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How Adobe Reinvented The Pen To Draw On The Internet

What is the future of the cloud-connected interface? How about a simple pen and ruler?<p>This week, Adobe announced that the Creative Suite was becoming the subscription-based Creative Cloud. It didn’t go so well. But amidst the bad news, we may have lost sight of Adobe’s rationale for pushing the …

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Take A Look Inside Jim Henson’s Creative Process With “Imagination Illustrated”

Digging around in Jim Henson’s journal and endless collection of <i>Muppets</i>-abilia would be a dream job for anyone age five through 75. But it’s Karen Falk’s daily life, and has been for her two decades as the Henson Company’s director of archives. Hired by Jane Henson in 1992, shortly after Jim’s …

Nigeria’s Futuristic National ID Cards Are Also Debit Cards

Nigeria’s new biometric identitication cards double as debit cards which can be used at ATMs and stores.<p>The latest in financial innovation is coming from Nigeria–and it blessedly doesn’t involve elaborate Internet scams. Nigeria’s government, instead, is teaming up with MasterCard to run a pilot …

On Its 10th Birthday, What Is LinkedIn?

It’s a social networking site. No, it’s a job-placement agency. Actually, it’s a media channel. Whatever you call LinkedIn, it’s become integral to how we all do business.<p>LinkedIn just joined the elite double digital social networking club, celebrating its 10th birthday.<p>This is no easy feat in a …

Don’t Bang Your Head On A Wall, Go Around It

The 1990s were, in many ways, a rough time for New York City. Crime rates were high. City budgets were low. Desperate times called for desperate measures, and when Mayor Rudy Giuliani decided to unload thousands of subsidized city-owned apartments in 2000, it looked like the beginning of the end …

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Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

What’s the one resource you can’t borrow, invest, or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, Charles Dickens, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, and others.<p>Back in 1991, Warren Buffett met Bill Gates, though as he tells Levo League, neither of them were excited to see one …

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Draw Your Own Mario Game With This Kickstarter App

Remember those old 2-D side scrollers like Super Mario Bros? What if you could draw your own, on paper?<p>Even as games have adopted incredible graphics and physics, we still love to play 2-D side scrollers. One reason is that, for independent programmers, they’re now relatively simple to code. The …

The Long Road to Mars: Launching NOVA’s “Ultimate Mars Challenge”

When PBS’ NOVA set out to chronicle NASA’s Mars exploration program and the still-unfolding story of the Curiosity, producers found themselves in an improvised dance of piecing together backstory, accommodating last-minute discoveries, and brainstorming contingency plans in case the landing didn’t …

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FORTUNE — For General Motors Co., every new vehicle model consumes gobs of capital and must return a profit. But GM’s new Silverado pickup truck is in a league of its own. It is the single-most consequential vehicle in GM’s financial turnaround.<p>Seven years in development, the Silverado sports bold …

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What LeBron James Knows About Analytics that You Should Too

The most useful question I’ve learned to ask people about analytics is, “What do you plan to do with them?” By far the most interesting answer I’ve gotten comes from basketball superstar LeBron James: Hire Hakeem Olajuwon.<p>Until his championship 2011-2012 season, NBA cognoscenti viewed James as a …

Use Sales Linguistics to Structure Winning Presentations

During the past few months I’ve sat through hundreds of presentations while attending conferences and the company meetings of my clients. Overall, I would rate half of them as being average and a quarter of them as just plain terrible. How can we all work to improve those numbers?<p>There’s an …

A Better Way to Think About Your Business Model

The business model canvas — as opposed to the traditional, intricate business plan — helps organizations conduct structured, tangible, and strategic conversations around new businesses or existing ones. Leading global companies like GE, P&G, and Nestlé use the canvas to manage strategy or create …

The Ripple Effects You Create as a Manager

Each one of us holds a set of beliefs and attitudes — a mindset — that determines how we interpret and respond to situations. That mindset shapes how we interact with others, and therefore it also affects the people we work with — in ways both subtle and profound. A person with a distrustful …

New Research: What Sets Effective Middle Managers Apart

Over the past 20 years, no group has endured greater pain and humiliation within organizations than mid-level managers (MLMs — managers from two levels below the CEO down to the line managers). Before the IT revolution, MLMs wielded genuine power within companies, acting as gatekeepers of crucial …

How the Internet of Things Changes Everything

Currently in the business world we are witnessing something like the epic collision of two galaxies — a rapid convergence of two very unlike systems that will cause the elements of both to realign. It’s all thanks to the Internet of Things.<p>If you are not familiar with the term, the Internet of …

The Power of Purple Pricing

Any business trying to sell its products profitably must have some idea of what sales and hence revenue would be at different prices. Suppose we double our prices. Sales will fall, but will margins go up so much that it is worth it? Suppose we halve our prices. Margins will fall, but will sales go …

Businesses Are Getting Used to the Consistently Inconsistent Economy

World economies are unstable, making it increasingly difficult to lead a business over the past few years. The uncertainty that business leaders face today is palpable. Some of the news is good, some is bad, but it is altogether uncertain and seemingly random. On one hand, there are wars, terror, …

How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories

<i>GE, perhaps more than any other major company, is dedicated to the use of data visualization as a key part of its marketing and communications efforts. Stemming from our Insight Center on visualizing data, I spoke with Linda Boff, GE’s executive director of global brand marketing, about the</i> …