We hacked through dozens of year-end lists--and, yes, checked them twice--to bring you our curated best and worst of 2011. Here's the mother of all roundups that you will find online, offline, and everywhere else. Each line is taken from those other year-end lists.
We have spent a year looking at the most influential business books and authors. Here is a complete syllabus for an education in being a leader. Which are your favorites? And which leadership classics did we miss?
Keas is an online platform that transforms inter-office health into a collaborative competition, motivating individual well-being by requiring participants to work together as a team to meet collective health goals.
The Changers Solar Starter Kit is a solar charging system for personal electronics that broadcasts a user's ecological savings across their social network, allowing fellow users to pressure one another into reducing their CO2 footprint.
Game platforms are motivating people to stick to their promises and complete their goals by sharing individual actions on popular social networks and leveraging the pressures and accolades of their friends and peers.
Pulswatch has created a GPS powered wearable smart sensor that allows users to set fitness goals, track their workouts and challenge one another to one of four interactive running games which spur continued exercise.
Greenpocket has developed a smartphone application that connects smart energy metering with social networking sites to create friendly competition with the positive result of less energy being used by everyone involved.
How do we keep people motivated as they attempt to reach their goals? Game developers are incorporating playful competition into their platforms, enabling people to compete amongst themselves and also the larger online community.