Daily Prompt: The Next Big Thing

“What will the next must-have technological innovation be? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Wind-powered calculators?… Photographers, show us INNOVATIVE. Daily Prompt: The Next Big Thing

If you want to innovate, go large. Here is a photo of an all-electric Tesla convertible sports car. The license plate says it all.

Innovative Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo © Allan G. Smorra, All Rights Reserved

Photo Notes: iPhone 5 camera, Camera+ app, edits in Snapseed.


Thinking Inside the Box

“…Learning to be creative within the confines of our limitations is the best hope we have to transform ourselves and, collectively, transform our world …It really became a moment of clarification for me that we need to first be limited in order to become limitless.” —Phil Hansen The video below is an amazing story of…

“We shed as we pick up, like travelers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those left behind. The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it.” — Tom Stoppard, Arcadia

Black Watch

Erie light

Yesterday we attended the National Theater of Scotland’s production of Black Watch, presented by the American Conservatory Theater in the Drill Court at San Francisco’s historic Mission Armory. Heralded as a “Revolutionary Theatrical Event”, this look at the Middle East War through the eyes of the troops on the ground, members of Scotland’s legendary Black…


Alan Seigel is a branding expert and a leading authority on business communication. In the video below he shares his experience directing a project to simplify the IRS Tax Code.

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