October 30, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Applied vs Theoretical Innovation

Recently, I got to thinking that there are really are two kinds of innovation, and these two types of innovation were very apparent in the kind of programs I would run for companies. Borrowing a term from physics, I like to call these two types of innovation “theoretical” and “applied” just like theoretical and applied physics. Theoretical […]

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October 29, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Why So Flat?

Been doing some research on wearable devices (see Next Hot Space: Wearables) and I’ve come to the conclusion that we will have to see a radical shift in the way interfaces operate in this new world. When I look at wearables like the Meta space glasses, which project a 3D, nearly holographic image into your […]

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October 28, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Your Own Personal Think Tank

When was the last time that you just took a moment to simply sit and think? I tell you, its tough. The urge to whip out your smartphone when not even a moments boredom begins, its hard. Personally, I think it has something to do with our brains – we are wired to be ultra […]

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October 18, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Video Games Teach Problem Solving Skills

One of the things I personally believe in incredibly important, a skill that everyone should have and cultivate, above all others, is the skill to problem solve. Sure, public speaking is important. So is Language Arts, Math, Science etc. But if you ask me, once you have problem solving skills, then everything else falls out […]

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October 16, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Planning Vs. Resilience

If life is change, then how does planning work? I firmly believe that there are two core ways in which to run your life. You can either: Plan everything out to the Nth degree, and hope nothing upsets your plan Expect that something will happen to ruin what you are doing, and be able to […]

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October 15, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Kill The Loading GIF

Seen this lately?   I’ll bet you have – and the hundreds of other variations of the ubiquitous, LOADING, PLEASE WAIT gif or whatever – you know that thing designers throw in when they realize that their page is taking too long to load? The thing that I don’t get is that if you ask […]

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October 14, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

A Super Secret Of Life: Revealed!

I’m going to reveal a super-secret secret of life. I know, I know, once you read it you’ll go, of course duh. But let me tell you first and then explain why people don’t believe it after. Here is the fact: LIFE IS CHANGE There, I said it. You are saying, duh. Everyone knows that. […]

October 9, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Where Do You Want To Go Today?

Where Do You Want To Go Today? Remember this as one of one of Microsoft’s many slogans? – I think this was when Bill was launching Windows 95, with a whole host of new, cool stuff. Radical, dude. Yes, it was a whole new interface – with the menu bar at the bottom. Yes, it […]

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October 4, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Retail Innovation Trends Compilation [Video]

“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson I put this compilation video together about 2 years ago for a presentation on the future of retail – It’a amazing how far along some of these are now in the last 2 years, and some of these are completely […]

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October 2, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Thanks, Google For Bungeeing Us Into The Future

Back in Canada, there is this yearly fair called the Canadian National Exhibition or CNE (we just used to call it “the Ex”). I think its the longest running yearly fair, its been going since 1879. They have rides and exhibits and stuff: everything from food to international products, to hobbies, flowers, you name it. One year, they decided to… Read more →

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October 1, 2013 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Advice To Small Business : Take It Like A Man

I was in a small shop the other day buying lunch and as I was waiting in line to place my order I check online via Yelp to see if they had any check-in offers and lo and behold there was one – not a huge discount, but a pretty good offer for a slightly smaller version of a specific… Read more →

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