it could BE different

Get Your Employees Drunk

A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver if he’s persuasive. Demetri Martin Perhaps it is the content I choose to read, but it seems that … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Half Opened Innovation

I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, ‘Hey, the sign says you’re open 24 hours.’ … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Method for Protecting Existing Sales

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand Which comes first, the patent or the sale? For Apple, Inc. the … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Telegram for Inventors

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go after the great. John D. Rockefeller The telegram has been in the news recently. It seems that the last telegram … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Power to not Point

Boredom is rage spread thin. Paul Tillich Here is a tiny fraction of a list of people who changed the world through the power of speech John Fitzgerald Kennedy Martin … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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

Home Alone

The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians. Dwayne Andreas Thanks to my friend Erik Pages, I’m going to be lazy this week and … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

What the Customer Always Wants

They didn’t want it good, they wanted it Wednesday. Robert Heinlein The following is a rather popular comic. On first read, I think anyone whose been involved in the development … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dreams and Teeth

You take unacceptable risk, you have to be prepared to face the consequence. Carly Fiorina The next time you jump on a plane, remember that there is more new technology … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Myth of Change

For the myth is the foundation of life. Thomas Mann Today, as anyone from Pittsburgh can (and will) tell you, marks the 40 year anniversary of the Immaculate Reception. You … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Path to More Failed Therapeutics

The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. Benjamin Disraeli Ask a committee of 16 academics, 3 bureaucrats, … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment


It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. Herman Melville When it comes to cinema, I take mine late and free on the home TV (unless there … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 1 Comment