Now is a Good Time to be a Designer

Tim Brown of IDEO recently wrote that “much of what we are able to do with design is dependent on the context in which we ask our questions.” After all, as he understands it “an innovatoris someone who is able to ask a question that no one else has thought to ask.” Even better, one…

Momentum is One Tough Cookie to Break

Today was rather interesting. I learned more of the fine-tuned workings of an institution of higher education. This time, the lesson seems to be that momentum is one tough cookie to break … particularly when the economy is not “on your side” as it currently is not. I keep hearing people lamenting the slow down…

Some Epiphanies to Start the Day

Here are some epiphanies to open the day … “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” ~ Harry S. Truman, Pres. U.S. “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” ~ Albert Einstein “Memories of our lives, of our work, and our…

Entrepreneurs and Half-wits…

On the topic of success and entrepreneurial spirit … I ran into a statement of Steve Jobs’ today. I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. Now, as someone who has an uncanny proclivity for pure perseverance … I first want to say “thank you,…

Morning Epiphany…

As I was walking to work this morning I worked through a number of theoretical suppositions and tallied up a few more design and ecopreneurial concepts. When I got to work, I found the following Teddy Roosevelt epiphany waiting for me on my desktop … Do what you can, with what you have, where you…

A Flowering Industry of “Green”

I stumbled upon an interesting commentary today. It was published yesterday at sfgate.com by the San Francisco Chronicle. Leading with “Flush with money and determined to save the world, the green-tech industry stands in full flower of its giddy youth.” The reporters proceed to deliver a briefing of their interview with Vinod Khosla, one of…