Jackie Bassett is founder and CEO of BT Industrials Inc., where she helps companies design innovation into their business strategies and processes, turning problems into profits. Jackie is the author of “Drawing on Brilliance”, of which InnoCentive CEO Dwayne Spradlin said:
“Drawing on Brilliance is a guilty pleasure for aficionados of invention everywhere. Packed with stories and hand drawn diagrams from patent filings for many creations we now take for granted, I found myself immersed. Ever wonder where some of those famous ideas came from? The comments in the margins from the inventors only help to bring a historical excitement to flipping through the pages. How did Edison and Bell depict visualize their own creations? This book is not only for inventors, but for those needing a constant reminder that creativity and problem solving are inherently human processes. With the right creative spark, we all have the ability to change the world in remarkable ways!”
Can one person, with one crazy idea really change the world? Or how about, just two people? Or how about – just you? What does it really take? Let’s take a look……
At Demo Fall 09 in San Diego, more than 60 startups and a few veteran outfits strutted their stuff before a skeptical audience of venture capitalists, tech aficionados, and journalists. A lot of sexy and innovative technology was on display this week, most of it targeting consumers. Even if your mission in life is solving down-and-dirty IT problems, several ideas deserve attention.
In particular, outstanding solutions were presented that addressed videoconferencing, Web security, and e-mail management. Plus, I can't resist reporting on an advancement in acoustic science that turns the wimpy audio produced by ultra-thin LCD TVs into rich, powerful stereo sound.