10,000-Year Technology

This post was co-written with Matt Sparks. Iconic science fiction author William Gibson dreams up futuristic worlds where the characters still wear denim jeans and t-shirts. While this possibility seems counterintuitive for novels set in the distant future, it’s not…

A New Approach to Problem-Solving

If we built teams and companies with people from diverse educational backgrounds, from the Humanities to the Sciences, we could solve the toughest problems we face as a society, such as climate change and gender equity. But before we can…

The Art of Play: How to Have More Fun and Be More Creative

The other day I attended the annual Austin kite festival and had a blast. I had forgotten how much fun it was to play and honestly, what it was like to fly a kite. I forgot about the time. I…

Emerging Theme at SXSW 2019: Are We Solving for the Real Problem?

“Sometimes the deepest questions are the simplest questions.” Safi Bahcall during his SXSW 2019 presentation, LOONSHOTS: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Transform Industries We’ve been told that product/market fit is one of the most important steps for any…

SXSW 2019 Day 6 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

SXSW Day 6 What an amazing day 6! Read on for lessons learned, dear reader. General SXSW lessons: Practice your presentation until you breakthrough and find your authentic voice. This is really hard to do and is something I constantly…

SXSW 2019 – Day 4 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

SXSW Day 4 was great. The days are long and these posts are getting a bit more succinct. Themes that continue to emerge are: givers, play, stoics/stoicism, humor, laughter (including laughing at one’s self), intentionality, and doing the work. Enjoy…

SXSW 2019 – Day 3 – Lessons Learned/Lessons Remembered

Whew! Day 3 was another day packed with a variety of lessons learned. Themes of stoicism, play, storytelling, and courage continue to emerge. I am so grateful I can share these experiences with you! Here are my lessons learned for…