The Problem In 2012, one in four American Indians and Alaskan Natives lived in poverty, according to Pew Research Center. Joblessness is a big problem on reservations, where the median income is just over $35,000, compared to more than $50,000 nationwide. advertisement The Epiphany Henry Red Cloud was a steel worker in the late 1990s, traveling around the country. “But my heart was always back home,” he says. When he returned to South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, he was struck anew by his community’s hardships. He volunteered on home-building projects, then moved on to DIY solar installations and wind turbines. Red Cloud soon realized that he could manufacture his creations–and that he could train and hire locals to help. The Execution In 2004, Red Cloud launched Lakota Solar, a Pine Ridge–based company that builds and installs solar thermal systems, with a focus on bringing solar power to reservations. In 2008, he opened up the … [Read more...] about Henry Red Cloud
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IBM’s creative and design division, iX, launched publicly four years ago and has since grown into one of the largest digital agencies in the world—with more than 40 design studios in IBM’s various offices, and clients that include Nestle, Unilever, Audi, and General Motors. This year, IBM iX rolled out a new identity that reflects its prominence in the advertising industry while still paying homage to the IT giant’s rich design legacy. advertisement advertisement IBM iX generally works with clients that have been brought into the company through its IT services–but need the company’s marketing expertise, too. The division’s advantage over other digital agencies is its access to IBM technologies. For example, iX can use IBM’s artificial intelligence engine Watson to help develop more effective and targeted marketing campaigns. Liz Kiehner, iX’s Global Design Practice director, uses their work … [Read more...] about IBM’s Iconic Identity Gets A Spinoff–With Help From A Lost Eames Sketch
Google Maps now allows users to follow ‘Local Guides’ for recommendations. The new feature will help users discover different places when they are travelling to a new city or country. Under the pilot update, the Local Guides recommendations update has been rolled out for nine cities, including Delhi.Local Guides on Google Maps are people who share their experiences by contributing reviews, photos, lists and more. Following these local guides will assist people in exploring and discovering new places that could be unknown to them.“If you’re in Bangalore, Melvin John is a Local Guide whose reviews and recommendations will guide you through the city’s microbrewery scene. And if you’ve used Google Maps in Tokyo, Ayaka Ohkawa’s popular photography has probably helped you explore the city’s landmarks, cuisine and culture,” the blog post read.Close Uses will soon see a ‘For You’ tab that will list out the top Local Guides in … [Read more...] about Google Maps’ latest update allows user to follow Local Guides for recommendations
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar announced on Friday that he will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 7 to discuss the mining crisis that Goa is facing. Parrikar said he will apprise the Council of Ministers appointed by the PM about the situation and will convince the Centre to amend the law in order to restart mining in Goa.The mining industry in Goa is in doldrums, probably since 2012 when the Supreme Court had first suspended mining operations. Let’s understand the crisis from the eye of the storm.What is the crisis?Close To understand what the crisis, let us look at a brief timeline of events that have transpired. related news Legal Matters | SC’s Sabarimala review makes a bad judgment worse Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as 47th Chief Justice of India SA Bobde to take oath as 47th Chief Justice of India today # In 2011, Goa had exported over 50 million tonnes (MTs) of low-grade iron ore. The exports to China had seen a sudden surge … [Read more...] about The mining industry in Goa is in doldrums. Is legislation the only solution?
Every career has ups and down. If you’ve been working for a while, you can often look back on your work and recognize the moment it began to hit a steady stride—a major opportunity, maybe, or a job that offered enough financial stability to let you go off on your own. A lucky few find that big break in their first job, and keep following a relatively straightforward trajectory from there. But for many others, the path is more meandering. At some point, unexpectedly, the pieces start to fall into place. advertisement advertisement It can be hard to identify that inflection point in your own career, but we asked 10 well-known designers to try. In our latest installation of Co.Design’s series about designers’ firsts (check out first job and first rejection as well), they recall the jobs, projects, and events that became formative in their careers, from working with Apple in the 1980s, to joining the team that would define a new … [Read more...] about Is The Big Break A Myth? 10 Designers On How One Job Can Shape Your Career