Always keep your eyes and mind open

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.

Sir Thomas Dewar

Tommy Dewar

This is one of my favourite quotes by Sir Thomas Dewar – one of the greatest salesmen of the 19th century. In one short sentence he managed to pack one simple truth about progress – it’s only possible if people appreciate innovation and variety. The same statement is valid also for success. Especially in today’s global world – a world of interconnected different societal and technological cultures. Continue reading

Meet the innovator of the future

 

Is this me in a few years time?

Don’t worry, I still don’t believe that the innovators of the future will turn into walking light bulbs (although one can never be too certain of anything) and look like this. They might look sillier or smarter, older or younger…or, maybe, somewhere in the middle…

Anyway, this morning I stumbled upon an interesting article in The New York Times where the author presents his views on where America will be in the 21st century. Continue reading