innovation

My Week With Google Glass

February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just over a week ago I got an offer I couldn’t refuse. A friend and colleague, Bill Evans, had been accepted into the explorer program and was offering me the chance to try out Google...

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It’s A Kind Of Magic

February 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

There’s no big secret to magic outside of the magician’s ability to understand how a person thinks.  As magicians they’ve taught themselves to push the limits of our faith in our ability to comprehend and judge the world around us....

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In 1913 the term “keeping up with the Joneses” first entered pop-culture as an idiom for social caste. For the next 100 years neighbors spent their time peering over fences and through windows as people...

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Technology as a Creative Discipline

February 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

A few years back, while working on the “before & after” gallery for Chrysaliz Design, I got to thinking about the artistry that went into decorating the homes in the photographs.  This idea stuck in...

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The Future of Social Media and Marketing

January 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

The other day someone asked me where I think the future of social media in marketing is for 2010 and the future beyond that.  What an interesting question.  Here’s my answer....

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The Bazerman Auction And Innovation

January 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

At Harvard Business School Max Bazerman is a professor of negotiation.  He starts each semester off the same way  — by auctioning off a $20 bill.  There are two rules to the Bazerman auction. First,...

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Fun Theory

November 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

What does a piano staircase, an arcade recycling bin, and the worlds deepest trash can have in common?  People use them....

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Failing to Succeed

October 12, 2009 | 1 Comments

Difficult and impossible are not the same thing, though they’re often treated that way.  For instance, I was called to join a meeting because the lead engineer told the user interface architect something was impossible. ...

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