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People who can’t communicate with each other get stuck making complicated ‘stuff’ to make up for it. Frustration turns into PowerPoints, complicated charts, and lots of meetings. Stuff which requires layers upon layers of management to keep organized. Stuff that weighs companies down. Stuff that creates no direct value to their customers. This is why there are so many lame products in the world. There’s not a wireframe or chart or design method that is going to save you if you can’t look your team members in the eye.

ZURB – How Design Teamwork Crushes Bureaucracy (via soxiam)

…and, as if to support my previous point about project management software, I scroll down my Tumblr Dashboard to find this! Pretty much the same point I was trying to make about project management methodology as a substitute for effective communication and teamwork.

(via buzz)

picsauce:

BEST TINT

picsauce:

BEST TINT

unhappyhipsters:

The main problem with their houseboat on the Gowanus Canal was weight distribution.
(Dwell)

unhappyhipsters:

The main problem with their houseboat on the Gowanus Canal was weight distribution.

(Dwell)

washingtonpostinnovations:

Recently, Michael Williamson began his journey photocasting the recession across America on Recession Road. While Williamson was busy gearing up with his latest tools of the trade (a smart phone and Intersect), we were developing a game plan for how Washington Post users would…

wearethe99percent:

We are the 99%. What about our future?

wearethe99percent:

We are the 99%. What about our future?

utnereader:

How many times have you ordered an entrée at a restaurant only to leave a pile of food on your plate, dump the remains into a doggie bag, or stagger out the door with your pants unbuttoned? The new program Halfsies hopes to cut portion sizes for a good cause.
Halfsies wants to break our toxic food attitudes with a wonderfully simple initiative. When at a participating restaurant, choose a menu item with the Halfsies icon next to it and receive a half-portion. You’ll combat food waste as well as eat a healthier amount. You’ll also fight hunger: You pay full price for the plate, and the resulting proceeds are distributed to local nonprofit partners (60 percent), global hunger organizations (30 percent), and back into the Halfsies budget (10 percent).
Keep reading …

utnereader:

How many times have you ordered an entrée at a restaurant only to leave a pile of food on your plate, dump the remains into a doggie bag, or stagger out the door with your pants unbuttoned? The new program Halfsies hopes to cut portion sizes for a good cause.

Halfsies wants to break our toxic food attitudes with a wonderfully simple initiative. When at a participating restaurant, choose a menu item with the Halfsies icon next to it and receive a half-portion. You’ll combat food waste as well as eat a healthier amount. You’ll also fight hunger: You pay full price for the plate, and the resulting proceeds are distributed to local nonprofit partners (60 percent), global hunger organizations (30 percent), and back into the Halfsies budget (10 percent).

Keep reading …

theheritagefoundation:

Interesting. And here’s the truth about Warren Buffett’s tax hike pleas.

conservativebrew:

From article:

Warren Buffet’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, served as a stage prop for President Obama’s State of the Union speech. She was the President’s chief display of the alleged unfairness of our tax system – a little person paying a higher tax rate than her billionaire boss…

…The IRS publishes detailed tax tables by income level. The latest results are for 2009. They show that taxpayers earning an adjusted gross income between $100,000 and $200,000 pay an average rate of twelve percent. This is below Buffet’s rate; so she must earn more than that. Taxpayers earning adjusted gross incomes of $200,000 to $500,000, pay an average tax rate of nineteen percent. Therefore Buffet must pay Debbie Bosanke a salary above two hundred thousand.

We must wait for further details to learn how much more than $200,000 she earns. The tax tables tell us about average ranges. For all we know she earns closer to a half million each year, but that is pure speculation…

On another interesting note, Ms. Bosanke just purchased a second home. Such an unfair tax burden, no?