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How cutting edge technology makes the familiar better

How cutting edge technology makes the familiar better

April 7, 2014 7:30 am

I’m amused by the different answers I get when I ask people what certain terms mean to them.  One example is “cutting edge” which is a term often used interchangeably with “state of the art”.…

Creative Concepts: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet Blends Science and Human Nature

Creative Concepts: The Invisible Bicycle Helmet Blends Science and Human Nature

November 25, 2013 7:33 am

Want a creative concept? How about an invisible bicycle helmet? It may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie, but two Swedish graduate students, Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt, have made it happen.…

Will there be any new technology innovation at CES?

Will there be any new technology innovation at CES?

December 13, 2011 8:36 am

It’s that time of year when companies prepare to show off their latest technology innovation at the show to end all shows – CES (Consumer Electronics Show).  Given the changes in my role at HP, I thought I was going to be able to dodge going.  Instead, I will be attending CES this year as press.  You heard that right — I will be reporting from CES on the latest technology innovations rather than trying to convince a reporter that my stuff is the cool stuff they should be writing about.…

There really is a killer question card deck ….

There really is a killer question card deck ….

April 13, 2009 12:44 am

As a result of the twitter feed of killer questions, I’ve received a number of emails asking about the background on the killer questions.  Since it seems like of a topic of interest, I thought I would give you some insight into how they came about …   Is there really a physical deck of killer questions?…

Podcast: Seeing The Big Picture To Innovate

Podcast: Seeing The Big Picture To Innovate

May 28, 2007 8:40 pm

Segment 1: Seeing The Big Picture To Innovate Key Skills: Boundry Crosser:  Success will come to people with a very wide and multi-disciplinary backgrounds Metaphor Maker: Using methaphors to capture the connections/similarities and therefore the vision Pattern Watcher:  The abilty to pick out meaningful trends from the flood of information   Segment 2: Killer Question Of The Week Create metahpors by:

1) Answer the following the question: “What are the assumptions that define the industry?” 2) Look for metaphors by: Comparing the assumptions with other industries.