Intelligent Parking with Siemens

Every driver in the world knows the challenge of finding a car park in busy city streets, and the stress and frustration that mounts as you drive around and around and around until you happen upon a car park. Or the annoyance of being one car back from […]

Shoes That Tell You Where To Go

Navigating urban spaces – particularly when those are unknown or unfamiliar – has become a matter of walking around with your face glued to your phone’s screen. There are many circumstances when walking in such a way is unsafe – because you miss cues from your surroundings (e.g., […]

Seeing Around the Corner

A post from Outthinker outlines a strategic planning method for being able to “see around the corner.” The base idea is that changes in language (how we describe things) changes along with the possibilities presented by new innovations (“ …what limits the progress of innovations are not the […]

Effecting Change – the Cohesive, Larger Vision

After returning to Apple for his second run as CEO, Steve Jobs fronted various sessions at the Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) in 1997. I wasn’t there, unfortunately. During one of the Q&A sessions, someone challenged Steve on the decision to use Java rather than OpenDocs, questioning Steve’s […]

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7) I was reminded of the simple truth of this verse today. I had an idea in mind for a client for 2018, and for […]

Weekend Video 09.12

Amazon gives some ideas of how Alexa could be used at the office, including scheduling meetings, ordering photocopying paper, start meetings, finding an available meeting room, finding a colleague’s desk, and more.

Weekend Reading 09.12

There are many people doing interesting work around the world. Here’s a selection of the interesting ideas I have come across this week. Find yourself a coffee or tea, pull out your digital reading device of choice, and go exploring. Microsoft Teams Update for November (Anne Michels) … […]

Traditional Mobile Workplace vs. Phone and iPad

Carsten from SAP Hybris compares his work style and everyday device carry with a traditional mobile workplace. The new “digital mindset” provides a different way of working, moving through time and space, sharing documents, watching movies, keeping in contact with loved ones, getting briefing papers, and more. It’s […]

Driving as Collaboration

In recent years I have trained four of my children to drive (sometime soon we’ll be at the halfway point: four down, seven to go). For a couple I was the near solo teacher; for others, additional friends and family have helped too (for which I was very […]