The old saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” But how many tries should you attempt before you throw in the towel and admit defeat? A new study from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management entitled “Quantifying dynamics of failure across science, startups, and security” found that how you fail (and try, try again) determines if you’ll eventually succeed. It turns out that after an initial failure the paths diverge, and there’s a difference in the behavior of winners and losers. advertisement advertisement “This is a crucial question because in our success-obsessed society failure is ubiquitous; almost every winner starts out as a loser,” says Dashun Wang, associate professor of management and organizations and lead author of the study. “If you can understand how people fail over and over and eventually succeed, you can identify a future winner while this person is still a … [Read more...] about Why failing fast is critical if you want to eventually win
For more than 13 years, Preserve has been a leader in recycling plastics to use in their products like toothbrushes and razors. After years spent making personal care products, Preserve surveyed its customers to find out where else they’d like to see their products, and expanded its offerings into home accessories, like their line of kitchen products. Their Everyday Tableware line, which was recently launched in Target as part of its back-to-college promotion, was designed in partnership with Evo Design and addresses a unique challenge for the affordable tableware market: It’s made from recycled plastic yet sturdy enough to withstand years of everyday use. advertisement advertisement A TIME TO KEEP But there were also emotional reasons why people tossed their plates after just a few uses. One concern was that a plate wouldn’t be able to withstand multiple trips through the dishwasher. But others were purely aesthetic. “‘There are knife marks on … [Read more...] about Preserve Everyday Tableware Is Designed for Consumers to Keep
Hundreds of Facebook groups were turned into zombies on Tuesday in an attempt to display just how vulnerable social networkers can be. Using a design flaw in Facebook’s groups feature, a group called Control Your Info found Facebook groups where the administrator had stepped down, joined the group, claimed the vacant administrator spot (which is open to any group member when the administrator leaves) and changed the name to Control Your Info. advertisement advertisement “When you’re admin of a group, you can basically do anything you want with it,” the group’s Web page states. “You can change it’s name, and the groups members won’t even get a notification of it. You can send mails to all members and edit info.” An evildoer could seize a widowed group (such as the hypothetical group “Sweet Valley High LoOoOoVeS Robert Pattison,” for instance) and change the name to something offensive (like “The Coalition … [Read more...] about Facebook Hijackers Speak Out About… School Project?
Nancy Green, the newly-appointed president and Chief Creative Officer of Old Navy, started out as a merchandise manager at its parent company Gap Inc. in 1986. Prior to her shift to her Old Navy role, which was announced this week, she was president and CEO of Athleta, the Gap-owned athleticwear brand that offers women “buttery” soft leggings, as well as a source of inspiration. “The Power of She” campaign, which Athleta launched a few years back, aims to redefine what it means to be a healthy and powerful woman. advertisement advertisement Here, Green shares her tips and tools for getting the most out of every day. What’s your on switch? I almost always start my morning with exercise. Physical activity sets my body and mind up for the day. I have been practicing yoga for 12 years now and try to get a practice in whenever I can. Outside of yoga, in the summer, I love getting outside for a sunrise hike to clear my mind. In the winter, my go-to … [Read more...] about Newly-appointed Old Navy President Nancy Green says these books taught her the keys to being a great leader
Many designers make a very respectable living. According to a new survey of over 17,000 designers across the globe, conducted by the digital networking platform Dribbble earlier this year, product designers are doing quite well in particular. advertisement U.S.-based product designers working on physical and digital products report making an average salary of $103,000 a year. Not bad for passing on the law degree and medical license and (hopefully) never learning how to code! That figure doesn’t appear to be the result of a few whopping salaries that threw averages out of whack, either. In fact, 73% of product designers report making salaries of $75,000 or more. But there’s a catch: the highest-paid designers live in California, where 40% of those surveyed reported making $100,000 or more a year. Figures are similar in New York and Washington state (most likely the Seattle area, where Amazon and Microsoft live). In other words, designers who make six figures are often … [Read more...] about See the states where designers make the most money for their work