Category Archives: Technology

The World is About to Get Smaller

As many of you may already know, recently I joined Oracle to help build a new innovation and digital transformation offering that leverages design thinking and other tools to engage prospective North American customers of Oracle in human-centered problem-solving focused … Continue reading

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China Plans to Trump Innovation from Outer Space

First, let me say that this is not a political article, but instead an article about a potential innovation crisis looming just over the horizon thanks to brinkmanship between China and the United States. Second, let me say this article … Continue reading

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Innovating at Cloud Speed

Innovation in the software industry continues unabated. No longer do we have to program computers directly in ones and zeroes, with cumbersome paper punch cards, or even to craft every line of code by hand. We have entered a new … Continue reading

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Poking the Box for Innovation

One of the best ways to challenge people’s thinking and get a group moving in a direction towards innovation is to get the group to define the box. Of course a million and one innovation and creativity consultants will endlessly … Continue reading

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Who is the Innovator? Amazon or Kroger?

Now, first of all, Kroger is a Cincinnati-based company not a Seattle-based company, so it is only natural that I should hear more about the things Amazon is experimenting with than those of Kroger, owners of a portfolio of grocery … Continue reading

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Consulting Industry Faces Threat From Artificial Intelligence

Previously I explored the value of eminence and thought leadership to consulting firms, and how unfortunately the power of inbound content marketing has a dark side that forms part of a three-pronged attack on the consulting industry. Meanwhile, the tireless … Continue reading

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Consulting Industry Being Attacked on Three Sides

The worlds of employment and business are becoming increasingly turbulent as the stability of the enterprise grows ever shorter, the loyalty of the enterprise to its people faces extinction, and the wealthy countries of the world stand at a precipice … Continue reading

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FedEx Not Keeping Pace

FedEx took the shipping world by storm about forty years ago, growing to become the defacto shipping leader, unseating UPS and DHL. But, then after thirty years of strong growth they began to lose their mojo. In 2003, in a … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Seeing AI Glasses

Saqib Shaikh lives is blind, lives in London, and is a core Microsoft developer. He lost the use of his eyes at age 7. Saqib found inspiration in software development and is helping build Seeing AI, a research project helping … Continue reading

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What April Fool’s Day Teaches Us About Innovation

April Fool’s Day was this week. Did anyone have a good prank played on them or come across a good corporate April Fool’s? My favorite this year was from my alma mater, the University of Oregon. Go Ducks! We try … Continue reading

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