Anand Mahindra and art of right-brain business

M&M executive chairman Anand Mahindra has announced that he will become the non-executive chairman of the company effective April 1, 2020. (Photo: Reuters) Anand Mahindra studied filmmaking and architecture before doing a post-graduation in business, and is the rare ‘right-brain’ industrial tycoon who carries his sense of aesthetics and the arts with élan. And these […]

Business as unusual: Mumbai and new regime

MUMBAI : On the eve of Uddhav Thackeray’s swearing-in as Maharashtra chief minister on 29 November, his son and newly-minted MLA (member of the legislative assembly) of Shiv Sena Aaditya took a chartered flight for a lightning trip to New Delhi. His sole purpose was to invite Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh of the Congress party to the […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Web Design and Land More Customers

Improvements to your web design are what many businesses need to boost their bottom line. Within five seconds of a visitor landing on your website, can they determine exactly what your business offers? Can users navigate to your business blog if they want to? Is your pricing simple to understand? If you’re answering “no” to these […]

Mongabay at 20: Two decades of news and inspiration from nature’s frontline (commentary)

Nearly 25 years ago, I had an experience that dramatically altered my life’s course, and ultimately inspired me to establish Mongabay, which with more than 4 million monthly readers is now one of the world’s most widely read conservation news publications. When I was in high school, I had the great fortune to visit a […]

The Cross Between Psychology & Typography and Why It’s Important

Communication is essential in any aspect of your lives and the business world is not an exception.  It is what enables us to connect with others on a personal level, so you need it for creating a relationship with your audience and establishing yourself within today’s rapidly growing industry. The speech is only one way […]

Dutch typographer and graphic designer Wim Crouwel dies at 90

Wim Crouwel, the renowned Dutch graphic designer responsible for the identity of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum for more than two decades and founder of Total Design, has died aged 90. Dutch typographer and graphic designer Crouwel, nicknamed Mr Gridnik, died last week in his hometown of Amsterdam at the age of 90. Tributes from around the world Tributes have flooded […]

Gadgets weekly: Galaxy A90 5G, Toreto earbuds and more

Top technology companies such as Samsung, HMD Global, Lenovo and others launched new phones and related accessories globally including India. Here’s the list of new gadgets you should know Samsung Galaxy A90 5G The new Galaxy A90 5G is Samsung’s first-ever Galaxy A series to support new generation wireless mobile network. With this consumers will […]

Salt Lake’s ‘Love Letters’ to the Aesthetics of Print and Typography

If an art exhibit dedicated to fonts and letters sounds a little odd, rest assured that it is, but in the most whimsical way imaginable. “Love Letters,” a temporary museum being held at the Gateway, invites audiences to immerse themselves into the form, function and nostalgia of the alphabet. The museum is co-created by John […]

See which Democratic candidate has the best (and worst) typography

Political campaign typography: When it works, it’s iconic (and sometimes it’s so not working that it’s equally iconic). All the other times, it pretty much just seems uniformly meh. In the words of Matthew Butterick–typographer, programmer, lawyer, and delightfully dry-witted design educator–type design is where “candidates tend to be more successful revealing their characteristic limitations.” And this, Butterick argues only half-jokingly, means […]