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The Smart and the Beautiful: Dichotomies in Workplace Design (Part Two) - Workplace Strategy and Design - architecture and design
DLA Piper Chicago. Photo: Steve Hall © Hall+Merrick. Editor’s note: This is the second entry in a two-part series exploring how the design dichotomy of the smart and the beautiful plays out through the example of our Legal and Management Advisory clients. Read part one here. via Pocket
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2 hours ago by archizoo
Bike-shedding - Only Dead Fish
Thanks to Richard Shotton for pointing me at Russell Davies' description of 'bike-shedding' as a way to describe the way that significant amounts of time get wasted in corporate meetings by focusing on trivial issues that attendees know more about. Worth quoting in full: via Pocket
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4 hours ago by archizoo
Law of triviality - Wikipedia
Parkinson's law of triviality is C. Northcote Parkinson's 1957 argument that members of an organization give disproportionate weight to trivial issues. via Pocket
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4 hours ago by archizoo
cawidgets.morningstar.ca
Over the next decade, battery electric vehicles will reach cost parity with internal combustion engines (ICEs). Additionally, battery innovations will increase driving range and shorten charging times so electric vehicles will no longer be inferior to ICEs. via Pocket
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7 hours ago by archizoo
The Key to Being Safer Online Is Actually a Key - WSJ
Let’s talk about seat belts. Specifically, the three-point belt that Nils Bohlin, a Volvo engineer, invented in 1959. Bohlin’s creation didn’t require companies to change the way they made cars—it just added a part, and a small extra step for drivers. via Pocket
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8 hours ago by archizoo
Keep Your Identity Small
As a rule, any mention of religion on an online forum degenerates into a religious argument. Why? Why does this happen with religion and not with Javascript or baking or other topics people talk about on forums? via Pocket
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14 hours ago by archizoo
STET
Section 5. via Pocket
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14 hours ago by archizoo
Bruce Nauman Reappears: Pay Attention - The New York Times
If art isn’t about life and death, and the emotions and ethics that surround them, what is it about? Style? Taste? Auction results? Some artists focus on those, but the most interesting head for the uncool existential bottom line, which is what Bruce Nauman does. via Pocket
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21 hours ago by archizoo
Will Tech Leave Detroit in the Dust? - WSJ
General Motors plans to roll out a robo-taxi service next year that will let urbanites hail a driverless Chevrolet Bolt. Ford is overhauling a dilapidated Detroit train station to become a tech hub aimed at attracting software superstars. via Pocket
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2 days ago by archizoo
The seven laws of workplace | workessence
There are seven laws of workplace. I’m not faffing around with this post, I’ve listened to too much this week that has failed to grasp some of the essentials of workplace. Its time these laws were recognised and used in all analysis, strategy development, commentary and workplace design. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Internet-era ways of working – Public Digital
An earlier draft of this list, stuck to the PD office door Our definition of digital says: “Applying the culture, processes, business models & technologies of the internet-era to respond to people’s raised expectations.” Once they’ve heard that, the next thing people always ask us is: “OK. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Five Artificial Intelligence Insiders in Their Own Words - The New York Times
While artificial intelligence touches so much of what we do today, the current thinking behind A.I. is too limited. To reach A.I.’s potential, we need to think beyond what it does for search, social media, security, and shopping – and beyond making things merely “smarter”. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Bruce Nauman, the Artist’s Artist - The New York Times
THOUGH THE ARTIST Bruce Nauman’s home and studio are just outside of Santa Fe, N.M. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
MLK: What We Lost | by Annette Gordon-Reed | The New York Review of Books
“Well, they killed King.” The matter-of-fact statement hung in the air of the kitchen where a roomful of women—including my mother (I was the lone child)—had gathered on that April day in 1968 to learn to make hot tamales for sale at church fund-raisers. via Pocket
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3 days ago by archizoo
Salt Fat Acid Heat | Netflix Official Site
Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner Comedy legend Ray Romano comes to Netflix with an exclusive one-hour stand-up special. Avatar The Last Airbender Long ago, the four nations lived in harmony. Then, everything changed. via Pocket
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4 days ago by archizoo
HOW TO WIN AN IPA EFFECTIVENESS AWARD (IN 24 SIMPLE STEPS) – BBH
Tom Roach, multiple Gold IPA Effectiveness Award winner and head of effectiveness at BBH, the IPA’s Effectiveness Company of the year 2018, gives some simple, practical tips on how to succeed in advertising’s most rigorous effectiveness awards. via Pocket
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4 days ago by archizoo
5 Things We Learned at IFMA’s World Workplace 2018
FM’s star is rising, people are having more fun at work, and more from our early-October trip to Charlotte. We descended on Charlotte October 3-5 to mix, mingle and learn with facilities managers and facilities-adjacent pros from around the world at IFMA’s World Workplace 2018. via Pocket
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4 days ago by archizoo
Expecting to fly: #WTrends18 17 Oct 2018 liveblog #3 | workessence
The analogue morning over with, we’re going digital with #SpaceAsaService proponent Antony Slumbers. It’s not often that AI and Buffalo Springfield are uttered in the same sentence, but if anyone can get away with it, he can. I’ve got them into the title, too. via Pocket
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4 days ago by archizoo
Tyler Cowen: Two Blundering Fools — David Perell
Tyler Cowen is an economics professor at George Mason University. He runs the Mercatus Center, which bridges the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. He blogs every day at Marginal Revolution, writes for Bloomberg, and hosts his own podcast called Conversations with Tyler. via Pocket
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4 days ago by archizoo
The sound of the crowd: #WTrends18 17 Oct 2018 liveblog #4 | workessence
Mark Catchlove is in the chair. And what a fantastic chair. Which is only right for someone who works for Herman Miller. Itai Palti of Hume (architects) and the Conscious Cities organisation is talking environmental conditions in the workplace. via Pocket
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4 days ago by archizoo
Fourpost · Collaborative Fund
Fourpost offers both emerging and established brands barrier-free, turnkey access to physical retail and consumers through storefronts in a shared retail space. via Pocket
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4 days ago by archizoo
Did Uber Steal Google’s Intellectual Property? | The New Yorker
In the spring of 2011, a small group of engineers working on a secretive project at Google received an e-mail from a colleague. It’s finally happening, the note read. Anthony is going to get fired. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Staying Focused in a Noisy Open Office
Let’s face it: The open office can be a nightmare, especially when you’re working on something that requires your undivided attention. To make matters worse, your colleagues can be distracting — maybe they’re having loud conversations or their cell phones are constantly chirping. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
How Much Power Do ‘Millennials’ Actually Have? - The New York Times
Whatever future civilization picks over the ruins of our own will find a curious ritual preserved in the archaeological record of the late 2010s — an outlet, they may suspect, for the anxieties of a society in free-fall. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The Future of Marketing Operations - Only Dead Fish
I'm a fan of marketing technologist Scott Brinker's work in bringing a healthy dose of insight, perspective and understanding to the increasingly complex world of martech. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The American Economy Is Rigged - Scientific American
Americans are used to thinking that their nation is special. In many ways, it is: the U.S. has by far the most Nobel Prize winners, the largest defense expenditures (almost equal to the next 10 or so countries put together) and the most billionaires (twice as many as China, the closest competitor). via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
A Company Gives its Call Centers Flexibility and Adaptability Nationwide
A look into the key drivers and post occupancy evaluations for Republic Services new call centers. Republic Services, Charlotte, North Carolina.A successful post occupancy story cannot be achieved unless a ground-breaking project is the catalyst for its inception. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
The Prophets of Cryptocurrency Survey the Boom and Bust | The New Yorker
Not long ago, I was in Montreal for a cryptocurrency conference. My hotel, on the top floor of a big building downtown, had a roof garden with a koi pond. via Pocket
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5 days ago by archizoo
Destruction is a Choice
We don't usually bother to distinguish natural and social luck. When we say "being in the right place at the right time," we conflate the two. Natural luck is relatively easy to think about. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
A Response to Yuval Harari's 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind' > C. R. Hallpike
By C. R.  Hallpike (December 2017) Chrisomalis, S. 2010. Numerical Notation. A comparative history. Cambridge University Press. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Exploratory conversation – Swell & Cut
I thought I had got past my angsty, chip-on-the-shoulder, world-is-MY-oyster, no-I-don’t-want-to-commit-to-that-because-I-need-to-find-my-Grand-Purpose stage. Nope. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
What Is Quantum Computing? The Complete WIRED Guide | WIRED
Big things happen when computers get smaller. Or faster. And quantum computing is about chasing perhaps the biggest performance boost in the history of technology. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
302 Found
Before I learned software development, API sounded like a kind of beer. Today I use the term so often that I have in fact recently tried to order an API at a bar. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Creating Conditions For Creativity in the Workplace - Steelcase
In the race for bigger, faster and better, innovation and creativity come at a price, demanding the brightest minds and hottest talent in the industry. As companies push to find a new angle, an edge in a (very) crowded marketplace, the competition is fierce and the clock is ticking faster than ever. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Hilma af Klint’s Visionary Paintings | The New Yorker
One work amid the hundreds in a flabbergasting retrospective, “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future,” at the Guggenheim Museum, is so good that it knocked my sense of the show momentarily askew. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Marginal Men Take Center Stage in the Novels of Dag Solstad | The New Yorker
One gray morning in Oslo, a class at Fagerborg High School is making its usual hash of Ibsen’s play “The Wild Duck.” The atmosphere is a Monday mixture of lassitude, cockiness, and routine. Elias Rukla has been teaching this play, in this school, for twenty-five years. via Pocket
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6 days ago by archizoo
Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills - CIO Journal. - WSJ
“As tasks change, jobs will need to be redefined and companies say they will need to become more agile," the report states. Likewise, leadership and human resources will also need to adapt. via Pocket
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7 days ago by archizoo
Agile at scale, explained
Agile is all grown up and deployed throughout the enterprise. Is it right for your organization? Why It Matters Taking agile to scale is major departure from the traditional command-and-control style — and it’s becoming increasingly popular. But you can’t do this halfway. via Pocket
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7 days ago by archizoo
MIT researcher: 3 ways to make your workplace more agile | The Enterprisers Project
Organizations are building new digital capabilities, designing new customer experiences, and transforming to meet the emerging needs of the digital world. To do this with the speed and creativity required to be successful, they are increasingly favoring the principles of agile methodology. via Pocket
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7 days ago by archizoo
Access Denied
Connected buildings could introduce a new way of working. Here’s what it will take for them to become mainstream. via Pocket
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7 days ago by archizoo
How Greg Glassman, CrossFit Cofounder, Is Disrupting Healthcare
Greg Glassman is a numbers guy. For that he thanks his father, a rocket scientist for Hughes Aircraft who was “always up my ass about science, data, and what science is and isn’t,” says Glassman, 62. via Pocket
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7 days ago by archizoo
The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world | Life and style | The Guardian
It is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so dominated and “switched on” via smartphones and the other devices that make us accessible and, crucially, so easily distractible and interruptible every second of the day. via Pocket
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7 days ago by archizoo
Jeff Weiner on How Technology Accentuates Tribalism | WIRED
This weekend is WIRED's 25th Anniversary festival. We started it off with three conversations with brilliant CEOs about the future of work: Patrick Collison of Stripe, Stacy Brown-Philpot of TaskRabbit, and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn. Here is the transcript of my talk with Weiner. via Pocket
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7 days ago by archizoo
Matters of Tolerance | by James Gleick | The New York Review of Books
Scientists and engineers recognize an elusive but profound difference between precision and accuracy. The two qualities often go hand in hand, of course, but precision involves an ideal of meticulousness and consistency, while accuracy implies real-world truth. via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
Ep 5: Router Table Fundamentals - Tenons - FineWoodworking
Featured Projects & Plans Handmade Gift: Tea Light Candle Holder Christian Becksvoort shows you how to empty out that scrap bin by making a beautiful handmade candle holder via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
302 Found
Discover how to Design For EcosystemsLearn more about Platform Design ToolkitHow to Platform-ize existing ProcessesHow to Platform-ize existing ProcessesApplying Platform Design to rethink processes, transforming organizations into learning systemsThe future of Platforms & Markets: reading Meeker via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
McKinsey: time to rethink Agile in complex digital environments | ZDNet
Over the years, promoters of Agile development have known that things tend to run aground with larger software projects or large organizations. Now, the drive to digital, automation and AI may be too much for even the most Agile of teams. via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
Best Bodyweight Exercises For Burning Calories: TOP 3
Instead of wasting your valuable time driving to the gym or waiting for your favorite machine to free up, try these at-home bodyweight exercises instead. via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
Platform Organizations: The Next Big Thing? | Corporate Rebels
Around 2000, Zhang Ruimin (CEO of Haier) became aware his slow-moving multinational was rapidly losing competitiveness to more progressive firms. “Firms are full of energy when they are small. But as they grow bigger, we introduce more and more layers into the structure. via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
The Nobel Committee Honors the Economics of Market Failure | The New Yorker
At first glance, the research of the two scholars who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics has little in common. Bill Nordhaus, a longtime professor at Yale, was honored for creating, in the early nineteen-nineties, a mathematical model of how climate change affects the economy. via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
What Is Donald Trump’s Response to the U.N.’s Dire Climate Report?  | The New Yorker
Three years ago, when world leaders met in Paris to negotiate a treaty on climate change, one of the sticking points was where to set what might be called the Doomsday Thermometer. via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
What next for photography in the age of Instagram? | Art and design | The Guardian
In 2012, I wrote an essay about the shifting nature of photography in an era of unprecedented image overload. Back then, Facebook users alone were uploading 300m photographs a day, while the number of images posted on Flickr and Instagram had exceeded the 11bn mark. via Pocket
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8 days ago by archizoo
California’s Highway 1, With Memory Riding Shotgun - The New York Times
There’s a picture of me from the early ’90s: I’m 13, leaning against the railing of the Golden Gate Bridge, peering down into the water below. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
UN Says Climate Genocide Coming. But It’s Worse Than That.
Just two years ago, amid global fanfare, the Paris climate accords were signed — initiating what seemed, for a brief moment, like the beginning of a planet-saving movement. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Every Revolution Needs its Space
Refurbished industrial sheds are the future of the workplace, according to a new study by HawkinsBrown and JLL, published today. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
From eyesore to icon: Converted workspaces get bigger and better | JLL Real Views
Refurbished industrial sheds are increasingly in demand as companies across technology and creative sectors seek out the versatility offered by these ultra-large, adaptable workspaces. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
On the Law of Diminishing Specialization - Study Hacks - Cal Newport
Recently, I’ve been dipping in and out of Edward Tenner’s provocative 1996 book, When Things Bites Back. In following one of Tenner’s footnotes I came across a fascinating 1992 academic study from the National Review of Productivity, authored by the Georgia Tech economist Peter G. Sassone. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Drop-Front Limbert Desk - Popular Woodworking Magazine
This rare and timeless silhouette is updated for contemporary use. When our youngest went off to kindergarten, my wife took on freelance copy-editing and needed a work station. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Your First Hand-cut Dovetails - Popular Woodworking Magazine
The right techniques and tools (plus a few tricks) will give you a good start on mastering this fine traditional joint. Dovetails have long been recognized as the premier joint for casework and drawers – and for good reason. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Unprotected
On Sept. 7, 2013, on a long, straight avenue that runs across the bustling downtown of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, street hawkers peered at the spectacle. Guests sweltered on packed rows of plastic seats, while at the end of a red carpet, next to the U.S. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Uber, Lyft, Taxis, Design and the Age of Ambivalence + Subtraction.com
The massive disruption that ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft have visited on the taxi industry stirs up so many conflicting feelings for me. I use these services all the time but the larger impact of my patronage has been weighing on my conscience more and more lately. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Will Trumponomics Collapse? | The New Yorker
The rising and falling of the stock market is, almost always, a lousy way to gauge the health of an economy over-all. Still, the President has used the rise of the stock market as primary confirmation that his vision for the U.S. economy is working. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
For Muscadet, Look Beyond the Obvious - The New York Times
The melon de Bourgogne grape is often described as neutral, as its aromas and flavors are reticent. But it is most expressive in the realm of texture. It says something of a grape’s character that what is most obvious about it is what is missing. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Lamb Even Haters Can Love - The New York Times
Alison Roman on the meaty, savory and not at all lamby cut that changed her mind. For years, I convinced myself that I didn’t care for lamb. I found that I could only ever describe it as “lamby,” which is not exactly a compliment. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
‘Hilma Who?’ No More - The New York Times
If you like to hallucinate but disdain the requisite stimulants, spend some time in the Guggenheim Museum’s staggering exhibition, “Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Talking to My Fiancé About My New Girlfriend - The New York Times
After enjoying an open relationship, a couple decides to tie the knot. Just one question: Why must marriage require sexual fidelity for life? Luke came to my front door in New Orleans on a sunny day several years ago with a sparsely decorated cassette tape and said, “I made this for you. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
A New Museum Opens Old Wounds in Germany - The New York Times
BERLIN — One Saturday morning in February, about 100 protesters marched loudly through Berlin’s streets to the Humboldt Forum, a new museum rising beside the River Spree. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
The Case of Jane Doe Ponytail - The New York Times
A woman begins to fall. With her long dark hair in a ponytail and her black-and-red scarf loose around her neck, she is plummeting from a fourth-floor balcony, through the neon-charged November night. Below awaits 40th Road, a gritty street of commerce in the Flushing section of Queens. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
Creating a Standout Vacation Rental - The New York Times
How to furnish a space that will attract guests — and withstand the wear and tear that comes with them. Renting out a vacation home — or even a spare room in your apartment in the city — is easier than ever, thanks to sites like Airbnb and HomeAway. via Pocket
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9 days ago by archizoo
When It Comes to Mass Transit, They Agree to Disagree - CityLab
Two rival pundits face off over federal funding, the transit “death spiral,” and where all the riders have gone. Randal O’Toole, the well-known anti-transit gadfly, recently joined transportation consultant Jarrett Walker in Washington, D.C., for a debate about the future of public transit. via Pocket
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10 days ago by archizoo
Evangelicals bring the votes, Catholics bring the brains | Aeon Ideas
Catholics make up a disproportionate share of the intelligentsia of the religious Right in the United States. via Pocket
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10 days ago by archizoo
Why Most Plans are Terrible. And How to Improve Them.
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail,” was the advice of Benjamin Franklin and every sanctimonious boss that ever lived. Yet what happens when our very plans set us up for failure? We’ve all heard about the importance of planning. via Pocket
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10 days ago by archizoo
The Conjunctive and Disjunctive Events Bias
Why are we so optimistic in our estimation of a projects cost and schedule? Why are we so surprised when something inevitably goes wrong? Because of the human tendency to underestimate disjunctive events. A project is composed of a series of steps where all must be achieved for success. via Pocket
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10 days ago by archizoo
It Isn’t a Replication Crisis. It’s a Replication Opportunity - Behavioral Scientist
Let me briefly explain what business and behavioral science have in common. They both do experiments. via Pocket
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10 days ago by archizoo
Midsized Public Companies Are Going, Going...
Technology isn’t just eating middle-class jobs — it’s eating middle-class companies. via Pocket
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10 days ago by archizoo
Meet the 2018 IndustryWeek Best Plants Finalists | IndustryWeek
Set aside talk of tariffs and trade. When it comes down to what makes North American manufacturing really hum, it’s operational excellence on the plant floor, delivered by talented workforces and leaders who recognize and support that talent. via Pocket
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