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I need a place to make a record of things. And I have to make it public. The fact is... (this is a little hard to admit)... The fact is... I struggle to make my ideas a reality. It is like something stops me. I freeze. I seek the comfort... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Commit or Die
A couple of days ago I submitted a brief rant about how Burger King failed. This post is meant to provide a few suggestions for how they could improve -- and solicit additional suggestions if you have any. 1) Cross... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2010 at Apply Steam
My expectations for fast food are never very high, but my disappointment in Burger King recently reached an all time low. In my opinion, Burger King failed. I am a huge fan of Iron Man and superheros in general. In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2010 at Apply Steam
I liked Peter Smith's commentary on Minnesota Public Radio the other day on garage sales. "All that stuff, it's a window into these peoples' lives. Every table tells a story I don't want to hear or read." It reminded me... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Apply Steam
Kevin McCullagh did a great job covering The Big ReThink by The Economist. I especially appreciate McCullagh coverage of Roberto Verganti. Here are my thoughts -- I hope you find them helpful. Verganti's research on design-driven innovation is spot on.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at Apply Steam
Dan Pink makes a great distinction between mediocrity and failure. We are so afraid of failure that it changes our values and our behavior. Dan: Thanks for the reminder. Keith Ferrazi also said it well in his book, Never Eat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2010 at Apply Steam
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Mar 15, 2010
From: Gene To: Patrick Subject: RE: Design and Innovation Education -- BusinessWeek Please review...and when ready...give the 15 minute version of why I should need to know more. This was the response I received when I emailed Gene a link... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at Apply Steam
A recent Mashable post reported 80% of Facebook & Twitter users are "meformers." The other 20% are informers who use "the channels to share informational updates like links to news articles." In addition, I have observed the number of books... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2009 at Apply Steam
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Sep 24, 2009