The Kinetic Entrepreneur

The Kinetic Entrepreneur

In architecture, the most overused word today seems to be “iconic”. In business, the word is “entrepreneur”. That’s not simply because a Google search of the word yields 217 million results. The word is used much too loosely. I have heard the word simultaneously...
Star Trek: Beyond The Final Frontier

Star Trek: Beyond The Final Frontier

Gene Roddenberry had failed. Yes, he had been a World War II pilot who flew 89 missions and had won the Distinguished Flying Cross. Yes, he had published poems and stories. And, yes, as a spokesman and speechwriter for the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department,...

A Revolution Is Underfoot

For Ken­ton Lee (@ShoeThatGrows), things start­ed to look up when he start­ed to focus down — at shoes. As Teodora Zare­va [link] explains in her great @BigThink arti­cle [link] on the move­ment (and non-prof­it busi­ness) that Ken­ton Lee start­ed: After...

Don’t Mess With Tesla

Search “Tes­la” online and you’ll most like­ly find, first, the amaz­ing elec­tric car com­pa­ny by that name [link]. Makes sense. On a recent trip to Chicago, I saw the car first-hand and kept say­ing to myself, “Fan­tas­tic! Fan­tas­tic!” Now, given that...

Goodbye, Innovation?

“Is it just me or is the word inno­va­tion being overused to point where it los­es its mean­ing?” So tweet­ed the bril­liant film-mak­er Tiffany Shlain (@tiffanyshlain) recent­ly. What a coin­ci­dence. I had just fin­ished read­ing a tru­ly first-rate...

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