The entire car industry should probably study Tesla, to understand if and how it plans to take such market share from all current incumbents. Assuming they will all learn the same underlying secret, what car will they make after they finished their collective hypothetical study?
Remember the big thinkers. They are the ones who recognize how design, in its broadest sense, is the ultimate problem solver.
Ever wanted to hop from San Francisco to Los Angeles for an afternoon of shopping? Or spend a couple hours soaking up the sun in Orlando after lunch in Atlanta? Want to catch a great concert in Nashville but be in bed in St. Louis later that night?
Amazon, PayPal and the other disruptive businesses started by our new Heroic Capitalists were birthed by the ability and willingness of venture firms -- not traditional banks -- to see their vision and invest behind it.
Some call Elon Musk's plans for The Hyperloop "insane," others call it "genius," but the question remains: What's going on inside Musk's head and where does he get his wild ideas? It's a question I put to Musk during an in-depth interview.
Both are visionary yet each takes the long view of history and industry. And it is not easy to change an entire industry. Let's be really clear on that.
Are you able to build both deeper expertise in your discipline through continual improvements and cultivate completely different ways of approaching challenges?
Tesla stock has been on a rocketship this year, soaring to four times its trading value of a year ago, from $25 to $115 per share! Recently a subscriber asked me if this super hot stock was now a short. My answer: "That's going to require an article. It's not a simple yes or no."
Pakistanis are the largest Muslim community in Silicon Valley and have the highest household incomes of all Muslim ethnicities, yet are under-represented in entrepreneurship there. It seems we shun the business of dreams even in the land where dreams come true.
By Dave Parker, VP of Product at UP Global Time. It's one of the dimensions of a entrepreneur's journey that's difficult to forecast. Yet, it's the ...
Governor Jerry Brown is certainly having an interesting time of it lately as California's stabilization continues. Mostly quite good. But hardly all.
A "to-do" list of how to create a post-carbon economy evolved from the remarks of an array of innovators from business, politics and Hollywood at the 2013 Climate Leadership Gala the other night at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.
Mark Zuckerberg's widely reviled, rapidly dissolving DC lobby group heralds itself as the bringer of "different and innovative tactics" to the usual Beltway brand of back room politicking. How did so many smart, powerful people so thoroughly screw up such a simple and straightforward task?
What will the world look like in 50 years? The problems facing our world are so large that they demand disruptive thinking. We don't have time to think in incremental terms. It's time to challenge the status quo, and dare to imagine what we can do.
Some of the most revealing insights about how things have changed, however, came during talks that were about something else entirely.