Archive for May, 2013

Better Place is gone, leaving our world a sadder place

Posted on May 27th, 2013 · Posted in Off-topic

Two years ago I made a hopeful off-topic post here upon sighting a parking lot with charging posts for Better Place’s novel electric vehicle system. I titled in “The future is here!”. Today I made another sighting – I went into a gas station I haven’t been to before, and there was the wondrous structure you see in the photo – a robotic battery swap station for Better Place’s cars. A few dozen of these stations are said to exist around Israel, but this was the first time I saw one. Alas, I was a day too late to rejoice. .. Read more

Intrapreneurship and the Hewlett Packard Medal of Defiance

Posted on May 24th, 2013 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

Enounce MySpeed: a Highly Recommended Time Saving Tool

Posted on May 15th, 2013 · Posted in Individual Solutions

The problem with video I am ambivalent about video instruction. On one hand, it adds a richness unavailable by other channels. On the other, it takes time to view – and, unless I need to learn how to perform emergency brain surgery, a written paragraph is faster to read by myself than watching a talking head read it to me. With text, you can skim and jump around – it’s a Random Access medium; video is inherently serial and limited by the average person’s verbal speed. With time an increasingly precious resource in our hectic age of information overload, wasting.. Read more

New Insight Article: Intrapreneurship – How to Do It and Live to Tell the Tale

Posted on May 8th, 2013 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

I’ve spent a long career as a change agent in a large corporation, even if at first I didn’t call the role by that name; it just so happened that I was always trying to execute my “day job” in ways that pushed the envelope and made my employer adopt novel practices and directions. It was an exhilarating career path, though not without its frustrations. I know how exciting, how rewarding – and how difficult Intrapreneurship can be. In my latest insight article I share some reflections on the practice of intrapreneurship, and give you my take on how you.. Read more

The Advantages of Flexible Careers in the Enterprise

Posted on May 1st, 2013 · Posted in Analysis and Opinion

I know a woman who has a PhD in biology, but now makes a living as R&D manager in a small electronics firm. And doing a great job, evidently. That’s flexibility for you. Used to be, if you studied biology, you’d be a biologist, and that was that. For most people, that’s the way it still works; but if you look around you’ll see a sizable minority of people who simply don’t care – they do a great job at whatever they feel competent to do. Me too, I suppose – I studied applied physics, went into forensic science and.. Read more