Be Willing To Be Weird

ITU Commencement Speech - May 2017

Below is the video and transcript for my commencement speech at ITU last month. The topic of the speech was on the entanglement of fear, failure and conformity. To be successful, we all must be willing to be weird. Be different. Use our creativity to win in the emerging creative economy. Note: The following transcript […]

Comptel Keynote: The Secrets to Innovation

Last Monday, I delivered the opening keynote to the Comptel 2012 show in San Francisco.  The objective of the keynote was to share with the audience the secrets of innovation and how they could take advantage of them in their firms. Topics included: 5 Elements of Innovation (Innovation Attitude, Curiosity, Process, Support & Resources) 3 Areas of […]

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Video of the book launch event at the Computer History Museum

Last Thursday I had the great pleasure of being the guest of John Hollar at the Computer History Museum for an hour-long discussion on my book Beyond the Obvious. This was the book launch event that kicked off the book tour. One of the greatest challenges of writing the book was eliminating so much interesting material […]

book launch event at computer history museum

I got deep fried by these guys during an interview on the topic of innovation

A few weeks past, I was interviewed by the hosts of the Deep Fried Bytes Podcast (Keith & Woody) on the topic of innovation.  The discussion covered everything from how anyone can learn innovation to the role innovation plays in your career. Keith and Woody also drill me about the book, Beyond The Obvious.  

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The CES Hype Machine Was As Full Speed

Last week we saw the CES hype machines operating at full speed.  Ahead of the show, I posted a column over at Forbes on my prediction for the most over-hyped innovations for CES 2012. After a few days at CES, I  found three innovations that I felt have future potential (none of these innovations are shipping and […]

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Stop talking about innovation and instead get innovating.

  I recently gave a speech at the annual PDS Conference (Milwaukee, WI) on the topic of Enabling Innovation: A Strength In Any Economy.  In the speech, I challenged the audience (CIOs, CTOs and other technology leaders) that every group within an organization needed to take ownership of the innovation agenda.  In particular, the CIO/CTO […]

Ignore The Obvious speech on Innovation at Argyle Executive Forum (slides)

  This morning I gave a keynote at the Argyle Executive Forum event in NYC.  The title of the talk was “Ignore The Obvious” covering a wide range of areas to help the audience better understand and use innovation as a competitive advantage: Doing the obvious is what everyone expects Doing the obvious is average […]

How to innovate in spite of the corporate antibodies (Video)

I recently gave a talk at the Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference.  The format was a “fireside chat” where I was asked to comment on the challenges of innovating inside a large organization, how to create an innovation culture and what tools and tricks have I uncovered over my career.