This video came out just about a year ago. It still is inspiring. Richard Tait on dreams, passions and entrepreneurship. I have been lucky enough to meet Richard a few times. He is nothing short of inspirational. The video will not tell you that he is a huge soccer fan and a recreational player. You can figure out a little bit about what makes Richard tick by reading his favorite book, Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool’s Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie. It is an unconventional book full of drawings and color. It just might make you ask, “Where have all the artists gone?” For me, the book is a useful guide to creativity and the creative processes in the real world. Check it out.
Very excited to be working with the Brian Otis, Ken Myer, Henry Berg and Mike Clarke on the Bumblebee wireless sensor this summer. Apparently, you have to have 10 letters or less in your name to work on this project. Kidding aside, this is a very slick processor with some amazing capabilities.
Check out the video for the high level:
A big thank you to the Institute of Translational Health Sciences for the fellowship that made this possible. Another big thank you to the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Michael G. Foster School of Business for the opportunity.
Spend the 7 minutes to check out this awesome video by Steve Blank.
Nice read on disruptive businesses by John Sviokla at Harvard Business Blog.
It made me think about the future of CRM. Salesforce.com over turned the market leaders and is now the market leader. What will disrupt Salesforce? Is it new technologies that rely less on the core product or those that extended it, such as sales enablement systems. One thing is certain, whoever does disrupt Salesforce will not intend to do so at first.
This series from Stanford University (the wife’s alma mater) is excellent. In this recent podcast, Tony Perkins, Tim Draper and Michael Moe discuss the current market and its potential. Much needed positive views. Worth checking out and subscribing via iTunes.