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Unlearn or Die Even More Unneccesarily

Posted in Black Swans, Current Affairs, Defense, Food, General, Health Care, Insurance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Military_, Pharmaceutical, Terrorism, Travel

A few weeks back I had a posting  entitled "Change or Die … Unnecessarily‚ÄĚ in which I provided a few examples of how our inability to unlearn could, quite literally, cost some people their lives. Well, the other day, one of my favorite thinkers, Josh Wolfe, sent me a copy his weekly newsletter, The Forbes/Wolfe…

Unlearning Advertising

Posted in Advertising, Business, Education, Food, Games, General, Jump the Curve, Marketing, Media, Newspaper, Retail, Travel

The price of 3-D cameras is falling fast. One of the implications of this is that soon advertisers and retailers will be able to produce new and more interactive methods of communication. I have written about this idea before, but I’d really encourage businesses that rely on advertising and marketing to rethink how this new…

BMW Unlearns

Posted in Architecture, Automobile, Buildings Trade, General, Jump the Curve, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Plastics, Transportation, Travel

The German automaker BMW, in introducing its new "Light Visionary Model" prototype automobile — which it dubs GINA (Geometry and Functions in "N" Adaption), writes this: "The key to affecting the development of tomorrow’s mobility lies in our readiness to challenge what is established and in the ability to present new options." In short, BMW…

The Iceberg Principle

Posted in Automobile, Aviation, Education, Energy, Health Care, Marketing, Pharmaceutical, Plastics, Real Estate, Science, Telecommunications, Travel, Utility

It is common knowledge that only about 20 percent of an iceberg floats above the waterline. Yet, if you are a ship captain, you need to concern yourself with the remaining 80 percent. If you don’t, you could end up sharing a fate similar to that of Edward John Smith, the captain of the Titanic….

What a Trip

Posted in Travel

Yesterday, the New York Time’s had an interesting article on traveling Venice’s grand canal’s in a kayak. What I liked about the piece is that the author didn’t let conventional wisdom dictate how he would tour the city. Most people either use a vaporetto (a water bus) or pay about $200 for a one hour…


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