I had planned on not writing this post until I had finished reading Seth Godin’s Purple Cow, but the remarkableness of it dictated not waiting. The concept is simple—the most successful products have stood out from the […]
I can’t emphasize the benefits of a nice soak in the tub enough. As I described in I² #023, it has become one of my key tools for creativity. (On a side note, I have […]
After a number of half-hearted attempts over the years, I’ve started running, hoping I get to the point of at least jogging through the Bay to Breakers. Of course, this means I need to find […]
Whenever you start designing something interactive (and by my definition, a ball is interactive), you should start by designing a flowchart. Especially if you’re building an IVR system. I just spent a frustrating 12 minutes […]
Several years ago, one of my geek friends introduced me to the concept of “good enough” when designing software and hardware. This friend’s creations are always interesting, innovative, and reliable. Some of her code is […]
Want to innovate? Then relax. Continuously. Deep innovation is a lifestyle, not a task. Most, but not all, things you can do to relax will help the process. A soak in a hot tub, however […]
I’m not expecting this topic to be as frequently covered as my Innovation Inspiration (I²) series, because I have found far fewer good techniques. However, this trick is so fundamental—yet often overlooked—that it deserves the […]
I just finished watching an incredible documentary on Netflix, about the U. S. Navy’s first submarine, the Alligator. It was commissioned by President Lincoln, and designed and built by a professor of Jules Verne (and […]
I just finished reading The CIA’s Greatest Covert Operation: Inside the Daring Mission to Recover a Nuclear-armed Soviet Sub. I found it on the new non-fiction rack at the library, and although I had followed the evolving […]
The past few days, I’ll bet I haven’t appeared to be very productive.
But only because all the real work was going on in my head, not yet ready to travel through my fingers to the printed page.
It’s called research, and I’ll have much more to say about it a few posts down the line.