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Lessons from Spotify: Building an Agile Business

Leading in a fast-paced, digital world demands a new way of working. Your ability to respond to a rapidly changing world is what makes the difference …

Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators

The 57-million-year-old fossil is both fearsome and comical: a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 220 pounds.<p>“It was as tall as a medium-sized man,” said Gerald Mayr, a paleontologist at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, and lead author of …

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team’s ideas down on paper.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second here, and the third …

Design

Bill Gates reveals his 6 favorite books he read in the past year

Bill Gates reads about 50 books a year, but only a few make his annual list of favorites.<p>For several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog.<p>Here are his recommendations.

The Joy of Not Wearing a Bra

Late one morning, in a house in Peru’s Sacred Valley, my friend Louisa asked me why I wore a bra. We were standing in our rented kitchen, boiling water for tea. I had on, below my T-shirt, a specialty underwire brassiere with the adjustable straps drawn tight and two full DDD cups. She was in a …

Clothing

Candid Photos of Julia Child at Work

In 1948, one afternoon in Rouen, France, 36-year-old Julia Child and her husband, Paul, sat down at the oldest restaurant in France, La Couronne, for …

France

Meet Cipe Pineles: The Remarkable Life and Illustrated Recipes of the Forgotten Pioneer Who Blazed the Way for Women in Design and Publishing

A labor of love four years in the making, celebrating a trailblazing woman who shattered multiple glass ceilings.<p>One late February afternoon in 2013, as my then-partner and I were cooking dinner at home in New York, my phone rang. It was my dear friend and frequent collaborator Wendy MacNaughton. …

15 Under-the-Radar Road Trips for When You Need to Get Out of San Francisco

For the next time you step in some sidewalk poop and think to yourself, "Damn, I could really use 15 under-the-radar road trip options that are …

Branded in Memory

10 iconic logos. 156 Americans. 80 hours of drawing from memory.<p><b>The logos of global corporations like Apple, Starbucks, and Foot Locker are designed</b> …

A Requiem for the iPhone's Home Button

In the beginning, nobody knew how to use an iPhone. That informed everything about the device's design: The green felt in Game Center communicated …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Singularity

Reviews

Geek Heresy – Book Review<br>Jake Seliger, Seliger + Associates (November 2015)<br>“Everyone working in any facet of education and educational nonprofits …

Book Reviews

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple’s greatest product.<p>I. Launch Day<p>In recent months, Sir Jonathan Ive, the forty-seven-year-old senior vice-president of design at Apple—who used to play rugby in secondary school, and still has a bench-pressing bulk that he carries a little sheepishly, as if it …

Product Design

How to Tell If You’re Dating a Psychopath, According to a Woman Who Married One

These are the red flags Jen Waite wishes she knew when she first met her ex.<p>The word “psychopath” sounds scary. It conjures images of Hannibal Lecter …

Charisma

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

Servings: 4<p>Total Time: 20 Minutes<p>Ingredients<p>For the Salad<p>1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced<br>• 2 large English cucumbers, halved lengthwise, seeded and …

Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street

Thanks to a little-noticed auction sale, a South Bay couple are the proud owners of one of the most exclusive streets in San Francisco — and they’re …

Southern Style Strawberry Sweet Tea | Strawberry Tea Recipe

There really is nothing more satisfying than sipping on a cold glass of sweet tea after a long afternoon of playing on a hot summer day.<p>As a child, …

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life.

You know exactly what you want in life.<p><i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem …

Productivity

Satsuma Shiranami (SOJU) 750ml

<b>Size:</b> 750 ml<p><b>Type of Shochu:</b> Otsu Rui<p><b>Main Ingredient:</b> Sweet Potato (IMO)<p><b>Alcohol:</b> 24<p><b>Distillery Location:</b> Kagoshima Prefecture<p><b>Food Pairings:</b> Sashimi, …

Sushi

Nasty Bits: Korean Blood Sausage

"It's one of the better things I've stuffed into an intestinal casing."<p>There hasn't been much discussion of blood on this column because it's just so hard to find a reliable source for fresh blood. But then it occurred to me that blood sausage might be a good thing to discuss. Making it delicious …

$1.2B George Lucas museum approved - CNN Style

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN<p>After three years of talks -- and proposals in three different cities -- "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has finally secured a green light for his art museum.<p>Plans for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art were unanimously approved by the Los Angeles City Council Tuesday, …

Museums

Gluten Free Cheesecake Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Preheat the oven to 375°F and prep a large spring form pan as follows: Place a sheet of parchment paper over the inside bottom of the springform pan, …

Recipes

Just Prueitt

Being a gluten-intolerant owner of a world-renowned bakery sounds like a challenge.<p>But for Elisabeth Prueitt, who owns San Francisco's Tartine Bakery …

San Francisco

Avocado Love Wool Sculpture by Hanna Dovahan | Colossal

<p>Ukrainian crafter Hanna Dovhan makes some pretty fantastic wool objects including animals, arthropods, and food which she sells in her Etsy shop. …

Art

“Seinfeld” Episodes from the Point of View of the Girlfriends

For nine years, the show "Seinfeld" followed a fictional version of the comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his psychopathic friends Elaine, George, and Kramer as Jerry dated a string of women and wondered what the deal was with various things.<p>"Seinfeld" is considered one of the best shows of all time. But …

Jerry Seinfeld

Spomeniks: Why these under-the-radar sculptures are the best thing you’ll see in Croatia

From the top of a grassy hill, a giant eye constantly stares down at the tiny village of Podgaric. It may sound sinister – like something straight …

Spinach side dish (Sigeumchi-namul: 시금치나물)