Archive for the ‘Innovation’ Category

I recently listened to an excellent podcast episode from NPR. It’s about how Instagram was built. The story is remarkable. The founders of Instagram –  Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger – launched the app in October 2010. In April 2012 – just one and a half years later – the service was acquired by Facebook  [ Read More ]

Categories: Innovation, Working

Note: This post is written by Ben Brychta Shouldn’t creativity be left to artists and musicians? Absolutely not. Creativity has its place in the boardroom, classroom, and even on the factory floor. In fact, if you can train yourself to think creatively, both your professional and personal life will benefit. Unfortunately, as people see you working to  [ Read More ]

Categories: Innovation, Thinking

Do you want to make your career crisis-proof? Do you want it to thrive even in difficult times? The key is to be quick to adapt to changing conditions. Change is the only constant in the market and you are crisis-proof only if you can quickly adapt to new conditions. As I wrote in my  [ Read More ]

Categories: Innovation, Working

In The Medici Effect (here is my review), there’s a term I’m interested in: the Intersection. It’s a place where ideas and experiences from different fields meet and form new ideas. It’s a fascinating place to be because excitement from different fields come together at one place. Even more, you can get a lot of  [ Read More ]

Categories: Innovation, Learning, Thinking

Recently the idea of personal analytics hits me more and more. What is personal analytics? It’s a way of making decisions in someone’s life based on numbers. You measure certain aspects of your life, analyze the results, and make decisions based on them. Over time I find more things pointing to this direction. All these  [ Read More ]

Categories: Innovation, Working

In A Simple Guide to Finding Good Ideas I wrote that to find good ideas you should produce a lot of ideas. You can get quality out of quantity. I recently realized that similar principle also applies to finding success in life. While to find good ideas you should produce a lot of ideas, to  [ Read More ]

Categories: Innovation, Working