If an advertiser drops a ball in the forest, does it make a sound? This conundrum seems to have been cleared up by a Japanese mobile phone manufacturer. In this automated extravaganza, a tiny wooden ball descends a wooden ramp. The result is an amazing rendition of Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. All this to promote a kidney-shaped […]

Eight years ago David Foster Wallace spoke to the Kenyon College graduating class about the value of education. Stunning in its simplicity and truth, it’s now my second favorite commencement speech next to this one by Steve Jobs. Nods to Duarte for posting.  

And now for a moment of shameless self-promotion.We just learned that our iPad app The Human Face of Big Data has been selected as one of five finalists for this year’s Webby Awards (out of 11,000 entries from 60 countries!). I had the pleasure of working with design rock star Diane Dempsey Murray on the […]

Reader Emily Stewart has created a series of short videos on topics ranging from How Millionaires Go Broke to Why Women Make Better Business Leaders. In this piece from Minute MBA, she cartoons her way through ninety seconds about how Apple innovates.