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Prosper

Prosper

I have been retained as a technology consultant by fintech company Prosper Inc, a leading peer-to-peer lender. As this is a current role (2017), I cannot reveal any details. However, I can mention a few things about the fintech space. I don’t have a financial...
Klio

Klio

Whilst consulting for art.com, I conducted extensive research into digital art (decor). This eventually led to the creation of Klio, a digital art device and content platform. Returning somewhat to my engineering and chip-design roots, I set up a hardware lab for...

More Business Dogma: Culture eats Strategy for Lunch

It’s been a while since I blogged. In the few months since I left the Chief Scientist role at art.com, I have been busy building a company (or two). However, I mostly can’t “justify” time spent blogging. I am increasingly concerned about the...

Bohmian Thought, Trumpovites and Innovation

If you’ve visited my site before, you will know that I dedicate most of my infrequent blog posts to the intersection of various intellectual traditions, including philosophy (mostly of mind) and innovation. No doubt, innovation is the enduring theme. I seldom...

Scientific Realism 1 – Lean “Methodologies”

I will not attempt to explain what Lean is, or ought to be according to any canonical definition, as there are already too many voices in this tangled confusion of jargon and I’m not sure that my contribution boosts the signal. Also, being frank, I don’t...

Cognitive Revolution 3.0?

We urgently need a third cognitive revolution, and perhaps we are close. Most of our industrial elites are still to notice the significance of the second revolution and so have, like the latent effects of irretrievable CO2 emissions, unwittingly set their meltdown in...

Innovation Axioms, Markets and Culture

This post is based upon an email (with some expansions/deletions) to an industry colleague in the product design world. Dear X Recently, I have been trying to dig into the fundamental cognitive underpinnings of creativity/design via Chomskian grammar (e.g. see this...

Just (do) imagine it?

There is some evidence that visualization works, at least under some circumstances. In other words, if you imagine something, then you might well be able to attempt it. I apologize that I don’t have enough time to give a fuller account, with evidence, but here...