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Outdoor Industry : Media

Outdoor Industry resources for DESIGN STUDIO II, S14


Peter Metcalf:  What is Innovation  30 sec MBA series

Peter Metcalf is the CEO & President of Black Diamond Equipment & BD Inc, a company whose founding he led in 1989 in Ventura, CA and then moved to Utah in 1991. Black Diamond is recognized as the global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative equipment for climbers, mountaineers, peak baggers, and free-ride skiers. The Company employs approximately 500 people worldwide split between Salt Lake City, Europe, California, Japan, and in China through its wholly owned subsidiaries, Black Diamond AG, BD Asia, and Gregory Mountain Products.

Links of Inspiration

“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that people can use....[S]hake off this erroneous notion that life is there, and you're just going to live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it....Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.”

Steve Jobs, secrets of life 


Char Poles: Innovation on the Slopes

U student’s custom ski poles headed to the Olympics


McConkey (GV749.7 .M33 2013)


Design Blogs:


yanko design


alite designs 

best made co




Schoeller Textiles

Toys From The Future

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