The Ghost In The Machine

The Ghost In The Machine

The first time a computer beat a reigning world chess champion was in 1996. It was game one of a six-game match, and Garry Kasparov lost to the machine developed by IBM known as Deep Blue. Over the next five games, Kasparov did win three and tied two – and beat Deep...

read more
Garbage In, A Billion Dollars Out

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...

read more
Your Very First Exam And The Butterfly Effect

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...

read more
The Woman Whose Magic Is 5X Stronger Than Steel

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,...

read more
The Product Roadmap of You

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...

read more
Why Monkeys Don’t Build Rockets

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...

read more

Contact & Connect with Tom

Connect with Tom

Send a Message