Adjacent ideas

black and white

Facing increasing competition and the prospect of moderate growth, restaurants are starting to deliver food. Food delivery isn’t a new idea.  However, the concept was enabled by technology and the demand for quality food. Finding new ways to stimulate growth isn’t as hard as you might think.  Adjacent markets or industries may offer clues about what to do next.  It’s … Read More

Always moving


The spread of ideas has been enabled by technology. When ideas stop flowing and people stop moving, the system becomes ineffective. Our way of life demands the movement of people and ideas in order to cross-pollinate with other cultures and to expand our base of knowledge and resources. Always on the move is becoming a new way of life as people … Read More

In irons

mast of a sailboat

A sailboat that is in irons is pointed into the wind and has no forward momentum.  Getting out of this predicament typically involves letting the boat drift backward with the rudder turned to one side or another.  Eventually, the boat will turn so that the sail can catch the wind again. When you’ve stagnated or hit a plateau, sometimes it’s … Read More