Garbage In, A Billion Dollars Out

Of all the places you might search for ideas and inspiration for your new innovative product, chances are you wouldn’t look in the garbage.  But here’s a true story where some stale tortillas tossed into the trash led to a product that sells an...

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Your Very First Exam And The Butterfly Effect

I like the idea that everything matters. That each of us – through the work we do, through even our seemingly inconsequential interactions – has an impact on others. And furthermore, that it’s not just the work we do, but that our efforts and...

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The Woman Whose Magic Is 5X Stronger Than Steel

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Ray Bradbury Every kid in the 5th grade class saw the magic happen. Their teacher had invited a guest visitor into the classroom that day. The guest was an elderly woman,...

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The Product Roadmap of You

Let’s say you started here. A frail chronically sick kid. Continuous coughs, frequent colds, bouts of fevers, diarrhea. Asthma so bad, at times your family fears it’ll be fatal. Sometimes it feels like you’re being suffocated with a pillow...

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Why Monkeys Don’t Build Rockets

In 2016 there was a loose gorilla onboard the International Space Station that chased around the astronauts. Turns out it was astronaut Scott Kelly in a gorilla costume pulling a prank on his colleagues.Although there have been chimpanzees in...

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What It Feels Like to Punch Fear In The Face

Seems like most everybody makes excuses. Or is afraid to wrestle with themselves until their old self lies exhausted in the dirt, yelling uncle... and the new you stands-up, walks away and doesn't look back. Here's one person who doesn't make...

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