Industrial Revolutions: The First, Second, Third, and Fourth

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“The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.” (Source: Constellation Research)

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Product/market fit as a step in between Customer Validation (step #2) & Customer Creation (step #3)

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From @adambloom

“Product/market fit as a step in between Customer Validation (step #2) & Customer Creation (step #3)” https://t.co/Jj8sgGu3l0 #BlogThis

http://twitter.com/adambloom/status/690015707191496704

2016’s Theme – The Year of Potential

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Yep, so, this popped out of my head yesterday, which I posted on 365daysofthankfulness, a site I started about 5 years ago.

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This morning, I want to share one craze-mazing thing that I have learned from posting to this thankfulness page for 5 years.

It is truly amazing what happens after just one year of doing this…and anyone has the potential to do it.

If I end up turning this into a series, I guess this is part one :). It’s about a ...

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Wow – There are Quite a Few Unicorns – VC, Angel Investing, Startups – Do these valuations make economic sense? :)

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Not that too many people care, but I think they do, mostly :). I mean, when you look at the fact that there is a fundamental economic shift happening.Information is becoming more valuable than tangible assets, products, services, and even money (to a certain extent).

“There are currently 141 unicorn companies globally. Recently, Mark Suster and the team at Upfront Ventures published their Venture Outlook 2016 report, which highlighted the insane pace at which billion-dollar companies are being created. With this in mind, ...

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Minimum Excellent Delivery: Why it’s Better than Minimum Viable Product or ROI

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What is minimum excellent delivery (MED), and how is it different than a minimum viable product (MVP)? What about ROI? Where does that fit?

The purpose of this article is to answer these questions and offer a compendium of relevant resources and links, ultimately a) letting my brain run free, explore, and apply agile concepts in my current work streams and b) hopefully, in the process, proposing a way to expand the value of the minimum viable ...

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Serious Lesson in Safety, Patience, Behavior, and More…LOL

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This is a serious life lesson…gotta go back and write about this one in depth…hahaha…

Este gato es believee es un león. Increíble lo que hace a este cocodrilo.

This cat is believes it is a lion . Amazing what it does to this crocodile.

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A CMO, an Entrepreneur, and an Industrial Designer Walk into a Bar

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A CMO, an entrepreneur, and an industrial designer walk into a bar…

  • The CMO sits down and says to the bartender, “I’ll have a local craft beer. Our team needs new ideas for things we are capable of delivering to our customers.”
  • The entrepreneur sits down and says to the bartender, “I’ll have a martini, shaken not stirred. I just sold this idea and need to go figure out how to deliver it to my customers.”
  • The industrial designer sits down and says to the bartender, “I’ll have ...
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Perspectives on Life!

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Learn a lesson from your dog – no matter what life throws at you, kick some grass over that shit and move on!

 

 

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In Response to Digital Factories: A Dialogue with Eric M. Schneider

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An accomplished digital marketer and friend of mine, Eric Schneider, started this dialogue and article on ZDNet with Paul Greenberg (Social CRM).

The title is “Check out the Digital Factory: Forging engagement through strategy, data, and interaction” and is a guest post that Paul introduces.

While I don’t plan to get into to much detail on my own blog, I wanted to capture the initial thoughts here (mainly for myself).

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Eric – Per your request…here are ...

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Phrases, Idioms, Sayings: You Can Lead a Horse…

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There is an old adage about leading a horse to water, but not being able to make the horse drink.

For some reason, this saying has stuck with me. For several years, it kept coming up. The explorer in me kept asking, “Why and why not?” So, I finally added a part to make it work, to make it complete. After using it in conversation dozens of times, I have not run across anyone who heard the add-on before. So, there ...

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Comparisons between Brain Science and Computer Science

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For the past three or four years, I have had strong fascination between brain science and computer science.

Roughly half my work time is spent writing about the significance of the largest and most current technology shifts in the world – big data, PaaS, open source, data science, mobile, social, local, agile methods, and distributed computing. Over 2-3 years, I’ve contributed to somewhere around 200 articles in the space for one of the most innovative “start-up” companies on the planet ...

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Happy New Year 2013 – From Adam B. Bloom

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fireworks-happy-2013_600xDear Friends and Family,

Happy New Year! This year, I wish you “the patience of great communications.”

Why am I wishing you this?

I believe that this wish will have a significant impact on your life.

So, here is the secret sauce!

You can build up your patience in three really easy steps:

1. Wait in lines as much as possible – wherever ...

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my life purpose exercise worksheet

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In having dialogues with many people about the life purpose exercise I followed, I decided to post my personal version.  This took about 20 minutes.  I started listing a bunch of stuff that meant something to me…stuff that I could feel good about being committed to.  Then I started combining and re-arranging.  And yes, it made me cry.

Peas! ab

Mission in Life Exercise Adam Bloom 2011-11

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happy independence day to my family and friends

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Independence has been a significant theme for me this year in many ways.  So, I wanted to share a wish for all of you on Independence day…July 4, 2010.

More than anything, I wish you “mindful independence.” I wish you choose to pursue life, liberty, and happiness with vigor and resilience and patience…that this pursuit is your way of being.   Cliche? Yes, of course.   But think again…there is a reason people say, “think outside the box.”  It ...
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