The Oscars remind us that, when it comes to branding, bold creativity—not committees or safe plays—wins the day. Brand identity expert David Brier and cartoonist Tom Fishburne break down what businesses can learn from Hollywood.
If all businesses were run like the Oakland A’s under Billy Beane—as portrayed in the new movie "Moneyball"—we'd be making personnel decisions based on scientific approaches to assess talent rather than preconceived pedigrees.
Recyclable materials are all the rage in architecture nowadays, but L.A.-based Michael Jantzen’s M-House is recyclable in a wildly different — and infinitely more interesting — way. You can break it down, then put it back together again, anywhere in the world, in virtually any shape, size, or configuration. It’s the ultimate house for the 21st century nomad. Just ask Brad Pitt. He nearly bought it.
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DreamWorks Animation's $150 million blockbuster Megamind hits theaters this November, helmed by Brad Pitt, Will Ferrell, and Tina Fey. But the true stars of this film aren't necessarily the names in big letters. Has celebrity talent become secondary?
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It's inevitable that a Katrina-style hurricane will strike again. But maybe this time we should be prepared to go with the flow—literally. Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation unveiled today the Float House, a home that can break away from its moorings in the event of a flood and rise up to 12 feet on guideposts.