Articles about Innovation

Innovation

Yes, that elephant can dance: General Motors Chief Talent Officer on innovation at scale

There are well-told stories about how and why old struggling companies have beat the odds and changed their cultures, practices, and products for the better — although it is important to remember that nothing life is permanent, so such successes are best viewed as temporary and precarious.

Technology

The real reason Apple and Google want you to use your phone less

If tech is “hijacking your brain” with their “irresistible” products, as some tech critics claim, why are these companies now acting against their own interests? Perhaps the tech giants have had a change of heart or have been persuaded by public pressure to change their ways? Hardly.

Job search

LinkedIn Jobs will help you track your potential commute times

When it comes to work, we all know that getting there is half the battle — which is why a new feature could come in handy. LinkedIn announced that its new "Your Commute" capability will let users see how long it'll take to travel to a position as they scour LinkedIn Jobs on their mobile device.

News

Apple’s new ‘app limits’ feature can help curb smartphone use

Instagram lets you track how much time you waste on its app, but Apple also showed that it wasn’t far behind, announcing yesterday that the iOS 12 update coming this fall will include "App Limits" that helps restrict the amount of usage, according to your settings.

Technology

This iPhone feature can radically improve your life and relationships

How to radically enhance your memory, since remembering key details is essential to becoming a good friend and, without question, when you become a good friend, you will change people’s lives.

Productivity

5 strategies for taking control of your digital life

Srinivas Rao recently hosted UN Global Happiness Council member Amy Blankson on the Unmistakable Creative Podcast to discuss how to limit distractions, stay grounded, and use technology to make you happier and more productive.

News

Amazon Alexa sent a woman’s private conversation to an employee

A woman in Portland, Oregon, said she feels "invaded" after her voice-controlled Amazon Echo sent a private conversation with her husband to her husband's employee without her knowledge.

News

Bill Gates (with 5 adorable puppies) unveils his summer book list

Bill Gates is many things. A tech mogul, innovative genius, philanthropist, avid reader and apparently he is also obsessed with puppies The last one is very true as on his blog, he recommends five books for your summer reading pleasure using a variety of adorable puppies to reenact the plots.

Leadership

This is what Steve Jobs did to get the best feedback from employees

To get the best feedback, take note from Apple co-founder and Pixar former chairman's Steve Jobs' approach to it  — don't make feedback an optional question, make it a demand of every meeting that each employee is responsible for answering.

Productivity

Elon Musk’s ‘time blocking’ method: How to manage time effectively even if your schedule is hectic

Some people would point to Elon Musk’s “superhuman” ability to focus without distractions or his freakish level of genius. But, there’s a better explanation for his highly effective time management.

News

According to this 1976 referral letter, ‘flaky’ Steve Jobs did not come across well on the phone

Steve Jobs may have been one of the greatest minds of our time, but he didn't come across that way when he was launching the Apple 1 computer back in the mid-70s. According to letters written by Mike Rose in 1976, a Silicon Valley advertising executive, after speaking with Jobs on the phone he found the project they were working on to be "flakey" and even called him a "joker."

Technology

This new AI service will transcribe conference calls in real-time

With a new voice-driven, artificially-intelligent service, you'll never have to pay attention during long, boring conference calls again.

Innovation

People don’t want something truly new, they want the familiar done differently

The lesson of the California Roll is simple — people don’t want something truly new, they want the familiar done differently. Interestingly, this lesson applies just as much to the spread of innovation as it does to tastes in food.

The Future of Work

What it’s like to freelance in 2018

Ever wondered what it’s really like to freelance in 2018, or just in this day and age? Of course, it’s impossible to answer that question since no two freelancers experience the exact same thing. However, a new survey report from WiseBrand, based on over 2,000 respondents, does give a nice peek inside the current State of the Freelance Nation. The study dispels common myths about freelancing and sheds new light on freelancers’ finances, ambitions, and needs.

Productivity

Maybe it’s not always yes or no: The power of uncertainty

Whether you're too agreeable, or overly disagreeable, maybe it's time to embrace someplace in the middle and give yourself the gift of maybe.

Productivity

How to overcome procrastination and boost willpower using ‘temptation bundling’

Temptation bundling is the idea of combining two activities — one you should be doing, but procrastinate on, and one you enjoy doing, but isn’t the most productive use of your time.

Prodcutivity

How to be successful: 6 new shortcuts backed by research

The secret to succeeding faster isn’t working more, it’s working different.