Buckminster Fuller, arguably the patron saint of world-changing ideas, has a single, inscrutable phrase carved on his gravestone: “Call me Trimtab.” As the legendary inventor and thinker explained in a 1972 Playboy interview, “There’s a tiny thing on the edge of the [boat’s] rudder called a trim tab. It’s a miniature rudder. Just moving that little trim tab builds a low pressure that pulls the rudder around. It takes almost no effort at all.” Any idea, in other words, however small, can eventually nudge us in a new direction. This year’s World-Changing Ideas honorees are all trim tabs. Presenting ingenious solutions to some of our gravest challenges, they offer ways to change our course, putting us all on a better trajectory. At a moment when the world is quite literally burning, we need bold ideas. Pick almost any area of our economy or environment and it’s easy to find a statistic suggesting that we’re already at a crisis … [Read more...] about Introducing this year’s World-Changing Ideas honorees
Remember, great ideas can come from anywhere. Shayla Callis Published 1:00 pm CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: 10'000 Hours | Getty Images To Get Your Team Brainstorming Great Ideas, Start With Crazy 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Recycling is a very good thing -- except when it comes to ideas. Given the speed of change that's driving business today, your company may be heading for trouble if you're recycling the same offerings over and over again. Yet, no matter how brilliant any owner or executive may be, there are only so many times you can go back to the same personal … [Read more...] about To Get Your Team Brainstorming Great Ideas, Start With Crazy
Dec 14, 2:41 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Rebecka Schumann @RebeckaSchumann 12/14/18 AT 2:10 PM There are only 10 days left until Christmas Eve., which means now is the time to get shopping if you haven't already. Below are 10 unique gift ideas for the No. 1 woman in your life: your girlfriend! All of the Christmas ideas in this 2018 guide are under $40. CleverMade Bags CleverMade's Snapbasket Trunkcaddy set is perfect for shopping and organizing. Photo: CleverMade Give your girlfriend the gift of convenience with a SnapBasket TrunkCaddy set to make all of her future shopping trips all that much easier. The collapsible totes from CleverMade hold up to 45 liters, but the carrying handles make the contentless feel twice as light. The caddy can be used as shopping totes as they fold flat when not in use. They can also be utilized as trunk organizers as velcro units allow them to connect … [Read more...] about What To Buy Your Girlfriend For Christmas: 10 Ideas Under $40
Dec 14, 2:42 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Media & Culture By Rebecka Schumann @RebeckaSchumann 12/07/18 AT 11:13 AM If you want to buy dad the perfect present this Christmas but are at a loss what to get him, we have the perfect gift ideas for you. The following unique items are tailored for every type of man and every type of budget. Thrifty The Tap from BladeTap helps extend the life of razors. Photo: BladeTap Razors are an expensive necessity. Help dad prolong the life of his razors by gifting him BladeTap's The Tap ($17). This innovative product eliminates most shaving problems and offers a faster and better shave by unclogging and sharpening blades. The Tap, which also acts a storage hook, is available in three colors. Health-Conscious Brüush is much more than just an electric toothbrush company, it provides a complete subscription service. Photo: Brüush This … [Read more...] about Christmas Gifts For Dad 2018: Unique Gift Ideas For Every Man, Every Budget
A folk tale about an old-timey gold prospector may help you figure out who you truly want to be. Ann Vertel Published 11:30 am CST, Friday, December 14, 2018 Photo: Colin Hawkins | Getty Images Photo: Colin Hawkins | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Colin Hawkins | Getty Images Want to Discover Your Entrepreneurial Passion? Here's an Idea: Go Back in Time. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery There is a folk tale about a prospector in gold country. Every day, he bought supplies and headed off to pan for gold in the local river, returning each night empty-handed. One morning, at the town's mercantile store, a woman asked the man how much gold he’d found, and he … [Read more...] about Want to Discover Your Entrepreneurial Passion? Here’s an Idea: Go Back in Time.