The Blissful and Bizarre World of ASININE

The Blissful and Bizarre World of ASININE

I love the Internet because it’s an endless source of mindless distraction. It’s also a wonderful way to discover the mindless things with which other people distract themselves. One of my more recent discoveries is ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian...
Big Data is Bigger Than You Thought

Big Data is Bigger Than You Thought

I miss surprises. I really do. I feel a little bit sorry and a little bit nostalgic about the fact that things are becoming so increasingly obvious that it gets harder and harder to imagine — forget about trying to actually find — things that aren’t completely...
You Don’t Say!

You Don’t Say!

I happened on a story on Medium the other day entitled, with disarming effusiveness, “Blue Lagoon Strategy — Carve your own niche!” Since I’m something of an amateur whittler, I thought I might be able to pick up a few tips on carving techniques, the...
Succeeding With DIMWITs

Succeeding With DIMWITs

While surfing LinkedIn the other day, I noticed an article about organizational transformation. (Good luck with that.) The profile of the author indicated he was responsible for innovation. The first thing that crossed my mind was that being responsible for innovation...
The Long, Painful Death of PowerPoint

The Long, Painful Death of PowerPoint

It finally happened: In a recent Discovery Session with a new client, the client said, “We need you to create new presentation materials for us. But we don’t want you to use PowerPoint.” I don’t know what unnerved the client more — the fact that I wept openly or that,...