Category: My Blog Posts

The Magic of Limitations

“If you go back back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years… Read more »

Obstacles

My son was at a trampoline park a few months ago and I took this picture because it made me think of a concept I learned in a gamification class from Mario Herger last year.  As humans we love challenging ourselves with obstacles.  Often times we find obstacles so engaging we will intentionally give ourselves… Read more »

Who Would Want to be Normal?

Last week I was talking with some coworkers about a 2013 initiative we are taking on.  I forget how I got on the subject but it was something to the effect of me being tired of doing things the way they have always been done which made me think of a recent Mini Cooper YouTube… Read more »

My Fascination With Amazon

For the future of retail, I’m sure you are looking at Amazon like everyone else is.  I’m convinced the Internet will continue to disrupt traditional retail.  Bezos is one of the most brilliant minds of our time, some say the next Jobs.  I have tremendous respect for Bezos.  Just a few of the things he’s… Read more »

Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems

I just gave my thoughts on Om Malik’s page on Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems. Maybe part of the problem is we argue too much. Disagreeing and having your own opinion is fine, but at some point we need to learn to agree, or agree to disagree. At time of writing this, 145 people… Read more »