Looking back, 2015 was about moving away from materialism, and towards experientialism. I've spent a lot of time thinking about the trends that contributed to this shift and these led to 10 predictions for this coming year. Spoiler alert: 2016 could be the year you see your mom at Coachella, wake up more enlightened than dehydrated, and leave your wallet at home on purpose.
Years from now, are you going to think about that internet video that got a million views your friend sent you, or that film that changed your life?
Austin has become one of the most sought-after destinations in America. With its vast culture, sprawling hills, busy night life, and blend of international cuisine, art, and music, it has a little bit of everything.
I'll be candid. I once started a blog because a boy broke my heart. Pretty typical, huh? Maybe it could've been. It could've been basic and predictable. It might have even been in the beginning. I used it as a platform to vent to the world, and to make sure others out there knew they weren't alone. I become vulnerable to offer others the strength they were missing.
Somewhere Benjamin Franklin is smiling. Back in 2013, Google purchased a company called Makani, the creators of one of the cooler alternative energy devices you'll ever see: the Energy Kite.
Over the past six decades, at least 200,000 Korean children have been adopted into families in more than 15 countries, with a vast majority living in the United States.
We're talking about the bigger picture, the greater experience, what you take with you long after the bands have left and your sunburn has faded. We're taking a look beyond the lineup: what's really drawing crowds to America's favorite festivals.
What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?
Haven't heard of Kaleo? Listen to "All the Pretty Girls" and you'll have 'em on repeat.
At SXSW, where apps such as Meerkat sparked industry buzz, The Ipsos Girls' Lounge brought female founders together to help guide new tech startups. We dug into the bias that may be holding female entrepreneurs back and shared insight to help them win the pitch.
As we find ourselves between Coachella weekends and the SXSW hangover has subsided, I wanted to drop some props to the 5th Annual Savannah Stopover Music Festival, which killed it from March 5-7 with 100 artists performing in just three days.
SXSW fever hasn't died down just yet! The annual event wrapped up in style with some phenomenal perspectives on contemporary brand engagement and ma...
Just as we have for the past few years, we enthusiastically headed back to SXSW so that we could hang in one of our favorite cities and meet all of the upcoming musicians whose style is as wildly expressive as their music.
At SXSW I spoke about how you could use UX methodology, which has been used in product and application design for years, to design a productive and engaging workplace.
Moses and the Israelites suffered through the wilderness for 40 years. All that time, they could never be certain where their journey would end, whether or not God would make good on God's promise of liberation.
Periscope is not without it's faults. In the coming months, I hope some important changes are made. For example, there should be a list of categories, so I can find breaking news, tech talks or sports, and not just video of someone's empty fridge.