it could BE different

A New Approach to Child Labor

Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true. Niels Bohr And only $40. It could BE different – have a nice weekend.

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Business Plans are for Bureaucrats

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France After a dozen years developing new products for large companies and running … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 9 Comments

The Myth of Disruptive Innovation

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. JFK An interesting critique of one aspect of … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pandora’s Patent Box?

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention. Theodore Adorno As governments intervene further down the commercialization path, they have applied old incentive methods in a new way. … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bad Patent Strategy

The quality of American patents has been deteriorating for years. Robert Pozen As a competitive swimmer, I took a few minutes out of my day to look at the changes … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 4 Comments


Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. JFK The video is humorous and creative and worth watching simply for fun. But I’d also like … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why NOT Here?

The average pencil is seven inches long, with just a half-inch eraser – in case you thought optimism was dead. Robert Brault If you want to see a look that … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

KALQ not Great Enough

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. George Orwell Will KALQ become the keyboard of choice for mobile devices? It has demonstrated a 35% faster … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bad News for the Auto Industry?

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.  Aldous Huxley A report by the US Public Research Group has two interesting findings: 1) Under any reasonable scenario, the … Continue reading

May 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stand Up and Stop Listening

To say that a thing has never yet been done among men is to erect a barrier stronger than reason, stronger than discussion. Thomas Brackett Reed In a popular course … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Not So Different Cultures

I have two sons in America, and all they care about in Chinese culture is Jackie Chan and Jet Li.  Ang Lee I traveled to China with a group of … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment


We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. Walt Disney When I started this blog back … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment