Elon Musk; A future worth getting excited about

Elon Musk; A future worth getting excited about

What’s on Elon Musk’s mind? In conversation with head of TED Chris Anderson, Musk details how the radical new innovations he’s working on — Tesla’s intelligent humanoid robot Optimus, SpaceX’s otherworldly Starship and Neuralink’s brain-machine interfaces, among others — could help maximize the lifespan of humanity and create a world where goods and services are…

The Outliers Inn | Travels, Robots, Creativity, Team Effectiveness, and Bier (of course)

The Outliers Inn | Travels, Robots, Creativity, Team Effectiveness, and Bier (of course)

It’s another “Open Mic Night” at The Outliers Inn and JP and Mule are happy to welcome our guest and have a casual chat with whatever might be on their minds (and ours). JP starts off with sharing a return trip from Newark back to Frankfurt which was quite like the movie “planes, trains, and…

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

What Is Disruptive Innovation?

Summary.   For the past 20 years, the theory of disruptive innovation has been enormously influential in business circles and a powerful tool for predicting which industry entrants will succeed. Unfortunately, the theory has also been widely misunderstood, and the “disruptive” label has been applied too carelessly anytime a market newcomer shakes up well-established incumbents. In this…

How understanding light has led to a hundred years of bright ideas

How understanding light has led to a hundred years of bright ideas

The revolutionary theory of the nature of light which won Albert Einstein the 1921 Nobel prize for physics went on to remake the world. Oliver Morton surveys a century of innovation. Albert Einstein won the 1921 Nobel prize for physics in 1922. The temporal anomaly embodied in that sentence was not, alas, one of the…

How Firms Can Become More Resilient in the New Normal

How Firms Can Become More Resilient in the New Normal

Emerging from the pandemic, tomorrow’s successful businesses will make themselves more resilient to unexpected crises. They will intensify the use of digital technologies in cloud computing, cyber security, cognitive and artificial intelligence tools and the Internet of Things. Empowered with these tools, they will also have greater flexibility in managing costs and the agility to…