Category Archives: Design

My Storyteller Knows Me

Several years ago my wife and I went to India to visit Brinda, an exchange student who lived with my wife for a year in high school. While we were in India, Brinda wanted us to visit her home region … Continue reading

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TouchCast – Evolution or Revolution?

Way too many moons ago, I came across Paul Ryan and his unique approach to videography. I spent an intense cerebral day with Paul in his apartment near Columbia University in New York City. We were exploring ways to generate … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Inner Entrepreneur

A few months ago, Patrick Whitney and Matt Mayfield invited me to teach an intercession course on Entrepreneuring at the Institute of Design (ID) at the Illinois Institute of Technology. I figured that by March 3, Chicago would be out … Continue reading

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Storyscaping

My colleague, David Robinson, works tirelessly to get me to tell stories. It’s not that I don’t want to. I spent forty years being a terminal analytic, just the facts, kind of presenter. I forget to step back and compose … Continue reading

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Whiteboarding: Designing a software team

Not knowing what I was getting into (a common state lately), I joined some former colleagues to catch up on their new venture. They asked me how I would go about designing a software team for their new pivot. They … Continue reading

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B2B2C

Over the last six months, I started a research project in conjunction with a B2B accelerator, 9Mile Labs, to understand what factors lead to entrepreneurial success.  A key part of the research method was to use video ethnography to capture … Continue reading

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What could an old fart possibly know about technology?

The day started with my wonderful son-in-law sending me a reminder of how ancient a technology mariner I am. He’d found this “What if?” answer from XKCD on “If all digital data were stored on punch cards, how big would … Continue reading

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