Pedro Zunzunegui

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Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

Better Icon Design in 6 Easy Steps

When I review icons submitted to Iconfinder, I have a responsibility to our designers and to our customers to make sure all premium icons on the site …

Amazon goes after Uber and a slew of other on-demand startups with its own delivery service

Starting today in Seattle, Amazon Flex will pay part-time drivers to deliver Amazon's Prime Now packages. Drivers will get paid between $18 and $25 an hour to work for Amazon.<p>In order to become a driver, you'll have to provide your own car and Android phone. In the future, the company says, they …

3 Radical Ideas To Totally Disrupt Air Travel

No bags on planes. Middle seats that feel exclusive. And the option to resell your seat. Travelers would be happier for it.<p>If a flight attendant told me that I couldn’t bring my roller bag onto the plane, I might throw a fit. But when the same idea comes from Teague–the preeminent air travel design …

Flying

Inexpensive, Durable Shoes Designed to Grow Along with the Child

A single pair spans five sizes and is meant to last for five years—making it a game-changer for children in developing nations<p>One of my pet peeves is …

Developing Countries

Need a Mechanism for Your Design? Here's the Motherlode

Over 1,700 ways to make things move, slide and transform<p>Let's say you're a designer trying to create something with moving parts: A set of double …

Woodworking

How to get started in Calligraphy

In case you missed this epic post by Seb Lester…<p><i>Seb Lester gives us an insight into his practice and offers tips to anyone wishing to develop their calligraphy skills. Full videos of above animations here: Destiny and Heart & Soul</i><p>Calligraphy is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment. I first noticed at the beginning of 2013 when mainstream publications like Salon started taking an interest in my calligraphy work. Momentum has gathered since then to the point that one of my …

It’s Time For Industrial Design To Grow Up

Traditional industrial design can’t deliver what it takes to create tech devices. Besides new skills, we need new language.<p>I am an industrial designer by training, but it’s been a while since I called myself one. Industrial design has changed, and what I do has changed, too.<p>The kinds of projects I …

Product Design

7 Simple Secrets of the Best Presentations

How to give a presentation that customers, colleagues, and co-workers will talk about long after you're done talking.<p><i>My new book,</i> Business Without The Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need To Know, <i>is being published this week, so my posts are condensed excerpts from it.</i><p>I've written about …

Public Speaking

Trianglify

Trianglify is a library that I wrote to generate nice SVG background images like this one:<p>Getting Trianglify<p>You can grab Trianglify with npm …

How to Find Stock Photos That Don't Suck

Gone are the days when using stock photography meant cheesy smiles of people in suits or sub-par clip art style photos. There’s been a growing trend …

This Is How Startups "Level Up" After Raising Money

So you've just closed a round of funding. Here's what to do now that you've leveled up.<p>One of the interesting things about being a VC is that you often see companies in transition. If you're an early investor like I am, that often means writing the first $2-3 million check into a business that …

Leadership

A Readable Wikipedia

We love Wikipedia. The idea of a constantly updated knowledge base where everyone is welcome to read and contribute is staggering, and we dip into …

Debunked: 5 Startup Myths

It's crucial to set yourself up for success at the beginning of a new venture. Start by letting go of overly optimistic myths that don't jibe with reality.<p>Even though there isn't a formula for success--otherwise there would be a lot more of it--you want every edge you can get. Knowing what works, …

hightechcompanies

Get in Quick for This Week's Discounts in the World of Photography (From Around the Net)

Photography is such a huge industry that there are always great deals happening around the place. The problem is that it's easy to miss them unless …

A Simple Trick for Getting 3D-Looking Results from Moving 2D Images

Watching movies in 3D is fun, if you can stand the splitting headache those headsets give you. For now they're the moviemakers' way of tricking your …

GIF Animations

1 Weekly Habit That Will Push You to Peak Performance

In 15 minutes a week, you can get closer to your optimal work life.<p>Most of us have the desire to be high-performing. The alternative is boredom and less personal pride. Entrepreneurs especially, with their names on the sign, aim high.<p>In the sports world, athletes create rituals and regulate how …

Self-improvement

4 Smart Financial Moves for Businesses

These core principals will help you keep a pulse on your company's financial health and make better business decisions.<p>There are traits that entrepreneurs often have in common, traits that make them the type of people that don’t just have an idea, but act on it: drive, creativity, and a sense of …

Small Business

5 Signs That You're Ready to Scale

Before making the decision to hire new employees, increase overhead, and scale your business, it's time to do some serious soul searching. Here's a checklist.<p>You have customers. You’re starting to build a team. You might even be turning a profit. In other words, you might have finally moved beyond …

Profit

A Quick Exercise To Generate 9 New Growth Ideas

Common sense usually leads to average outcomes. Here’s how to get to uncommonly good thoughts.<p>It’s 1:54 a.m. I should be asleep. But two distractions are keeping me going. First, my house is dead silent, a state it rarely achieves with three young kids. Second, I returned home from a strategy …

quickexercise

Show Me the Money: What Questions to ask a VC/PE

Part 1 of 3 in a series on the questions you should ask a VC/PE when you're looking for an investor for your business.<p>I was fortunate enough to have a fairy tale startup--we bootstrapped, raised $5M, grew to be a market leader, and had a great exit. Since then I’ve played all the other roles around …

Venture Capital

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks | Inc.com

Productivity

Hey, Dogs Need Wearable Health Trackers Too (Seriously)

With the help of these new start-ups, dog owners might have a clearer understanding of his or her dog's health.<p>Heads up: the wearable device market is continuing to expand-- now to include dogs. In the last month, at least two of doggy tracker-makers have garnered some attention.<p>First up: FitBark, …

Wearable Tech

How I Learned To Get The Most Out Of Every Week’s 168 Hours

Would you rather flip through a Pottery Barn catalog or train for and run a half-marathon? The secret to time management is all about priorities.<p>I’ve always loved the phrase “the truth will set you free.”<p>While I’ll admit that objectivity is hard to achieve, when you face reality as head on as …

Time Management

10 Little-Known Apps That Entrepreneurs Can’t Live Without

Everybody knows Evernote and Dropbox. Here’s a sneak peek at the next wave of productivity apps that top entrepreneurs like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, and Guy Kawasaki are working with daily.<p>Recently something terribly obvious–yet powerful–occurred to me: If you want to achieve things that no one …

Infographics

The Hardest Word: Why Saying No Is Key To Your Long-Term Success

We’re all conditioned to avoid conflict and say yes, even to counterproductive requests and assignments. Janet Kestin and Nancy Vonk of creative leadership lab Swim argue for the power of no and explain why and how saying that little word can lead to longer-term success.<p>It was pretty much a typical …

Ring the Freaking Cash Register

Attention Internet start-ups: Monetize your product as a priority, not an afterthought.<p><i>Editor's note: This article first appeared on Mark Suster's blog.</i><p>I work with a lot of startups. I start to notice when bad behavior creeps into the system as a whole. I have seen much of that behavior over the …

Business Strategy

The Secret to Improving Accountability

People try to get things done, but stuff often falls through the cracks. Here's how to make yourself and everyone else more accountable.<p>Nothing is more frustrating in a work environment then when things fall through the cracks.<p>Most of the time, it's not intentional. At the rate that business moves …

Self-help

Adapt or Die: The New Technology Landscape

Innovation and access to seed capital is making it easier than ever to start a technology company. Here's a look at how the tech industry is changing and how businesses can cope.<p>A decade ago, building a website was difficult and expensive. WordPress didn’t exist, nor did the tens of thousands of …

Innovation