Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bloomberg's 85 Ideas

Just a few quick comments on 85 Years 85 Ideas, an article in the 08 December 2014 issue of Bloomberg Business Week celebrating "the most disruptive ideas" of the 85 years since the magazine's founding.

83 Denim: I wear denim virtually every day. Fashion choice or sloth?

78 Smartphone: This device needs a new name because who makes phone calls anymore?

69 Twitter: My favorite social medium. A great way to share ideas. #140chars

58 The Innovator's Dilemma: Clayton Christensen's book redefined "disruptive."

53 PowerPoint: Perhaps the most unfairly maligned piece of software on the planet. (Sorry Edward Tufte.) 'Tis a poor musician who blames his instrument. Coincidentally, the last slide in the magazine's article is one I tweeted about just yesterday as a pet peeve.

41 Atari: We had an Atari 2600 when I was a kid and it was indeed my introduction to gaming.

29 Open Source: When the software source code is open versus closed (proprietary) the business model changes.

23 HTML: The language of teh interwebs.

8 The Manhattan Project: The development of nuclear weapons changed WWII, largely drove the Cold War, and still impact foreign policy today.

1 The Jet Engine: For an aerospace engineer (by degree) this is close enough for validation of my career choice.

See the entire list here. Then come back here and share in the comments which of the ideas resonated with you.

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