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Legendary stories from inside Apple's Infinite Loop headquarters
A new oral history of the Infinite Loop campus offers a glimpse into the culture of Apple as it worked to build the first iPhone.
apple  design  history  FastCompany 
yesterday
How to Hire Real Innovators (Not Fakers) | Inc.com
To stock your company with innovators, you have to know what roles they play.
Innovation  hiring  inc 
2 days ago
Silicon Valley thinks everyone feels the same six emotions — Quartz
By building a world filled with gadgets and surveillance systems that take this model as gospel, this obsolete view of emotion could end up becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy, as a vast range of human expressions around the world is forced into a narrow set of definable, machine-readable boxes.
emotions  artificialintelligence 
2 days ago
Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains? - Scientific American
Some say our gadgets and computers can help improve intelligence. Others say they make us stupid and violent. Which is it?
brain  Cognition  computing  sciam 
3 days ago
China social credit system, punishments and rewards explained - Business Insider
China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you
china  economics  government 
3 days ago
Danny Meyer’s Recipe for Success
How the restaurant mogul behind Union Square Cafe, Shake Shack, and many other dining destinations uses culture to drive scale.
restaurants  wom  wordofmouth  customerexperience  customerservice 
6 days ago
Apple iPhone price: what it would cost if it were made in America - Vox
Trump says Apple should just build plants in America. I tried to figure out what that would entail.
apple  iphone  manufacturing  economics  china 
6 days ago
NFL Makes More Money Than Ever, and Things Have Never Been Worse - Bloomberg
The sport is a total mess, and the league has never made more money.
nfl  football  sports 
6 days ago
Why Curiosity Matters
New research shows that curiosity is vital to an organization’s performance—as are the particular ways in which people are curious and the experiences they are exposed to. This package examines how leaders can nurture curiosity throughout their organizations and ensure that it translates to success.
Curiosity  Creativity  Innovation  hbr  harvard 
7 days ago
Shopping for books and charcoal ice cream speaks volumes about what we value - Vox
Why we buy the things we buy

The mysteries of consumer behavior, explained by ice cream and independent bookstores.
shopping  Psychology  behavior 
7 days ago
How Tupperware became a $2 billion brand
Decades after its introduction, Tupperware exceeds $2 billion in annual sales — evidence of how a compelling, innovative design can have mass appeal.
design  marketing  branding  FastCompany 
9 days ago
Walt Disney's Disneyland is a master class in experience design
Disneyland is a masterpiece of user experience and urban design–all conceived to help you open your wallet.
architecture  design  ux  disney  customerexperience  FastCompany 
9 days ago
Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? | The New Yorker
The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech.
facebook  politics  newyorker 
9 days ago
Hear the sound of dead technology in the online museum Conserve the So
More museums are preserving old technology, but an online archive focuses on the sound it makes. Among the relics? Apple iBooks and Nintendo controllers.
sound  FastCompany  museums  Internet 
9 days ago
These jobs are safe from being replaced by automation
In the next 12 years, 800 million people will lose their jobs to automation. But hairdressers, nurses, and artists are safe–for now.
automation  work  futureofwork  FastCompany 
9 days ago
Four Ways Jobs Will Respond to Automation
The level of threat to a given profession depends on two factors: the type of value provided and how it’s delivered.
automation  artificialintelligence  work  futureofwork  mit 
9 days ago
The Pentagon plans to spend $2 billion to put more artificial intelligence into its weaponry - The Verge
Officials say they want computers to be capable of explaining their decisions to military commanders
warfare  futureofwar  military  artificialintelligence 
9 days ago
Why Does the School Day End 2 Hours Before the Workday? - The Atlantic
This mismatch creates a child-care crisis between 3 and 5 p.m. that has parents scrambling for options.
parenting  education  atlantic 
9 days ago
The Constant Consumer — Real Life
Amazon’s mission is to make customer identity more primary than citizenship
amazon  consumerism  algorithms  platforms 
9 days ago
Electric scooters: why Bird, Lime, Skip, and Spin are taking over cities - Vox
Turns out there’s a lot of latent demand for a quick and cheap way to get around.
transportation  cities  futureoftransportation 
10 days ago
The US spends more on education than other countries. Why is it falling behind? | US news | The Guardian
Spending per student exceeds the OECD average but the likes of Finland and South Korea get better results. What are they doing right and what can the US learn from them?
education  guardian 
10 days ago
We’ve had to prepare for jobs that don’t exist yet before
It’s difficult to teach job-related skills when it’s unclear what those jobs will be. But we’ve been here before. Here’s what we need to do.
work  futureofwork  FastCompany 
13 days ago
In The Future We’ll All Have Multiple Jobs
Robots may replace us at menial tasks, but we are more likely to be moonlighting to advance our careers in the future.
work  futureofwork  FastCompany 
13 days ago
These Will Be The Top Jobs In 2025 (And The Skills You’ll Need To Get
As work changes at warp speed, here are 2025’s hottest job sectors (and the skills you’ll need to work in them).
work  futureofwork  FastCompany 
13 days ago
These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future
Work is changing, so to stay ahead you’ll need to master these skills that you probably didn’t learn in college.
work  futureofwork  FastCompany 
13 days ago
What if video games could help fight climate change? No, really | WIRED UK
The games of today still often focus on victory at all costs. A growing collaboration between scientists and game developers could mean the games of the future take realism to a whole new level
videogames  climate  wired  collaboration 
13 days ago
How smart TVs are getting quite smart about you
Smarter sets could mean more niche programming and fewer annoying ads, says the TV industry. Privacy advocates worry consumers are being kept in the dark.
television  media  artificialintelligence  FastCompany 
13 days ago
Jaguar Land Rover is putting googly eyes on its autonomous cars
Jaguar Land Rover is experimenting with visual aids that help pedestrians understand AV behavior. More specifically, it’s turning them into muppets.
automation  design  transportation  futureoftransportation  fastcodesign 
13 days ago
Colin Kaepernick: Nike has made billions selling rebellion to young people - Vox
Colin Kaepernick fits the company’s focus on expansion in big cities — not Trump country.
nike  advertising  politics  marketing 
13 days ago
Preparing students for the tech jobs of tomorrow: PwC
Technology in US schools: Are we preparing our kids for the jobs of tomorrow?
work  futureofwork  education  futureofeducation 
14 days ago
Joe Rogan - How Do We Fix The Education System? - YouTube
Larry Sharpe tells Joe Rogan his thoughts about changing and improving the education system, in New York in particular. From The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, JRE #1167. Full podcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSmgg...
education  futureofeducation 
14 days ago
The History Of Spider-Man Video Games - YouTube
Spider-Man hits the PS4 in just a week, so we decided to look back at the wall crawler's history that spans four decades from Atari 2600 to PS4.
history  videogames 
15 days ago
Why our individualistic culture makes us unhappy - Vox
Swedish researcher Carl Cederström on how corporations redefined happiness and turned hippies into Reagan voters.
economics  capitalism  culture  Happiness  consumerism  interview 
15 days ago
Why You Cried at the End of ‘Coco’ - The New York Times
Pixar has cracked the code for calibrating the perfect feeling-all-the-feels moment: That instant where the narrative taps into its audience's deepest emotions and reduces it to tears. It's there in "Toy Story 3." "Up," of course. "Inside Out." "Coco" is no different — though there's something uniquely effective about how it gets you to that place.
pixar  filmmaking  nytimes  Psychology  Storytelling 
15 days ago
Mining Bitcoin: Inside a cryptocurrency mining epicenter, and the fight for a small town’s future - YouTube
As cryptocurrency mining evolves into a global industry, the gold rush for cheap energy is disrupting a small town in Washington State—home to some of the lowest electricity rates in the country. Here, two of the biggest Bitcoin mining operations in the U.S., Giga Watt and Salcido Enterprises, reveal their new and rapidly expanding mining operations, and explain the potential of super-computing—from blockchain to artificial intelligence. But not everyone in town is on-board. Fearing their power rates will go up, and the culture of their town would change forever, many want to put the brakes on this new, disruptive industry.
bitcoin  money  futureofmoney  cryptocurrencies  blockchain 
18 days ago
How can schools best prepare students for the future? |
The public education system in the US has been the same for over a century, with teachers talking at students and giving them tests. But at Iowa BIG, teens address their community’s most pressing needs — and the results are benefiting them and their town.
education  futureofeducation  ted 
18 days ago
The perfect storm: building a crypto-utopia in Puerto Rico – video | US news | The Guardian
In a time of vulnerability, crypto investors are moving to Puerto Rico, attracted by lucrative tax incentives. They plan to regenerate the island using blockchain technology. But not all of the locals support their bold plans
cryptocurrencies  money  futureofmoney  guardian  economics 
18 days ago
The perfect storm: building a crypto-utopia in Puerto Rico - YouTube
In a time of vulnerability, crypto investors are moving to Puerto Rico, attracted by lucrative tax incentives. They plan to regenerate the island using blockchain technology. But not all of the locals support their bold plans
cryptocurrencies  money  futureofmoney  fintech 
18 days ago
90's NBA: A LOT Better Than You Think - YouTube
As the years go by, more and more people consider the 90's in the NBA a "weak" era. Coach Nick lays out all the reasons why that is simply not true.
nba  Basketball  history 
20 days ago
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