Empowerment Is One Of The Secrets To Succesful Innovation I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area back in 1998 – have seen many ups, downs, and changes over the years, and it’s always been very interesting to me the way things work around here. … Read More »Building A Billion Dollar Business? Think Empowerment
Don’t Repeat Yourself There is a well-known principle in software development known as DRY, or Don’t Repeat Yourself. Here is the Wikipedia definition: In software engineering, don’t repeat yourself (DRY) is a principle of software development, aimed at reducing repetition of information of all kinds,… Read More »Be DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) In All Things?
The Future Can Be Awesome What’s the deal with the scary, dystopian futures we see in popular culture? Why are people thinking that the future is going to be so horrible? Of course, if you look in some directions, you see the power of the… Read More »The Future Is Not a Scary, Cold, Emotionless Place
The Trackers Are Here How would you live differently if you knew exactly how your environment was affecting you? Back in 2007, I wrote a set of predictive stories about what life would be like 10 years out. Really interesting to go back to that… Read More »The Future Is Here: Wearable Enviro Trackers
If You Don’t Experiment, You Can’t Innovate Bill Gates seems to be in the news a lot lately – just a few days ago, he said that it’s OK if half of the startups which comes out of Silicon Valley are “silly,” and just yesterday he… Read More »Humanity Cannot Progress Without Heaps
Recently, I got to thinking that there are really are two kinds of innovation, and these two types of innovation were very apparent in the kind of programs I would run for companies. Borrowing a term from physics, I like to call these two types… Read More »Applied vs Theoretical Innovation
So, Mother Nature, God or whoever got us to this point in history. If you believe in God, He set us down on this Earth for a reason. If you believe in evolution, you must feel that we must continue to improve ourselves. I think… Read More »Don’t Wait For Mother Nature: Let’s Augment Ourselves!