Category: Think Future

What’s The Least Popular?

On my last podcast, I discussed the differences between relevancy and popularity, and how our major portals to experiencing the internet have very quickly become slaves to popularity over relevancy, to “head” content over “tail” content. Even if the tail content is more relevant, it is passed over in the search results for the more…

Time Off Is For Wimps?

So in my absolute favorite movie of all time, Wall Street, there is this great scene where Bud Fox first meets Gordon Gekko in his office and he is telling someone on the phone that “lunch is for wimps” and shredding birthday cards. In Gekko’s world, there is no time off, there is no time…

It’s The Product, Stupid!

It never ceases to amaze me when startups fail and the founders are crying in their beers that most of the time they just didn’t get the fact that no one probably really needed or wanted that thing you were selling. Of the many major points my dad made with me, one really stuck out.…

Life As Minimum Viable Product

If you’ve been exposed or are in the startup world you’ve probably heard the term minimum viable product – which basically means the barest minimum of a product, without all of the bells & whistles and extra features. A minimum viable product has just those core features that allow the product to be deployed, and…

The Future Is Open to Anything

Past, Present, Future. Some people love the past, thinking about and studying everything that has happened up to now (possibly thinking that they will learn from it). Some people love the present, since it’s what’s happening in the moment, the now – how many books have been written about mindfulness and experiencing this current moment?…

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”.…