Category: Tech Trends

Evolutionary Innovation: Moving Hay, Barn Doors, Heavy Machinery, and Joyous Children

Evolutionary Innovation: Moving Hay, Barn Doors, Heavy Machinery, and Joyous Children

How Could I Remember a Monorail I Had Never Seen Before? The former John Wanamaker store in central Philadelphia -- now a Macy's -- has been a popular holiday shopping destination for over a century. The store's center atrium features a 2,500-pound bronze eagle statue, a 1904 pipe organ, and the wonderfully retro Christmas light show. … Continue reading Evolutionary Innovation: Moving Hay, Barn Doors, Heavy Machinery, and Joyous Children

Stephen Elop’s Quest for ‘Unparalleled Customer Experiences’

Stephen Elop’s Quest for ‘Unparalleled Customer Experiences’

Friday's announcement that Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop had left the Redmond company to assume the position of president and CEO of Nokia has elicited a range of responses from industry observers -- some encouraging, others less so. Writing for BusinessWeek, Aaron Ricadela, Diana ben-Aaron, and Peter Burrows point out that Elop "brings a … Continue reading Stephen Elop’s Quest for ‘Unparalleled Customer Experiences’

Adobe’s John Warnock on Balancing Open Standards with Proprietary Software — and Maybe Calling Steve Jobs

Adobe’s John Warnock on Balancing Open Standards with Proprietary Software — and Maybe Calling Steve Jobs

Knowledge@Wharton published an interview I did with Adobe Systems co-founder and co-chairman John Warnock. Warnock discusses topics ranging from the origins of the company he founded with Chuck Geschke to the reason he doesn't like to use Microsoft software and why he may personally call Steve Jobs to discuss putting Adobe's Flash on Apple's iPhone. … Continue reading Adobe’s John Warnock on Balancing Open Standards with Proprietary Software — and Maybe Calling Steve Jobs