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Investing in Innovation in Times of Crisis

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TED and the New Economic Reality

by: John Winsor

I'm just back from my first TED conference and am still buzzing from the energy and learning. It's going to take a few days to make sense of all of the wonderful things that were shared. More than the talks, it was incredible to be with so many amazing, optimistic and motivated people.

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Who Do You Think Are Best Equipped to Help Companies to Get Out of This Economic Mess? It Is the Designers, Not the Economists.

by: Idris Mootee

This has been a good week that I have some time to organize my life and do a little planning for the next 12 months. It is not a luxury but really a necessity. Time is a precious commodity for me.

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Big Advertising Agencies Are Needing Bailouts Too. Bailout Is Never Any Real Solution. This Is Part of an Industry Evolution.

by: Idris Mootee

We had a great company Christmas party last evening and it has been a very good year. I am grateful and very proud of the people that we have, everyone is carefully hand picked, not only every one of them is smart, creative and passionate for what they the do and strive for excellence. The Indian food and musicians were great too. I think we should play live music ourselves next year. Should start practicing now.

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Maybe the Meltdown's a Guy Thing

by: Scott Goodson

This is a great article from today's NY Times and a fun read if you have a moment. I knew testosterone was powerful, but I never thought that the presence of cortisol could change the world so dramatically. Yikes! Perhaps it can.

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Ouch, the Elastic Snaps

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Ouch.

As of last week, Starbucks is closing 600 stores (100 pre-announced and 500 announced, in the convoluted chronology of corporate disclosure), firing thousands of baristas, and slashing expansion plans. Its stock continues to crap out faster and worse than the crappy stock market overall. The mediasphere has been abuzz with causes and suspects for the malaise...

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Delta Doubles Down

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

It's too easy to rip on the airlines; they're apparently stuck in a no-win situation, with rising fuel prices on one end, and ever-more harried employees and disgruntled passengers on the other.

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Betting on the Future

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

 
A photo of Chevy's VOLT electric car appeared in USAToday yesterday even though it's two+ years away from the market, and GM is promoting new hybrid vehicles in three. It's a safe bet to expect that the car business will be fundamentally different in a few years.

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When Brands Sneeze...

by: Jonathan Salem Baskin

Mortgages, deeds, and other various forms of paper relating to real estate investments are nothing more than commitments...promises that possess values only insomuch as they're keepable, and that there’s a marketplace ready to affirm and trade upon it.

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10 Useful Cost Saving Design Strategies for These Troubled Times

by: Design Translator

I finally got the time today to sit down and really think about the impact of these troubled times.

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