The episode with two epiphanies 🙂 about innovation & startups. Who could ask for more!Read more
Podcaster David Nebinski about showing up, doing the work and using the plan of the unplannable as motivation
David Nebinski, Podcaster Extraordinaire: his Portfolio Career Podcast just passed the hundredth episode, which is a great chance to talk about showing up and doing the work.Read more
Yacht builder Michael Goddaert – about forward thinking in yachting, charging ahead together with friends and impatience in the innovation process
Michael Goddaert is the founder of Domani Yachts in Belgium. Together with a group of like minded friends he is charging ahead to build truely special sailboats and electric boats.
From the ground up they are designed with electric drives which implies different thinking from past boat building. As the company is growing they are also thinking beyond the boat and look into services and complimentary business models around electrification in watersports – see the elegant boats Domani Yachts is building yourself.Read more
The Apple iPhone team about the overnight success that was two years in the making
The Apple iPhone team had to work hard with lots of iterations to create the „overnight success“ people believe it was. The “Project Purple“ took over two years to get the iPhone launched.
They started out with many iterations of the iPod acting as a mobile phone. The initial idea was the observation of the product team that nobody seemed to be happy with their smartphone at the time.Read more
Jen Zeuner & Anne Keller about building communities around the love for mountain biking and pizza
Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller have found a home in Fruita, Colorado, USA, a rural town of appr. 12.000 people in the Rocky Mountains. They have built their home on great Pizza and Mountain Biking. And they have built a large community.Read more
Rivian Founder Robert Scaringe & Team about starting an auto company
While Rivian is also building a car brand based on battery electric technology such as Tesla, they are focusing on supplying platforms for other companies thus saving them lots of time and R&D money.Read more
The American Innovator Paul Akers about the thrill of creating and sustaining
In the world of Innovation Paul Akers is a Star in his own right. He is an entrepreneur, author, teacher. And a lean-maniac (his own words).Read more
2020 brand masterclasses by Marty Neumeier
Marty Neumeier, who was a guest on The 2pt5 recently, has published new dates for his brand masterclasses in the US and Europe. Check out the classes here.
Gutenberg – a small example of being at the beginning of the innovation curve
Addressing “The 2pt5” percent the innovators requires to stay ahead of the innovation curve. I think. That’s why I choose a new way WordPress offers to publish this blog. “Gutenberg” is the new block editor that makes working much easier. But as a page builder it is very much located in the beginning of the innovation diffusion curve.
With all the consequences.
- the new features help a distinct group to work eg from everywhere and use mobile solutions (I am writing and will publish this text via my smartphone)
- using the new supports the development and spreading it beyond the first to use it
- available features will necessarily be restricted
- established products will almost always have more functionality
There are good reasons not to use the new. “Nobody will be fired for selecting McKinsey/IBM as consultants or technology” can still be true. But picking up the new and unknown has definitely potential to propel change.
Watch this short movie and find out more about my day job and how it all started 🙂