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In 10 years we won’t have Blockchains

Improvements in technology may create something better that’s not a block or a chain Source: In 10 years we won’t have Blockchains – Talla –...

The Forever Company

Technology can help us build things that last a long time Source: The Forever Company – Will Murphy –...

Managing Future Digital Employees

Business bots will evolve into intelligent agents working at our companies, so we’ll need to manage them Source: Managing Future Digital Employees – Talla –...

Building blockchain companies

Everyone is talking about ICOs, let’s also talk about building the next generation of companies built on blockchains Source: Building blockchain companies – Will Murphy –...

Speaking Engagement: Fall 2017 MoNage

Fall 2017 MoNage will be held at the Boston Public Library October 24th-26th, 2017.  MoNage will explore the Future of the Conversational Web,  the CONVERGENCE of Computing, Cryptocurrency, AI, Communications, Messaging and the underlying ecosystems. ​ ​ Source:...

10 principles of intelligent agent design

We’re at the beginning of the development of a new generation of better and more sophisticated intelligent agents. Intelligent agents will become ubiquitous in personal life and business, so they a… Source: 10 principles of intelligent agent...

12 tips for designing and managing an AI-driven product

We know that AI will bring more capabilities to software, but it will also make software harder to design and manage since it will sometimes behave in unplanned ways. This is just a phenomenon that comes along with making complex systems. And that’s where we are going...

Data is the New Oil

Data has supplanted oil as the fuel for creating big business value Source: Data is the New Oil – Will Murphy –...

The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One Chart

See how the multi-trillion dollar pie of the global economy gets divided between countries, based on the latest data from the World Bank from February 2017. Source: The $74 Trillion Global Economy in One...

Should your company hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer?

  Issue #57 View in your browser     The newsletter for innovators and entrepreneurs Welcome to the latest edition of Innovation Notes! Enjoy, and have a great weekend. Looking for Innovators Share this link to share with other innovators. Please share this newsletter...

Megatrends, brain implants, and more

Issue #52 View in your browser   The newsletter for innovatorsYou never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.- Buckminster FullerThis is a newsletter that follows news that...

Don’t fight reality

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. - Buckminster Fuller

Data is the New Dollar: The Future of Value

Historically, companies have pursued the dollar as a measure of value in the pursuit of shareholder value. Cash flow, profits, and asset values are all about dollars. I think an additional set of measurements can be added to the mix around the value of data....

E-ink sneakers, a home farming robot, and more

Issue #51 View in your browser   The newsletter for innovators Happy Sunday and welcome to the latest edition of InnovationNotes! Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some reading. This is a newsletter that follows news that entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors should...

Complex Systems

A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never works and cannot be patched up to make it work. You have to start over, beginning with a working simple system. Gall's Law

Where Innovation Labs Fail: The Handoff – Neo Innovation

The handoff is the break point for the broad success of innovation lab projects. It’s part of the reason Nordstrom shut their famous lab down and absorbed the staff into the broader IT organization. There are other ways to deal with the challenge — spin off the labs...

Rethinking Design Thinking — Fahrenheit 212 — Medium

When the consumer solution is the only big issue on the table, Design Thinking can deliver in spades. But those cases are increasingly rare. Innovation has become, in nearly every case, a two-problem game: in addition to the consumer challenge, the increasingly...

Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill 

Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets. But before they can become widespread, carmakers must solve an impossible ethical dilemma of algorithmic morality. Source: Why Self-Driving Cars Must Be Programmed to Kill | MIT Technology...

Life and Work

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” – Gustave Flaubert  

The real cycle you’re working in is a cycle called yourself

You’ve got to live right, too. It’s the way you live that predisposes you to avoid the traps and see the right facts. You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It’s easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally. That’s the way all the experts do...

You will be replaced

Computers and robots are coming for your job. It won’t happen next year. But, it’s coming. Here’s a great video concerning the impact robotics and AI will have on jobs. A few things we’ll need to consider include:   * What will everyone do? Unemployment for humans...

Quotes from Thomas Edision

I'm not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. I am glad that the eight-hour day had not been invented when I was a young man. If my life had been made up of eight-hour days, I do not believe I could have accomplished a great deal....

Simple design solution for most drone collisions

This is cool. I was wondering why no one had created something like this yet (that I knew of). I was guessing that weight and stability would be issues. But, these issues were overcome. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIpqxsVDgVs]

The end of the suburbs and other myths

Perhaps the biggest myth is that Americans are moving to cities in droves. Yes, Americans have been departing sparsely populated rural areas for metropolitan areas, which contain urban “cores” surrounded by suburbs. But that’s not the same thing as moving to cities....

Strategy Prototyping

I've been spending a lot of time working on both prototyping and strategy lately. Prototyping has been accepted as an iterative activity for a while now. And, with agile development, the same is true- we have been focusing on how to quickly we can iterate when we...

The latest on Google self-driving cars

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk3oc1Hr62g&w=560&h=315]  One day human driving will be rare (more of a hobby) and even discouraged since automated driving will be so much safer.  Google Self-Driving Car on City Streets -...

History of icons

User interface icons help us operate technology. Some are obvious; others seem illogical. One survived a near-death experience, one involves a Danish king, and others depict objects on their way to becoming relics. Here's a brief history of the lines and circles we...

The future!

The future of wearable tech... [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWnjRyWwo9c&w=560&h=315] via FirstBank- Glasses - YouTube.

The Fantastic Mr Feynman

The Fantastic Mr Feynman - YouTube. YouTube has a free documentary about Richard Feynman. It was good, I recommend it. Back in 2005 I read several of the books available at the time on Feynman. The documentary gave a good summary. Below are some Feynman quotes.  The...

Swell App

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ItS3N6KwE] via Swell App: The New Audio Experience - YouTube.  Really well done and simple app. I really like it. Compare to Stitcher Radio, which is also really good.  ...

How the Tesla Model S is Made

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_lfxPI5ObM]How the Tesla Model S is Made -- Behind The Scenes -- The Window - Wired - YouTube.

Raspberry Pi Microwave

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2YtARzJTys] Raspberry Pi Microwave - Feature Demo - YouTube.

Meet ATLAS!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkBnFPBV3f0] Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built! ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the...

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Life really begins when you have discovered that you can do anything you want. How to Avoid Work – lovely 1949 guide to doing what you love. (via...

US energy sources and usesviaAmerica’s energy addiction - The...

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If you had $1 million, for instance, you’d dedicate $500k to incremental development, $200k to breakthrough ideas and disruptions each, and $100k to a game changer. You can argue with this distribution (please do!). But for immediate returns, focusing on incremental...

The theory folks are kicking around in tech circles is these companies are reaching market saturation faster than ever due to viral channels (read: facebook). Their growth then slows (or even reverses). Net: they’re moving through the typical lifecycle of a business...

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oa_hiLXLbTc?wmode=transparent&autohide=1&egm=0&hd=1&iv_load_policy=3&modestbranding=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&showsearch=0&w=500&h=281] Innovation is tough. Not only do you need to get the product right - you have to get the timing...

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Buchanan’s Orders of Design (via The Next Secrets Of The Web |...

One cannot stumble on an idea unless one is running – Vladimir Zworykin Twitter / bkmontgomery: QOTD: One cannot stumble o

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…stop worrying about what you suck at, and focus on what you’re good at. It’s more fun, and you’ll be happier. Always Swim Downstream « Uncrunched

In a time of drastic change, it is the LEARNERS who inherit the future. The LEARNED usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer

Video from your brain

This is pretty cool. Berkeley scientists are starting to be able to construct videos based on brain activity.They are very loose approximations based on existing video footage, but still cool.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsjDnYxJ0bo]The left clip is a...

Two great books about Google

I recently read 2 great books about Google. I love to read books about the early days of companies. Check out these two – they are both worth reading. In the Plex This is a great all-around Google book with details on different parts of the business. From what I can...

Gumption

A quote I find interesting from ZAMM.Everyone’s just about out of gumption. And I think it’s about time to return to the rebuilding of this American resource—individual worth. There are political reactionaries who’ve been saying something close to this for years. I’m...

Tomorrow’s Trends will have a new owner

Hundreds of posts and several years since its inception, I have moved on from my blog: Tomorrow’s Trends. The last couple years have been a whirlwind as I worked on launching a major technology product and I have more in the queue. I just have not had time to keep up...

Are distractions killing innovation?

Creativity often requires a single individual to have some solid uninterrupted time to themselves. With iPhones, iPads, laptops, and the ton of other devices distracting us from our thoughts we are possibly becoming less creative and less innovative.Scott Adams noted...

Virtual Subway Store

This is an interesting concept. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGaVFRzTTP4] YouTube - Tesco Homeplus Virtual Subway Store in South Korea.

Optional: Business plans and market research

Inc. has a great article concerning the differences in thought processes between big corporate leaders and entrepreneurs.Corporate leaders, dealing with known markets, and incremental innovation - are much more plan-focused and step through more solid, mathematical,...

4 Types of Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank has a good breakdown of the 4 types of entrepreneurship in one of his posts. It’s important to remember that there are several types of entrepreneurship. Many may think that “entrepreneurs" are only people that start venture funded, fast growing...

Optional: Business plans and market research

Inc. has a great article concerning the differences in thought processes between big corporate leaders and entrepreneurs. Corporate leaders, dealing with known markets, and incremental innovation - are much more plan-focused and step through more solid, mathematical,...

4 Types of Entrepreneurship

Steve Blank has a good breakdown of the 4 types of entrepreneurship in one of his posts. It's important to remember that there are several types of entrepreneurship. Many may think that "entrepreneurs" are only people that start venture funded, fast growing companies....

The progress bar illusion

A progress bar can made to seem to be progressing more quickly with some slight visual adjustments. I have to admit I like the illusion. Even through the progress is not moving any faster, I like the fact that it feels like it is going to complete faster. Check out...

The progress bar illusion

A progress bar can made to seem to be progressing more quickly with some slight visual adjustments. I have to admit I like the illusion. Even through the progress is not moving any faster, I like the fact that it feels like it is going to complete faster. Check out...

Real time visual translations

This a pretty cool looking app. You point it at a sign and it translates visually in real-time. You must see it in the video.YouTube - Introducing Word...

Real time visual translations

This a pretty cool looking app. You point it at a sign and it translates visually in real-time. You must see it in the video. YouTube - Introducing Word Lens....

Hubris, Passion, and Vision

Interesting interview with Steve Blank... http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1 Hubris, Passion and Customer Development « Steve...

Get to work

The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike...

Get to work

The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike...

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Eric Schmidt: “We Know Where You Are, We Know What You...

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Eric Schmidt: “We Know Where You Are, We Know What You...

Talk vs. Work

Infographic: What Kind of Worker Are You? |...

Talk vs. Work

Infographic: What Kind of Worker Are You? |...

Innovation with Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore’s thoughts and research are at the core our work for those of us in the arena of launching new technology products. “Crossing the Chasm" was and still is one of those books that are required reading for innovation and new product development people in...

Innovation with Geoffrey Moore

Geoffrey Moore's thoughts and research are at the core our work for those of us in the arena of launching new technology products. "Crossing the Chasm" was and still is one of those books that are required reading for innovation and new product development people in...

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Emerson