Art at Home

For me, one of the paradoxes of the digital age has been that the more ubiquitous things are, the less I feel like I engage in them. If feels like there’s just so much and I have so little time and attention. One example of this are my photos. As I write this, I have… Continue reading Art at Home

Plants. Without the Effort

Ilove gardening but I hate having to constantly water plants. For years, I’ve longed for vegetables that would just water themselves. As a technologist, I’ve often thought “this should be easy; just wire up a microcontroller, a pump and some sensors and make a self-watering plant system.” As a technologist, I also know that it… Continue reading Plants. Without the Effort

Understanding The Now

While 2016 has been an annus horribilis overall (unless you’re a racist, in which case, it’s probably a magical time to be alive), it has a been a great year for books helping us attempt to understand the heady times we live in. Most people would agree that we live in a state of rapid change.… Continue reading Understanding The Now

Debunking the “Steve Jobs Ignored Customers” Myth

Today at work we were fortunate enough to have Mark Hurst come in and talk about his updated book Customers Included. It’s all about working backwards from customers’ needs – which is a pretty easy sell in Amazonland (see “Customer Obsession“) – and hence recommended reading. What I most enjoyed about his talk was his thorough… Continue reading Debunking the “Steve Jobs Ignored Customers” Myth

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