Zara – Fast Fashion

Crowd sourcing I’m as fashionable as the selection at Costco allows, but studying innovation as I do, Zara, the Spanish fast fashion retailer, comes up frequently. Zara has over two thousand stores world wide, each gathering vital feedback from customers. Whereas many retail outlets will respond to customer purchase data, Zara goes a step further…

4 Innovations in the 2019 Chevy Silverado

The Chevy introduced the next generation Silverado last week and it comes with some interesting innovations. Composite leaf springs The 2019 Silverado will include a second-stage composite (Principle 40 – Composite Materials) leaf spring for a smoother ride that adjusts better to changes in load. Power tailgate The vehicle boats a pickup-truck first, a powered…

More Lessons from Steve Jobs

This post examines some of Steve Jobs’s application of Principles to building the Apple company. It draws background from this Harvard Business Review article,┬áThe Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs. Minimizing clutter Steve Jobs was focused on minimizing clutter. This means removing extraneous elements (Principle 2 – Taking Out). When the iPhone was being developed…

Boring! “Roads Must Go 3D”

“To solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic, roads must go 3D, which means either flying cars or tunnels. Unlike flying cars, tunnels are weatherproof, out of sight and won’t fall on your head.” The Boring Company FAQ The Boring Company intends to fix traffic congestion by boring beneath cities. Unlike roads, a network of tunnels…