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Staged Innovation Acqusition

Boom!  Did that get your attention? Trend spotting Innovation It’s time for a bit of a ramble.  A trend I keep noticing.  The fortune 1000 are up to some interesting tricks of as late- staged innovation acquisition is one of them thats becoming more and more prevalent.  What’s that mean exactly?  First I love the phrase, to me it conveys this pipeline like process to acquire innovation. It used to […]

Startup Moments in Cinema: Contact

Signal Scene Contact is a fantastic movie but its also one my favorites when I think of “startup moments” that twinge in your gut, the rush of seeing something you think and know is true, its like a defining moment in your leap into next and you’re really just addicted to those moments. Its all about the audio design here.  The pulsing signal, that nudge that gives you that moment […]

Zen Routines Will Make You a Better Hustler

Zen, you’ve heard the word. How the hell do we get zen in this mad mad world?  Its like the question everyone who’s building next wonders between the gazillion emails, slack posts, tweets, linkedin checkins, instagram posts, snappies, selfies, podcast rotations, youtube fail video relations and oh yeah made a bit of code to do or strategy to wonder about. Ya need a few rituals, routines and odd ball tactics […]

To Build the Future Ya Gotta be Crazy

Startups are ridiculously hard. When you work on as many startups as we do here at Big Kitty, you start to develop a kind of sense of things.  You understand complexity on a whole new level- not just in technology but in people, and how they have to endure the unknown with a kind of effortless grace. For me I find myself watching movies and TV and making all kinds […]

Artificial Intelligence Index 2018 Annual Report

Old habits die hard. I used to be a serious magazine hunter.  Like collect odd ball magazines.  I spent a ton money back in the day collecting magazines of every niche fringe field of interest I could imagine.  Now a days its all PDFs really as print media has taken quite the hit. I occasionally search for PDFs around keywords of interest.  Google can usually find anything but sometimes I […]

How Apple Augmented Reality technology will foster a trillion dollar shift in experience.

I have a secret. I know the future. Its augmented reality. Really, it is.  Its been forecasted for years.  If you’re on the pulse you’ve seen it as an artifact in science fiction- either read about it and imagined it or more consumed its articulated manifestation in movies, TV shows, or my favorite medium of future casting, Japanese animation. Seriously, AR is coming for you, for us all. Apple is […]