How One Man Used His Unique Gift to Save Over 2 Million Babies

James Harrison has saved more than 2 million newborn Australian babies with nothing but his arms. His amazing gift comes from the rare antibodies he has coursing through his veins. The antibodies flowing through Harrison have the power to protect newborns from Rhesus disease — a potentially fatal condition — which can arise when a...


These Creative Maps Remind Us That Neighborhoods Are Alive

When you are asked to draw up a map of your neighborhood, it’s likely that the first thing you’ll illustrate are its roads, buildings, and key establishments. But to artist Denis Wood, mapping his neighborhood isn’t limited to geography. In 1975, Denis began creating an atlas of his neighborhood – Boylan Heights in Raleigh, Nort...


Rockefeller’s Unconventional Approach to Getting Rid of Waste

Can the richest man in America also be one of the least wasteful? Everyone knows John D. Rockefeller as the oil tycoon and philanthropist. But what most people don’t know is that he attributes a huge part of his success to his aversion to wastefulness. Image Credit This was a virtue that his mother drilled...


The Astonishing “Lost and Found” Culture of Japan

If you lost an umbrella, what would you do? Perhaps it’s now in a garbage bin or in the hands of a lucky stranger. Whatever the truth, many people assume that they would never get that umbrella back. Unless, of course, you lost it in Tokyo. Image Credit: In this busy city is the Tokyo...


Can You Quit Your Greatest Work?

How do you decide if it’s time to move on and take a risk? After 14 years of drawing his daily autobiographical comic strip, cartoonist James Kochalka decided to stop. This comic strip, “American Elf”, chronicled daily snippets of James’ life. He drew them diligently each day for 14 years, skipping only one day around...


What Happens When a Country Abolishes its Army?

It’s hard enough to make drastic decisions for yourself, but it’s even harder when you have to make choices on behalf of a collective. That’s the struggle of entrepreneurs each day, especially when their business is just starting out. What if you had to change your marketing strategy? What if you had to suddenly cut...


Cycling To Work – How Tech Entrepreneurs In 3 Different Countries Get On Their Bike

When people think about tech hubs, the first things that come to mind are the companies that have set up shop in the area, the regular events hosted there, and how the growing presence of the tech industry has affected the community’s landscape. But the daily activity that has the most impact on a person’s...


How Digital Agencies Around the World Manage Their Projects

It doesn’t matter where you are, running a web agency has its challenges. You have to get your name out there, conduct needs analysis for clients, provide customer support, check that your entire team is working well, and make sure that you keep these balls in the air all at the same time. With a...


The Fascinating Story of Two “Xooglers” Who Built Their Own Winning Startups

Google is well-known for hiring top talent who can get things done. To get a job at Google, you need to be “great at lots of things, love big challenges and welcome big changes.” The company is also known for cultivating innovation in employees by letting them spend 20% of their work hours on self-directed...


3 Simple Psychological Tricks to Improve Team Performance

It doesn’t matter how skilled your team is, there are always one or two people who might not be performing as well as you hoped. It’s easy to put the blame on the person’s laziness, attitude, or lack of team spirit, but the truth is often not that simple. The working environment, the group dynamics,...