it could BE different

Flowers, Worms and Iterations

If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing. Edwards Deming Yesterday I attended a talk by Dr. Craig Mello, the 2006 … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

To Anacreon In Heaven

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep, … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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


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


I didn’t go to the moon, I went much further–for time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams Let’s put change into context, specifically the timescale of change. After all, we’ve heard … Continue reading

April 2, 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 Time is Now

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. Georg Lichtenberg For our children … Continue reading

December 17, 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

PEDalling Change

Turn on, tune in, drop out. Timothy Leary Two Armstrongs have been in the news recently and both have been central figures in changing our world view. I don’t have … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 1 Comment

Smart Enough to Not Know Better

The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

I See

I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done. Buddha Today I saw what I thought was an old friend, but he was attired … Continue reading

June 21, 2011 · Leave a comment

Iron Lady

Daddy, I can’t be President, I’m not a boy. My 6 year old. I imagine that the current leaders of Ireland, Finland, Germany, Liberia, India, Argentina, Bangledesh, Iceland, Croatia, Lithuania, … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Science Fiction or Innovation

No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. Issac Asimov A few … Continue reading

April 1, 2011 · Leave a comment