I’m not going to lie, researching the state of consumer packaging and where it’s headed is very depressing. The enormity of the situation is too big for any one person to hypothesize solutions. And for every positive initiative, it seems like there’s lobbying to cancel its progress. We should be past the point of getting… Continue reading What is the Future of Consumer Packaging?
When I thought up the phrase, “A Driver’s License for Surfing the Internet” I didn’t expect anyone to have thought about it before. So I was surprised to find that a think tank had already dreamed of this dream 19 years ago. And that 10 years ago, the US Government put a pilot program in… Continue reading A Driver’s License for Surfing the Internet
Let’s pretend once a week you go to the store and buy everything in groups of seven. 7 bananas, 7 instant oatmeals, 7 servings of orange juice, 7 servings of veggies, 7 chicken breasts, etc. You go through the first six days perfectly and on the seventh day you say, “Aw screw it, I’m gonna… Continue reading Tackling the $2.5 Trillion Food Waste Epidemic with Technology
What does Church, the bar, the coffee shop, the barbershop, the library, and the gym all have in common? They’re all what’s called a third space. Your office, your home, and then the third space – where you attend to your hobbies and interests. They’re arguably the most important locale to your being because it’s… Continue reading Why Communities are Going Digital and the Rise of Community-as-a-Service
Human capital is the most precarious capital there is. With the right team, anything is possible. With the wrong team, nothing is impossible. Any manager will attest to the difficulty in finding one person that is accountable, self-motivating, and efficient. Now imagine leading more than 10,000 people at a corporation. It’s no wonder that large… Continue reading Employee Surveillance: A Great Way to Build Trust and Accountability
What if cars could communicate with cities? How would this change the way we traveled? What would it do for the environments we poison with carbon dioxide? This is an idea I haven’t stopped thinking about since BMW brought me out to Frankfurt two weeks ago. They gave me a sneak peek of some of… Continue reading BMW hired me to give an opinion on their latest car technology
Rick Ross unfollowed his 17-year-old daughter on Instagram after he found out she was pregnant. A picture of an egg became the most liked post on Instagram, beating out Kylie Jenner. These are perhaps the two greatest parables for humanity’s relationship with social media I’ve ever come across. So where’s the future of social media… Continue reading Exploring the Dark Alleys of Instagram. And other dicey social media communities
A little over a month ago, Ryan and I convened in a Digital Hangout to talk about the Future of Social Media. We discussed these tumultuous times of social media, where people feel somewhat betrayed and tired of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. One of the main solutions we brought up was the emergence of blockchain-enabled… Continue reading Steemit, the blockchain-enabled social media, lays off 70% of employees… Are cryptocurrency companies doomed?
The Captain’s Log: Our video evaluation of previous Quick Theories predictions. Were we right? Were we wrong? How will the predictions change? This time last year, the cryptocurrency hype was huge. Everyone and their mother was buying Bitcoin or getting into some ICO with dreams of getting rich. Now, the cryptocurrency market is in the… Continue reading We talked to a Bitcoin expert about the fall of Bitcoin and why we shouldn’t worry