We often wonder how people like Walt Disney, Steve Jobs or George Lucas developed such creative and innovative minds. Ideas just seem to effortlessly roll off their tongue and onto the pages of history. Are they more creative than the rest of us? How did they get that way?
The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The important innovations are the ones that change our world so profoundly that the previous order becomes not only untenable, but unthinkable. Yet the true impact begins not with invention, but adoption. That’s when the second and third-order effects kick in. After all, the […]
When to become an entrepreneur is a common quandary for many. For whatever reason, this issue has come up a great deal recently (recession-driven workforce dislocation?), so I thought I’d share a few thoughts that might help frame this critical decision. I have concluded that being an entrepreneur is an irrational state of being. If […]
Apple Inc.’s stock fell a little more than 2 percent Tuesday, a day after CEO Steve Jobs announced he was taking a medical leave of absence. The decline was less than what many had feared and indicated investors weren’t too worried about the company’s future in the hands of Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, who […]