ghostly & Behance Action Method Notebooks For Designers

The Action Method? In essence, it’s the process of breaking down a project into three primary components: action steps (specific tasks; “do this”), …

Productivity

The Upside of Pessimism

The theory of defensive pessimism suggests that imagining—and planning for—worst-case scenarios can be more effective than trying to think positively.<p>I have pretty low expectations for this article. Oh sure, I spent a lot of time on it, and I personally think it’s a great read. But I’m kind of …

10 Things You Didn't Know Dropbox Could Do

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do With Dropbox<p>1. "Favorite" Files for Offline Reading<p>2. Use Dropbox as Your Default Documents Folder<p>3. Email …

8 Essential Tips To Make Google Search Better And Faster

Articles about design icon 10 buildings marcel breuer on Dwell.com - Dwell

The Bauhaus designer’s modern vision helped post-war American building see the future.<p>In crafting classic forms with presence and weight, this American architect recalled a more monumental era.<p>By striving for the “super normal,” the soft-spoken Brit has made noise with his inclusive, intuitive …

Macaw - Stop writing code, start drawing it

Product design is one of the most sought after fields nowadays. In order to design products a design must have a grasp of the whole creative process, …

Prototyping