Innovation Across Borders

How understanding and leveraging the cultural differences between German and American business can create the perfect space for innovation   “Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things, but learning another way of thinking about things.” —Flora Lewis, The New York Times   In the world of business, speaking the […]


Superforecasting 2017

The book, Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Predictionsuggests that accurate predictions are less about supercomputers and scientific methods, and more about compelling evidence from a variety of sources, probabilistic thinking, teamwork, and the ability to admit error and change course. With that in mind, rather than offering our predictions for the year ahead, here are some of our own Superforecasts for 2017.


Our Soundtracks to 2016

From Blackstar to Coloring Bookwe fancy ourselves a pretty musical office. That being the case, rather than putting together a typical year-end retrospective, we’re sharing some of our personal soundtracks for the past twelve months.


THE SYLVAIN LABS 2016 MID-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE: BEST GIF

Emojis are for squares. If you really want to make an impact with your message in 2016, you gotta have a clutch GIF. We like to fancy ourselves masters of the GIF game, and any peek into our internal email chains will quickly prove us right. So, as we close out this mid-year retrospective, we leave you with some of our favorite examples of haphazardly animated nonsense.


The Sylvain Labs 2016 Mid-Year Retrospective: Biggest DiscoverY

What follows are the individual Aha! moments that lead to our biggest personal discoveries from the past six months. Click the images to learn something new, or send a mental “No Doi” our way. Even if you leave this post with an approving “Hmm,” we’ll chalk it up as a W.


The Sylvain Labs 2016 Mid-Year Retrospective: Best Article

As we come to the halfway point of 2016, a wild year of unpredictable politics, rapidly evolving media landscapes, celebrities gone too soon and Lemonade, we thought it was as good a time as any to take stock of the things we’ve seen so far and share them with the world


Found Fiction Vol. 2: Officer Bear

Found Fiction is a collection of quick stories about a single object that has been found on the streets— in this case in Rome. We only give ourselves 15 minutes to write, ensuring unfiltered creativity and tons of awkward mistakes.


RE: Sad. But true.

Every so often we hit on a topic that generates an email chain worthy of sharing. This article/video from NYTimes.com sparked the following conversation…


Found Fiction Vol. 1: Julia’s Garden

Found Fiction is a collection of quick stories about a single object that has been found on the streets of New York. We only give ourselves 15 minutes to write, ensuring unfiltered creativity and tons of awkward mistakes. 


Sylvain Labs is One Year Old

Over the year we learned a lot. And, by the looks of it, things are okay. According to “What to Expect”, Sylvain Labs has met many of the key milestones at 12 months old.