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Presentation Tools That Go Beyond “Next Slide Please”

Data visualization luminary and Yale professor Edward Tufte famously suggested that PowerPoint would have been a presentation medium well-suited to a communist dictator. The program’s linear nature, its tendency to discourage interactivity, its inability to easily share the information it contains, …

Please Stop Ideating

Surely it makes sense that the more ideas we have, the better our innovation track record will be. Not true, it turns out.<p>Firms that hold ideation sessions − those in which a group guided by outside consultants generate ideas for new products and services − generate little additional revenue from …

How to Execute a 15-Word Strategy Statement

There is no shortage of stories and anecdotes to illustrate how the best strategies can nearly always be reduced down to a brief but powerful statement and even more ink has been spilled describing the dangers of strategy statements that read like detailed action plans.<p>But how do you go about …

Artist Klemens Torggler Reinvents The Door

Sliding, rotating, automatic, hinged. We thought we had a pretty firm grasp on the types of doors that exist in the world. How wrong we were.<p>This past week, a new kind of door, created by Austrian designer Klemens Torggler, has been mesmerizing the Internet -- and forever changing the way we look …

11 Beers Made with Breakfast Foods Like Bacon, Oats, and Coffee

From oatmeal stouts to maple-bacon ales, 11 beers that take flavor inspiration from the most important meal of the day: breakfast<p>On January 11, sometime around sunrise, thousands of beer-drinking Floridians began flocking to Funky Buddha Brewery, located outside of Fort Lauderdale. Who wanted brews …

The Best of the Best Places to Visit in 2014 (Photos)

Great Getaways<p>To help with 2014 vacation planning, the Andrew Harper team has rounded up the best of the best bars, restaurants, spas, adventures, …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

Chris Power<p>First published on Tue 14 Jan 2014 12.00 EST

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

The 26 Travel Apps That Will Change Your Life

Smartphone apps can save you time and money while traveling—from hotel discounts to navigation tips. Wendy Perrin reports on the best apps of the bunch for Android devices, iPhones, iPads, and more.<p>The Perrin Report<p>When you’re on the go, smartphone apps can save you time and money. They can get you …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

New Research: Rituals Make Us Value Things More

Rituals in the workplace can reinforce the behaviors we want, create focus and a sense of belonging, and make change stick. I have gone on and on in the past about the benefits of established rituals and routines for personal productivity – how they capitalize on our brains’ ability to direct our …

Imaginative Photographs That Mix Ordinary Objects and Simple Sketches

If you want a daily dose of creativity and humor, start following the Instagram account (@cintascotch) of art director Javier Pérez. The …