It seems beyond debate: Technology is going to replace jobs, or, more precisely, the people holding those jobs. Few industries, if any, will be untouched. Knowledge workers will not escape. Recently, the CEO of Deutsche Bank predicted that half of its 97,000 employees could be replaced by robots. One survey revealed that “39% of jobs in the legal sector could be automated in the next 10 years. Separate research has concluded that accountants have a 95%

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Originally published on qz.com. We are fathoms deep in the era of automation. When was the last time you stepped inside a bank, bought a ticket from a human, or browsed through bins of music? The everyday tasks that once filled our days are increasingly performed and delivered almost instantaneously by machines. If we are to keep pace with the rapid evolution of the workplace, our skills must adapt. But while this may be cause

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I’ve always been inspired by the 10 principles for good design by Dieter Rams. He asked himself this very simple question: “Is my design good design?” The answer he formed became the basis for his celebrated 10 principles… GOOD DESIGN: is innovative – The possibilities for progression are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for original designs. But imaginative design always develops in tandem with improving technology, and can never be

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Being a successful creative leader is all about authenticity, says Tanya Livesey, Leadership Coach and Global Head of Creative Talent at The Talent Business. Trying to be someone you’re not is asking for trouble. Success can be a double-edged sword for those in the creative industries. Great work brings accolades, status and promotions – it also brings visibility. Yet being in the limelight is not always a comfortable place for creatives because the introspective nature

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Women design leaders at Uber, Facebook, Adobe, Pinterest, and more share stories of workplace sexism–and offer strategies for moving forward.   The tech and design worlds need more balanced leadership. Seventy percent of graphic design students are women, yet only 11% of creative directors are women. In the tech industry, which is notorious for gender imbalance, design leaders are looking for ways to support the career growth of female designers and build inclusive teams. At

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I’ve been a fan of Clare and David for many many years. I was super excited when I heard that they were reviving an old mill (and a forgotten town) in Cardigan Bay (UK). This team is doing everything right. They have a great work philosophy for the company and the community. Aside from making amazingly well-crafted jeans, they also started a lecture/talk series – called “The Do Lectures.” Their goal is bring the DO-ers

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*This is in my top 10 article list. Written by Ivo Dias de Sousa: “Catching the Big Fish” is a brief and charming book about creativity from the point of view of David Lynch. It is full of “gems” about his creative process. Many of the “gems” can be appropriated by people who need to be creative even in a business environment. The reader probably knows some of David Lynch’s films (like “Wild at Heart”

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