I have spent the better part of the past few years advocating for goods and services that cater to the inherent slothfulness in all human beings. I’ve concluded that the automation of many of the daily tasks would make my life significantly easier. If the… Read More »Are We Ready To Give Up Agency To Save Time?
Have you heard of the term “shaking the box”? It’s a great way to trigger new thinking – or at least try to unearth current hidden thinking. When encountering a situation, you go into it with the express purpose of creating disruption, just to see… Read More »Are You Shaking The Box?
A few posts back, I wrote a note about something I’d recently seen in one of the all-hands meetings of one of my clients. This financial services company had been in business for a very long time, and moving innovative products and services to market… Read More »Thinking About The Future Is Meaningless
I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1999, near the tail end of the craziness around Web 1.0. Webvan (a now-defunct delivery company) spend millions of dollars setting up the food delivery company of the future. Simple domain names like Pets.com were going… Read More »Get Your Silicon Valley Magic Dust, Right Here.
Over the last few years, I’ve been championing products and services which appeal to the laziness inherent in all human beings. I figure that I do many things each day, which can quickly be whisked away by the proper automation. If that automation is correctly… Read More »We Have To Stop Struggling With Technology. Or Do We?
When you think about it, we are all living in a multiverse of realities. What we each experience is our own reality. Even when more than one of us is in the same time and space, we don’t see an objective reality that we can… Read More »Open Your Mind To Alternate Realities
Are You Future Focused Enough? As humans, we’ve been biased to go after short term results over long term results ever since we were primitives wandering the savannah. The ability to plan and think to the future, to save for tomorrow, to think about what… Read More »How Far Down The Road Are You Looking?
When we as humans encounter something new, it’s normal to compare this new experience to any experience we had in the past. We are creatures of contrast – we can only understand things as compared to other things that we already know about – or… Read More »Look At The Present With The Lens Of The Future, Not With The Lens Of The Past.
The Most Disruptive Innovation Can Start With Zero Demand We hear a lot about profitability and ROI in my business – some of my clients innovation groups need to continually justify their existence day-in and day-out, since, for some reason, every innovation initiative always seems… Read More »3 Reasons Why Moonshots Make You More Innovative.
The Case For “Solutioning” As an innovator, disruptor and creator of new things, I love coining and using new words which can more effectively describe something, and solutioning is one of them. Be honest, when some people hear the word “innovation” all they think about… Read More »Problem Solving: It’s What We Humans Do Best.