The Man | The Mind | The Curtain

Jun 28

iznogoodgood:

The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.

-Morpheus

(Source: annadraconida, via nearlya)

fastcompany:

Inspired by cats and mice, students competing in a biomimicry design challenge found a unique way to signal that a cyclist needs some space on the road.
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Jun 12

fastcompany:

Inspired by cats and mice, students competing in a biomimicry design challenge found a unique way to signal that a cyclist needs some space on the road.

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fastcompany:

A series of powerful forces are changing business as we know it. From the speed of communication to information accessibility, all lead to increased transparency and a more global perspective.
Whether we choose to define the newest iteration of capitalism as Shared Value,Conscious Capitalism, Institutional Logic, Benefit Corporations, Triple Bottom Line,SRI, ESG, or Regenerative Capitalism, the fact is companies that don’t update their business practices are significantly less likely to thrive. Meanwhile, those that harness the power of purpose are capturing significant value and creating meaningful competitive advantages along the way.
Changes in the investment community reflect signs of this shift: In 2013, Harvard’s $30 billion endowment as well as the $170 billion asset manager Carlyle Group appointed their first Chief Sustainability Officers to administer Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategies. And both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have announced the launch of sizable sustainable and social impact investment funds.
This new, holistic approach to business may be the most significant movement of our time, as well as the most misunderstood. Below are five pervasive myths surrounding stakeholder capitalism today:
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Jun 8

fastcompany:

A series of powerful forces are changing business as we know it. From the speed of communication to information accessibility, all lead to increased transparency and a more global perspective.

Whether we choose to define the newest iteration of capitalism as Shared Value,Conscious CapitalismInstitutional LogicBenefit CorporationsTriple Bottom Line,SRIESG, or Regenerative Capitalism, the fact is companies that don’t update their business practices are significantly less likely to thrive. Meanwhile, those that harness the power of purpose are capturing significant value and creating meaningful competitive advantages along the way.

Changes in the investment community reflect signs of this shift: In 2013, Harvard’s $30 billion endowment as well as the $170 billion asset manager Carlyle Group appointed their first Chief Sustainability Officers to administer Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) strategies. And both Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have announced the launch of sizable sustainable and social impact investment funds.

This new, holistic approach to business may be the most significant movement of our time, as well as the most misunderstood. Below are five pervasive myths surrounding stakeholder capitalism today:

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laughingsquid:

Playable ‘Risk’ Game Board Carved Into a Coffee Table
Jun 7

laughingsquid:

Playable ‘Risk’ Game Board Carved Into a Coffee Table

laughingsquid:

The Teaching Tornado, A Desktop Storm Simulator for Students
Jun 7

laughingsquid:

The Teaching Tornado, A Desktop Storm Simulator for Students

laughingsquid:

A Plaid Button-Down Shirt for Bicyclists With Reflective Graphite Thread Sewed in for Increased Visibility
Jun 3

laughingsquid:

A Plaid Button-Down Shirt for Bicyclists With Reflective Graphite Thread Sewed in for Increased Visibility

laughingsquid:

PirateBox, A DIY Device That Creates Offline Wireless Networks Featuring Message Boards and Media Sharing
Jun 3

laughingsquid:

PirateBox, A DIY Device That Creates Offline Wireless Networks Featuring Message Boards and Media Sharing

theweekmagazine:

Ethiopian volcano spews stunning, deadly blue gas
Whoa.
May 29

theweekmagazine:

Ethiopian volcano spews stunning, deadly blue gas

Whoa.

(via fastcompany)

fastcompany:

How do you get a team to decide on the best design, fast? Stickers. Lots of stickers.
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May 29

fastcompany:

How do you get a team to decide on the best design, fast? Stickers. Lots of stickers.

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May 29

fastcompany:

"People can copy your model but they can’t necessarily copy your brand. A brand is a point of view and a world you create." - Warby Parker’s Neil Blumenthal on Focus