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    The relevant question is not how much a CEO contributes to the company. That is not how economics works. After all, how much does the firefighter contribute who rescues three kids from a burning house? We don’t pay our hero firefighters multimillion dollar salaries. We pay firefighters on the basis of how much it costs to hire another firefighter who can also do the job.

    The question is how much does the CEO contribute compared with the next person in line for the job? Given the experience of large corporations in other countries, there is every reason to believe that there are lots of next people who could do the job as well or better and for much less.

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    Opinion: Time to rein in grossly overpaid CEOs: Company directors need to be held more accountable (via aljazeeraamerica)
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  2. futurist-foresight:

Recycling to supply your 3D Printer with this novel machine.
designersofthings:

Turning Trash Into Treasure with 3D Printing
A Seattle entrepreneur wants to take recycling to a whole new level. Working together with a local inventor, she has developed a machine that turns plastic bottles into 3D printing filament allowing makers to literally turn their trash into newly created treasures. 
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    futurist-foresight:

    Recycling to supply your 3D Printer with this novel machine.

    designersofthings:

    Turning Trash Into Treasure with 3D Printing

    A Seattle entrepreneur wants to take recycling to a whole new level. Working together with a local inventor, she has developed a machine that turns plastic bottles into 3D printing filament allowing makers to literally turn their trash into newly created treasures. 

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    (Source: kickstarter.com)

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  3. thisistheverge:

Lytro changed photography — now can it get anyone to care? An exclusive look at the company’s new Illum camera

    thisistheverge:

    Lytro changed photography — now can it get anyone to care?
    An exclusive look at the company’s new Illum camera

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  4. How A Giant Mall Parking Lot Turned Into A Park And A Walkable Community
  5. "Too many founders have sacrificed the WHY in the process of speeding up the WHAT and HOW."

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  7. fastcodesign:

Need a simple tool to create a fantastic data visualization? Here are 30.

There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data. Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer’s repertoire. They’re not just powerful; they’re easy to use. In fact, most of these tools feature simple, point-and-click interfaces, and don’t require that you possess any particular coding knowledge or invest in any significant training. Let the software do the hard work for you. Your client will never know.

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    fastcodesign:

    Need a simple tool to create a fantastic data visualization? Here are 30.

    There have never been more technologies available to collect, examine, and render data. Here are 30 different notable pieces of data visualization software good for any designer’s repertoire. They’re not just powerful; they’re easy to use. In fact, most of these tools feature simple, point-and-click interfaces, and don’t require that you possess any particular coding knowledge or invest in any significant training. Let the software do the hard work for you. Your client will never know.

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  8. Transformation: Brief Exploration Of Two Radically Distinct Customer Experience Paradigms

    serve4impact:

    See on Scoop.it - Designing design thinking driven operations

    What Is The Context For This Conversation?

    I am following the lead taken by Dawna MacLean in her recent post on encouraging businesses to become more human. It occurs to me she is a brave lady worthy of admiration and respect….

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  9. futurist-foresight:

A graphic look at the aging of the US population.
shortformblog:

pewresearch:

As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”
See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here. 

Anyone else find it intriguing that there will be more people over the age of 85 in 2060 than there will be people in their late 70s?

    futurist-foresight:

    A graphic look at the aging of the US population.

    shortformblog:

    pewresearch:

    As Business Insider put it, “Watch America age 110 years in one gif.”

    See more on the demographic transformation of The Next America here

    Anyone else find it intriguing that there will be more people over the age of 85 in 2060 than there will be people in their late 70s?

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  11. Off-grid living: the emergence of a disconnected lifestyle - we are talking about electricity here...
    A key piece of the jigsaw came in another statement last month: Tesla Motors are now committing to a huge increase in battery production, bringing down the cost of energy storage capacity by over 50%. The power grid is like a giant battery and up to £500 per year of our energy bills is paying for the maintenance of that battery. Morgan Stanley calculates that Tesla’s batteries will only cost an off-grid household £350 per year, rendering the Utility company business model obsolete. “Our analysis suggests utility customers may be positioned to eliminate their use of the power grid,” says the Morgan Stanley report, Clean Tech, Utilities and Autos. “We expect Tesla’s batteries to be cost competitive with the grid in many states, and think investors generally do not appreciate the potential size of the market.”

    (Source: futuramb, via emergentfutures)

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