Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pinterest! Stickier than the Stickiest

Pinterest keeps and engages members better than Twitter, data shows (exclusive)
Pinterest keeps and engages members better than Twitter, data shows (exclusive)

To pin or not to pin: That is not the question on Pinterest.

In fact, according to data gathered by e-commerce analytics platform RJMetrics, Pinterest retains a remarkably high percentage of new users who go on to use the site at high rates and stay active on the site long after they’ve joined.

Pinterest is the digital pin-board site that has attracted droves of arts-and-crafts enthusiasts (many of them women, but some of them rich British men) who frequently “pin” products, recipes, and fashion finds to their personalized boards. The startup has kept quiet on its fast-track to Internet fame, but, thanks to third-party analysts, we’re learning more about the reasons behind its rapid rise.

When are you at your best?

How to Find Your Creative Sweet Spot

How to Find Your Creative Sweet Spot

Everyone has a creative sweet spot—a time during the day when you're just better than your normal self. Studies show this! So the question is, when is yours? Let's find out.

We've all found ourselves in the creative zone at some point. It's the moment when you realize the perfect solution to a problem and you start acting it out immediately without worrying about failure. It seems impossible to replicate, but science has shown we all have points in the day where we're more creative than others. The trick is trying to find your creative sweet spot. Let's take a look at the science to kick things off and then move on to some tricks and tools you can use to find your own...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


12 Hand-Written Love Letters From Famous People, From Henry VIII To Michael Jordan



Dear Lady —

There is something not quite definable in your face — something lovely, not pretty in a conventionally thought of way. You have something graceful and tender and feminine (sp). You seem to be a woman who has been loved in her childhood, or else, somehow by the mystery of genetic phenomena you have been visited by the gifts of refinement, dignity and poise. Perhaps you cannot be accredited with all that.

Irrespective of your gothic aspects, you have passed something on in terms of your expression, mien and general comportment that is unusual and rewarding.

It’s been a pleasant if brief encounter and I wish you well and I hope we shall have occasion to cross eyes again sometime.

Best wishes

Marlon Brando

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Designers In The C-Suite

Could A Change In Business Model Win Designers A Place In The C-Suite?

Yves Behar is one of the most successful designers working today

Yves Behar, and the design firm he founded, Fuseproject, always seem to be in the news with some new product or another. You’d assume it’s simply because the firm is talented and brilliant at marketing. Both are true. But their secret ingredient isn’t some kind of creative fairy dust. Rather, it’s a simple facet of their business strategy: Where most design firms work for a fee and then part ways with their client, Fuseproject usually focuses on work with startups and takes an equity stake in whatever they work on. "I truly believe that’s the future of design," says Behar. "The traditional consulting model is broken."