Canada Gets Rid of the Penny
The Royal Canadian Mint will end production of the penny this fall thanks to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s austerity budget, and he told reporters Friday that the coins are a “nuisance.” “The penny is a currency without…
Nice to see some sanity up north. Hopefully this can trickle south and we can ditch both the penny and the paper single dollar bill.
Video from a recent talk at Sup’Internet
Paul Steckler and David Raskino recently spoke at Sup’Internet, a web design and engineering school in Paris, about So.cl and Fuse Labs. The school put together a video with some highlights and an interview, enjoy!
Tooting my own horn a bit, but I like this video. Thanks Yannick for making it.
Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively
By Daniel Sobol, fastcodesign.com
At Continuum, innovation’s secret sauce is deliberative discourse. Here’s how you do it.
Turns out that brainstorming–that go-to approach to generating new ideas since the 1940s–isn’t the golden ticket to innovation after all. Both Jona…
This is from my colleague Richard. Richard and I argue, a lot. And sometimes a little loudly. And we go several rounds at times. And mostly what we wind up with is far better than what we started with.
I love this article. Saying “no” in a collaborative meeting is something we are trained not to say. So we say “yes, and…” and then tie ourselves into linguistic knots essentially getting to “no, because”.
The article also points out the fallacy of not having a reason. Often we have metrics or facts or analysis but too often in brainstorming one hears things like “but I feel that…” or “that’s not what I do” and we miss the fact that often what we feel and do isn’t the crux of the design.
Thanks for the article Richard, looking forward to more successful arguments.