Category: Think Future

Everyone Is an Entrepreneur

Humans are amazing creatures. There is almost nothing that we can’t do, and if we can’t do it, we build ourselves a machine to help us do it, or do it for us (which, of course, is preferable). We couldn’t travel faster than 4 miles an hour, so we built machines to propel us thousands…

Ageism: The Worst Kept Deep Dark Secret

Today I’m going to tackle a sensitive topic. I don’t know how sensitive this topic really is, because I think everyone is pretty well aware that this is exactly what’s happening, but people keep calling it a secret when it obviously isn’t. Some people even say “this is the darkest deepest secret of Silicon Valley”.…

You Are Your Social Network

I was talking to a guy the other who said that he wasn’t on Facebook, or LinkedIn, or Twitter. In fact, he had no social network accounts at all, preferring to talk to people face-to-face, or on the phone. He used email to set up these calls, but he never connected with anyone on any…

Speak No Evil: Motivation Malarkey

I’ve recently noted a number of posts that are simply inspirational quotes from others. Aside from a few quotes from William Gibson or Dan Pink, I rarely quote other people. Personally, I don’t actually get much of anything in motivation from those quotes. I also don’t think that a simple quote, almost like a little…

Innovating With Acquihires?

A number of companies I’ve worked with seem to have a pattern for innovating – instead of looking to build products and services based on the ideas of their own people, they typically scan the market for interesting companies to buy up, and acquihire them into the belly of the beast. I can see why…

How To Sell Things In 2015

I’m starting to get a little put off by some of the marketing tactics out there on the internet – it seems that the tactics of “internet marketers” are starting to be mainstreamed and people are attempting to use them for other products as well. Don’t they get that we are in a whole new…

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…