Last week, I gave a keynote speech at Edelman’s Leadership event in Chicago. The company brings together the top ~100 executives from around the world once a year. Richard Edelman asked me to present a talk at lunch about the “future of technology”. I took some liberty with the topic and focused on the needed skill of “planning for the future”.
My wife would argue that my office looks like a computer museum. I’m setting here looking at a stack of old IBM punch cards, an original Compaq lugable, old HP Jornada’s and 100’s of other gadgets …. not to mention my collection of Byte and Wired magazines. I will admit it, I’m a pack rat. So it seems appropriate that I would get involved with the Computer History Museum. The Museum is all about collecting, preserving and sharing the history of the computer industry. It’s home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, photographs and moving images.
I’m a firm believer that the difference between a good idea and a great idea is getting the timing right. There are a number of items to consider when deciding when is the right time to bring an innovation to market. For example: Is there a technology coming that will transform the experience/market? Are customers ready to […]
In this weeks issue of BusinessWeek’s In Innovation special report, there is an article on my “day job” and innovation culture. The photo above appears in the article and is of Rahul Sood, Founder of Voodoo, and myself …. The article gives a good overview of how large corporation’s can use start-up’s to influence their […]