Posts Tagged ‘99U’

Vote us to the top of the class!

Behance & 99u have been nominated for Webby Awards in the Community, Blog & Design categories. We are so honored by our nominations and appreciate your support. Voting details below!

Nominee – Vote For Us!
Web Category – Best Navigation Structure
http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/web/website-features-and-design/best-navigationstructure

Web Category – Community
http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/web/general-website/community

Web Category –  Business Blog (99U)
http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/web/general-website/blog-business

Honoree – Thanks!
Mobile & Apps Category – Best Visual Design (Aesthetic Honoree)
http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/mobile-apps/all-devices/best-visual-design-aesthetic/honorees

Mobile & Apps Category – Social Honoree
http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/mobile-apps/all-devices/social/honorees

The Alva Fellowships 2013, Empowering the Next Generation of Inventors

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Are you incubating a remarkable invention? Applications are now open for our second annual Alva Fellowship program, which will provide seed grants to empower the next generation of inventors to take action on their ideas.

Presented with our friends at GE, the Alva Fellowships will select three winners under 30 years of age who have demonstrated remarkable potential to create useful and innovative new products or services that will help the world work better.The Alva Fellows will be identified through an application process in which young creators share their qualifications as idea executors and outline a specific proposal for a new product or service that they want to bring to market.

All Alva Fellowship winners will receive a $13,500 cash grant to be used in the creation of the proposed product, as well as 1 complimentary ticket to the 2013 99U Conference, a $1,500 travel stipend, and access to GE’s  many experts and educational resources around the world.

More info on official rules & applying here. 

 

Behance’s 99U Conference: It’s Not About Ideas. It’s About Making Ideas Happen

When inspiration strikes, ideas flow freely. But seeing those ideas through to completion is another thing entirely. That’s why 99U focuses on the hard part — idea execution. This May, we’ll bring together a handful of the world’s most productive creative visionaries and researchers to share pragmatic insights on how to push great ideas forward, create incredible art, build businesses, and change the world.

Learn more about the 2013 99U Conference here.

From 99U // The Bias Against Creatives as Leaders

99U is Behance’s education arm, where we share tips & insights on making ideas happen. Through a web magazine, bestselling book and annual conference, we share best practices from the world’s most productive creative people. 

Two candidates are being interviewed for a leadership position in your company. Both have strong resumes, but while one seems to be bursting with new and daring ideas, the other comes across as decidedly less creative (though clearly still a smart cookie). Who gets the job? 

The answer, unfortunately, is usually the less creative candidate. This fact may or may not surprise you – you yourself may have been the creative candidate who got the shaft. But what you’re probably wondering is, why?

After all, it’s quite clear who should be getting the job. Studies show that leaders who are more creative are in fact better able to effect positive change in their organizations, and are better at inspiring others to follow their lead.

And yet, according to recent research there is good reason to believe that the people with the most creativity aren’t given the opportunity to lead, because of a process that occurs (on a completely unconscious level) in the mind of everyone who has ever evaluated an applicant for a leadership position.

Keep reading The Bias Against Creatives as Leaders here. 

From 99U // Jonathan Adler: Keep Other People’s Opinions Out Of Your Creative Process

99U is Behance’s education arm, where we share tips & insights on making ideas happen. Through a web magazine, bestselling book and annual conference, we share best practices from the world’s most productive creative people. 

Jonathan Adler is now synonymous with the irreverent designs — pottery, housewares, furniture and beyond — that he sells around the world, but it all started with a college professor who didn’t believe in him. After receiving discouraging feedback about his ambitions to be a potter, Adler wandered around New York City doing odd jobs that usually ended with him getting fired.

After some soul-searching, Adler returned to his true love, pottery, and learned the value of ignoring the expectations of others and following your dream. Here, he injects his trademark wit while sharing how he found his underlying message of “irreverent luxury” as his business evolved from pottery to pillows to rooms.

Adler preaches that we should keep other people’s opinions out of our creative process and attributes his success to his disdain of focus groups and feedback.
Keep reading and watch the video here