You Have To Study The Game, To Win The Game

→  June 25th, 2013  →  Business

Recently, a friend shared a post with me from Business Insider, entitled How To Use Math To Crush Your Friends At Monopoly Like You’ve Never Done Before.  This BI presentation deck by Walter Hickey, which analyzes the mechanisms behind the popular board game Monopoly,  was especially interesting for me, as I had done a similar, […]


Root For Your Cinderella Teams

→  March 23rd, 2013  →  Leadership

This post is highly time critical, as the sports metaphor around which this whole topic is based is likely to have wound down by the time you  read this post.  The NCAA Basketball Tournament is my favorite sporting event by far, and last night we saw a virtually unknown #15 seeded team take out a […]


Enabling the Collisions Between The “Slow Hunches” In Your Organization

→  March 26th, 2012  →  Blog Innovation Leadership Technology

Recently I’ve been inspired by some pretty engaging discussions going on on Google+ about the concept of  “the connected enterprise” by some big thinkers like Gideon Rosenblatt,  Gregory Esau, Braden Kelly and  John Kellden .   An underlying theme of many of these discussions is that technology will enable organizations to evolve in new and exciting […]


Is The US Living In A Ponziconomy?

→  July 14th, 2011  →  Blog Business Government Innovation Social Media Technology

Several days ago on a trans-Pacific flight I read two interesting articles in the same newspaper.  One was an analysis of the most recent jobs and unemployment report from the US, in which most analysts were puzzled by the lack of real job creation and economic growth.  The other article was about yet another IPO […]



→  April 2nd, 2011  →  Business

All of us have had the unpleasant experience of coming across roadkill.  Although I’ve never seen empirical evidence, I’m pretty sure that most of these victims never intended to end up the way we found them.  Most of these unfortunate endings happened because of a desire to move beyond their previously inhabited core space into a […]


Hierarchy of Visual Understanding

→  December 8th, 2010  →  Blog Business

The design and layout your inputs can transform data into information and knowledge.


How Do Colors Affect Purchases?

→  September 6th, 2010  →  Business

This very cool infographic (Originally hosted at details the many unsuspected ways that color can impact emotion and hence buying behavior.   We all know that we tend to have a “connection” with various colors and that brands have connections with colors (John Deere Green,  Coke Red) , but we probably don’t think very often about […]


Mile-High Mega Kites Could Pull Giant, Floating Power Plants

→  March 9th, 2010  →  Green / Clean


First Derivatives: Are You Getting Better, Or What?

→  February 23rd, 2010  →  Business

Basic Calculus shows us that regardless of the subject or the metric, you are either getting better or getting worse, you can’t be just “holding your own.”


Risk, Part 3 — Vulnerabilities In Your Team

→  February 9th, 2010  →  Business

Your people are your most mission-critical resources, where do you have blind spots or weaknesses due to unplanned talent losses?