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Stanford University announced its new President this week. Marc Tessier-Lavigne is a "pioneering neuroscientist, former Stanford faculty member and outspoken advocate for higher education". More importantly, in keeping with Stanford's reputation as a crucible for entrepreneurial creativity, he has been executive vice president for research and chief scientific officer at Genentech, leading work on disease … Continue reading Four For Friday (37)

What next for design? — Jonathan Ive at the Design Museum

Jonathan Ive was the last guest in Design Museum's 25th anniversary series of talks. Waiting for my friend to arrive, I stood outside the museum celebrity-watching as leading British designers steadily streamed in. The Conrans, Paul Smith, Ron Arad, and I think I spotted Anya Hindmarch. Here are some quotes and insights from the evening. … Continue reading What next for design? — Jonathan Ive at the Design Museum

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This week's interesting reads leaning towards culture and the web: University of Bristol research finds that professionals do not realise their vulnerability online, that principles of professionalism apply to social networks, and that most do not understand privacy guidelines. Now there's a surprise! And on the subject of motivation and use of praise as a … Continue reading Four For Friday (18)