Having a personal innovation strategy in a time of change

Do you have a “personal innovation strategy?” Do you need one? My friend Robert Tucker recently published a Forbes article on disruption, and why we generally associate it with companies rather than our own careers. He notes, “in a time of exponential change and dislocation, with job functions being automated and algorithms doing more of

The future of drinking water?

Imagine running a race and instead of being handed a water bottle, volunteers hand you a clear water bubble. Do you eat it, or drink it? Three design students from London first created a prototype of an edible water bottle in 2014 as an alternative to plastic bottles. Today the product is gaining traction, and its

Lowe’s new in-store navigation app is wowing consumers

Motion tracking has been helping customers navigate store aisles to find what they need,  and Lowe’s home improvement stores are bringing this technology to the forefront via a new app. They’re calling the new app, “Lowe’s Vision: In-Store Navigation.” The app utilizes Google’s Tango augmented reality technology and motion tracking and depth perception. This will

What can blockchain do for the environment?

If blackchain is a word that is new to you, check out my previous reports here, here and here. “In a nutshell, blockchains — or “mutual distributed ledgers,” as they are sometimes called — are simply self-governing, tamper-free, online databases that nobody owns, yet everybody can trust,” says Alistair Dabbs over at Ensia. He recently shared how