bryan lindsley

I create and leverage human capital to make everything better.
~ Tuesday, April 17 ~
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Why You Won’t Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice
Simon Rucker, hbr.org
If you want to create a really transformational innovation, you’d better be in an organization that’s designed to support, not merely tolerate, someone as challenging as Steve Jobs. Otherwise forget it."No Simon," I know many of you are thinkin…

Why You Won’t Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice
Simon Rucker, hbr.org

If you want to create a really transformational innovation, you’d better be in an organization that’s designed to support, not merely tolerate, someone as challenging as Steve Jobs. Otherwise forget it.

"No Simon," I know many of you are thinkin…


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~ Saturday, April 14 ~
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How GM Is Saving Cash Using Legos As A Data Viz Tool
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com
Using Legos to visualize production problems, GM can better see how big the issues are and where they fit in the grand scheme.Most data we study is pre­sent­ed in 2-D. And as clear as a pie or line graph can be, it’s still a once-removed…

How GM Is Saving Cash Using Legos As A Data Viz Tool
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com

Using Legos to visualize production problems, GM can better see how big the issues are and where they fit in the grand scheme.

Most data we study is pre­sent­ed in 2-D. And as clear as a pie or line graph can be, it’s still a once-removed…


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~ Friday, April 13 ~
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~ Wednesday, April 11 ~
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4 Problems Google Glasses Have To Solve Before Becoming A Hit
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com
Google is planning to augment reality, and it’s a design problem that will require more than mere algorithms to solve.Google has never been a design-forward com­pa­ny, rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing our lives through inter­face design. Instead, they’ve…

4 Problems Google Glasses Have To Solve Before Becoming A Hit
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com

Google is planning to augment reality, and it’s a design problem that will require more than mere algorithms to solve.

Google has never been a design-forward com­pa­ny, rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing our lives through inter­face design. Instead, they’ve…


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~ Thursday, April 5 ~
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Inside Amazon’s Idea Machine: How Bezos Decodes The Customer
George Anders, forbes.com
Feisty debates over what met­rics to watch are Ama­zon’s way of life. “There’s an incred­i­ble amount of chal­leng­ing the other person,” says Man­fred Bluemel, a for­mer senior mar­ket researcher at Ama­zon. “You want to have absolute cer­tain­ty…

Inside Amazon’s Idea Machine: How Bezos Decodes The Customer
George Anders, forbes.com

Feisty debates over what met­rics to watch are Ama­zon’s way of life. “There’s an incred­i­ble amount of chal­leng­ing the other person,” says Man­fred Bluemel, a for­mer senior mar­ket researcher at Ama­zon. “You want to have absolute cer­tain­ty…


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~ Tuesday, March 27 ~
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~ Sunday, March 25 ~
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If Apple Opened An iBank It Could Have 37 Million Customers On The First Day
BY KIT EATON, fastcompany.com
Accord­ing to a new sur­vey from research con­sul­tan­cy KAE, about 10% of U.K. and U.S. cit­i­zens ques­tioned would actu­al­ly lodge their pre­cious money with Apple, were the firm to spend some of its $100 bil­lion in cash to build an iBank.…

If Apple Opened An iBank It Could Have 37 Million Customers On The First Day
BY KIT EATON, fastcompany.com

Accord­ing to a new sur­vey from research con­sul­tan­cy KAE, about 10% of U.K. and U.S. cit­i­zens ques­tioned would actu­al­ly lodge their pre­cious money with Apple, were the firm to spend some of its $100 bil­lion in cash to build an iBank.…


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Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively
By Daniel Sobol, fastcodesign.com
At Continuum, innovation’s secret sauce is deliberative discourse. Here’s how you do it.Turns out that brainstorming—that go-to approach to gen­er­at­ing new ideas since the 1940s—isn’t the gold­en tick­et to inno­va­tion after all. Both Jona…

Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively
By Daniel Sobol, fastcodesign.com

At Continuum, innovation’s secret sauce is deliberative discourse. Here’s how you do it.

Turns out that brainstorming—that go-to approach to gen­er­at­ing new ideas since the 1940s—isn’t the gold­en tick­et to inno­va­tion after all. Both Jona…


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~ Sunday, March 18 ~
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What If We Put A School Atop Every Building In Manhattan?
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com
A bold concept to reinvent the way we think about schools.It goes with­out say­ing that edu­ca­tion is under­fund­ed. But if we already know this—and most of us prob­a­bly agree on the point—why does noth­ing change?Maybe the edu­ca­tion­a…

Neat idea if it went beyond conceptual and harnessed high human capital work environments.

What If We Put A School Atop Every Building In Manhattan?
By Mark Wilson, fastcodesign.com

A bold concept to reinvent the way we think about schools.

It goes with­out say­ing that edu­ca­tion is under­fund­ed. But if we already know this—and most of us prob­a­bly agree on the point—why does noth­ing change?

Maybe the edu­ca­tion­a…

Neat idea if it went beyond conceptual and harnessed high human capital work environments.


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~ Sunday, March 4 ~
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I shot this short film covering the farm equipment auction of Mary Clare’s grandfather (George Byron) in 2008.


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~ Saturday, March 3 ~
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Can you scale big social change without public policy change?


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