January 21st 2017
Want to know why change is hard? Deciding what not to do is a value judgement. Machiavelli became famous sorting this stuff out. And for the last five years I’ve helped corporate leaders to get digital transformation right to connect better with empowered buyers. Here are some tips from from the front lines of digital consulting on creating alignment for change.
July 3rd 2012
This Spring, Caine Monroy became famous in some parts because of his cardboard arcade. Patricia Yuse visited the arcade, and shares some thoughts about what causes viral movements to grow.
April 26th 2012
The last 24 hours has been awesome ball soup cool. It all started with the launch of Columbia sportswear’s very cool Portable Activity Log app. This free app builds on Columbia’s customers’ passion for adventure, by giving them and everyone else who joins in a free tool to collect and share news of your adventures. [...]
September 28th 2010
The core of digital strategy is finding your firm’s unfair advantage. This means disrupting symmetrical thinking (large goals need large solutions) with asymmetrical solutions (large results can come from tiny, smart changes.) Here are examples of ways to beat competitors and gain new traffic using domain strategy. Think of Your Domains as a Team of [...]
November 20th 2009
Litl Computer is to netbooks as iPods were to MP3 players. The beauty of the iPod was that it was designed to fit people’s worlds. It fit physically and it conceptually allowed users to find and get music from the web without being transfixed by technology. Imagine a laptop built from its roots to be an easy, [...]
November 9th 2009
In Monrovia, Liberia, there’s a guy taking the matter of a lopsided, state-run media and reshaping it into a free-of-charge, independent news-aggregator—all accomplished with a whiteboard and couple of markers. (No Internet required!) Each morning, at 10:45 a.m., Alfred Sirleaf heads to his bulletin board to post the day’s news, culling together a slate of [...]
May 5th 2009
Technology and ambition fills our lives. As parents, professionals, friends and members of gyms, the edict to “Be All You Can Be” is a self-escalating puzzle. Simplicity and transparency have emerged as important brand promises in promoting political candidates, financial services, packaged goods and foods, and technology. It is easy to recall recent cases in [...]