Summer's here, and though it's super sweltery in New York, and my family is reporting being nearly under water in the north of England, thoughts are turning to being outside....
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I went to lunch with IBM, Innosight and APQC and a whole host of innovation types yesterday. The topic of conversation: why do innovation efforts so often fail, how can...
As the buzz continues to build, this turns up in my email inbox. It's the odds from bookie Web site BetUS.com regarding the iPhone. I know, I know, gambling's no...
The proposed redevelopment of Coney Island is causing a stir amongst locals and diehard fans. But perhaps it's just what's needed.
So asks Gene Pressman, former co-CEO and Creative Director of Barneys in his new book, Chasing Cool. The book's subtitle is "standing out in today's cluttered marketplace" and it's full...
The democratization of data provided by technologies (including the Web and its seemingly infinite capabilities) initially struck fear at the heart of professionals from industries across the board. By understanding...
I'm so over spam in my MySpace account.
It's Architecture Week in London... This year's theme: sustainability, of course
With this viral video, I start to understand what is really working about the Obama campaign. He gets internet video.
He delivers this invitation via video - you can find it on Youtube and on his Facebook profile. I've watched it several times now because I think it's an example of internet video that really works.
If you can't make it to MOMA to see the Richard Serra show (and frankly, even if you can), you should still check out the online installation
You may have noticed my recent radio silence. I've just returned from a camping trip in Santa Cruz
The Sopranos caused a furore with its finale. There are lessons to be learned here
First furniture designers and architects made a stir within the artworld. Now it seems that graphic designers and illustrators are making an impression, too.
Award shows tend to be interminable. Sadly, last night's Effies ("Effectiveness in Advertising") were no different.
ReacTable -- an interactive interface for creating music.
New Olympic Games branding from Wolff Olins
Dealing with the deluge: the modern curse of instant communication
Crowds are not wise. Nor are they ignorant. The intelligence, or lack thereof, resides in those of us who are trying to capture their momentum.
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