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Zack Rosebrugh

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SCOTUS update

Metals.com scam

Amazon attrition

At the movies

Fashion forward

Reshaping society

Electric cars make their mark

2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

Record low unemployment

Americans locked up abroad

Canopy branches out

Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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Want More Innovative Solutions? Start With Empathy

Want More Innovative Solutions? Start With Empathy

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  • Connectivity, compassion, respect - all critical to creativity. Couldn’t agree more.

  • Empathy is integral to any discussion about innovation and creativity. However, empathy is often misunderstood. Empathy evolved in humans as a way of us learning from others' mistakes. Feeling empathy for someone - feeling their pain - isn't the same as understanding that pain nor does it guarantee taking

    Empathy is integral to any discussion about innovation and creativity. However, empathy is often misunderstood. Empathy evolved in humans as a way of us learning from others' mistakes. Feeling empathy for someone - feeling their pain - isn't the same as understanding that pain nor does it guarantee taking any action to reduce that pain.

    Which means that any creative solution process must also include specific structure to motivate people to go beyond empathy for empathy’s sake, so that solutions apply to more diverse groups than just the people working on them.

  • Want more innovation in your business? Start with a focus on people and an understanding of their needs and challenges. Empathy and compassion go hand in hand to support new ideas, open communication, creativity and innovation.

  • Empathy can be felt only through a direct hand experience. Now we experience a lot though the Internet, but we have to directly see, touch, smell, listen and taste things surrounding us to feel empathy, furthermore to be creative.

  • As a design thinker and leader, Empathy was my word of 2018. We saw a more global business move towards understanding their target audiences. This year my key word is Honesty. Not only for development of products, but also for your internal teams.

  • When I raised Empathy as being a key trait required to improve business in my previous position, my male boss didn’t understand what it meant. Further suggesting I was weak. It’s enlightening to see some cultures are more advanced.

  • just caring about people is that too much to ask for

  • I dont think a direct experience is the ONLY way to empathize. While you a stronger of appreciation if someone's struggle by living it or being there. Humans are amazing creatures that empathize with just by seeing their struggle and relating it to something similar in their lives.

  • No, start with art in the schools. Teach creativity, or at least don’t stifle it. Art teaches creativity, the bulwark of innovation. We stifle art education, an unfortunate circumstance when one wants people with the ability to innovate.

  • Community and being part of the whole ... I can see in this text/Snapchat world, where connection is becoming a lost art, the ability to be creative, to understand the impact of word and ideas on others ... is a dying art.

  • Understanding what people feel, need, crave and are missing is at the core of great design and business.

    And then innovating in ways that satisfy those needs creatively with new business models that deliver exceptional experiences with exceptional value at exceptional prices.

    Business is an exercise

    Understanding what people feel, need, crave and are missing is at the core of great design and business.

    And then innovating in ways that satisfy those needs creatively with new business models that deliver exceptional experiences with exceptional value at exceptional prices.

    Business is an exercise in the balance of selfishness and empathy. You have to balance taking care of others while taking care of yourself. You can’t just give everything away, and you can’t take everything away.

  • It is shocking that the headline continues to be necessary.

  • empathy is at the core of every good deed, every social impact project, seeing a problem, envisioning a solution, creating the solution, working tirelessly to see it through and taking pride in its impact. Every great brand today worthy of winning hearts and minds of consumers has empathy in its core

    empathy is at the core of every good deed, every social impact project, seeing a problem, envisioning a solution, creating the solution, working tirelessly to see it through and taking pride in its impact. Every great brand today worthy of winning hearts and minds of consumers has empathy in its core values whether stated or not, just be careful that empathy for one does not supersede the needs and suffering of others, unethically made products who make claims of their immense social impact while profiting from under paid staff and poor working conditions need to be vanquished, the needs of many still does not trump the needs of even one, empathy and positive impact must be inclusive of all the business or product or innovation touches to be successful and worthy of consumption.

  • True true

  • Couldn’t agree less, Empathy or focusing on other people gives you that extra energy or boost when you are stuck.

  • I completely agree. It is the basis of all relationships. Big reason for divorce nowadays is the lack of empathy.

  • amazing...

  • So very true