Kevin O'Connor

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Inside Ikea's top-secret lab

Supply and demand are predicated on getting the balances just right, making sure factories fulfil existing orders, avoiding excessive surplus, and …

A Presentation Isn’t Always the Right Way to Communicate

We rarely think about whether presentations are the <i>best</i> way to express our ideas; we just blindly create and deliver them. By some estimates, 350 presentations, on average, are delivered every second of every day.<p>Unfortunately, presentations can’t be the Swiss Army knife of communication. Though …

Dropbox acquires stealthy workplace messaging startup Zulip

Dropbox has acquired Zulip, a stealthy startup that was building a workplace chat product.<p>The news was originally reported by <i>TechCrunch</i> after Zulip sent an email to customers asking them to stay quiet about the buy-up. In that missive, Zulip’s founders claimed that nothing significant would change …

How to Give a Killer Presentation

A little more than a year ago, on a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, some colleagues and I met a 12-year-old Masai boy named Richard Turere, who told us a fascinating story. His family raises livestock on the edge of a vast national park, and one of the biggest challenges is protecting the animals from …

Can Design Save Silicon Valley?

The tech titans of Silicon Valley are actively circling the strategic value of design. I didn’t take their interest seriously until I saw the news in December that John Maeda, the former President of the Rhode Island School of Design, joined venerable VC firm Kleiner Perkins. He’s the Valley’s …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 16 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

What Happens to Former ISIS Fighters?

Michael Delefortrie grew up in a secular Christian household in Antwerp, Belgium, but secretly converted to Islam in 2006, when he was seventeen. One day, he came home from the mosque to discover that his father had dug up his Koran and prayer rug, and placed them on the table as props for the …