Category: Think Future

Is Google Now a Fast Follower?

Maybe Google has been a fast follower all along? I look forward every year to the new stuff coming out of Google’s, Apple’s and Facebook’s conferences with a lot of interest as they are supposed to represent  new, cutting edge innovation that these companies should be known for. That all of these companies are leaders…

Beginners Mind: The Key To Disruptive Innovation

Disruptive Innovation Often Requires Zen Mind “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” When I was in high school I, as probably many others did, found my families religion a bit wanting and did a little dabbling in a number of different “ways”, spending most of my…

Are Singapore & Sweden More Innovative Than The United States?

Who Is More Innovative? A Tale Of Three Countries In two different recent articles, both Singapore and Sweden were singled out as leading the way in two completely different, very innovative directions, both of which seem disruptively innovative compared to the United States. Typically, when you see lists of the worlds most innovative countries, something…

To Innovate, You Must Be of Open Mind

I’ve founded startups, I’ve worked at small companies, I’ve worked at huge companies and I’ve worked at medium size companies. Some may even say that I have an interesting background. When you talk to the senior management of any of these companies, and you ask them to define innovation, or ask where it comes from,…

Applauding Jobs Lost Through Automation

For the last little while, I’ve talked a lot about the wonders of automation and robots. That in my vision of the seamless world, ambient computing, coupled with big data and predictive analytics, will make our lives very easy. But some have called me out on that – saying that this wonderful new wave of…