December 19, 2007 | 8:14 AM
Features Masters of Design Is design a craft, a tool, or an obsession? These days, it's a bit of all three. In our annual roundup meet the creative businesspeople dialing in to the power of design, and hear sage advice on what design can (and can't) do for your bottom line, and get an eyeful of some amazing examples of the craft. Introducing... The 2006 Masters of Design Tough Love By Roger Martin Design Master: The Catalyst By Danielle Sacks Design Master: The Wordsmith By Linda Tischler Design Master: The Mind Reader By Bill Breen Design Master: The Builder By Aric Chen Incoming! Design Intervention By Jennifer Reingold Comfort Class By Joseph Manez Slideshow: Idea Log By Wai Lam Wong Slideshow: Widgets We Love
Slideshow: 2006 Masters of Design
Slideshow: Designer Approved 2006
Slideshow: Design's Rising Stars Fast Talk: Shake and Stir For Jon Deitelbaum, marketing a new brand of vodka is as much about the experience as the taste. Fast Talk: Medic! Lois Quam says our balky health-care system presents a "classic redesign challenge." Open Debate Can anyone be a designer? By Joe Duffy and Andrew Keen Full Text: Open Debate Next The iDilemma Apple keeps its upcoming iPods under wraps--so how do "partners" plan their own products? By Robert E. Calem Your Ad Here Interactive advertising lights up the Great White Way. By Tonya Garcia No Loose Screws A new model for local business development. By Josie Swindler Hold the Styrofoam In Spain, a "sustainable" conference.
By Josie Swindler
Citizen Media: The High School Years A yearbook portrait of the citizen-journalist upstarts trying to rule the media school.
By Kevin Smokler The Rice-and-Noodles Mall Developers stalk China's working-class consumers. By Fara Warner We're Not In Palo Alto Anymore… You're a new tech grad looking for work. Check out Mysore. By Tonya Garcia To Extemporize Is Human PowerPoint is dandy, but an online poetry jam shows that preparation has its limitations. By Ken Gordon When Brand Extensions Go Bad Cologne made by Everlast? Something smells funny to us. By Lucas Conley Good Principles, Great Principals Jim Collins goes to school--and explains high performance there, too. By Alyssa Danigelis Best Blogs: Moneyball October is peak season for American sports: the World Series, professional and college football, basketball, and hockey are all in full swing. What better time to take a look at the bucks behind the ball (and puck)? By Michael A. Prospero Astroturf for Horses New track technology is rocking the tradition-bound world of horse racing. By Josie Swindler Stay Just a Little Bit Longer Extended-stay hotels get an upscale makeover. By Susan Stellin Mile Marker By Susan Stellin True Story Online expression evolves from blogging to multimedia storytelling--and it's not just for bedtime. By Yuval Rosenberg Sneak Peek Reading List: The Starfish and the Spider Decentralized networks are dismantling old industries and creating new ones, write the authors of The Starfish and the Spider. By Lucas Conley More Recommended Reading More Great Stuff
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