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A Social Network That Is Actually Just a Towel

Remember when a picnic blanket was a form of social network? This initiative hopes to bring those days back

Picnics

Spotify’s Design Lead on Why Side Projects Should Be Stupid

Tobias van Schneider lives his life like one big side project. Today, he designs and builds new products for Spotify in New York, but he couldn’t …

Confessions of CIOs: How to develop strengths for today's leadership

Scaling up excellence: An interview with Bob Sutton

From Google Ventures: 4 Steps For Combining The Hacker Way With Design Thinking

With 150 companies to mentor, Google Ventures’ team of seven designers has time only for a sprint–and that’s one reason why it’s effective.<p>Jake Knapp is like the middle-school teacher everyone should have had. Tall, with clear blue plastic glasses, he holds a classroom-clock-sized timer like a …

Should Designers Fear Design-Thinking MBAs?

What every designer and every design-thinker should know about their limits, according to Continuum’s Brian Gillespie.<p>The tangible success of design has propelled business schools around the world to innovate their MBA programs by introducing courses on design thinking as a valuable complement to …

Salesforce1: A Platform Company

I believe Salesforce is transitioning from a SaaS company w a Platform, to a PaaS w a Software solution.<p>I quite literally did not use my MacBook Air …

Salesforce App Cloud: Force.com Overview & Demo

TaDaweb Lets You Create ‘Small Data’ Mashups Without Writing A Single Line Of Code

There is much talk about “Big Data” and the power it can provide. But with <i>Big Data</i> can come <i>Big Prices</i> associated with the cost and complexity of wrangling all that information.<p>According to TaDaweb — a company displaying this week at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 — the data many businesses are trying …

What We Should Be Talking About When We Talk About Innovation

The innovation narrative is dominated by new products and services. At times, however, we must look elsewhere for real breakthroughs.<p>I recently had a chance to interview John Flynn, CEO and founder of Fleet Advantage. He illustrates beautifully what I think is wrong about our entire narrative on …

The Four Behaviors Of Innovative Leaders | Forbes

How to Kill Your Charity (Yes, That's a Good Thing): Eric Stowe at TEDxSeattle

Georgia Tech Makers Camp - Building Awesome Machines!

How Design Thinking Transformed Airbnb from a Failing Startup to a Billion Dollar Business

In 2009, Airbnb was close to going bust. Like so many startups, they had launched but barely anyone noticed. The company’s revenue was flatlined at …

Startups

NYC OpenCo 2013 Happy Hour Panel Discussion

Pundits: Stop Sounding Ignorant About Data

The current surge of enthusiasm around big data has produced a predictable backlash. Some of it, like Gary Marcus’s New Yorker post “Steamrolled by Big Data,” is insightful and well-reasoned (even though I have my quibbles with some of his points). This is not surprising, since he’s a …

Your data is your interface

We all view the world differently and on our own terms. Each of us use different words to describe the same book, movie, favorite food, person, work …

Looking for BI Talent? You’re Not Alone

Whether you are just starting on your BI journey or are continuing to improve on your past successes, shortage of skilled and experienced BI …