Category Archives: Short Thoughts

Treading the World Lightly – or not?

I’ve met people who tread the earth lightly, who are quite content with their place in life, who don’t court change, who don’t push against precedents, and that when they move jobs, it’s not the greatest change that occurs in … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | 4 Comments

Woody Allen knows what it’s about

Woody Allen once said, “If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.” He’s right, actually. Just as I’ve talked about here, if you never make a mistake, you aren’t trying hard … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | Tagged | 2 Comments

Not sure I agree…

Recently I came across a comment from Scott Rogers, a leading game designer of quite a good few years (and games) worth of experience, and he comments in his book about game design, that if you think something is innovative, … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | Comments Off

What is being creative?

Putting aside what the video’s originally meant to be about – the phone proof-of-concept it’s displaying, there’s a strong message here about innovation in general; being creative – being innovative – requires passion, realising that there isn’t always a right … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | 2 Comments

Jeesh, innovate NOT imitate, folks!

Recent times I found myself getting very frustrated with someone who wanted to copy someone else’s work. They’d set up a forum, copied the theme and was working their way through every aspect of the other forum’s work to copy … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | 2 Comments

Don’t Hate The Playa, Hate The Game

One thing about innovation, is that people so often try to innovate the wrong thing; they try to innovate to solve a problem and end up looking only at the symptoms of the problem and not the cause. The number … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | Comments Off

Heresy Isn’t Always Bad

I’ve been declared a heretic before in some circles for having controversial ideas and approaches, mostly because they’re different to what’s there and I’ve been on the wrong end of ‘should we implement this’ votes. It’s kind of nice to … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | Comments Off

Innovative Doesn’t Mean Huge

I’ve implemented a number of things over the years, both in business, and outside of business, that in their own way were pretty innovative. But sometimes it’s not the most grandiose or elaborate changes that make the difference. Sometimes the … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | Tagged , | Comments Off

Interfaces

Interfaces should be compelling, and generally, intuitive. I just saw an example of how not to do it – http://www.hasrimy.com/ – I draw your attention to the top right corner of the screen. If you have to have something to … Continue reading

Posted in Short Thoughts | 2 Comments