How Steve Aoki uses Dropbox Showcase to collaborate on videos

“When I have to review final work, it’s helpful to see it all in one place like Dropbox Showcase.” —Steve Aoki

How do you keep creative energy flowing when you’re on the road? It’s a question everyone who travels for business has to ask eventually. But when your business is making music, life on the road is nearly nonstop. So rather than wait for a moment of Zen at the end of a tour, international producer/DJ and electronic dance music entrepreneur Steve Aoki decided to keep creating on the move. So how does he stay organized amidst the whirlwind chaos of life on the road?

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Think small: Why big companies should think like individual employees

With the rapid rise of technology in the workplace, you might think human voices would be on the decline. But in fact, work culture has actually become more human-centric. Half of millennials say they would take a pay cut for work that aligns with their values. Despite the hype around AI threatening jobs, Deloitte says today’s fastest growing careers require distinctly human skills—STEAM (A for Arts) is the new STEM. Smart companies are responding to the trends, switching to more consumer-friendly tech, and opting for smaller teams over traditional bureaucracies. Their winning mindset: thinking less like corporations, and more like individuals.

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How pro football marketing expert Matt O’Neil fosters team creativity

Earlier this year, we traveled to The Gathering in Banff, Canada to learn how marketing leaders from the world’s most-coveted brands guide their companies to cult status. While we were there, Liz Armistead, Head of Brand and Influencer Partnerships at Dropbox, sat down with Matt O’Neil, CEO of Ichi Go and former Vice President of Brand and Media for the Dallas Cowboys to find out how he fosters creativity with his collaborators. Here’s what we learned.

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How media companies use Dropbox to connect teams and tools

When you’re immersed in a movie, magazine, or TV show, it’s easy to forget how many people are involved in a major media production—until you see the credits or the masthead. That’s when you get a sense of the cross-continental collaboration it takes to bring those stories to life. So how do global media teams manage to keep everyone on the same page throughout the content lifecycle?

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New previews capabilities make teamwork easier

It might seem like the creative process begins with a brainstorm and ends with a presentation. But in reality, creating the asset is just the first step. It’s everything that happens after that determines whether the idea will fly. And at every stage of the content lifecycle—creating, sharing, reviewing, discussing, and iterating—there’s a team of contributors who shape and refine it. The hard part is making sure all those contributions build the idea up, and don’t whittle it down. To make the reviewing and iterating stages of the process easier, Dropbox is introducing new previews capabilities. Here’s how they can help your team save time and drive work forward.

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Teams in sync: Digital artists turn illustrations into 3D still life

Collaboration can be hard even when you’re sitting in the same room. So what happens when it has to cross dimensions? We had a chance to find out when It’s Nice That asked digital artists Anny Wang and Tim Söderström to team up with illustrator Klas Ernflo. It’s the latest collaborative experiment in a series that asks artists to team up and create a limited edition poster for the monthly Nicer Tuesdays events in London.

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