Tag Archives: silicon valley

The Story of Technology

Every age is defined by its technology.  The stories of Dickens wouldn’t have been possible without the steam engine and the industrial revolution it brought about.  For that matter, neither would the those of Vanderbilt or Carnegie. And what would the 20th century have been like without the internal combustion engine and electricity? Yet we often miss the fact that stories drive ...

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Up Close and Professional with Gap’s Kyle Hermans

The interesting thing about the dialogue I recently had with Kyle was well, only everything – starting with his customized title “Senior Director of Innovation Capacity and Organization Effectiveness” custom molded to fit Kyle’s extraordinary expertise. When asked to describe it – the words were so fluid it was abundantly clear this role is far more than a title but more a promise to pioneer new thinking.

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The Gifts of Innovators: Six to Watch, Listen and Learn from in 2016…starting with Roger McGuinn

In our current era of corporatized innovation, and obsession with Silicon Valley’s unicorns, there’s a certain kind of person that I’m drawn to in the extreme - the artist as innovator who uncompromisingly runs their own creative enterprise, on their own steam.

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How To Think What No One Else Thinks

Want to think what nobody has ever thought? Easy,question assumptions. There comes a moment in time where everyone agrees with everybody about pretty much everything. For any sized organization that are focused on creating a culture of relentless innovation, hardened dogma is an innovation obstacle they must overcome.

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