Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy: Firms that fail to create platforms and don’t learn the new rules of strategy will be unable to compete for long.
Can The Term “Gentrification” Be Applied To The Internet?: “Today’s forms of social media feels more like people’s personal brands. Everything feels more censored.”
Alejandro Aravena Releases Housing Designs For Free: That a Pritzker Prize winner would give away his ideas for free is unusual; typically, the title of Pritzker Laureate enables architects to seek out bigger, grander commissions. But Aravena’s work is aimed at social uplift.
It’s A Tesla: Long lines and fans committed to ordering new products sight-unseen are not the only things Tesla and Apple have in common; both are proving that Disruption Theory does not have all the answers, particularly when it comes to consumer markets.
Orah: A compact 4K live streaming 360-degree camera with a relatively tiny price tag, $1795 (for a limited time).
Marble Machine: Looking like something from the mind of Alien designer HR Giger – or the skeleton organ in The Goonies – the instrument created by Swedish band Wintergatan actually works, with a sound that is part hurdy-gurdy, part ambient electronica.
Flyover Country: Working with cached maps offline, it analyzes a given flight path and shows relevant map data and points of interest, and displays this data without the need of inflight Wi-Fi.
Google Art On Canvas: The idea was to show the “inaccessible secrets and flaws in the grain” of some of the most iconic paintings in western art history.
Rainbow Nests: While wasps generally construct their nests from chewed up bits of wood, apprentice zoologist Mattia Menchetti gradually introduced a variety of coloured paper to this European wasp colony.
Ikea’s Design Process: Designer Sarah Fager walked us through what she does, and what’s next for the Scandinavian giant.
Levi Brooks is the CEO/Co-founder of Use All Five.
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