Canada Gets Rid of the Penny

Canada Gets Rid of the Penny

Innovation Is About Arguing, Not Brainstorming. Here’s How To Argue Productively
By Daniel Sobol,

At Continuum, innovation’s secret sauce is deliberative discourse. Here’s how you do it.

Turns out that brainstorming–that go-to approach to gen­er­at­ing new ideas since the 1940s–isn’t the gold­en tick­et to inno­va­tion after all. Both Jona…

This is from my colleague Richard. Richard and I argue, a lot. And sometimes a little loudly. And we go several rounds at times. And mostly what we wind up with is far better than what we started with.

I love this article. Saying “no” in a collaborative meeting is something we are trained not to say. So we say “yes, and…” and then tie ourselves into linguistic knots essentially getting to “no, because”.

The article also points out the fallacy of not having a reason. Often we have metrics or facts or analysis but too often in brainstorming one hears things like “but I feel that…” or “that’s not what I do” and we miss the fact that often what we feel and do isn’t the crux of the design.

Thanks for the article Richard, looking forward to more successful arguments.

Google Drive Gets A Jump

Google Drive Gets A Jump

Check out Pay with Square

Pay with Square

About time. I know NFC is coming someday but there really was no reason a
trial like this couldn’t happen. If I can bump info from phone to phone,
why not cash?

I hope there is a merchant nearby I can test this with

Check out this application on the App Store:
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with Square

Square, Inc.

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Updated: Mar 26, 2012

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