Janesville – A Story About the Rest of America

I just read book – Janesville – that reminded me again of life outside the bubble.

Janesville, tells the story of laid-off factory workers of a General Motors factory… more

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February 2, 2018

Innovators podcast @ Stanford

A fun interview at Stanford about some old things and new ones.
Founders

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January 31, 2018

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job – Disruption and Activist Investors

Why GE’s Jeff Immelt Lost His Job – Disruption and Activist Investors

Jeff Immelt ran GE for 16 years. He radically transformed the company from a classic conglomerate that did everything to one that focused on its core… more

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November 1, 2017

Why Uber is The Revenge of the Founders

Why Uber is The Revenge of the Founders

Uber, Zenefits, Tanium, Lending Club CEOs of companies with billion dollar market caps have been in the news – and not in a good way. This seems to be occurring more and more. Why do… more

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October 24, 2017

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

The Red Queen Problem – Innovation in the DoD and Intelligence Community

“…it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. ”

The Red Queen Alice in Wonderland

Innovation, disruption, accelerators, have… more

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October 17, 2017

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

Office of Naval Research (ONR) Goes Lean

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has been one of the largest supporters of innovation in the U.S. Now they are starting to use the Lean Innovation process (see here and here) to… more

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October 10, 2017

Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Removing the Roadblocks to Corporate Innovation – When Theory Meets Practice

Innovation theory and innovation in practice are radically different. Here are some simple tools to get your company’s innovation pipeline through the obstacles it will… more

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September 19, 2017

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

How companies strangle innovation – and how you can get it right

A shorter version of this post first appeared on the HBR blog

I just watched a very smart company try to manage innovation by hiring a global consulting firm to offload engineering… more

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September 14, 2017

HTTPS testing

gOT
GOT

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August 31, 2017

Working Outside the Tech Bubble

Annual note to self – most of the world exists outside the tech bubble.

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We have a summer home in New England in a semi-rural area, just ~10,000 people in town, with a potato farm… more

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August 12, 2017