Here, in Silicon Valley, failure isn’t always failure. At least according to the local mythology, it’s something to be embraced, accepted, even celebrated. “Fail fast, fail often,” they say. And eventually you’ll learn enough to achieve real success.
On June 7th, the Museum of Failure will open in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Got spare cash burning a hole in your pocket? An urge to commodify your favorite jazz artist? The need for an admittedly beautiful writing instrument? All of the above, you say? Good, because Montblanc recently unveiled a new line of Miles Davis pens. They’ve got the Miles Davis ballpoint pen, fountain pen, and roller pen.[...]
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Like many children in possession of a toy cash register, I was a big fan of playing store.
A short stint working retail in a 90’s era Chicago hippie clothing emporium cured me of that for the most part.
But looking over the above page from Roswell C.
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I live in Silicon Valley, which operates on the assumption that there’s no problem that technology can’t solve. It suffuses our culture here, and sometimes we pay the price for this technocratic utopianism.
Last week we highlighted for you 20 Free eBooks on Design from O’Reilly Media. Little did we know that we were just scratching the surface of the free ebooks O’Reilly Media has to offer.
If you head over to this page, you can access 243 free ebooks covering a range of different topics.
A quick note: Thanks to O’Reilly Media, you can now download 20 free ebooks focused on design–everything from Designing for Cities, to Designing for the Internet of Things, to Design Essentials. You can download the books in PDF format. No credit card is required. See the complete list here.[...]
What did Argentine filmmaker Santiago Grasso have in mind when he created the prize-winning animation El Empleo (The Employment) five years ago? Was it something about the dehumanizing quality of many jobs in the modern service economy? Or the grim shift towards menial labor after the great recession of 2007-08? Or, nowadays in 2016[...]
Back before the public came to terms with the grim causal relationship between cigarettes and cancer, smoking was a jolly affair, whose pleasures extended well beyond the physical act.
Smoking was sociable.
Francis Ford Coppola wasn’t the first or last Western celebrity to hawk booze in a Japanese commercial, but if you’re looking for the seed that sprouted into the funniest scene in his daughter Sophia’s Lost in Translation, here are the series of five ads in all their glory, in which the director shares a glass with one of his idols,[...]
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Briefly noted: If you’re interested in entrepreneurship and marketing, you’ve likely encountered Seth Godin and his ever popular blog.