Tim Pitts

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The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

Do you want to come up with more imaginative ideas? Do you stumble with complicated problems? Do you want to find new ways to confront challenges?<p>Of …

Don’t Isolate Innovation in an R&D Lab

Although corporate leaders have long recognized the competitive benefits that accrue from adopting flexible supply chain management and production systems, few have even begun to implement strategies designed to deliver the equivalent agility and flexibility to their global innovation activities. …

NSA - ALAN WATTS: LIFE IS A HOAX

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IT IS hard to rise to the top in business without doing an outward-bound course. You spend a precious weekend in sweaty activity—kayaking, climbing, …

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TED’s Shift from Old to New Power

The two of us have thought a lot about the nature of power, both political and economic, and lately we’ve become convinced that it is shifting in fundamental ways. Looking at the big disruptions we are seeing in many realms, we’re struck by how often those shifts are being driven by new bottom-up, …

The Innovator's Cookbook: Essentials for Inventing What Is Next

From bestselling author and Internet pioneer Steven Johnson, an essential book for anyone interested in innovation: the key texts on the topic from a …

The Hand Through the Fence: Pablo Neruda on What a Childhood Encounter Taught Him About Writing and Why We Make Art

Since our cave-dwelling days, the question of why we make art and why we enjoy it has haunted us as a perennial specter of the human experience. For Leo Tolstoy, it was about the transference of “emotional infectiousness”; for Jeanette Winterson, about “active surrender”; for Oscar Wilde, about …

The Keys to Happiness

“The mental construction of our daily activities, more than the activity itself, defines our reality.”<p>What if the formula for success is backwards. …

Unlock Employee Innovation That Fits with Your Strategy

In innovation circles, empowerment is now a familiar theme; project teams working highly autonomously have been behind many of the world’s most innovative offerings. But my work with colleagues studying successful firms suggests that maximum innovative output occurs when contributors believe that …

Watch: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators

Have you mastered the five skills that distinguish innovative entrepreneurs and executives from ordinary managers?<p>In <i>The Innovator’s DNA</i>, co-authors <b>Jeffrey Dyer</b>, <b>Hal Gregersen</b>, and <b>Clayton Christensen</b> (The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution) built on what is known about disruptive …

Google and Combinatorial Innovation

In his new book, How Google Works, Eric Schmidt argues that “we are entering … a new period of combinatorial innovation.” This happens, he says, when …

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The Clock and Library Projects<p>Below is an essay by a founding board member Stewart Brand on the need for, and the mechanism by which, The Long Now …

The Darwin Economy - Why Smith's Invisible Hand Breaks Down

In The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and The Common Good Robert H. Frank, an economics professor at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of …

Farnam Street — A Collection of Signal in a World Full of Noise.

The first thing he ordered was OJ with a splash of vodka. When people come to the FS bar the first thing they did was order a drink so this didn’t …

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Logos, Web, Graphic Design & More.

Design is<br>the secret to<br>great business<p>Find and work with talented freelance designers online.<p>Watch again<p>Watch the video<p>Find and work with talented …

The World of 100: Our Global Village

From data visualization to infographics, we’re big on the power of smart graphic design to convey big concepts that are otherwise hard to grasp in their raw numberness. Which is why we love designer <b>Toby Ng</b>‘s poster series <b>The World of 100</b> — an experimental graphical representation of statistical …

How Retailers Are Transforming the Shopping Experience

How separate or integrated are your physical and digital operations?<p>In the early days of the online revolution, some executives ignored the digital world, viewing it as a passing fad. Then, once it became clear the Internet was here to stay, some companies flipped and focused solely on digital, …

How to turn any car into a connected car

For anyone following the Paris Motor Show, one thing is clear: Automakers are taking the connected car seriously.<p>From Peugeot to Volvo, everybody is fitting out their new cars with touchscreens, computers, telematics, sensors, and internet connectivity. Even Orange, a large telecom company that …

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What the Companies That Predict the Future Do Differently

If knowledge is power, then predictive analytics promises the ultimate knowledge — that of the future. Such knowledge does not come easily, but the increasing density of digital information, deeper automated connections across companies, and increased storage and computing power create new options …

How to Prioritize Your Innovation Budget

Here’s the scene: A problem has come up with one of your supply chain vendors, threatening to delay timely shipment of your product. At the same time, a potential opportunity appears that, with some exploration and investment, could lead to a new generation of products down the road. Which do you …

Micro beacon stickers turn any object into a smart one

Estimote stickers are tiny adhesive beacons that can be attached to any surface to help unconnected objects interact with smartphones.<p>GPS already …

2014: The future of content marketing

Technorati recently caught up with Brian Solis in San Francisco to discuss the future of content marketing.<p>“Brian says that in the marketing world, …

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You Need a Community, Not a Network

The internet is great for spreading information and rallying crowds, but you can’t mobilize people to collaborate and create something of lasting value simply by connecting them via the web. To get serious results from a network, you need commitment and a continuity of relationships among the …

Startup Tools: 300+ Most Useful Apps, Software, and Other Resources

<b>Startup Tools: 300+ Most Useful Apps, Software, and Other Resources</b><p><i>This has become a sort of living document. As we come across more and more</i> …

LikeThat Decor App Makes Furniture Shopping a Snap

Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK’s CXI 2018 conference brings to life key trends in customer experience through talks and activations by …

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6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine

Social Good Apps That Fit Into Your Daily Routine<p>1. Instead<p>2. I Can Go Without<p>3. Charity Miles<p>4. One Today<p>5. Donate a Photo<p>6. Check-in for Good<p>A pen …