A hands-on demo of the iPad at Engadget
Bob Noorda, Who Changed the Look of the Subways,... →
“I remember when Bob came to New York and spent every day underground in the subway to record the traffic flow in order to determine the points of decision where the signs should be placed,” Mr. Vignelli said in an interview.
Converging divergent ideas →
Design’s aim often is “aesthetic beauty, exceptional user experience, those types of things.” Designers thrive on divergent thinking. At the same time, engineers want to produce things that are durable, reliable, on budget and delivered on time. They rely more on convergent thinking, on finding an established rule of thumb. - Marco Perry of Pensa
The Scale Every Business Needs Now - HBR →
Here’s what the economic historians of the 23rd Century are going to say about the 20th. “They built giant, globe-spanning organizations, that employed tens of thousands of people working around the clock, to produce… sugar water, fast food, disposable razors, and gas guzzlers. Perhaps the defining characteristic of the paradigm of 20th Century capitalism was its astonishing lack...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-1-17) →
Elvis Costello (34) Elvis Costello & The Attractions (22) Molina and Johnson (14) Midlake (11) Vampire Weekend (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The Road to Wellville →
Great systems thinking on addressing the healthcare challenge. A must read, generously excerpted below. One hundred years ago, our nation’s health looked totally different from today. The six leading causes of death in the U.S. were pneumonia, influenza, tuberculosis, diarrhea, heart disease and stroke. The average life expectancy was 47 years. Ninety-five percent of all births took place at...
Twenty words you can't say in Alabama (if you're a... →
“I think there are parts of the Bible that are meant to be literally true and parts that are not.”
Google's Nexus One: Can Openness Win? - Peter... →
'51-percenters' have five key emotional skills... →
To me, a 51-percenter has five core emotional skills. I’ve learned that we need to hire employees with these skills if we’re to be champions at the team sport of hospitality. They are: Optimistic warmth (genuine kindness, thoughtfulness, and a sense that the glass is always at least half full) Intelligence (not just “smarts” but rather an insatiable curiosity to learn...