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What Managers Can Learn From Google

Google is the place where great managers are made Image Credit: methodshop .com As managers, where we work will probably play a big role in how we develop our manager skills. If we could all choose where we worked, I’m pretty sure that a lot of us would all agree that working for Google would probably be a good choice. Once upon a time Google was a small start-up company. Since then, they have grown and they now employ over 70,000 workers. It turns out that all those people needed leaders. ...
Tags: Google, Career, Failure, Careers, Success, Training, Leaders, Experience, Inspire, Manager, Silicon Valley, Words, Marissa Mayer, Big, Ben Silbermann, Inspiring


Voxel Sofa: Ultimate modular sofa system

World renowned architect Bjarke Ingels’ company BIG has developed the ultimate modular sofa system for Common Seating. Frame was thrilled to be asked to create a film that visualises the minimal elegance as well as the flexible, customisable nature of this furniture piece. The creative concept at the heart of the film derives from the voxel - a three dimensional pixel that represents a value in a three dimensional grid. The voxel forms the core idea behind the design of the so...
Tags: Advertising, Bjarke Ingels, Big, Voxel


UCLA Anderson school will honor Ice Cube

The UCLA Anderson School of Management announced Tuesday, Feb. 11 that it will honor rapper, actor and entrepreneur Ice Cube with the 2020 Game Changer Award, which recognizes influential business leaders in media, entertainment and sports. “Ice Cube is the living embodiment of innovation,” said Jay Tucker, executive director for the Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports at UCLA Anderson, which chooses the award recipient. “He launched his career as a teenager, tel...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jackson, Big, Ucla, Dre, Jerry Bruckheimer, Tucker, UCLA Anderson School of Management, UCLA Anderson, Paramount Ranch, San Fernando Valley LA, Jay Tucker


Traveling with Kids in NYC – The Tiny Traveller’s Guide to the Big Apple

As a mama raising 2 super active kids, I know how important it is to keep kids engaged when travelling. We want to keep them safe, so a big, urban city would be out of the question? For example, a city as big as New York? I can already hear mom’s all over the world shaking their heads but here’s the deal, New York is actually a super child-friendly city! According to my buddy Eric (a New Yorker like myself with two kids, so he knows the deal); Manhattan has become very safe in recent years. Also...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, New York, Broadway, Manhattan, Big, Central Park, Big Apple, Eric, Eric [email protected]


3XN unveils new, sustainable building for UNSW Sydney

Following a rigorous international competition, Danish architectural firm 3XN has won the bid to design the University of New South Wales’ (UNSW) new Multipurpose Building — a project that the architects say will have a “focus on resilience and environmental sustainability.” Proposed for the northeast gate (Gate 9) of the UNSW main Kensington campus in Sydney, the Multipurpose Building will serve as a vibrant campus gateway close to a soon-to-open light rail station. The building will emphasize ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Sydney, Green Building, Copenhagen, Kensington, Big, Green Design, Carousel Showcase, Sustainable Design, Natural Ventilation, Daylighting, School Architecture, Passive Design


BIG presents a sustainable living laboratory town in Japan for Toyota at CES

As part of CES 2020, Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled exciting designs for its first project in Japan — the Toyota Woven City, a sustainable “living laboratory” at the foothills of Mt. Fuji. Created in collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation, the project will be the world’s first urban incubator dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of mobility with a focus on sustainability, from renewable energies to shared mobility. The futuristic prototype town will also be notable for its inclusio...
Tags: Smart City, Japan, Design, Ces, Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Bjarke Ingels, Toyota, Solar Panels, Big, Carbon-neutral, Bjarke Ingels Group, Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mt Fuji


Private equity firms should be abolished

In his latest BIG newsletter, Matt Stoller (previously) relates the key moments in the history of private equity, from its roots in the notorious "leveraged buyouts" of the 1980s, and explains exactly how the PE con works: successful, productive business are acquired through debt financing, drained of their cash and assets, and then killed, leaving workers unemployed and with their pension funds looted, and with the business's creditors out in the cold. Private equity's story begins with Wi...
Tags: Post, Corruption, News, Elizabeth Warren, Raiders, America, Barclays, Treasury, Warren, Private Equity, Inequality, General Electric, Blackstone, Big, Bain Capital, Crooks




A fairytale-like school lab for math and sciences takes over a tiny London "turret"

Proving that inspiring design can be achieved in small spaces and on a budget, British architecture firm Hayhurst & Co recently transformed an existing two-story “turret” on top of a Queen Anne-style primary school in London into an award-winning learning space for children. Awarded with a RIBA Regional Award, the new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) Activity Lab is a welcome addition to the Torriano Primary School that provides flexible, hands-on learning opportunities f...
Tags: Design, London, Architecture, Schools, Big, Anne, Arlington, Camden Council, Kilian O Sullivan, Hayhurst Co, Hayhurst Co Photography, Torriano Primary School, Residence Jack Cornell


BIGs LEED Gold-seeking school in Arlington features a cascade of green terraces

After five years in the making, BIG has completed The Heights, a new public school building in Arlington, Virginia that not only offers a unique and energy-efficient take on school architecture, but also helps maximize density and open space. Located along the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor, The Heights combines two existing secondary schools into a new 180,000-square-foot building that opens like a fan with a cascade of green-roofed terraces to provide an indoor-outdoor learning landscape. An emphas...
Tags: School, Design, Virginia, Architecture, Urban Design, Nepal, Schools, Big, Brick, Natural Light, Green Roof, Leed Gold, School Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, Arlington, Atrium


Ski atop the worlds cleanest waste-to-energy plant in Copenhagen

Six years after breaking ground, CopenHill — a waste-to-energy plant topped with a year-round ski slope — is officially open, marking a major milestone in Copenhagen’s journey to becoming the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. Bjarke Ingels Group, SLA, AKT, Lüchinger+Meyer, MOE and Rambøll designed the new architectural landmark that they describe as the cleanest waste-to-energy plant in the world. The building includes an environmental education hub as well as a landscaped roof for urba...
Tags: Design, Hiking, Environment, Environmental Education, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Bjarke Ingels, Biodiversity, Copenhagen, Big, Sla, Carousel Showcase, Waste Disposal, Carbon-neutral, Green Roof


Designer Profile: Marc Sadler

Marc Sadler is a worldly designer. A French citizen born in Austria, Sadler established studios in Hong Kong, New York, Taiwan, and Venice before settling in Milan, where he is currently based. Sadler began his career by investigating plastics, designing a revolutionary ski boot. From there, Sadler worked on furniture and lighting, teaming up with internationally recognized brands such as Foscarini. Mite for Foscarini Sadler’s career has been punctuated by explorations into new materi...
Tags: Books, Milan, ISO, Austria, Venice, Big, Chair, Fiberglass, Kara, Sadler, Noa, Polycarbonate, Pedrali, Designer Profile, Isetta, Marc Sadler


MetalMatters: May 2019 - Back to the Basics and Prepare for Takeoff

Every month it is amazing to see how many excellent heavy albums are released, and how diverse their sounds are across the spectrum. Certain routes have already been paved, prepared for those that wish to follow them, but by no means are these finished. It is a very difficult act to try and improve an established genre, or even produce a different take on its core aesthetics, but few braves do attempt to do so. This month Bewitcher arrived with their finest work to date in Under the Witching C...
Tags: Feature, Music, Heavy Metal, Metal, Earth, Montreal, Big, Call Of The Void, Full Of Hell, Vale, Dylan Carlson, Spirit Adrift, Krypts, MARTYRDOD, Metalmatters, Bewitcher


'Death by Amazon': 20 once-thriving companies that find themselves in the e-commerce giant's crosshairs (AMZN)

A new "Death by Amazon" index released by the investment-research firm CFRA tracks the stocks its analysts believe could be short-seller targets given their vulnerabilities to competition from Amazon. The index is full of home goods and electronics retailers like Party City and Bed Bath & Beyond — some of which have seen their entire market value wiped out in recent years. Visit Markets Insider's homepage for more stories. Investors are familiar with the "Amazon effect" by now. The e-commerc...
Tags: Amazon, China, Trends, Walmart, Voice, Big, Dick, Gamestop, Alexa, Michael, Wsm, Kirk, CFRA, Kirkland, Party City, GME


5 BIG things to watch for this week in 2020

With 274 days until the Iowa caucuses and a record number of Democratic candidates, the 2020 election is already in full swing. Every Sunday, I will deliver to your inbox the 5 BIG storylines you need to know to understand the upcoming week on the campaign trail. And they're ranked -- so the No. 1 story is the most important of the coming week. Subscribe to The Point newsletter to get these rankings delivered straight to your inbox!
Tags: Cnn, Iowa, Big


Dramatic domino-effect facade wraps BIG-designed business school

Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled images of the stunning Business Innovation Hub at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Designed in collaboration with Goody Clancy Architects, the recently completed 70,000-square-foot extension and partial renovation of the Isenberg School of Management not only delivers a dramatic appearance with a falling dominoes-like facade, but also high sustainability standards. Clad in low-maintenance copper, the Isenberg School of Management Business Innovation Hub ...
Tags: Extension, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Schools, Bjarke Ingels, Big, Carousel Showcase, Bjarke Ingels Group, Courtyard, University of Massachusetts, LEED, Isenberg, Leed Silver, Goody Clancy, Isenberg School of Management


BIG unveils a sustainable floating city in response to rising sea levels

BIG and a coalition of partners have unveiled Oceanix City, a visionary proposal for the world’s first resilient and sustainable floating community for 10,000 people. Presented at the first UN high-level roundtable on Sustainable Floating Cities, the conceptual design was created as a potential solution to the perceived threat of climate change and rising sea levels. Conceived as a “modular maritime metropolis,” Oceanix City is engineered for self-sufficiency with features from net-zero energy ...
Tags: Design, Climate Change, Architecture, Gallery, United Nations, Un, Bjarke Ingels, Big, Carousel Showcase, Net-zero Energy, Floating Cities, Mixed-use, Rising Sea Levels, Modular Design, Bjarke Ingels Group, UN Habitat


Introducing UnPluggd Speaker: Sachin Bansal.

Sachin Bansal is coming over this UnPluggd, sharing the Flipkart story, sharing his journey as an entrepreneur – in the typical UnPluggd style. Expect candid conversation – straight from the heart. On building Flipkart. On giving hope to many entrepreneurs. On building a growth business – in spite of naysayers attempting to bring down the ambition. On being ambitious enough to think bigger than most. On building the mental model behind BIG decision making.. and much more! This is an AMA sessio...
Tags: Business, Big, Gojek, Ama, Sachin Bansal, Rahul, Vivek, Sachin, Ashish, UnPluggd, JP Nagar BangaloreAgenda, UnPluggd Conf: April 12 and 13th (BLR, Arvind Pani


Splendid Vintage Snaps Of Young Girls With Very Big Hair In The 1980s

The 1980s can be categorized as a decade of excess. The new generation of young people placed a heavy emphasis on individuality, materialism and consumerism, all of which was reflected in the popular fashions and hairstyles of the time. As usual, the music, television and, for the first time, computer industries played a prominent role in determining what styles and trends took off across the... Source
Tags: Fashion, Design, Style, Women, Hair, Female, Retro, Big, 1980s


The Morning Watch: Tom Hanks Becomes ‘Shazam’, ‘Inside Out’ Storyboard Comparison & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, see how Riley’s first day of school in Inside Out compares to the storyboards used to plan the scene. Plus, watch as Tom Hanks becomes Shazam! in a perfectly edited trailer mash-up with Big, and director JC ...
Tags: Movies, Tom Hanks, Netflix, The New York Times, Inside Out, Jc Chandor, Big, Shazam, Triple Frontier, Riley, Special Forces, Video Of The Day, Movie Trailer Mash-ups, The Morning Watch, Ben Affleck Riley


POTD: Downright Massive Paper Shotshells

The shotshells in the photo are early 20th century offerings from Remington. On the right edge of the photo is your standard 12 gauge. On the opposite edge is a monstrous 3 gauge shell. I can only imagine what was running through the mind of the unfortunate soul who loaded the gun with a bore […] Read More … The post POTD: Downright Massive Paper Shotshells appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Guns, Shotgun, Big, Ammo, Photo of the Day, Shotshell


Penny Marshall Played an Underachiever on TV. In Real Life She Was Anything But

In the olden days of TV, long before Netflix or binge-watching and certainly before DVRs, people used to tune in on certain days and times to watch the shows they liked: If you were a kid in the mid-1970s—maybe, particularly, a girl—one of those shows was likely to be Laverne & Shirley, the Happy Days…
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Big, Penny Marshall, Obit, A League of Their Own, Awakenings, Laverne & Shirley


Penny Marshall, Director of Big, Dies at Age 75

Penny Marshall, director of Big, A League of Their Own, and Awakenings, died today due to complications with diabetes. She was 75 years old.Read more...
Tags: Science, Rip, Obituary, Big, Penny Marshall, Awakenings


Penny Marshall, Director of ‘Big’ and Star of ‘Laverne and Shirley,’ Dead at 75

Penny Marshall, the star of the iconic 1970s and 1980s sitcom Laverne and Shirley and the director of beloved classic films like Big and A League of Their Own, has died at the age of 75. She leaves behind her a long and lasting legacy as one of the faces of ’70s television and as one of the most successful female directors in Hollywood history. The LA Times confirmed with a spokeswoman for Marshall’s family that Marshall died peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home due to complications from d...
Tags: Death, Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Milwaukee, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Shirley, Big, Penny Marshall, Marshall, Mary Tyler Moore, Golden Globe, Charlie, LA Times, Ronny


Coach Joey ft. Kash Doll – “Big”

Coach Joey brings more dopeness with Kash Doll for his new single “BIG”.. The single also features labelmate FMB DZ. Produced by DamJonBoi, Coach Joey keeps bringing Detroit’s hottest artists together on various tracks. Follow Coach Joey on Twitter: @CoachMeJoey
Tags: Jazz, Detroit, Big, Singles, Joey, Kash Doll, 4746 Global, Coach Joey, Fmb Dz, DamJonBoi


Coworking-inspired school gets kids to learn through interactive play

Created by BIG and WeWork, this open-plan school in NYC offers another model for education.
Tags: Design, News, NYC, WeWork, Big


Slander: Fiance Made Disparaging Comments About His Colleague/Related to My Business

My question involves defamation in the state of: Texas I have a start up business. One of the verticals I serve is healthcare. My fiance is a doctor. He introduced me to a higher up doctor in his hospital and tried to help me get business. The first couple of meetings started well, but my fiance kept calling it "our business". it's not. And my co-founder/developer/initial investor became very angry that he was stating this. It got under his skin so much, he claims that is the reason he p...
Tags: Texas, Law, Big, Defamation, Slander And Libel


BIGs dramatic hillside apartments officially open in Stockholm

Bjarke Ingels Group has announced the official opening of the long-awaited 79&Park, a residential development with a striking, stepped design. Located in Stockholm’s Gärdet district, the sculptural complex consists of 169 foliage-covered apartments constructed from prefabricated 3.6-meter by 3.6-meter modules that are arranged around an open courtyard. The cascading design was developed to optimize access to natural light as well as views toward the city and Gärdet’s parklands. Inaugurated on ...
Tags: Design, Sweden, Architecture, Gallery, Bjarke Ingels, Copenhagen, Big, Stockholm, Prefab, Modular Architecture, Bjarke Ingels Group, Prefab Housing, Oma, Cedar, White Oak, Cedar Cladding


BIG and WeWork design a nature-inspired school for kids in NYC

Creative co-working giant WeWork and acclaimed architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group have teamed up to reimagine education starting with the launch of WeGrow, a new school in the heart of New York City that encourages education through play. Designed for children between three and nine years of age, the light-filled learning landscape is a tactile environment filled with custom-made curved architecture and movable furnishings. The theme of nature runs throughout and can be seen everywhere from ...
Tags: School, Design, Education, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Chelsea, Schools, Manhattan, WeWork, Big, Vertical Garden, Bjarke Ingels Group, Felt, Dave Burk


Snuggle In With These 5 Fall Reading Picks

In 2018 I promised myself to read more. I made myself accountable by doing two things: 1) joining a book club that would encourage me to read books not of my choosing and broaden my horizons and, 2) keep a list of all the books I read so I could see the list grow. When the year started I had a goal of 12 books; one a month seemed attainable, maybe. Now I’m almost finished book 17! And so, my new goal for 2018 is 18 books and I’m absolutely going to do it, thanks in part to my friends at Simon an...
Tags: Gift Guide, England, Hollywood, London, Office, New York Times, Paris, Ellie Kemper, Costco, Frugality, Big, Lucy, Simon, Don, Creek, James Frey