I’ve said little about the presidential election as I resist offering an opinion on matters where I have little expertise. In honor of inauguration day, however, I wanted to say something about this epic election. I realized it was particularly noteworthy from a branding perspective. In fact, this election is a textbook case on the power of a brand. Also, it underscores a common problem [...]
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This was the first time I gained a clear understanding around what all those tech billionaires are doing with their big money – and their big brains. BIG is the operative word here. The visions are huge, the minds are open, mega forces are at work - and breakthroughs are happening. That’s the quick summary [...]
Another intriguing notion in Abundance (http://www.amazon.com/Abundance-Future-Better-Than-Think) is what Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, calls “dematerialization.” This is a radical decrease in the amount of physical items needed in our daily lives. Think about how the smartphone technology dematerializes a camera – and the personal camera largely just disappears. Like so many other “aha” moments [...]
I never thought about how the mass distribution of wireless technology has transformed the bottom billion into the “rising billion”– and how this might change my life and the life of my children, community and country. Indeed, the Singularity is here. As of early 2011, over 50% of the world’s population had cellular connectivity and [...]
This is the first Overhead Space of 2016. I’m a bit behind schedule but all for good. I’ve been immersed in new ideas and thinking about the next ten years, which is why I have devoted this entire blog to one thought – Abundance. Actually, Abundance is the title of a new book by Peter [...]
Today fundamental trust has been shattered in many industries, particularly in sectors where trust is required for the company-consumer relationship to work. Think financial services, automotive and pharmaceauticals as a few examples. Whether this is the result of increased transparency or bad corporate citizenry (think Madoff), consumers have become cautious, fearful and skeptical. Change has [...]