Should You Buy an Apple Watch?

I bought my first Mac in 1987 and have purchased dozens since. I bought two of the first edition iPhones the day they released on June 29, 2007 (for me and my wife), and I purchased at least one iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 shortly after they released. (I […]

The Internet of Things – Goldman Sachs Infographic

This Infographic is from a research report by Goldman Sachs’ Global Investment Research Division. “The Internet of Things” is a megatrend about the third wave of internet growth, driven by manufacturers’ development of connecting to the internet everyday objects such as lights, locks, garage doors, thermostats, kitchen appliances, watches, cars, as well as giant objects […]

4 Ways To Use iPhone 6 Plus with 1 Hand

Did you buy an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Thinking about it? A week ago, the iPhone 5/5S/5C were the latest and greatest iPhones. Here is Apple’s commercial touting one of that model’s major benefits–that you can use it with one hand.   But that was before there was an iPhone model with the word “Plus” in […]

Throngs of Diffidence: All About the U2 + Apple Deal

This story is about the business of the U2/Apple/Universal Music deal for the free digital release of Songs of Innocence. My Songs of Innocence album review is here. This story is 2300 words long, not my usual “about 300.” Why’d I title this “Throngs of Diffidence?” Because “diffidence” means “lack of self-confidence” and Bono threw out a few […]

Mad men Business Lesson: Stable Stifles Innovation

In the season five premiere last week, Pete Campbell (played by Vincent Kartheiser) had a great line (written by Matthew Weiner) . Campbell said, “Stable is that step backwards between successful and failing.” Pete’s point is that when the company hits a certain level of success, it fears losing what it’s built up for itself, […]

Analog Books

I really like my e-reader and tablet, but I love, love, love, love, love “analog” books. I found this wonderful short film clip about the craft, and just have to share it. (click here to watch.) After you watch it, make a promise to yourself to go to an actual brick and mortar store that […]

Top 10 List: Business, Leadership & Innovation Books

I read a lot. Fiction and non-fiction, kids’ books, newspapers, magazines, blogs and social network musings. A lot. I read the copy in ads for products not targeted at me. I read signage at stores and on wayfinding systems. I even read those brochures about local tourist stuff that are perched on that rack near […]

The Caterpillar that Killed the War Machines

When he was young, my son used to call them “callapitters,” but in this case, I’m not referring to the little creatures with multiple legs. I’m talking about the big yellow construction and earthmoving trucks. I’m referring here, to Caterpillar, Inc. Maybe they’re called Caterpillar because of the incredible metamorphosis they underwent when transforming from […]

The Pain of Change

Change is hard. If you’re the change agent, it’s difficult to change the “old guard,” who are “set in their ways,” and “don’t get where it’s all going.” And, if you’re one of the ones they’re trying to change, it’s most certainly difficult, with those “newfangled big shots” who seem like “all hat and no […]