Benoit Mandelbrot – mathematician who invented Fractal Geometry, which explains reoccurring patterns in nature, and revolutionized geometry. Conventional wisdom long held that geometry was limited to measuring smooth things (squares, triangles, circles, etc.). He introduced the idea of measuring everything else (roughness), which made him an academic outcast, until they finally realized he was right! He authored the book The Fractal Geometry […]
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Everyone thinks they’re creative or innovative, but are they really? Owning an iPad does not make you innovative! Wearing a t-shirt with something clever on it does not make you creative! Being innovative means thinking of ideas that are new and valuable. The ideas can be a mix of new and/or old ideas. Not all […]
The captain of the Costa Concordia had lots of experience, but apparently lacked expertise. The same can be said of the pilot who crashed a perfectly functional 777, in perfect weather, in San Francisco last year (2013). Experience does not guarantee expertise, even in technical jobs like these, that don’t require much innovation. I care […]
Apple’s success has been attributed to the unconventional leadership of Steve Jobs. Similar to rappers having “street credit,” as the inventor of many products, Steve had “geek credit.” He was the lead innovator of ideas such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. Additionally, he was an entrepreneurial legend who broke the rules and made billions. […]Apple, Bureaucracy, Compete Outside the Box, steve jobs, Tim Cook, unconventional leaders
A lot of people claim to think positive. They use phrases like “it’s all good” or “don’t judge”, etc. However, just thinking that everything is wonderful does not make it so. That’s not being positive, it’s being delusional! How can everything in the world be wonderful? Some things suck! Some people cannot be motivated do anything useful. Some people are evil. There is […]improvement, positive emotion, positive thinking, think positively