You cannot be what you cannot see

In a new nationwide survey of African-Americans, a full half of respondents said they don’t know a single person in their community who works in the technology industry. As children, when we think about what we want to be when we grow up, the sky is often the limit: Musician, astronaut, professional athlete, president. Some Read more about You cannot be what you cannot see[…]

Excuse me. May I have a minute of your time?

Hi, My name is Daniel and I’m a user experience designer with a decade of experience. I love the work I do, I’m pretty good at it and I’m an all around good guy.  I’m also an unemployed designer and have been looking for work in my field for almost 6 months. I’ve shown up Read more about Excuse me. May I have a minute of your time?[…]

The Hights and Lows of Ditching the 9-to-5 For Side Gigs

When you hear the word “career,” most people picture the classic nine-to-five job. Whether sitting at a desk in an office or working behind the counter at a bank, the idea of a traditional career is reinforced by society ad nauseam. But how we work is changing and in many ways due to the Internet Read more about The Hights and Lows of Ditching the 9-to-5 For Side Gigs[…]

What Mark Zuckerberg gets wrong about finding your “purpose”

In Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s much-discussed Harvard commencement speech on Thursday, the dropout — awarded an honorary degree — had advice for young graduates. He emphasized in particular the importance of finding what motivates you: “Purpose is that sense that we are part of something bigger than ourselves,” he said. “Purpose is what creates true Read more about What Mark Zuckerberg gets wrong about finding your “purpose”[…]

My vision for the social network of the future.

Facebook, Snapchat, instagram, etc aren’t a big part of my life.  I deleted the Facebook app from my phone because I got tired of alerts about silly things “friends” posted. Instagram was fun for me for a while. Initially I followed photographers and posted some of my own photos. Slowly the app became another social Read more about My vision for the social network of the future.[…]

How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting

Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks and deadlines is usually not Read more about How to Get Your Team to Follow Through After a Meeting[…]

Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal

He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the famous Four Horsemen who grew up with King James in Ohio. And one of the only people on earth who knows if that lifetime Nike deal was really worth a billion dollars. Here, Maverick Carter shares his battle-tested tactics—and the big secret.He’s LeBron’s business partner. One of the Read more about Meet Maverick Carter, the Man Behind LeBron’s Billion-Dollar Nike Deal[…]

Misty Copeland Made Sure the Barbie Inspired by Her Had a Very Specific Body Type

Yes, Misty Copeland has a Barbie made in her image now — but the patriarchy hasn’t imploded, and racial equality still isn’t a thing. That’s part of why the 33-year-old #BlackExcellence ambassador — the first black female principal dancer in the history of the American Ballet Theater — gave very specific directions for how her Barbie should Read more about Misty Copeland Made Sure the Barbie Inspired by Her Had a Very Specific Body Type[…]

Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tabrez Noorani, a producer on the Academy Award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, will direct a movie on sex trafficking after first encountering victims of the trade in Los Angeles more than 10 years ago. “Love Sonia”, which starts filming next week, will feature actress Freida Pinto, who starred in “Slumdog Millionaire”, Read more about Indian sex trafficking film is ‘a story that needs to be told’[…]

Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?

Typically when an article mentions Jamaica, it’s part of a list of nice places to visit in the Caribbean, a port of call for a cruise ship or maybe part of a profile on Reggae music. Jamaica is rarely mentioned as a good place to do business. But one entrepreneur is trying to change that. Read more about Can This Man Help Turn Jamaica Into The Next London Or New York?[…]