Why social design is a north star for entrepreneurs

Why this $600 million business isn't about money.

  • Problem solving doesn't have to involve numbers. Sometimes it just involves connecting dots between markets, and simple experiments based on data.
  • These tweaks can make huge differences in people's lives. And anyone can do it, as social design can life entire communities.
  • People who participate in social design learn how to apply it in the future, making social design a learnable and transferable skill.
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This amazing map of Lake Michigan was made entirely by typewriter

As this typewritten map shows, constraints can be freeing.

Major Rivers Draining into Lake Michigan, by Daniel P. Huffman
  • An old Royal Safari II typewriter was used to make this effective and attractive map.
  • Although they're relatively easy to make, typewriter maps are rare.
  • The mapmaker has received numerous commissions; will typewritten maps be the cartographic hype of 2019?
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Flops, brought to you by A.I.

"To err" is to be robotic — apparently.


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  • About 3.1 million individuals could lose their job to self-driving cars.
  • A.I. is not a monolith. It makes a lot of mistakes.
  • To better understand how to navigate our economic future, we should pay attention to these mistakes.
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Minimalism is killing us: Re-awaken your senses, bring back joy

Minimalism, thought to be a solution to our overstimulated lives, is actually dulling our senses.

  • The feeling of joy has become associated with immaturity, resulting in a culture of drabness.
  • Minimalism is now the dominant aesthetic of nearly every artistic medium.
  • There is an antidote to the deadening of our senses brought on by cultural minimalism.

The weirdest, most successful cryptocurrency projects so far

In the world of crypto, the more outlandish the idea, the more potentially disruptive.

senior businessman brainstorming, drawing formulas on window pane

In many industries, the more outlandish ideas end up in the trash but in the world of crypto, breaking away from mainstream ideas and conventions is welcomed.

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