Find of the Day: 27 August 2016

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most valuable company on the planet.

But did Jobs actually did change the world? Sure, he was successful, but would the world have been so different with a PC and no Macintosh? Android and no iPhone? Dreamworks and no Pixar? Something less, maybe. Still, it’s be hard to argue that things would be profoundly different.

That’s not to diminish Jobs’ accomplishments, but they do seem to be more on the order of Starbucks’ Howard Schultz or Nike’s Phil Knight than they are of Einstein, Pasteur or even Edison. The truth is that what has passed for innovation over the last 20 or 30 years has been more focused on disrupting markets than changing the world.

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Lysergic acid diethylamide, colloquially known as LSD or acid, has been the catalyst behind an endless number of creative ventures, and the vivid colors and patterns, exotic ideas, and fresh modes of consciousness associated with the LSD experience have become common knowledge. But the mechanism behind acid trips is perhaps less understood.

In a recent study published in Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, David Nutt, professor of neuropsychopharmacology at London’s Imperial College, led a team of researchers from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany to explore the relationship between LSD and language. The study’s findings provide evidence as to why acid and other psychedelic substances can enhance creativity and psychotherapy.

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The comprehensive list of online typography tools will help you to establish a beautiful and user friendly type design for websites. A good typography is something lively for all websites as they are the communication medium.

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Even if you don’t think you’re the “creative type,” don’t assume you can ignore this skillset, or that you can’t become creative too.

60% of CEOs polled by IBM agreed that creativity was the most important skill to possess in a leadership role, because can help us solve problems and respond to challenges.

The seeds of creativity live in everyone, but our daily habits can either nurture or constrain them. Here are 7 daily habits that will ignite your imagination and encourage your mind to think outside the box.

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The rule of three, or “omne trium perfectum” as it was first written in Latin, supposes that everything that comes in threes is perfect. As to whether it’s an old wives tale or a rule to bank on you’ll have to be your own judge – but when it comes to this devilishly delicious, race-inspired MV Agusta Brutale RR – also known as the ‘AgoTT’ – the threes just keep piling up. Built at The Deus Emporium of Postmodern Activities in Venice, California by design director Michael “Woolie” Woolaway, the build was commissioned by MV Agusta as a homage to the marque’s rich racing heritage to really capture the spirit of Tourist Trophy racing of the 60’s and 70’s. So from a man who’s built bikes for Orlando Bloom, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, comes a bike in honour of the greatest motorcycle racer of all time, Giacomo Agostini. As you can see, the number three represents more than just the triple cylinder engine that powers this red-hot ride. Much more.

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We’re into the final third of 2016 and new trends have appeared in content: video content is bigger than ever and animated GIFS populate every other article. Infographics continue to be one of the most popular forms of visual content for marketers, but they are evolving as creatives look for new and exciting ways to approach the medium. Infographics are more complex, more aesthetically pleasing, and more innovative than ever.

The link has 6 of the top infographic design trends of 2016 so far.
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