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An anecdote emphasizing that organizational design comprised a great portion of Steve Jobs' demonstrated skill set. (organizing Apple by function rather than product- either starting or helping start this corp. paradigm shift)

'For one, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is getting groups from across the company to collaborate on HoloLens projects rather than working in fiefdoms. He's also introducing the computing platform early to companies from a variety of industries to develop specialized applications that could be ready at the outset.'


With the upcoming headset, the company hopes to avoid the small thinking and corporate infighting that ultimately doomed its predecessor.
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amazing to see a non-profit foundation taking the lead in browsing technology, over an industry and market-leading private company such as Google or others....

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/firefox-interest-dashboard/
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neymar, cristiano... meet digital-video effects
How three World Cup stars do what they do best.
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"you can't get to a good place in a bad way." - Navajo saying (?)

+ my friend Ebenezer, in Garden Cities of To-morrow
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Celebrities continue to get involved with technology, fueling the movement toward demand-side [lifestyle] innovation.
Apple's iTunes will face a new rival on Tuesday with the debut of GhostTunes, musician Garth Brooks' new digital music download store.
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you kid me.... d3 does quadtrees?!  "d3.geom.quadtree"

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mbostock's block #4343214 December 20, 2012. Quadtree. Open in a new window. mbostock's block #4343214 December 20, 2012.
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'In the "Leisure/Volunteer Activities" section of her résumé, Ms. Newman noted that she has managed guilds of as many as 500 people and organized large-scale raids of 25 to 40 players to complete tasks for several hours four to five days a week. These tasks, she said, "directly apply to the kind of job I hold."

Ms. Newman, 43 years old, said she knew some people wouldn't be familiar with the game, but she wanted to highlight how her experience leading volunteers online showed her abilities as an effective communicator and manager in the workplace.'

I get continually surprised at how much faster technological times progress, than I imagine they will.

#gamification  
A handful of job seekers are listing achievements in videogames such as the role-playing platform 'World of Warcraft' on their résumés or LinkedIn profiles, betting that virtual-world accomplishments will impress hiring managers in real life.
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A perspective of cultural personalities creating clothing, and their challenges with 'large scale'-only markets


Supreme's former creative director, Brendon Babenzian, has opened up his own clothing store called Noah that is centered around the idea that the shit you wear might not be crucial and, at worst, might distract from what really matters.
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"America is in the beginning phases of a revolution. No longer are we looking for mass-produced foods. We are looking towards a healthier lifestyle."

More demand-side leading - celebrities again showing initiative. 
Chipotle and Shake Shack are big hits, but critics say the fast-casual boom misses on health. The Little Beet's Franklin Becker plans to change that.
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Another article, from a few months ago – the author was down on IBM – mentioned how Apple had only two people on their IBM desk.

Rule of thumb: the stronger the position a party takes on any given issue, the less one should trust it.

http://mobile.blogs.wsj.com/cio/2014/12/10/first-apps-from-apple-ibm-partnership-hint-at-cio-rethink-on-mobile/


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Big-box retailers- the next dinosaurs in an era of renovation.

If Amazon wasn't enough, the "premium" market will cramp big box retail, ironically by winning on COST.

Historically, Walmart decimated small retailers by consolidating and reducing prices. Then enter Amazon, which applied the same principles to the Walmart market.

Finally, we have the rise of specialty stores, which do 'Walmart' better - consolidate products around markets of interest, rather than bringing all of Walmart's offerings to everyone.

--> This reduces the distances customers have to travel to find products of their preference; this also speeds retrieval times in-store, and improves the opportunities for unplanned or discretionary sales.

examples: REI, your walkable neighborhood grocer or winestore, ...etc.

The security and informational advantages to-come offered by Apple Pay will allow marginal sellers to thrive with boosts coming from areas that typically challenge them: discovery and security/transparency [and by implication: confidence].

EDIT: PSFK on the future of RETAIL- http://slidesha.re/1uigUu7
Now that iOS 8.1 is out, Apple Pay is ready to be accepted at over 220,000 stores across the country using your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. But which businesses will actually accept Apple Pay? Here's your always-up-to-date list. Firstly, since the new iPhone 6 models have NFC-technology built in, pretty much any shop that has a functioning contactless reader (and employees who know how it works) will accept Apple Pay, just like they will Google Wallet an...
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http://www.businessinsider.com/the-truth-behind-shoplifting-at-wal-mart-2015-6

The inefficiencies of morality/humanism agnostics...

Such specialty stores like REI focus on these ideals above- they even let customers return items after one has used them.

I bet the theft rate at REI is practically nonexistent.
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World.Mic: "Let's say that again so it sinks in: The world's animal population decreased by 52% in 40 years. That's horrifying."
They might only have a few decades left.
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Education
  • University of Baltimore
    2010 - present
  • Emory University
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Product / Interaction Designer
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Development of functionality and tactics for product design
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  • (consultant)
    present
  • HyTechPro
    Design Consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • Northrop Grumman
    Interface Design / Usability, 2011 - 2011
  • Rokkan
    Intern, 2010
  • Vim Interactive
    Product Design Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • PHH Arval
    Interaction Design Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • Andromeda Systems Incorporated
    UX Designer, 2014 - 2014
  • Wunderman - DC
    UX Designer, 2013 - 2013
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Baltimore, MD - Atlanta, GA - New York, NY - Boulder, CO
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