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Matt Hall

Why it’s hard learning something new after 30

At the dawn of middle age, I feel like I’m just coming into my real self. “I’ve always been a middle-aged dad at heart” has become one of my go-to icebreakers. Many things – like having a little bit of money, trimming down social circles to true friends, knowing who I am and what I like – feel great.

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How to survive creative conferences

That awkward heat on the back of your neck. Panicked glances towards the nearest wall. “Why can’t I find anything to hold so my hands don’t feel awkward?”

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UX Isn’t the Destination: Navigating the Impending Decline of UX

During a recent training I gave for Copyhackers, someone asked me, “Where do you see the future of UX going as a field?”

“I think we’re already seeing the end of UX as a separate discipline,” I responded. If the rise and fall of trendy disciplines is a wave, UX is right past its crest.

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Technology Progresses Art and Marketing, But Humans Stay the Same

The annual best wildlife photography was announced recently, and it’s stunning.

What struck me most, however, wasn’t the animals. (No, not even the cartoonishly-scared groundhog running on two legs from a coyote.)

No, I felt most impressed by how the photos themselves reflect the state of image capture technology. Which directly relates to how you tell your OWN story.

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Democratizing opportunity through technology.

"The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights." – J. Paul Getty, whose children created one of the greatest philanthropic endowments ever as a "screw you" to a bitter miser.

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