January 18, 2019

Striking the Right Balance Between Risk and Reward

Justin Daab
Innovation

Striking the right balance between risk and reward. I am old enough to remember watching Saturday Night Live when, during a segment of Weekend Update, they trotted out a special commentator, Father Guido Sarducci, “gossip columnist and rock critic for the Vatican newspaper.” Anyway, that night, Father Guido announced his five-minute business school, which, after a decently long poetic pause, he revealed as a single rule: “Buy low. Sell high.” Which, despite its momentary comedic …

October 12, 2018

3 Rules Apple Has Forgotten About Design

Justin Daab
Innovation

In the Apple heyday, Steve Jobs’ superpower seemed to be looking at an existing or emerging technology, empathizing with users, and seemingly effortlessly stripping the relationship between them down to its bare essentials. Looking at those moments of interaction that had the greatest impact on user experience, he would mercilessly execute against those. It’s a superpower that many claim Apple has lost since his departure. Thankfully, we can all learn from their mistakes.

September 21, 2018

Hunting Disruption

Justin Daab
Innovation

Disruptive market entrants simply examined the structure of the industry or market and saw some tell-tale signs that anyone can see, if they know where to look. We’ve outlined 5 signs any disruption hunter should look for when deciding upon which industry to set his or her sights.