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When Senior Managers Won’t Collaborate

Today’s professional services firms face a conundrum. As clients have globalized and confronted more-sophisticated technological, regulatory, economic, and environmental demands, they’ve sought help on increasingly complex problems. To keep up, most top-tier firms have created or acquired narrowly …

Management

Blue Ocean Strategy

A onetime accordion player, stilt walker, and fire-eater, Guy Laliberté is now CEO of one of Canada’s largest cultural exports, Cirque du Soleil. Founded in 1984 by a group of street performers, Cirque has staged dozens of productions seen by some 40 million people in 90 cities around the world. In …

Innovation

Identify Blue Oceans by Mapping Your Product Portfolio

This past quarter Apple once again crushed its earnings report. This despite Wall Street’s uncertainty since the death of the company’s founder and visionary, Steve Jobs. How has Apple managed to maintain its stock price and convince investors of its growth potential?<p>Consider the recent history of …

Innovation

500 Million iTunes Users Are Spending $40 A Year On Average [Report]

iTunes users spend an average of $40 a year on digital content, according to the latest report from Asymco’s Horace Dedio. And with more than 500 million users, Apple is raking in over $5.5 billion in iTunes sales revenue every single quarter.<p>That’s more than some technology companies see in total, …

Công hàm 1958 và hai nhà nước VN

<b>Tại Hội thảo quốc tế về tranh chấp Biển Đông ở New York với sự tham gia của học giả, quan chức từ Việt Nam, Trung Quốc, Singapore, Mỹ, giữa tháng Ba vừa qua, quan chức Trung Quốc trích dẫn Công hàm Thủ tướng Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hoà (VNDCCH) Phạm Văn Đồng gửi Thủ tướng Cộng hoà Nhân dân Trung hoa</b> …

7 Advanced Tricks to Reclaim Disk Space for Pro Users of Mac OS X

Running out of disk space is never fun, and drive space comes at a premium for those of us with smaller SSD drives like the MacBook Air with a 64GB …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Does Your Brand Offer a Value Proposition?

One man's trash is another man's treasure, the cliche says. But it's true — no good or service is of equal value to every person, not even money …

6 Cooking Techniques to Master...from the Masters

A French cooking legend, a Brooklyn egg cream guru and other pros come right to your kitchen to deliver essential advice.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Make a …

Food

The New Digital Age by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen – review

When, in early 2011, Eric Schmidt stepped aside from his position as Google's CEO to become the company's executive chairman, some of us were …

Behance

Pay per play: exploring the pros and cons of freemium gaming on iOS

<b>Freemium, free-to-play and IAP are now entrenched in gaming for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. But is that a bad thing, or has the system just been</b> …

Smart Small Space Design: House in Konan by Coo Planning

This small house in the town of Konan, in Kobe, Japan, sits in a quiet neighborhood and was designed for a couple and their child by the Osaka-based …

Living Rooms

You are not Steve Jobs

A young CEO storms through his start-up, a tiny Godzilla, crushing the feelings of his staff like so many Japanese paper maché buildings. He rubs his …

As Apple loses value, analysts ask: How low can it go?

NEW YORK -- Apple may have lost nearly half of its value since its peak in September, but it's still the talk of the town. Only this time, it's all about how low can it go?<p>Wall Street would normally be set for a technical rebound after a drop of more than 2 percent, the worst weekly decline so far …

Investing

10 Apps That Made My Life Better

The rise and fall of AMD: How an underdog stuck it to Intel

Remember when AMD could compete with Intel in both speed and price?<p>In part one of this two-part series, we look at the evolution of AMD from a …

It’s Time to Kill the ‘Apple Doesn’t Innovate’ Argument

There’s an argument in the platform wars, and also on Wall Street, that goes something like this: “Apple doesn’t innovate anymore. It moves too slowly, and is being taken over by more nimble, more innovative rivals.”<p>Any success Apple has is the result of slick marketing, rather than the newest …

Master Alfred 2.0 On Your Mac With These Five Tips And Tricks [Feature]

If you haven’t been using Alfred, the amazing app launcher (and much more) on your Mac, you’ve been missing out. It started out as an app launcher, a la Quicksilver, but continued to get improvements and additions over time until now, version 2.0 can do a ton of things on your Mac, all with a quick …

Mac Gems: Alfred 2 ups the launcher-app ante

When I first reviewed Alfred, the app- and file-launching utility, back in early 2011, I praised it for its simplicity: You'd invoke the utility with …

Mastering Alfred 2.0 On Your Mac: Send Quick Emails To Your Contacts [OS X Tips]

By now you know that Alfred does a lot more than just launch apps, right? You can directly command your Mac OS X system from Alfred as well as launch stuff without ever taking your hands from the keyboard, the true power user position.<p>Did you also know you can send emails, with or without …

Elegant Apartment Paying Tribute to Art and Music by PMK+Designers

PMK+Designers recently completed a modern project for a newlywed couple in Taiwan, entitled “Between Art and Music”. The aim of the apartment was to …

Black And White Contemporary Apartment Smartly Designed

Compact spaces are so cool because they usually have a very smart design behind the decoration. It’s always about how to make it more comfortable, as …