Since William Playfair created the first modern charts in the late 18th and early 19th century, the field of data visualization has come a long way, and a bevy of specialized and nuanced visualizations have been developed. This means that for every kind of story you’d like to tell with your data, “There’s a Chart for That.”
In this article, we share some tips and tricks you can use right away to make your next paid marketing report a stunner.
Private-equity firm Cortec stands to make 50 times its money in red-hot cooler maker’s IPO.
Digital marketers’ interest has been piqued by blockchain’s potential to put a serious dent in ad fraud—which will cost brands $19 billion worldwide this year, according to Juniper Research.
In entertainment, as in other industries, competition is fierce. Here's one crucial element every business needs to get right.
According to research, holidays that push you out of your comfort zone, expose you to uncertainty, and promote exploration and learning yield three important benefits.
You know how you’ve got this image of the creator as a somewhat crazy, slightly unbalanced person lost in his or her own head? I have great news. You are one, too! Everyone – adults and children alike – has a creative streak. But while most of us have a spirit of invention, major or minor, for too many of us it lies dormant even though it can be awakened with the simplest of acts. Follow these steps to find your inner writer, composer, finger painter, chef, lyricist, entrepreneur, filmmaker, comedian, politician or professional Tweeter.
The urge to belong is universal. So would a better understanding of it help tackle loneliness – and explain why stalkers, spree killers and jihadists turn their pain on others?
Mark Bittman and doctor David L. Katz patiently answer pretty much every question we could think of about healthy food
Four crucial habits can help you follow through on your intentions to develop in your career.
Based on our experience, we think the secret to a successful digital transformation lies in going beyond buzz words like “nimble”, “agile” and “fail fast” and focusing on leadership, shared beliefs and culture.
Over the last 30 days, I participated in Cal Newport’s 30-Day Digital Declutter Experiment. The aim was to omit all optional digital distractions in your life in order to clarify the things that truly matter, afterward intentionally adding the truly valuable ones back in and letting the others go.
To age well, we must eat well. There has been a lot of evidence that heart-healthy diets help protect the brain.
Examples of restaurants that have made both the Michelin Guide and 50 Best Restaurants of the World list show how they encourage creativity and learning beyond the leadership or lab teams, and generate, refine, and standardize ideas.
The difference between the two is key to proper time management and vital to growing your business.
The Eagles’ shrewd application of analytics to everything from roster management to in-game strategy helped propel them to a 13-3 record and a berth in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots.
With the recent explosion of shows produced by Silicon Valley companies like Amazon and Netflix comes a fear that entertainment will increasingly be shaped by analysts crunching numbers rather than creatives following their artistic vision. But in fact, data-driven platforms are giving high-quality, innovative entertainment a place to shine.
Don’t fall prey to under or over-scheduling.
If you're struggling to master a complex topic, a new language, or anything else that seems to strain your brain, Michael Nielsen has a suggestion for you.
How many people on their deathbeds do you think are going to say, “I wish I’d spent more time on Facebook”? Keep asking yourself the same question, again and again and again: This is your life. How much of it do you want to spend on your phone?
Leaders want teams that work hard and persevere in the face of challenges. But it’s not enough to nurture grit among your employees. You also need to encourage grace – decency, respect, and generosity, all of which mark a person as someone with whom others want to cooperate.
Startup consulting is big among big businesses. Here’s a selection of the larger enterprises Eric Ries has helped as a coach or consultant.
A culture that disdained bad news contributed to overoptimistic forecasts and botched strategies
When Amazon unveiled Alexa three and a half years ago, it was roundly jeered. Now, against all expectations, even though she’s sometimes unpredictable and unpolished, Alexa is here to stay. And that may be underplaying it; people in tech have recently begun to talk about Alexa as being more than just part of a hit gadget.
We often hear that nice guys finish last, or at least that it takes a degree of ruthlessness to make it in corporate America. But a new analysis of the data shows that it might actually be the nice bosses who propel their companies to the greatest heights.
We all want to be good public speakers. But for many of us, fear inevitably gets in the way. The good news is you don’t have to overcome your fear in order to be a great public speaker; it never goes away entirely. Instead, the goal is to have less fear.
What people choose to eat doesn’t just affect their waistlines, but maybe also the way they think and feel, according to a growing body of research.
Any team leader knows that it’s what happens between project meetings that makes or breaks a project. And yet it’s often challenging to keep a team motivated and focused on getting agreed upon tasks done. Ideally you’ve checked that everyone is aligned and agreed on next steps but assigning tasks and deadlines is usually not enough.
When it comes time for your annual review or you want to ask for a raise, you likely know that you’ll need to back up your request for more money or a better title with examples of your good work. Here are ways to keep track.
Too often, meetings are filled with miscommunication, cross-talk, and conflict. But by improving your listening skills, you can make these meetings more effective.
It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is harder. One ensures safety, the other is just a random fact.
Team dynamics can make or break a meeting. Have you ever been in a meeting where people interrupt each other, introduce new ideas when they should be building on the conversation, and repeat someone else’s point just to be heard? These communication issues waste time and energy, and usually lead to more meetings to correct misunderstandings, reiterate decisions, or soothe hurt feelings and interoffice tensions.
From wrangling words to shooting photos, these productivity powerhouses will help you get more done in less time.
We’ve all been stuck in a bad meeting. You arrive on time only to have the meeting start 10 minutes late. The agenda? Unclear. The person in charge? Also. Some people start to offer ideas, others shoot them down. Nothing is really decided and the meeting wraps up, as you silently lament the lost hour. There is a better way. These tips and strategies can work for anyone, regardless of title.
We all know there’s a price to pay for a making bad first impression: A limp handshake conveys low confidence; a wrinkled suit makes you seem lazy; oversharing comes across as emotional instability. But do you ever think about the first impression your meetings make?
Who hasn’t struggled to stay awake through a three-hour meeting, or left a department-wide pow-wow wondering what the point was?
If you want your team to be effective, you need meeting ground rules — and you need agreement about how to use them.
Article by Neal Hartman, a senior lecturer in managerial communication at MIT Sloan School of Management.
In his new book, “Principles,” the investing legend shares his management philosophy, which is guided by the principle of radical transparency.
The power of the record labels and the resultant linkage of Spotify’s marginal costs to its overall revenue certainly makes Spotify a unique case compared to most zero marginal cost venture-backed companies.
Starting with a flower shop on the Upper East Side of Manhattan 41 years ago, Jim McCann, 66, built a publicly traded flower and gift franchiser with revenue of $1.2 billion. His strategy: pounce on new ways to market his products.
Launched in 2001, BMW Films’ “The Hire” was a series of eight groundbreaking online short films "that helped define branded entertainment." Each film was a unique story, with David Fincher and Ridley and Tony Scott acting as executive producers. Available only online and released four years before the invention of YouTube, the films were critically-acclaimed and fifteen years later still have a cult following.
You don’t need to choose one or the other. By implementing these tactics, you can learn to work smarter as you see your creativity flourish.
When Russia manipulates elections via Facebook, or ISIS recruits followers on Twitter, or racist landlords deny rentals to blacks and then offer them to whites through Airbnb, commentators and companies describe these activities as “manipulation” or “abuse” of today’s ubiquitous websites and apps. But it’s not. It’s simply using those platforms as designed.
Ray Dalio, author of Principles: Life and Work and founder and co-chairman of Bridgewater Associates, on how he broke into the financial industry, overcame early life challenges, his key principles that led to the success of his firm, how he builds strong teams through radical transparency, why he created baseball cards for employees and his best advice.
Alibaba, one of China’s most successful companies, is investing huge sums in AI research and resources— and it is building tools to challenge Google and Amazon.
Remaining physically active as we grow older could help to keep our muscles and immune systems robust, according to two inspiring new studies of older recreational cyclists.
Tech companies are rushing to infuse everything with artificial intelligence, driven by big leaps in the power of machine learning software. But the deep-neural-network software fueling the excitement has a troubling weakness: Making subtle changes to images, text, or audio can fool these systems into perceiving things that aren’t there.
How to keep your brain alert, creative, and rational for decades to come.
These days, if you’re going to successfully market goods or services to digitally savvy consumers, you better be skilled at using the latest technologies and hippest channels to forge meaningful messages that delight and inspire. Dennis Maloney, Domino's digital chief, and the 19 other pivotal players profiled in the article fulfill the promise of fusing tech innovation with marketing smarts to drive interest and sales.
The most creative teams at Herman Miller warm up in the morning by playing around with the tools of their craft.
Neil Pasricha’s solution for increasing creative output by flagging days on your calendar when you would be completely unreachable by the rest of the world.
How the most persuasive people make a great argument even more convincing.
A how-to guide for New York Times subscribers that shows what every worker can do to help workplaces be places we want to work.
Designer Ayse Birsel explains why fiddling around with a bunch of pens and paperclips for 10 minutes each morning can get your creative juices flowing.
Millennials are looking for stability and a company where they can thrive
We are living in an era of technology obsession and smartphone addiction. I hear it all the time: “I can’t go anywhere without my phone” or “I feel anxious when I’m not able to check email” or “If I’m not on my social feeds, I feel like I’m missing out.”
Early this year in the sun-streaked offices of Spring, a handsomely capitalized shopping start-up in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, Octavian Costache, the company’s chief technology officer and one of its founders, claimed a spot near the bright new kitchen to make a speech at a weekly all-hands meeting.
Questus and Wyndham win the Gold Medal in the Shorty’s Social Good Awards for Super 8’s Human Hug Project
Questus welcomes Amazon to the family, helping launch the Delivery Service Partner business with a multi-channel digital campaign.
Questus welcomes Samsung to the family, working on a strategic planning assignment for one of the world’s most influential electronics companies.
Nineteen years ago, we arrived in Jordan’s apartment in San Francisco with a “borrowed” laptop, two desks, one chair, and enough work to get us through the next three months.
The Ivy League tour continues as Questus Founding Partner guest lectures at Yale University, presenting findings from Friction and implications for how passion brands are truly built.
Questus welcomes Fannie Mae to the family, working on a series of strategic digital assignments.
Questus and Wyndham were a finalist for a Webby for Super 8’s Human Hug Project, which celebrated veterans fighting PTSD with hugs.
Friction Author Jeff Rosenblum joins host Jay Shetty for this weeks installment of Nasdaq Speed Read. Jeff discusses the effects of Friction on the finance community. For them, the bottom line is the bottom line.
Companies need to focus on becoming “passion brands” instead of just flooding consumers with advertisements, co-author Jeff Rosenblum told Glenn Thursday on radio. The latest generation of consumers is comfortable with social media and loves to interact, so they are the best advocates for the brands they like.
This slick volume by digital ad agency execs uses elegant typefaces to dress up a serious critique of modern marketing: Most ads don’t work, and brands must adapt.
The Ivy League tour continues as Questus Founding Partner is a guest on the Columbia Sports Management podcast.
Questus Founding Partners -- despite the fact that they barely graduated -- featured in their alma mater’s magazine in a article about best friends becoming business partners.
Broadcasted from the New York Stock Exchange, Jeff Rosenblum defines passion brands on Cheddar TV. "A Passion Brand is a brand people love at an almost irrational level. It's the brand that gets tattooed on customers' arms. It's the brand that charges exorbitant prices, yet produces unwavering loyalty. They do this by helping their customers fulfill their dreams and aspirations."
According to Jeff Rosenblum, author of Friction: Passion Brands in the Age of Disruption, the brands that inspire love at an almost irrational level outperform the competition as much as 8 to 1 over a 10-year period.
Bloomberg Markets: Rosenblum on What Makes a Passion Brand. Jeff Rosenblum Founder Questus Discusses his book "Friction: Passion Brands in the Age of Disruption."
Questus presents the Super 8 Human Hug Project in a keynote to marketing executives at the annual Videonomics Summit.
The Ivy League tour continues as Questus Founding Partner guest lectures at Cornell University.
Questus Founding Partner guest lectures at NYU, focusing on lessons for building passion brands in the age of disruption.
Questus Founding Partner shares secrets for making passionate connections with customers on the EntreLeadership podcast.
Tune in to livestream IVY Co-Founder & CEO Beri Meric sitting down with Jeff Rosenblum, Author and Marketing Expert, about his new book, 'Friction.'
A Closer Look at The Groundbreaking Strategy Behind The World's Passion Brands.
Jeff Rosenblum, author of Friction, argues that brands don’t simply need clever messages or new, shiny technologies. They need a fundamental change in strategy.