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Kirk Souder: Summoning Corporate Giants for Change
Kirk Souder: Summoning Corporate Giants for Change

The Co-Founder and Creative Lead of a creative agency reflects on the heights made possible by a partnership between elite brands and social impact culture

In our work creating shared value platforms for brands we’ve observed there may be both a preoccupation and a prejudice in today’s social impact culture—the purpose-driven businesses and organizations seeking to create positive change—that may be limiting the speed and scale of betterment in our world.

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DJ Edgerton: Getting Kids to Perform Better Through Improved Health and Engagement
DJ Edgerton: Getting Kids to Perform Better Through Improved Health and Engagement

Leading experience architects reflect on the role sleep plays in our children's education and how we can gamify better students

As a part of PSFK’s Good Data Contest, Zemoga wanted to create something that went beyond today’s connected classrooms. We wanted to create an app that was fun for kids to use, while parents, teachers and administrators could also gain valuable information and use that information to improve the education process. To that end, we created Jumpstart, a fully integrated, dynamic app that allows students, parents and administrators to work together to form a more comprehensive view of an individual child’s health.

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Kevin Perlmutter: Facing the Music as a Brand
Kevin Perlmutter: Facing the Music as a Brand

Chief Strategist at Man Made Music shares how music and sound can make or break an experience, tell the right or wrong story and create emotional connections

I can’t play a note. I can’t keep a beat. While after-work karaoke was fun at my last job, it’s a bad career move for me now where I’m chief strategist of a music company, surrounded by amazing musicians.

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John Boiler: How to Design Physical Space for Optimism and ROI
John Boiler: How to Design Physical Space for Optimism and ROI

The co-founder and CEO of 72andSunny allows us inside his counterintuitive approach to “efficiency” in a modern creative company

When you look around an office, nine times out of 10 you can tell if it was designed for fear.

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Micki Krimmel: Reebok, It’s Time We Encourage #fitnessforall
Micki Krimmel: Reebok, It’s Time We Encourage #fitnessforall

The Founder/CEO of Superfit Hero on why Reebok’s noble quest to Be More Human is not accessible to the average American woman

With the CrossFit Games coming to California and ESPN this week, it’s bound to be a big week for Reebok. Reebok is the premiere sponsor of The CrossFit Games, and many of the athletes competing for a spot on the podium.

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Sofia Hoflin: Why Keeping a Diary Can Make You a Better Story Designer
Sofia Hoflin: Why Keeping a Diary Can Make You a Better Story Designer

Percolate's Director of Communications Design on why keeping a diary changed her entire perspective on the creative process, and how it may change yours, too

We all know that storytelling is a powerful tool to connect with an audience—but how are great stories created? I’ve found keeping diaries to be really helpful when trying to tell a story—about a trip, a piece of design, or even a company.

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Piers Fawkes: The Death of Luxury
Piers Fawkes: The Death of Luxury

PSFK founder explains how relentless innovation and technology must be part of a luxury brand's DNA

It goes without saying that luxury brands need to rethink their role in a rapidly changing marketplace. They are pincered by two forces: a new generation of buyers which prizes experience over ownership and a rise in technology services which outpaces almost any premium brand offering.

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Jeff Fromm: Zappos Embraces Holacracy as Millennials Shape the Future of Work
Jeff Fromm: Zappos Embraces Holacracy as Millennials Shape the Future of Work

A founder and president of a millennial marketing research and consulting firm explains why a new brand of self-management, as pioneered by Zappos, is well-suited for the millennial generation

As powerful consumers, marketers have had their eye on the millennial generation for some time now. These young adults born between 1977 and 2000 have revolutionized the consumer economy and created the most connected and innovative culture in history. However, while marketers were spending their time trying to understand these young adults from a consumer perspective, millennials were busy growing up, graduating college and entering what we like to call “the real world.”

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Jeff Tennery: Is the Sharing Economy Creating Quality Jobs?
Jeff Tennery: Is the Sharing Economy Creating Quality Jobs?

The CEO Moonlighting, the first on-demand mobile marketplace, on why short-term micro-jobs are here to stay and what we can do to improve their impact

With the rise of income marketplaces like Uber and Airbnb, people are trying to define what this part-time employment phenomenon should actually be called.  Some are calling it the “sharing economy” or the “on-demand economy,” all in an attempt to describe this seismic shift in employment.

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Geoff Cook: What Brooklyn’s Recent Museum Hires Mean for the Future of Cultural Institutions
Geoff Cook: What Brooklyn’s Recent Museum Hires Mean for the Future of Cultural Institutions

Geoff Cook, founding partner at Base Design, examines the hirings of Anne Pasternak (Brooklyn Museum) and Katy Clark (BAM) and what they mean for the brand identities of Brooklyn establishments

Over the past month, we have witnessed two of Brooklyn’s most prominent cultural institutions select new leaders: Katy Clark at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and now Anne Pasternak at the Brooklyn Museum. Though each is arriving to their new posts with a great deal of experience, Clark and Pasternak have their work cut out for them to successfully take these two storied institutions into the next phase of their life cycles.

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Sophie Maxwell: Designing the Embeddable Future of Our Sensory Potential
Sophie Maxwell: Designing the Embeddable Future of Our Sensory Potential

Futures Director at Pearlfisher yearns for a future where unobtrusive embeddables respond to our chemical and emotional responses

In the future, the demand to further shape and enhance these tools which will help us more precisely embrace the potential power of our individuality will continue to grow. And we believe that their next opportunity could lie in new and creative ways to harness and design the unspoken frontier of our sensory potential: our sixth sense.

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Kevin Rice: Brand Building in the Crowded Mobile Era
Kevin Rice: Brand Building in the Crowded Mobile Era

Hathway’s co-founder and chief sales & marketing officer shares little-known insights into building your brand for a generation living on mobile

Smartphones are consumers’ constant companions. They are not only smart enough to adapt to our habits, but they are also trainable. We “train” them to tell us what we want to know and when we want to know it. We train them who we want to hear from, and when. We train them, in fact, to complement and supplement nearly every aspect of our life.

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