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Steve Jobs Used These 3 Deceptively Simple Questions to Turn Apple into an Innovation Powerhouse

Why don't more bosses ask them?<p>Steve Jobs did many things to make himself successful. He trained his brain using this simple meditation technique. He immersed himself in these highly unusual books. He also listened to ten songs that inspired and motivated him.<p>Steve Jobs also helped thousands of …

AlterEgo: Interfacing with devices through silent speech

How a Laid-Off Computer Engineer Built the Most Successful Product on Amazon

A small company with no marketing budget, and it consistently has one of the top-selling products on Amazon. Here's how it all happened.<p>This is a story about initiative, opportunity, true success--and just maybe how it can inspire you to do something similar yourself.<p>Nearly a decade ago, when …

SNL’s Co-Head Writer Bryan Tucker Has Mastered The Art of Brainstorming

The editor of Above Average’s sports comedy site The Kicker has three guiding principles that will make your company brainstorming sessions more productive.<p>On Above Average’s sports site <i>The Kicker</i>, you’ll find headlines like “Browns Sign Stray Cat Who Ran On Field During Thursday Night Football” …

Tech Is Transforming Our Spaces, And We’re Just Beginning To See How

Our smartphones have enabled us to do everything, everywhere–and our physical spaces are changing as a result, according to a comprehensive new survey by the architecture firm Gensler.<p>If you step inside a new boutique hotel’s lobby, you’ll probably see more people in the space who aren’t there for …

Eight Ways To Transform Your Company's Innovation Culture

With the world changing rapidly most corporate executives are starting to feel the pressure. There is a realization that beyond cost-cutting and operational efficiency, companies must also invest in developing their innovation pipeline. At the beginning, corporate leaders often reach for easy …

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Google’s Next Design Project? Artificial Intelligence

“In the early days of graphical user interfaces, people had to invent scroll bars and menus. What is the scroll bar of AI? We don’t know yet.”<p>We’re living in the Wild West of artificial intelligence, with products and companies popping up so quickly that we’ve had little time to understand what it …

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.<p>Physics can be difficult to grasp–even for adults. So how do you teach the subject’s abstract ideas to middle schoolers?<p>Show some of the concepts in action. That’s the idea behind Peer, an experimental project from New …

Build a Stronger Brand by Answering These 3 Questions

Understand the essential characteristics of your brand.<p>It's easy to get caught up in your business's cool ideas. You've invested countless hours (not to mention money) into everything from naming your company to getting a business credit card. If you're just starting out, you're probably …

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How to Build Brand Loyalty in Customers in 2017

New factors determine whether or not consumers stay with brand in 2017.<p>Generally speaking, technology tends to make things better and faster than they were in the past. One possible exception to this can be found in data on brand loyalty and customer retention. With a plethora of sellers on the …

The Radical Future Of Branding

Designers predict the major branding trends of 2017.<p>At a time of tremendous political and cultural upheaval, one thing remains certain: Companies will keep trying to sell you stuff, and they’ll keep coming up with new ways to do it. Design is, of course, a major part of that pitch. We spoke with …