patriciahandschiegel

patriciahandschiegel:

A friend had asked the other day what I thought would be next for sites like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Social networks are hardly new or novel on the internet’s infrastructure. In fact, the application is one of the first created on the platform dating over a decade ago if not earlier….

luxuryaccommodations

luxuryaccommodations:

Trappers Cabin - Beaver Creek, CO, USA

A truly enchanting mountain getaway in the fashionable Beaver Creek, Colorado, Trappers Cabin offers the ultimate in alpine lodging coupled with unparalleled ski-in/ski-out convenience. Housing up to 10 guests, this lovely log cabin has its own modern equipped kitchen, elegant living areas and four en-suite bedrooms, all stylishly designed and fitted with rich wood furnishings, large windows and sophisticated Ralph Lauren-style accents. Other top features include private chef, outdoor Jacuzzi, game room and concierge service.

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Metropol Palace - Belgrade, Serbia

A grandiose Belgrade hotel with an amazing history, Metropol Palace exudes luxury and elegance from the moment you step into its wide, lavishly decorated lobby. In addition to its exceptional a la carte restaurant supervised by Chef Christoforos Peskias and often regarded as the best kitchen in town, the hotel boasts 199 luxurious rooms and 40 exquisitely designed suites with beautiful park views. The interior design is extremely elegant with large windows, stylish furniture and a full spectrum of features for the comfort of both business and leisure guests. The hotel re-opened in 2012 after extensive refurbishment and is now a proud member of Starwood Luxury Collection brand.

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creativemornings

creativemornings:

As part of our Backwards theme month this May, Ward Andrews of Draw Backwards spoke at our Phoenix chapter.Ward couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for the month’s theme. Aside from founding a company with ‘backwards’ in the title, Ward thinks backwards—a concept that permeates his work and the ethos of his business.


Starting from the end, as any good backwards talk should, Ward speaks on why working backwards is the best. Here are a few of his reasons:

The end is often an opportunity for us to present other ideas, new ideas. Designing the end is an important part of the process—as it dictates what happens next and what feeling your audience leaves with.

Have you ever solved a maze by beginning at the end? It tends to make things bit easier. Backwards is just a different way to solve a problem, look at it from a different angle.

Worst first. The art of the brainstorm session isn’t in the amount of people in the room, but the facilitation. Ward has everyone in the room start by contributing their worst idea, versus the best. This allowed for better ideas to emerge without the pressure of being the worst.

Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them. It’s more powerful than sitting back and letting the ideas envelop you. You get more self-worth and happiness from doing and showing.

If it looks too hard, look again. While it might seem instinctive to run from what scares you, oftentimes it is an opportunity to do something great.

Watch his talk. →