Built to be Rugged

Rug·ged adjective (of ground or terrain): Having a broken, rocky, uneven surface. “That is a rugged mountain face.” Synonyms: rough, bumpy, stony, ragged, craggy, uneven, chiseled. (of a manufactured object, i.e. a machine): Strongly made and capable of withstanding extra rough use or handling. “Military gear is built to be rugged in all types of environments.” Synonyms: strong, tough, sturdy, …

Critical Thinking and Curiosity Grow Your Business

8 Brilliant Ways to Develop Critical Thinking and Curiosity to Grow Your Business

Curiosity and critical thinking are essential business skills for our fast changing modern world. They are also identified as important traits of the genius possessed by thought-leaders from our past. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Steve Jobs were all curious and critical thinkers. They each developed disruptive innovation. Not only were they thinking about the who, what, when, where, …

Personal Disruption and TIDE

We hear a lot about how technology is enabling all types of disruptive change today, but have you thought about how much personal disruption we have experienced, and how much our lifestyles have changed because of it? Technology has reached the point of sophistication that innovation is happening on all fronts.  It’s what we call “digital transformation.” The most tgransformative innovations are …

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App Disrupts Movie Distribution Industry

“Let’s make an app for that!” Michael B Allen, Alex Carroll and Will Bakke founded Austin-based Riot Studios in 2010 after they had produced the documentaries, Beware of Christians and One Nation Under God while in college. Their work struck a strong chord with a big audience, and their team had a great combination of business and creative tools when …

Silvercar and TIDE

  CabForward℠ is aggressively monitoring the TIDE of digital transformation that is happening all around us. New technologies and innovations are empowering today’s entrepreneur to bring fresh ideas to the market that often disrupt entire industries and affect our daily lives. One such idea is Silvercar, a relative newcomer to the car rental business that is shaking up that entire industry …

TIDE Disruption in Home and Business

We are continually amused and delighted by the digital transformation in home and business that we see coming to market as we continue the discussion about TIDE . . . Technology, Innovation, Disruption and Entrepreneurship. It’s all about how technology has evolved to enable entrepreneurs innovate and disrupt how everyday tasks are accomplished. Here are just a few of the changes …

TIDE in Model Railroading

CabForward℠ has been discussing, for the past several months, how technology has evolved to such a point that it has made it possible for home-based entrepreneurs to implement digital transformational innovations that cause massive disruption of entire industries. Low cost components, developed initially for other uses, fast-track cloud research, outsourcing via the internet, and the development of super-smart smartphone apps …

Caution: Disruption Ahead

Google Drive Now Converts Microsoft Docs

Virginia Backaitis recently wrote “Psst, Microsoft: Look What Gmail Users Can Do Now,” for CMSwire. She points out that Google and Microsoft are duking it out over the cloud, and they’re both pretty sure that providing services around content is key. Google, of course, is trying to disrupt Microsoft’s control of large accounts through their Office products. Google provides a …

Entrepreneurship in TIDE

We have discussed in previous posts how the opportunity for business entrepreneurship has broadened tremendously in recent decades as advancing technology has enabled digital transformation on an unprecedented scale. Your next door neighbor may have an idea for the next market-changing wizzy-whig, and is on the internet searching for off-the shelf, market-proven, components, and someone to put them together in a …

Navigating the TIDE Continuum: Technology, Innovation, Disruption, Entrepreneurship

By Lance Vaughn, CEO of CabForward℠ Anyone who keeps track of current business and technology news would be hard-pressed to disagree with the fact that we live in very interesting times with all the digital transformation that is happening. Technology is advancing at breakneck speeds and new tech startups are emerging daily to challenge incumbent businesses that have for so …