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Nike FuelBand: How to Take Out The Boring

So, succumbing to the hype, I rushed out the other day and bought myself one of those new Nike FuelBands. I first saw one on the wrist of my colleague Gareth, who pronounced it the deus ex machina of exercise and weight loss reduction. I saw it and imagined myself tipping into a mid life [...]

Innovative Government Won’t Come from Small Suppliers

Over at Management Matters, David Chassels has this to say about my guest post on my new book, [amazon_link id="9814351105" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ]Sidestep and Twist[/amazon_link]: [quote]I do not think James quite understands what “real” innovation is about. First is to recognise from idea to a production ready product takes minimum 5 years more likely [...]

Singapore Interesting

Over the last week, I was in Singapore with Microsoft and others. Whilst I was there, I found these things interesting enough to note… and comment on. Having a bright idea now takes 20 years longer “ALBERT Einstein famously declared anyone who hadn’t made a scientific breakthrough by the age of 30 never would. That [...]

What Android Fragmentation Means

The other day, I saw the stunning infographic (below, via TechCrunch) which documents the shape of Android. As multiple other commentators before me have remarked, it shows just how fragmented the platform has become from the perspective of developers and, of course, users. There are few Android users I  know, actually, who don’t tell stories [...]

4 Signs Your New Feature is a Waste of Time

There is a core set of functionality everyone has and which is easy to build. It is also the core set of functionality that the market demands. You may have dreamed up something new, but it is probably irrelevant to current buyers unless you change the playing field in the space of the core functionality. [...]

Interesting 5 via Toronto

Over the last week, I spent time in Toronto, where I came across these 5 items I felt interesting enough to post… and comment on: EasyJet Founder set to Launch EasyJet Competitor I’m inclined to think that whatever Stelios launches next will benefit from all the stuff he learned with EasyJet, and yet will be [...]

Interesting 5 via NYC

I was in New York City last week, being part of the Gamification Summit. Whilst I was there, the following five things were interesting enough for me to post… and comment on 4 Considerations for Expanding your Startup to International Markets “1. Clearly define your business model. 2. Build and foster your community. Relocate to [...]

Not Magical Hot AIr Fan in Windows 8 Tablet

At Daring Fireball, there’s this whole discussion about how Microsoft has given Windows 8 tablets to developers, and how this is something that would never have happened at Apple. Apple, you see, is this company that never releases anything that’s unfinished to the world. No, it all has to be perfect, beautiful, and dare I [...]

Interesting 5

5 things I came across during the course of the week I thought interesting enough to share… and comment on. 1. As Bartz firing shows, patience is wearing thin at big tech corporate boards Personally, I don’t know why anyone should be surprised that delivering results has come back into fashion. The only surprise is it [...]

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