Category Archives: Innovation

Innovation Debt

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” – William Pollard Do you ever get the sense that things are getting a little stale? … Continue reading

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Innovating When Opportunity Knocks

“Too often, the opportunity knocks, but by the time you push back the chain, push back the bolt, unhook the two locks and shut off the burglar alarm, it’s too late.” – Rita Coolidge Being a technologist is all about … Continue reading

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Lead With Vision

“Vision is the art of seeing the invisible” — Jonathan Swift I was listening to the excellent Cloud Computing Podcast the other day and really enjoyed a discussion by @DavidLinthicum and Chris Dailey @cjdailey [1]. The questions it made me think … Continue reading

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The Tax You Pay For a Bad Idea

In the software development world, there is an important concept called “technical debt.” Basically, it’s a metaphor developed by Ward Cunningham (inventor of the wiki) and it goes something like this. You’re building a piece of software. It could be a … Continue reading

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Windows 8 Is a Direction, Not a Destination

“It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.” — Steve Jobs And maybe even after you show it to them. The reactions to … Continue reading

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A Rollout Like No Other

“If I had simply asked people what they wanted, they would have asked me for faster horses!” — Henry Ford Eighty five years ago today the intrepid and amazing Henry Ford and his Ford Motor Company introduced the Model A … Continue reading

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How NOT To Innovate

“The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out.” — Dee Hock Liberal vs. conservative, PC vs. Mac, Chevy vs. Ford. Seems there’s always two points of view, … Continue reading

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