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A couple years ago my wife and I visited the beautiful Spanish city of Segovia located in the center of Spain about an hour northwest of Madrid. At the heart of the city, nestled close to its historic shopping district, are the iconic aqueducts built during the Roman...read more
The main purpose of intellectual property law is to encourage and protect human ingenuity. For this reason, intellectual property has become a continually evolving form of public policy where the rights associated with human creativity necessarily have to change along...read more
Retail is rapidly evolving and many of yesterday’s storefronts no longer exist. Gone are the Woolco’s, Radio Shacks, Gottschalks, Casual Corners, Ben Franklins, Mervyn’s, Montgomery Wards, and Miller Outposts of a bygone era.
While we still have some people predicting the death of traditional bricks and mortar storefronts. The reality is much different.read more
Over the past couple decades we’ve seen a number of spectacular tech failures. It’s easy to list things like MySpace, Google Glass, Pebble Watch, TiVo, Iridium, Napster, and even AOL as major business failures, but in each case it was a matter of failing forward. Each of these products influenced the next generation of technology and paved the way for far better efforts that followed.read more
When is the last time you made a prediction that people paid attention to?
Like many things in life, there are a number of methods and techniques that can be used, but the thought processes involved in making predictions are not always as straightforward as we might imagine, and to be sure, creating a viral one includes a huge degree of luck.read more
Coworking spaces like WeWork may soon have a new kid on the block to worry about. Driverless technology will invariably open the door to a whole new era of non-commuting vehicles, and one of the earliest examples we’ll see will be the driverless mobile office. If you...read more
Throughout history people have been burdened by all the things they’ve had to carry with them, typically in their pockets, wallets, or purses. In the past, leaving the house was a checklist exercise for remembering all the things to take along, and yes, most of us had...read more
For car designers, the rapidly approaching driverless era is giving them an entirely new set of design challenges to deal with. Over the past 120 years, cars have been designed around the operational side of the vehicle, primarily driving. As car dealerships began to...read more
The three items that the human body comes into contact with most in life are the beds that we sleep in, the chairs that we sit in, and the shoes that we walk in. These are the primary friction points that we know all too well. However the overarching all-consuming...read more
These are the critically important words that emanated from the first ragtag mars colony, the first of its kind in the known universe, in response to a number of concerns voiced by prominent people on earth. “The people of Mars have spoken!” …all eight of them!...read more