//Ruminations

Navigating the Space Between Idea and Verb

There have been many companies that have launched and succeeded (or failed) who would have dreamed of their company name or product becoming a commonly used noun, or even better, a verb.  People refer to facial tissues as Kleenex, soda pop as Coke and, within the past decade, taken on Google as a verb meaning [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:33:53+00:00 April 7th, 2014|Ruminations|0 Comments

The Growth Of Disrespect Between Two Ferns?

With over 12 Million views in about a day, there is no doubt that President Barack Obama's appearance on Zach Galifianakis' BETWEEN TWO FERNS was a bold move by a savvy Administration. The Administration has always been forward-thinking and intelligent in the way they have reached out to a connected generation. Until Ellen's Tweet during the [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:33:58+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Ruminations|0 Comments

What’s Up With Narrow-Mindedness When Judging Technology Firms?

With the brewing storm of excitement/dismay/wonder surrounding Facebook's acquisition of What's App, the disconnect between expectations for - or public perception about - large conglomerates and new technology business seems to have widened. Much has been discussed about melding What's App into Facebook's interface or bringing advertising into What's App's in or just a Big [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:34:00+00:00 February 23rd, 2014|Ruminations|0 Comments

Navigating The Cost Of Innovation

It's a new year and we are all on the continued lookout for things new and innovative. The Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2014) kicks off every year with many promises of innovation and they often deliver. Walking those halls provides a course in one way to look at innovation - which we'll delve further into [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:34:11+00:00 January 2nd, 2014|Core, Ruminations|0 Comments

Los Angeles Billboard Check

Visitors to Los Angeles are always in awe of the number, scale and permutations of billboards across the city. To those who live here, they can often be lost within the urban sprawl. Because of this, its worth checking out some billboards of interest - and the reasons they are compelling. The buzz surrounding the [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:34:24+00:00 August 5th, 2013|Ruminations|0 Comments

Has Apple Gone Too Far In Their Packaging?

As we know, Apple has established itself as the preeminent purveyors of great technology design.  They have that strong history of not only making great hardware and operating systems, they make them actually look great. It's no coincidence that their competitors have borrowed from some of those designs.  While some have gotten close on product [...]

By | 2016-10-29T12:34:40+00:00 June 17th, 2013|Ruminations|0 Comments