I love my shoes ...

This is the story of this year's favorite gift under the Christmas tree: When I opened the wrapping and saw that it was a Nike shoe box, I thought: Great, I really need another pair!” Then I opened the box, and there they were black with…

Paying attention to what matters

This time of year is often one of reflection. Not just about one’s own life, but about the world we live in. In an era of constant stimulation and instant gratification, I find myself reflecting on our society, and wondering if we’ve got…

What’s Your Excuse?

It’s always interesting to sit back and reflect this time of year. How much money did I make? What was my bonus? How many places did we visit? What cool new things did we buy? But shouldn’t the most important question be: “How much did…

What Products Do You Find Innovative?

I recently completed a research study where we asked people to define innovation. We heard from people that products are innovative if they make you more innovative. Of course a lot of people brought up the iPhone as the most innovative product…