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Massive disruption is coming, and the only question is whether your firm is going to cause it or fall victim to it. Disruption is not easy--either to create or to confront. We have no illusions about that.
Projections suggest there will be more than 136 new cities containing over 1 million people by 2025. While most of the cities will be in China, they will spring up all over the world.
Electric Clothes Physicists at Wake Forest University have developed a fabric that doubles as a spare outlet. When used to line your shirt — or even your pillowcase or office chair — it converts subtle differences in temperature across the span of the clothing (say, from your cuff to your armpit) into electricity.
Last week, WPP brought out its league table of the world’s most valuable brands . It values Apple at $183 billion and McDonald’s at $95 billion.
As readers of Co.Design know well, branding is an essential component of an organization’s success.
Some months ago, I wrote an article here where I claimed that market research data is overrated, especially when it comes to innovative products and services. An innovation is new and original, so by definition, it departs from users’ experiences and behavior. Consequently, it is hard to establish quantitatively how to market it.
Traditionally, the roles of employee and entrepreneur represent two completely different professional archetypes, each with their own ideal skill set. For example, success for an employee is often measured by how well they take direction from superiors, act within the scope of their job responsibilities or function, and reinforce the mission, vision, or values of the organization. Success for entrepreneurs is typically determined by their ability to direct their own work and act without precedent, to expand and grow their job responsibilities and functions, and to envision and support a mission, vision, and set of values on their own.
In the 1970s, if you wanted to have a laugh before drifting off to sleep, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was the only game in town, more or less. With the advent of cable and DVR, and then Twitter and podcasts, modern audiences have since been inundated with options for their late-night fix of funny.
Now that it's summer, it's a good time to remind yourself that you should go on a vacation--and not feel guilty about it.
In the past six months, I have stayed at a stranger’s apartment, crowdsourced the construction of my Ikea dresser, and taken numerous rides from people I never met before (including one where I feared for my safety). Like so many others, I have been participating in the growing sharing economy . It sounds like something that a preschool teacher might dream up.
Empowerment Marketing: A Resistance to the Dark Art
Today’s social entrepreneurs are making it easy for us to open our wallets and our hearts to our favorite causes. Leveraging online technology, innovators are making giving so easy and enjoyable that the experience does not feel like “giving” at all.
If you work in design, you are probably sick of hearing the words "innovation," 'collaboration,' and even the word "design."
This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Making Collaboration Work .
Collaboration. It’s a $1 billion industry, according to an ABI Research study on worker mobility and enterprise social collaboration .