On the Franklin Stove and Sustainability

As a graduate and employee of the University of Pennsylvania it’s hard to escape the shadow of Ben Franklin.  I encountered an anecdote about the Franklin Stove today in the Harvard Business Review that provides an excellent frame to think about sustainability. Benjamin Franklin created the efficient Franklin stove on the grounds of national security.…

Some Android phone running Jelly Bean or the iPhone 5?

I’ve been agonizing over whether to get the iPhone 5 or some Android phone (at this point either the Samsung Galaxy S III or the Nexus Galaxy).  The poor reception of Apple Maps (by plenty of people, even the fans) as well as uncertainty regarding Google making a standalone iOS app – an Apple approving…

Social Business or change management?

Jason Falls at Social Media Explorer calls it bullshit: But what “social business” really is, is the digital-first world’s version of change management. “Social business” implies you’re evolving as a company or enterprise to be inclusive of all stakeholders, tearing down silos to foster better communication and collaboration internally, empowering your external audiences to participate in…