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The 3 Most Powerful Heuristics Designers Can Use

July 6, 2015We’ve only got so much mental bandwidth, and it seems like we’re always pushing that bandwidth to its limit: multitasking, moving at a …

21 UX Experts to Follow

Are you looking for great insights, well-researched articles or some inspiration in the realm of UX, then Twitter is a great tool. Of course, finding …

Back to Basics: Living with "Voluntary Simplicity"

Enterprise UX is communication - beyond UX clichés with Everett McKay

My series on Enterprise UX has led to many discoveries, but the biggest danger is still the dreaded cliché. Yes, Enterprise UX matters, but why? And …

UX Design

Haiku Deck Expands Its Anti-PowerPoint Presentation App to the Web

The only thing that might be more painful than sitting through a PowerPoint presentation is creating a PowerPoint presentation. But Seattle-based …

Customer Journey Maps - A 'Quick And Dirty' Technique To Create Them

A <b>Customer Journey Map</b> (CJM) is a very helpful tool that represents the whole interaction with a product or service in a transparent manner. It …

UX Design

Redditors Resurrect Family History With Beautiful Photo Restorations

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The American Way of Hiring Is Making Long-Term Unemployment Worse

<i>There are currently more than 4 million Americans who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. This figure doesn’t include those who work part-time or on contracts — or those who, discouraged, have simply stopped trying. Many of them are older and well educated, and their situation doesn’t seem</i> …

Can You Use Risk Analysis to Predict Startup Success?

Rameet Chawla had a career in finance, in which he primarily analyzed risk. He was ready to leave finance and wanted to do something new in the tech …

The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Creativity

No One Actually Wants You to Be Creative<p>Inside the Box<p>Slate<p>Americans love to give lip service to creativity, celebrating imaginative artists and innovators and calling for “out of the box” ideas. Yet when we encounter creativity in real time — before we know whether an unusual or outlandish idea …

How to Reinvent Yourself After 50

I was manning a booth at the Harvard Club of New York’s authors’ night when an older woman approached and picked up a copy of my book, <i>Reinventing You</i>. She paged through it for a moment, then put it down. “Too late for me,” she said abruptly, and walked away.<p>Over the past six months of my book tour, …

What to Do When Praise Makes You Uncomfortable

Not long ago, my mentor and friend, Warren Bennis, gave me a very generous unsolicited compliment. I hemmed and hawed and went on about how he didn’t need to say that and really it was nothing. Warren in his loving, but not suffering foolishness (or false modesty) manner, stopped me and said, …

The Growing Business of Marijuana

Sandal-clad hippies in tie-dye shirts. Stoners so high they can barely put a sentence together. Foreign drug runners, gun-toting gangsters, and hardcore criminals.<p>These are the images many outsiders have of the medical marijuana industry.<p>I should know: Many of my former colleagues, friends, and …

Fantastic Ice Scraper: For More Than Just Ice

Scrapes away crusty stuff in the kitchen and garage<p>Ever since reading about the Fantastic Ice Scraper on Cool Tools, it’s been my go-to ice removal …

News Archive - CommonWell Health Alliance

Feb 2017<p>Brightree First Member to Deploy Boston, Mass., Feb. 16, 2017 – CommonWell Health Alliance® today announced it has completed building the …

Understanding your Circle of Competence: How Warren Buffett Avoids Problems

Understanding your circle of competence helps you avoid problems, identify opportunities for improvement, and learn from others.<p>“I’m no genius. I’m …