Nick Merich

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Co-Designing Complex Systems

from ‘Design for Human and Planetary Health’ D.C. Wahl 2006<p>Come forth into the light of things, <br>Let Nature be your teacher.<br>— William Wordsworth …

Bloomberg.com

Mark Gongloff<p>Weekend Edition: How to Fix Malaysia’s Development Fund<p>Here are Bloomberg Opinion’s five biggest stories of the week.<p>Barry Ritholtz<p>Troll …

Vladimir Putin

A Startup Guide to Developing a Digital Marketing Campaign (Infographic) - Small Business Trends

Having a strong online presence has become a necessity for businesses of all sizes.<p>Statistics show that more than half of consumers turn to the …

Marketing

Salespeople Need a Strategy for Selling to CEOs

“Sell higher and call on the C-Suite” is probably the most common refrain in business development, and you can see why. As Marc Benioff, founder of Salesforce.com has noted, “When I look at [our] largest transactions…every transaction was done with the CEO [and] that’s why we’re selling more …

Inside Lionsgate's Strategy to Revive the 'Twilight' Franchise | Inc.com

<i>Twilight</i> fans are obsessed with the vampire series, so it comes as little surprise that Lionsgate would want to revive it. After all, the five films released between 2008 and 2012, which were based on the books by Stephenie Meyer, grossed $3.3 billion worldwide.<p>According to <i>Variety</i>, Lionsgate is …

Twilight Saga

A Designer’s Guide To Launching A Successful Kickstarter

Four tips on how to get your project funded from a Kickstarter crowdsourceress.<p>They call her the crowdsourceress. Vann Alexandra Daly is a New York-based crowd funding consultant who was responsible for marketing the record-making $6 million Kickstarter campaign for Neil Young’s Pono Player, a …

Malcolm Gladwell: One Character Trait That Will Make You Disruptive | Inc.com

When people talk about what it takes to transform a field or a world, they leave out one crucial component, best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell told the audience at the World Business Forum on Tuesday. "What's really behind it?" he said. "What are the preconditions that make that kind of change …

Self-improvement

Keyon Dooling’s Secret

The 13-year NBA veteran on the sexual abuse he suffered as a child, the breakdown he endured after years of holding back the memories, and finding …

Five brands excelling at storytelling

<b>In which I'll be loftily discussing the art of storytelling in a not-so-subtle attempt to justify a squandered film studies degree.</b><p>Love or hate the …

4 Completely Scientific Ways To Know If Your Content Is Compelling

Riveted, a book from cognitive science professor Jim Davies, presents a unified theory of compellingness.<p>What makes for compelling art? Any creator who has given half a thought to paying the rent, or achieving immortality, has considered what makes art sell. We know that the notion of quality–the …

9 Ways Great Leaders Demonstrate Real Authenticity | Inc.com

Wouldn't it be wonderful to live a truly authentic life? To have the respect of your family and co-workers, to be well liked, to be trusted by all, to make your workplace and home a better place to be, and maybe even leave the world a better place when you are no longer here? Lucky for us, becoming …

Emotional Intelligence

Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of the Cloud

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The cloud is still safe really!<p>With all these major breaches constantly gracing the evening news, it might be hard to believe. But the truth is that most cloud services are built so as to ensure the security of data.<p>Security breaches …

Eileen Fisher: Leadership Is About Listening

Eileen Fisher explains how she stays open-minded to new ideas while maintaining a clear focus for her company's goals.

Leadership

Blogging Doesn’t Have to be Hard: 9 Foolproof Ideas for your Next Post

In 2014, when blogging might almost seem like an ancient concept, it’s important to understand why the practice can still play an important role for …

Advice For Young Creatives - The Fox Is Black

Over the past few days I came across some rather good advice which I thought I’d share. I think it particularly pertains to younger designers but …

How Flat Design Is Preparing iOS For The Gadgets Of Tomorrow

iOS 7’s new look isn’t just a fresh coat of paint. It’s a powerful design language that can be extended to the iWatch, iTV, and iCar of the future.<p>When we talk about Jony Ive’s massive overhaul of Apple’s mobile operating system in iOS 7, we tend to think about it in terms of a mere facelift. First …

So You're Dating a Designer? Ten Things You Need to Know.

Melbourne-based creative studio Yoke recently came out with a hilarious series for anyone who's dating a designer. Yes, this list isn't for designers themselves, rather it's for the ones who have fallen head over heels in love with an actual designer. Not only has Yoke created some images that go …

Relationships

Exostrusion LED Watch Was Inspired by Rear Diffusers of Modern Sports Cars

<b>Exostrusion LED watch concept</b> was inspired by the rear diffusers of modern sports cars. It’s pretty simple actually, these diffusers are usually …

Faceted Classification

Portable USB Light

Here is a portable light called T1 made by the Russian studio Artzavod. Designed with recycled materials and using LEDs for minimum energy …

Pebble smartwartch starts at $100, update includes activity and sleep tracking (updated)

Yesterday, Best Buy was offering the Pebble smartwatch for $100. Now, Pebble announced that the price drop is permanent, as the company plans to team …

How Your Desk Has Evolved Over The Past 35 Years

The Rolodex, the dictionary, the fax machine, the telephone, the calculator, the globe. These are just some of the objects that have disappeared from our desks over the past 35 years, as technology has consolidated our daily necessities into a single laptop to rule them all.<p>To see how far we’ve …

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Brand Study: Trzech Kumpli

Another awesome brand study by the Polish designer Lukasz Ruszel. This time is an indie beer visual identity where you can see all the steps of the …

Wasserzeichen – Master’s Thesis by Stefan Zimmermann

Wasserzeichen – Communication and product design for Aachener Kaiserbrunnen.<p>This master’s thesis by Stefan Zimmermann gives detailed information …

Graphic Design

Calling all design rebels: the tech industry wants you

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: (c) Pinar Ozger<p>Technology design has drifted into a matured, potentially boring, state of consensus, argues Wired’s …

8 Reasons Why Creatives Will Rule The World

Right-brainers, your time has come–this is the age of the creative mind.<p>In the not-too-distant future, creatives will rule the world.<p>I’m not just saying this because I consider myself a creative. The interconnected systems we use to function in business and society, whether in communication, …

Submit Your Questions for Ziba's Panel Discussion on the Future of Product Design!

As part of the upcoming Design Week Portland, our friends at Ziba are hosting a heavy duty panel discussion, set to take place at their HQ on Friday, …

Exploring Words and Destruction with "Extracts"

by Jorge Grimberg<p>Currently on view at New York's No Romance Galleries is "Extracts," an exhibition curated by Tim Strazza that features work by three artists on one common theme: the exploration of negative space through paper, words and deconstruction—and the boundaries within. </><p>Strazza was …

Art

Leading, and Surviving, a Company Rebranding Effort

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most chief marketing officers understand the importance of creating and sustaining a company's brand to reinforce a corporate strategy, its image, accomplishments and aspirations. Brands are powerful things, with some carrying a legacy …