Product Design Demands Discomfort

Take a careful look at the infographic titled The AHA Moments above.  Ranging from age 19 to 47, these people  have revolutionised how we communicate (Steve Jobs/iPhone), how we re-energize (Dietrich Mateschitz/ RedBull) and even workout (Chip Wilson/Lululemon Yoga Pants). None of them set out to create a break between the old and new way…

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Virtual Reality: Untapped Opportunity

The Science Immersion + Interactivity = Tele-Presence. That is how the VR techies define Virtual Reality.  For us regular folks, here is a simpler definition: Virtual reality is  computer generated environment that allows the user to experience an alternate reality. This reality may or may not resemble ‘real life’.  The headset uses two small lenses…

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Meet the Millennial Asian: Over-educated + Under-employed

If you are a Millennial Asian, the newspapers think you are pretty pathetic. Looking at the numbers, you have earned more degrees than anyone else in your family,  are up to your neck in education debt, you are chronically under-employed and will stay so for the foreseeable future. Yes. Under-employed. Investopedia defines this phenomenon like…

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Time to ‘Woman Up’!

Two quotes from the interwebz – one message – it’s time to ‘Woman Up!’ Fun thought: could we build a lady tech mafia so strong the men will start to complain? — Danielle Morrill (@DanielleMorrill) March 15, 2016 “Profound change will be possible only if we build a grand female tradition that men are forced…

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“Phir ban gaya na, equal -equal” – Fair and Lovely takes a Jab at Fairness in Adulting expectations

You *must* have eye-rolled at this fairness cream ad by now. It depicts a father-daughter duo jogging in a park when the father pitches a potential suitor who has EVERYTHING a young girl could desire ‘a good job, his own house, well-settled’.  Since this is a fairness cream commercial, based in India but also shown…

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M.I.A.: Work Culture

First, read this tweet. If only there was the same zeal for working as there is for protesting. — Hassan Sheheryar (@HSYCOUTUREKING) February 3, 2016 When the Wiggle-Room Becomes the Bermuda Triangle  As social animals, us humans have an inherent sense of how compatible we are with others.  This compatibility does extend beyond the typical…

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Needed:Co-working Spaces in Lahore

What Lahore desperately needs is an affordable Co-working space which is open to all types of professional, techies and non-techies, entrepreneurs, freelancers, cottage-industry workers, bakers and yes, even musicians.

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Women in Positions of Authority (Quote)

“Feminists have been telling us for a very long time that women in positions of authority find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place. Too assertive or confident and they’ll call you a “bitch.” Too passive or self-deprecating and they’ll think you’re a doormat and unfit to be taken seriously.” — “We lack…

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Planning a Mock Interview Activity

Less than two hours before my evening class at the university begins and I am all smiles. Is it usual for a Communications instructor to be so pumped about their courses? It is for me, especially since we are scheduled to take part in Mock Job Interviews this evening. We’ll begin with a run-through of…

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