Category Archives: Innovation

2012 Prediction: Paper Will Be the Next Disruptive Technology

There’s a little-known scene in the movie “Star Trek: First Contact,” where Lt. Commander Data, an android, observes Captain Jean-Luc Picard touching the hull of an historic spacecraft. The captain smiles and taps the ship with his bare fingers, to … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs and the End of Patience

Remember the Apple Lisa? Of course not. The Newton? I hope not. But without them, there would have been no iMac or iPad. Hell, there probably would have been no Pixar. Steve Jobs had success because he had time to … Continue reading

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Innovation is a Passion, Not A Process

HP started in a garage. And, I don’t know, about a million other business and products did too. Albert Einstein began solving the mysteries of the universe as a patent office clerk. Thomas Edison saw a light bulb go off … Continue reading

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Risk May Lead to Failure — But at Least it Leads Somewhere

In two or three years, my brother-in-law will either be bankrupt or a millionaire. He will either profit from a complex set a business deals or go down in flames; nearly a decade of work and planning will be left … Continue reading

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Introducing “PEARL” – A Tool for Determining What People Will Pay for Online News

The easy answer to how much consumers will pay for online news – if there is such a thing as an easy answer – is “they’ll pay what it’s worth.” Of course that’s’ the problem: In a world where free … Continue reading

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Innovation and the Meaning of Nowhere

It’s easy to let your mind to wander while driving along the Blue Highways of Mid-Missouri, especially in the Winter. To the naked eye there is little with which to occupy your thoughts — just gray two-lane roads and thin, … Continue reading

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