• Superbowl Sunday And The Battle Of Niche Vs. Mass
    When over 100 million people shush each other and edge up on their seats during commercial breaks on Superbowl Sunday, they will expect to be entertained. Anything less than a guffaw or awe will be disappointing.
  • Will Apps Make Laptops Unnecessary?
    Most of our business is conducted on mobile devices these days, even if we're not on-the-go when we're using them. And it won't be long until most of our other activities - both professional and personal - are conducted using apps.
  • The Burden To Unload
    When you get to a certain stage in life, it's all about decluttering. Clearing the decks of everything from old furniture to old flames. The dozens of cardboard boxes still in the garage from the last move (15 years ago). Layers of furniture crowding the basement like the rings of a tree, paying tribute to evolving tastes. And, of course, kids' college furniture ranging from the cheapest Jennifer Convertible to foldable dining table and chairs.
  • Selfies Can Save The World And Other Tips For Selling Climate Change
    Whether you're an environmentally-missioned organization like TreePeople, a mega-brand that's incorporating sustainability into nearly every aspect of your business (think Unilever, Ikea), or one of 24% of Americans who worry a great deal about climate change, per Gallup, you've probably encountered baffling resistance in getting people to engage in more sustainable behavior.
  • Keeping People Safe When Bandwidth Is Low
    There is nothing like a real emergency to galvanize people into action. At such times, communication becomes critical - but technology, like people, can be vulnerable to acts of God or terrorism.
  • Fill That Glass
    December 2015. The end of another year of fire-storms, earthquakes, hurricanes and other Cecil B. DeMille-style reminders of the impending apocalypse we have wrought by messing with the world's climate. But don't lock the door to your fallout shelter and settle in with your 780 cans of pea soup just yet.
  • Climate Action Means Industry, Government And People
    Thomas Paine wrote that government is inherently punitive, a necessary evil consequent to the "inability of moral virtue to govern the world." That comes to mind this week, as the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) meets in Paris. The goal, of questionable achievability, is to keep global warming at two degrees Celsius.
  • Fast-Fashion Fright
    Sitting here on my red cotton Ikea couch, wearing Zara sweatpants, Forever 21 flannel, and a cozy H&M sweater, I am glancing around anxiously, worried they'll see me in all this cotton.
  • It's Time To Clean Up Our Digital Waste
    Once upon a time, the use of email was going to reduce paper use and costs internally for businesses. Remember those email signatures reminding the more old-school in the office "please do not print this email?"
  • Are There Hats?
    Shrieking hurricanes, raging forest fires from hell, and the steady parching of the world's biggest population centers. The horsemen of the climate change apocalypse are almost upon us and their advance guard is here. And there are still those who continue to deny the reality of the effect human actions have had on the environment.
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