Sun.Jun 23, 2019

Let’s Face Facts, The Digital Revolution Has Been A Huge Disappointment

Digital Tonto

We are awash in nifty gadgets, but in many ways we are no better off than we were 30 years ago. Related posts: 5 Uncomfortable Facts for the Digital Maniacs. Is Digital Technology Really Making Us. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Is your work meaningful?

Innovation Excellence

Life’s too short to work on things that don’t make a difference. Sure, you’ve got to earn a living, but what kind of living is it if all you’re doing is paying for food and a mortgage? How do others benefit from your work? How does the planet benefit from your work? How is the.


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#1,524 – The Tampa Bay Rays of Montreal

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

You know me. I love outside the box thinking. So it should come as no surprise that I’m in favor of the Tampa Bay Rays dramatic plan to become a two city team wherein they’d play half their games in Tampa and the other half in Montreal, the former home of the Expos. The shocking proposal, which MLB has given the go ahead for Tampa to explore, makes sense to some degree. Attendance figures have been dwindling for the Rays to the point where the Tampa/St.

Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook are Monopolies: So What?

Innovation Excellence

The need to support a free market by breaking up large companies that stifle innovation and competition is well established, but is it still valid? We’ve reached an economic precipice in building the future of technology; one that is striking chords of terror in many.

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

New Zealand can learn from how the Japanese embed innovation


I visited Japan this month, a country I once lived in for three years, working on the product development team for a consumer electronics company. Visiting the World Headquarters of Alpine Electronics reminded me of how much the Japanese prioritise innovation. I nostalgically recounted how innovation is normalized and engrained through the day-to-day working activities, embedded as a driving principle of the culture that employees feel both connected to and responsible for.