Table XI CEO Mark Rickmeier Believes in Power of Failure, Values Learning Through Playing Games, Lives by ‘Busy Is the New Stupid’

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Mark Rickmeier believes it’s better to fail at something extremely difficult than ace something that isn’t challenging. That mindset led him to be the CEO of Table XI, a UX research, design, and software development company based in Chicago. Table XI has helped clients such as Tyson Foods, AccuWeather, Northwestern University, Jimmy Dean, the YMCA and the Journal of the …

The Plot Thickens: What’s Next for Storytelling and Technology Lessons from a Chicago Ideas Week Event: Part 1

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“Storytelling is not just the ones we make up. It’s not fiction. It’s everything happening all around us.” That’s what RYOT’s Gabe Lifton told a packed Edlis Neeson Theater as part of Chicago Ideas Week’s Future of Storytelling keynote event a few weeks back. If there weren’t 10 rows of attendees between me and the stage, I might have rushed it to …

Growth and Technology with Matt Weirich + Ani Rangarajan of ReaLync Explore Unseen Horizons with New Tools

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In this episode of ‘Maximizing Opportunity’ Brian Burkhart and Derek Rudel of SquarePlanet talk about maximizing opportunity with technology. They are later joined by Matt and Ani from ReaLync, a real-estate app which is changing the way people are buying and selling space. The episode wouldn’t be complete without a review; in this episode Derek speaks to his experience with Sonos, a …