Status Quo Vs. Innovation: Kindle 2 Buries Text-to-Speech

One of the biggest challenges to innovation is the status quo. While the defenders of the status quo, a.k.a. the short-sighted ones, would like to continue to protect their territories, markets and margins, they are continually being pushed by innovation. Ultimately, the 'short-sighted ones' have to make a choice to embrace innovation or try to … Continue reading Status Quo Vs. Innovation: Kindle 2 Buries Text-to-Speech

Turning Product Development into a Process

A product manager's best friend is data. Without data you are left with opinion and predjudice. With data you can have great discussions about tradeoffs, impacts and data forces people to deal in the 'real' versus 'what if' world. Digging into my product management roots, I thought I would share one of the tools we used … Continue reading Turning Product Development into a Process

Augmented Reality – G1 app to add context to the stars?

I just read Jennifer Bruin's blog post on an app for the G1 called Wikitude AR Travel Guide. The app employs augmented reality, AR. If you don't know anything about AR, like me, reading the wikipedia entry is very helpful.   After reading it, I can think of other ways to employ it for everyday … Continue reading Augmented Reality – G1 app to add context to the stars?

Productivity driving the IT purchase cycle

Yesterday I read an article in the Dec/Jan issue of Fast Company about the change in Cisco's corporate culture to embrace social media and collaboration. According to the article, Cisco has taken a strong step to leverage Web 2.0 technologies through acquisition and internally developed Web 2.0 tools. One interesting point made in the article … Continue reading Productivity driving the IT purchase cycle