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Innovation

Maker Euphoria 

by Rick on November 4, 2015

in Geek stuff,Innovation

I spend many years of my life writing software, much of that for embedded controls for commercal kitchen equipment. I still get excited when new systems are turned on for the 1st time. It is exelerating and causes the hair on my neck to stand up. I mention this because a young engineering stopped me […]

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I have been playing with the new Handoff feature in OS X and iOS 8.1 for a while now. Today I had one of those magical experiences. I needed to respond to an email, but was in the car heading to work. I started the response on my iPhone but dictating the message. I arrive […]

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Where Is The Innovation

by Rick on January 22, 2013

in Innovation

I often see blog post or news releases for a new product. Most of them leave me feeling empty, wondering when some company or individual will deliver on real innovation. Come on people, can’t we do more than just copy the leader? For example, I saw this post on Mashable. Here is the video: A […]

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The Secret Of The Innovator

by Rick on December 14, 2012

in Innovation

In a 1994 interview, Steve Jobs made the following observation during an interview that was aired in Nov, 2011 by PBS (“One Last Thing“): “When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is, and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not […]

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I posted this quote on Twitter and Facebook yesterday: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast!” This was a observation made by management guru Peter Drucker several years ago, and it is still true today.  I posted it because I continue to see large companies line up to claim that they are adopting program x or strategy […]

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There is a great podcast on the issues with our patent system at The American Life this week. I highly recommend it for anyone that cares about innovation, patents and business. Take a listen and let me know what you think. Is the current patent system relevant today? Some have argued that the world moving […]

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Organizations are often consumed with market research and competitive analysis. They say they want to innovate, but their products and services are nothing more than a reflection of the current market. They a stuck in today’s paradigm, eking out incremental change, year after year.¬† The signals they use to plan and develop new products and […]

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The Patent System Rework

by Rick on August 8, 2010

in Innovation

I have always had an intense interest in patents and the patent system. I am listed as an inventor on several, and have been called on to review many other patents. (No, they are no fun to read. If you have insomnia, this may be your best cure). I just read a very interesting article: […]

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I was fortunate this week to attend the World Innovation Forum in New York City. What an amazing experience. The speakers were great and the people I met were all so inspiring. Over the next few days I will share a few of my take-aways. Here is an outline fo the three days. I have […]

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During my workout today, I listened to a recent DFJ Entrepreneurial Though Leaders Seminar. This is a podcast that is co-sponsored by BASES (a student entrepreneurship group), Standford Technology Ventures Program, and The Department of Management Science and Engineering (Standford University). The speaker for this session was John Seely Brown.  John has a technical background, […]

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