Raquel Pinho

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Two Things to Do After Every Meeting

Steve Jobs insisted that every item on a meeting agenda have a designated person responsible for that task and any follow-up work that happened. He called that person the DRI—the Directly Responsible Individual. He knew the public accountability would ensure that a project or task would actually …

Productivity

TED 2014: Earth and Space

In years past, the topic of space has remained a constant theme at TED conferences, and at last week's 30th anniversary series of talks in Vancouver, BC, the expansive and always awe-inspiring topic remained on the table. While much talk has centered around a certain legendary singing Canadian …

Imaging

How the 'Failure' Culture of Startups Is Killing Innovation

Far from being the measure of disgrace it once was, failure now seems to be a sort of badge of honor. But underlying many popular Silicon Valley …

The Untold Story of Google’s Quest to Bring the Internet Everywhere—By Balloon

• Author: Steven Levy. Steven Levy Gear<br>• Date of Publication: 08.13.13. 08.13.13<br>• Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>On October 16, 2012, the …

Inside Dropbox’s Quest to Bury the Hard Drive | WIRED

That’s where the roster of tech stars comes in. Ruchi Sanghvi and Aditya Agarwal came from Facebook, where Sanghvi was the social network’s first …

Apple hires one of Nike’s top Fuel Band designers to work on wearable devices

Apple has lured away top Nike design director Ben Shaffer, according to a source at Nike with knowledge of the details behind Shaffer’s departure. At Nike, Shaffer was the Studio Director of the Innovation Kitchen. This is Nike’s research and development lab where new product designs are created. …

The Strategy That Will Fix Health Care

In health care, the days of business as usual are over. Around the world, every health care system is struggling with rising costs and uneven quality despite the hard work of well-intentioned, well-trained clinicians. Health care leaders and policy makers have tried countless incremental …

Leading Health Care Innovation: Editors’ Welcome

In the United States and throughout the world, health care is undergoing a transformation. It is a reaction to the broad recognition that the current system — such as it is — is unsustainable. The clear solution is to increase the value of care: improving patient outcomes while containing, if not …

Why Health Care Is Stuck — And How to Fix It

The pressures for fundamental change in health care have been building for decades, but meaningful change has been limited while the urgency of change only grows. The moment of discontinuity has arrived. Already unsustainable costs, an aging population, advances in medicine, and a growing …

Chirp Lets You Send Photos from Device to Device Using Sound

The thinking behind the new Android and iOS app <i>Chirp</i> is that if animals in nature communicate through sound, machines should too. And so, the four …

How do you put a big antenna on a tiny satellite? Make it inflatable

CubeSats are certainly in the process of revolutionizing the satellite industry. They can serve many of the same functions as full-sized satellites, …

Inflatable antennae could give CubeSats greater reach

09.09.2013<p>Design inflates with a powder that turns into gas.<p>The future of satellite technology is getting small — about the size of a shoebox, to be …