Hi there. Let me introduce myself. My name is Scott Caplener, and I work for Intuit. I’ve been around tech for over twenty years (Intuit half of that), and have seen some change (haven’t we all?). In the spirit of change, I’ve taken on a bi-weekly blog, expanding my work in video and product development. I’m innovating myself.
I’ve spent a lifetime on ‘the set’, telling people’s stories, and sometimes my own. My ears have been open, my eyes wide, and I’ve learned. I’ve watched innovation spark, grow. I’ve seen joy, and pain. I’ve seen business breathe a yin yang pulse of shifting targets, balanced by the wants and needs (real and perceived) of the customer. What is right? Will I build for black or white?
Or maybe gray. The color of innovation. Is that inventing? Improving? Both? You can innovate on a process, or leverage inspiration to create something new. Of the things we know and love: the wheel, transistor, Hubble, and beer, was each ascribed an evolution, an innovation, to make it near and dear. Taking something we’ve had and tuning for the times. There are the super sparks, for lack of a better term. The things that pop out of an apparent vacuum. You know what I’m talking about. Like how did we get from harnessing electricity to saturn in few generations? A critical mass of craniums, popping like the ticket taking hundredth monkey at the radio tube/transistor/IC turnstyle.
With all of the resources on this little floating rock in space, I have hope, for as we unconsciously drift towards a Moore’s Law of cultural evolution, tech is now the weight or wings of our choosing.
P.S. My video pick of the week is on what we can learn from 4 billion people living on less than 2 dollars a day.
TEDx USC | Hope and Innovation | Jose Antonio Rosa