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Portland

Techstars Startup Weekend Portland Events<p>See All Events<p>4 months agoPortland Techstars Startup Weekend Latino 2017Friday, November 17<p>We Want You to …

5 Free Apps For Giving Back

Be a small-scale smartphone philanthropist with these apps for giving to good causes.<p>Download some warm fuzzies with these apps that make donating to charity easy. If you want to put your smartphone to work for the common good, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re …

Apps

Portland’s entrepreneurs explain why the city’s startup scene is so vibrant

There’s something cool brewing in Portland, Oregon.<p>The Rose City startup community came out in force last night for the PDX TechCrawl, as hundreds of …

Tony Fadell's Advice to Hardware Startups: Focus on the Problem (Video)

Keep it simple, stupid.<p>It seems contradictory when a hardware specialist tells techies to stop obsessing over hardware.<p>And yet that’s exactly what Tony Fadell, CEO of smart thermostat-maker Nest, believes — in the beginning, at least.<p>“Most people focus so much on the hardware,” Fadell said in …

A Coder, a Programmer, a Hacker, a Developer, and a Computer Scientist walk into a Venn Diagram

January 5, '14 Comments [55] Posted in Musings<p>Sponsored By<p>A friend recently said: "I want to learn how to code. How and where do I start?"<p>I want to …

Web Servers

The cognitive importance of storytelling - Christopher S. Penn Marketing Blog

Last week, I shared Dr. Klaus Oberauer’s research into how working memory operates and how multitasking is more fiction than reality. One of the key …

The Neurochemistry of Empathy, Storytelling, and the Dramatic Arc, Animated

From <i>Future of Storytelling</i> summit and neuroeconomics pioneer <b>Paul Zak</b>, director of the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies and author of <i>The Moral Molecule: The Source of Love and Prosperity</i>, comes this short film on empathy, neurochemistry, and the dramatic arc, directed and edited by my friend Kirby …

5 Things UX And UI Designers Could Learn From Wes Anderson

Lessons from the most meticulous filmmaker alive.<p>Director Wes Anderson has always been distinguished for his visual artistry, detail-rich sets, and storybook-like imagery. From the whimsical, campy feel of <i>Moonrise Kingdom</i> to the carefully crafted sets and miniatures in <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, …

Apps

The Boundary-Pushing Novelist Who's Made Twitter His New Medium

Keira Rathbone<p><b>Teju Cole was</b> stuck in traffic in Mumbai when an idea came to him. He had recently written a short story and he thought, why not share …

3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling

When I decided to write an article on brand storytelling inspired by TED talks, I went about it all wrong.<p>Scouring YouTube for tactics, elements, and …

The Art of Persuasive Storytelling

"Your ability to shape your future depends on how well you communicate where you want to be when you get there. When ideas are communicated effectively, people follow and change." - Nancy Duarte<p>Did you know that you have the power to change the world? According to Nancy Duarte, communication …

Public Speaking

The Five Beats of Successful Storytelling & How They Can Help You Land Your Next Job

Author Philip Pullman wrote, “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Whether we’re talking …

How Stories Change the Brain

Ben’s dying.<p>That’s what Ben’s father says to the camera as we see Ben play in the background. Ben is two years old and doesn’t know that a brain …

UC Berkeley

Henri 2, Paw de Deux

The Moth Presents Alan Rabinowitz: The Last Taron

BULBOUS BOUFFANT - The Vestibules - rotoscope animation

Lion Kisses and Hugs its Rescuer | Wild Animals Do Have Souls!