98: Disrupting Education: Doing Away With History & Geography
Australia decides to replace history and geography in elementary school with coding – good to see some real disruption going on in education
97: Waste Some Time – One Way We Innovate
Do you look at your day and you are totally booked solid with no time to waste? This may be why you are not innovating. Chris explains why one way to innovate is to purposely waste time
96: Stop Planning Now
Looking to prepare for the future? Then maybe instead of planning everything out, maybe focus on being resilient instead.
95: Take The Maze Backwards
One Way We Innovate – One of the ways we innovate in our workshops – take the maze backwards.
94: How To Beat The Upcoming Recession
How To Beat the Upcoming Recession? This is the absolute perfect time to run an internal, crowdsourced, innovation program.
93: Embrace The Future. Don’t Fear It
Will the future be awesome, or will it suck? Chris talks about social media 10 years out, and what the world will be like, and how we might feel about it.
92: Your Career in Turmoil? Do A Startup
If you want REAL stability in your work life, you MUST start your own business. Being an entrepreneur returns the control of your life back to YOU.
91: Time to Stop Ignoring Micro Innovations
Many people feel that innovation must be a huge, game-changing, life altering event. That when you run an innovation program, that it must create new technologies or new innovations in completely new areas. That it must be disruptive in order to be great. Unfortunately, if you are only looking for the big game changers, you might miss the building blocks of the game changers: micro-innovations. Micro-innovations can be small innovations which, when coupled with others, change the game, or simply small, new ways of doing things which can help unlock new kinds of creative thinking.
90: Growth Through Innovation
Worried about the seemingly forthcoming recession of 2016? Now is the time to double-down on your innovation program – now is the time to grow through innovation
89: Augmented Vs Virtual Reality – Its A Cycle and Reality Always Wins
Who will win in a war between virtual and augmented reality? Whenever we create virtual things, they are always surpassed by real things. Modifying real things, be it sounds, brains or reality, always wins.
88: Are We Moving from Individuals to A Collective?
In this episode, Chris asks the question – have we lost our individuality to the collective – and if so how will that change the nature of everything that we do when it comes to people? Will all decisions now require the crowd to chime in?
87: Is The Era of Apps Over?
Thinking about building the next app which will take over the world and be the next billion-dollar startup? Think again – apps are giving way to smart agents of the seamless world – technology will serve us instead of the other way around.
86: The Upside of Upset
Chris discusses how we could have the future of our dreams, if only we would be willing to be upset and embrace change.
85: Talentism and The End Of The 9-5 Work Week
In the future of work, having multiple jobs will be a normal thing that we will all be doing. We should prepare for the future.
84: It’s A Great Day: We Can All Now Invest in Startups
Finally – it took 80 years to remove the restriction that only rich people could invest in startups. Two years ago Obama signed the JOBS act and just a few days ago, the SEC finally allowed it to be so. Now anyone can invest in startups.
83: In What Gear Are You Innovating?
Chris talks about the speed differences in innovating within enterprises and startups
82: The Best Interface Is No Interface, And Other Future Thoughts
Chris talks about the future, focusing on interfaces and the seamless world
81: Try Honesty: Do You Lie to Your Prospects and Customers
In this day, with millions of both professional and amateur researchers out there on the internet, you can’t deceive anyone for long.
80: Startup Founders: 5 Tips to Think Poor
Want to make your money stretch as a startup founder? Chris outlines 5 tips
79: Introverts: The Next Big Growth Market
We are building a huge new market of introverts – what kind of products and services can we build for them?
78: The Future of Education
Are you a student? Then this episode will hit home – Chris talks about the future of education, and how our current system needs to be disrupted
77: An Open Letter to New Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey
IMHO, Twitter should go back to its roots and not try to emulate every other social network out there
76: Don’t Be Afraid to Pivot
if your customer demand is moving away from your original vision, don’t be afraid to move that way too.
75: Is Interesting a Bad Thing?
If you are told that you have an interesting background, is that a bad thing?
74: Do We Really Need Innovation?
Do we really need to innovate? Seems like sometimes, innovation is the first thing to go when times are tough, but that’s when you need it the most.
73: Being Bigger Doesn’t Make You Less Creative
Just because your company grows doesn’t mean that you become less innovative. All you need is a really good internal innovation program with clear communications and a path for these ideas to product or patent.
72: It’s Like 1999 All Over Again
Have we seen this before? People are accepting equity instead of cash for their services, hoping that they win the startup lottery
71: Invention Startup Quirky Goes Bankrupt – Is This the End Of Crowd Innovation?
The invention startup Quirky just filed for bankruptcy, what does that mean for the fate of crowd based innovation.
70: Is The World of Work Getting Better or Worse?
Why are some companies treating their employees better than others? It’s a battle between the future of work and the past of work
69: Go Big or Go Home: Risk Taking Makes The Difference
In order for your startup to succeed or create disruptive innovation you need to take risks, sometimes big ones.
68: The Worst Job I Ever Had
Chris talks about the first job he ever had, and while physically demanding, its wasn’t the worst job he’s ever had
67: Time Off Is For Wimps
In the current world of work, work has exploded into LEGO blocks that we fit into life, not the other way around
66: It’s The Product, Stupid!
It’s not very hard to figure out why most startups fail – no one really wanted what they were selling
65: Innovating with Acquihires? Don’t.
Don’t look externally for innovation first – it might end up costing you more than you think
64: At Apple, Innovation Has Finally Left the Building (Or Saucer)
Chris goes through Apples 9/9/2015 product announcements step-by-step and its true: innovation has finally left the building. Making something bigger, smaller, or copying Microsoft Surface is not innovation
63: Your Grandkids Won’t Need to Know How To Drive
In the future, your grandkids will not need to know how to drive – in fact they won’t even own cars anymore
62: Need 100 Startup Ideas? Check Your Living Room
Looking for a business idea? Combine people helping people with stuff just lying around doing nothing and you might be riding another unicorn
61: Success Requires Butt Kicking
Don’t let anyone tell you what your definition of success should be, don’t just be happy with what you have – strive for more and get someone to kick your butt if you can’t do it yourself
60: Innovation from Unlikely Places
When you think innovation, do you typically think Silicon Valley, because there are plenty of other interesting hotbeds of innovation out there, like Africa
59: Popularity Is Not Relevancy
Just because something is popular, it doesn’t mean that its relevant – Chris goes into detail on how the 5 big portals to the internet have choked off relevancy in lieu of popularity
58: Happy Windows 10 Day and A Few Words on Gigster
If you ask me, all of this hype over operating systems is overrated – they should just blend into the background and let you access your apps. And a few words on a new software development service called Gigster
57: Are You Innovating with Acquihires Instead of Internally?
Instead of innovating by buying up interesting companies, maybe you should look internally and see what interesting billion dollar ideas your own employees are cooking up.
56: 5 Ways to Build a Billion Dollar Business
Looking to build your own billion-dollar business? Chris outlines 5 ways in which billion dollar businesses leverage traits inherit in humanity in order to provide services that appeal to everyone.
55: Where Is the Innovation In The Smartphone Space?
If you look at the current state of innovation in the smartphone space, very little new stuff is happening. Where are the folding epaper digital assistants?
54: To Be Innovative, Lead Your Employees to Serendipity
How do you foster a culture of innovation via serendipity? Well, first of all you don’t force your employees to come to work, work in the same location, day-in, day-out. You don’t keep their noses to the grindstone at their jobs the entire time they are at work. You don’t have them sit in endless, repeated meetings over and over again
53: Never Give Up, Never Surrender
Chris goes into some detail on giving up, and why you shouldn’t
52: Interfaces Are the New People Faces
Your social network persona is now you
51: Applauding Jobs Lost Through Automation
Lost your job due to technology? Great – now you are free to be more human
50: Silicon Valley Magic Dust
How Can We Change the World for The Better – Disrupt The Old Ways and Put People First
49: Automation Is Awesome
As the ATM made life so much easier, what else can we automate
48: Mobile Interfaces Need Context
One of the biggest failings of mobile devices is that they don’t change based on where they are
47: Time to Jump into The Sharing Economy
Stand in your living room and look around: Bet there are at least 100 on-demand sharing economy businesses to start
46: Stop Spending Time On Things You Hate
Are you living your dream? If not, now is the time
45: Why I’m Not Buying an Apple Watch Just Yet
Why I’m Not Buying an Apple Watch Just Yet
44: Innovation Is a Mindset
Big and Old companies seem to be less innovative than Small and Young ones, but that’s just the mindset
43: Stop Running for Airplanes
Are you throwing stuff out without any kind of user testing?
42: Heaven and Hell Is Other People
Is Hell Other People, as Jean-Paul Sartre famously said? Or are they heaven? Both, actually.
41: There Has Never Been a Better Time To Create
Time to Create – the tools out there now make it super easy for anyone to create
40: Ageism in Silicon Valley
Ageism is not really much of a deep dark secret in Silicon Valley
39: Startup Success Requires Idea, Execution and Timing
Back in 2007, we came up with something like Meerkat, but both the technology and the market weren’t ready for it yet.
38: The Architecture of the Future
In the future, our homes will be designed around our lives, not the other way around.
37: Your Car Is Now a Consumer Electronic
Will we start upgrading our cars as often as we upgrade our smartphones?
36: Remove The Human Improve the Experience?
Have you noted that when you remove the human, you improve the experience? Where else can humans be removed in your business in order to improve your customers experience?
35: Agile Is Eating the World
Is agile software development eating the world, or is life finally infecting software development, and the “ACTUALLY” contest continues
34: Boycotting The Listicle and Apple Gets into Cars
We should boycott the listicle; I mean have you ever learned anything from a listicle? Also, Apple gets into cars and the “ACTUALLY” contest continues.
33: For Valentines: Where Is the Perfect Dating App?
Considering that mating is one of the core things that humans do, I’m surprised that no one has invented the perfect dating app yet. Startup founders, time to figure this one out.
32: Let’s Make Startup Reporting Fair and Balanced
Let’s Make Startup Reporting Fair and Balanced
31: More Visibility Tips for Your Startup
Stalking the influencers, seeding, virality. Don’t be intimidated!
30: Startup Success: Visibility First
What is the single most important thing your startup needs? VISIBILITY
29: Startup Failures
Why does no one ever talk about failed startups?
28: Tech Startups 101, Plus The New Sales Approach
Tech Startups 101, Plus The New Sales Approach
27: No Business Card? Seriously?
No Business Card? Seriously?
26: Google Glass We Hardly Knew Ya
Google Glass We Hardly Knew Ya
25: Droning On About Drones
Droning On About Drones
24: Big Brothering Ourselves at CES
Big Brothering Ourselves at CES
23: 2015: The Year of YOLO
2015: The Year of YOLO
22: Facebook Wins the Login Wars
Facebook Wins the Login Wars
21: Blogs Are Dead
Do You Really Need a Blog?
20: Startup Monday: Save My Domain
Startup Monday: Save My Domain
19: The Most Disruptive Innovation Is…
The Most Disruptive Innovation Is…
18: The Future Is Magic
The Future Is Magic
17: Google Is Your Dad
Google Is Your Dad
16: A Seamless World
A Seamless World
15: The Uber Effect
The Uber Effect
14: The Future of Work
The Future of Work
13: Is Ello the Future OF the Social Network?
Is Ello the Future of the Social Network?
12: Apple Watch: A Triumph of Incremental Innovation
Apple Watch: A Triumph of Incremental Innovation
11: Hyperpersonalization Deters Innovation
Hyperpersonalization will keep us in a safe cocoon of content. Pull off the feedbag of content and feed yourself for a change
10: Haircuts, Pie and Cupcakes
Does your startup serve a need or a want?
9: You Only Really Need One Skill
If you have this one skill, you can do anything
8: Planning Vs. Resilience
7: Don’t Let the Law Stop You
There were plenty of businesses which were originally illegal – don’t let that stop you from exploring them
6: Time to Disrupt Education
Looking for another area to develop some disruptive innovation? Try education, its way past ripe.
5: A String of Failed Startups Is Better Than None
Even if your startup is embarrassing, launch it anyway
4: Bring Back the Long Tail!
For too long, we’ve neglected it – time to bring it back and connect everyone to everyone
3: Cyborgs R Us
If you think about it – we are already cyborgs, we just need to realize that fact
2: Party Like a Rock Star
In the wake of Googles $258M investment in Uber, I wonder what other kinds of rock star experiences can be brought to market?
1: Innovation Is Dangerous
A business without an innovation group or program is like royalty with no heir: it’s the end of the line