Category Archives: Innovation

Unleash your inner innovator – FT

David Kelley, creator of the Stanford d.school, and Tom Kelley, author of The Art of Innovation, run global design consultancy IDEO. In the final part of the FT’s Thinking Big series, they talk to Ravi Mattu about a way to … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Boy Wonder – 60 Minutes

Great story! Meet Jack Andraka, a high school student who at age 15 developed a test that might save countless lives by detecting early pancreatic cancer. Morley Safer reports. – 60 Minutes (click here if video is not observable)

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Is Nike CEO Mark Parker the New Steve Jobs?

Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) — Nike CEO Mark Parker speaks at Nike’s Investor Day. Stephanie Ruhle reports on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” – BloombergTV   (click here if video is not observable)

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The New Twitter Billionaires – Bloomberg

Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg’s Doug MacMillan reports on Twitter backers that stand to gain from an IPO. He speaks with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg) (click here if video is not observable)

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How Tesla and SpaceX Nearly Died – BloombergTV

Sept. 25 (Bloomberg) — Speaking at the Montana Economic Summit in mid-September, Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk spoke about the moments when each of his young companies faced treacherous circumstances, and the decisions that lead to their survival. (Source: … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Relative Price Change

This chart from Mark Perry goes a long way in capturing the decline in purchasing power of many Americans as the population ages (and gets heavier).   We suspect the relative price shift is not fully captured in the Consumer Price … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Wireless Doctors

The wireless revolution in the delivery of health care services is coming,  folks.  We’ve been all over this story.  Click here, here, and here. Scanadu is a new company with a mission to give consumers affordable medical care alternatives and … Continue reading

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Are the Droids Taking Our Jobs? MUST VIEW!

We really hope Fed Chairman Bernanke sees this Ted Talk by Andrew McAfee, a management research scientist at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.    QE∞ will not rollback the technological  forces that are shaping the global labor market and risks … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Perspective 2.0

Given today’s launch of the iPhone5 we thought you’d enjoy this Western Electric ad of “the phone system of tomorrow” from the October 1977 Technology Review.  Perspective! Twenty-five years later we have the iPhone5, which can pay your bills,  find … Continue reading

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Nonlinear Thinking: Earthworm Robots

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. – Albert Einstein. The boys and girls at MIT, Harvard, and Seoul National University  are keeping busy.  This is truly amazing.   Here’s to imagination getting you from … Continue reading

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