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Time is your most precious resource and I want to thank you for spending some of it here.  Co-workers, clients, and students have asked me for years to share the knowledge I have gathered from disrupting industries and public institutions.  This site is designed to help to empower others to change themselves, their industry, and the world.  By sharing my interviews, speeches, videos and photos,...

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The Last Man Who Knew Everything

The Last Man Who Knew Everything

On May 10, 1829, Englishman Thomas Young’s life came to an end at the age of 55; so too did humanity’s ability to know all that is known. Though his primary training was as a medical doctor at the University of Edinburgh, Young spoke thirteen languages, established the undulatory theory of light, was the first to accurately translate Egyptian hieroglyphics (and decipher the Rosetta Stone)...

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Disrupt You! Student Workbook author named Teacher of the Year

Disrupt You! Student Workbook author named Teacher of the Year

Kitti Wheeler spent the last four years building the DECA and marketing programs at Clover Park High School (CPHS) from the ground up. This year, she was recognized for her efforts. Wheeler received the 2018 Washington Association of Marketing Educators (WAME) Teacher of the Year award at the organization’s annual meeting Oct. 29. She was nominated for the honor by Lakes High School marketing teacher...

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JAY SAMIT KEEPS ENERGY FLOWING AT ‘REACH’ WITH FUTURE INSIGHTS

JAY SAMIT KEEPS ENERGY FLOWING AT ‘REACH’ WITH FUTURE INSIGHTS

Keynote speaker Jay Samit kept the energy flowing later on Thursday during general session of REACH 2018 in Hollywood, CA. “Disruption isn’t about what happens to you—it’s about how you respond to what happens to you,” he said. “So how do you become a disruptor?” During the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ annual convention, he talked about how disruptors view the world. Three “exponentials”...

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Will AI and the Exponential Technologies Transform Our World in 2019?

Will AI and the Exponential Technologies Transform Our World in 2019?

Predicting the future requires a fair amount of hubris, and it should therefore be met with more than an exabyte of skepticism. In past years, I’ve made some calls that have proved prescient; like predicting way back in 2011 that social media would determine the U.S. presidential election. Meanwhile, some of my prognostications took decades longer than I had foreseen such as my 1992 prediction that...

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Virtual Food Is Coming to a Menu Near You

Virtual Food Is Coming to a Menu Near You

Restaurants wanting to cash in on people increasingly sharing food photos are spicing up their menus with virtual cuisine that patrons can post across social media. To lift sales, fast food chains are turning to augmented reality to attract a new generation of customers. It’s a 21st century version of Sampuru, the Japanese custom of showcasing plastic food replica in restaurant windows. Diners simply point their...

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