When I read that statistic, I thought it pretty odd. I mean, are the companies that are around us now all less than ten years old? Are they all part of that tiny 4%, which made it through? At first blush, it sounds wrong. But… Read More »Will 96% of Businesses Fail Within 10 Years?
When you think about digital transformation (BTW, I got a newsletter the other day where they tried to represent digital transformation by using DX, you know, like UX – not sure that it will – or even should – stick) in your space, do you… Read More »Digital Transformation: This Is The Future Of Retail
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?
The very first words spoken to Philip J. Fry when he stepped out of the cryogenic chamber are apt for ringing in 2020. Can you believe that it’s 2020? According to science fiction, by now we would have: Flying cars Landed humans on Mars Time… Read More »Welcome To The World Of Tomorrow!!!
Having a great conversation with folks on the existence – or non-existence – of flying cars at this seemingly late date. Started with – would you prefer flying or self-driving cars? To whit, I said: By now we should have self-flying cars! Seriously. Personally, I… Read More »It’s 2020: So Where’s My Flying Car?
While it’s not explicitly mentioned in the earlier Star Trek series before Discovery, the Star Trek universe, as described, is a “post-scarcity economy.” If you are unaware of what that is, its an economy that has figured out how to eliminate scarce resources. Assumingly, in… Read More »Your Customers Want A Perfect World Today
I have a confession to make – Elon Musk, and I have something in common – we both read and love Iain M. Banks, the sadly now deceased author of the Culture series of novels. Banks wrote about a dozen books, all set in the… Read More »How To Actually Use Science Fiction To See Your Amazing Future
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