Mar 272015

Jason on Design How to get hired. This is how I narrow down applicants.:

“… NOT ONE could tell me a story about something they did in Social Media which could demonstrate that it generated money for the business or organization they did it for.”

(Via.) The Loop


*Document your wins when they create real value.

Mar 132015

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli: 9780385347402: Books:


There have been many books—on a large and small scale—about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. 

Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about …

*This book looks like a winner.

Mar 122015

23andMe to Use Genetic Database for Drug Discovery – WSJ:

23andMe Inc., the personal genetics company, has sold enough DNA spit kits to accumulate genetic information on 850,000 customers. Now it plans to mine that database for drug targets, and it has picked a star drug developer to lead the effort.

*There could be a huge transformation in medicine in the near future (5-10 years). 

Mar 122015

What is lock-out?:

There’s a reason big companies don’t create new stuff, they are subject to rules that individual creators aren’t. They aren’t free to try new ideas out.

*Innovation is on the side of startups. 1,000 startups can try multiple ideas and iterations to find product market fit. The incumbent firms have no idea on how to effectively find what is next.