It started off slow – first 3 months I averaged only a post a month on my innovation blog which is now entering its 7th year. Now I am at pace of a post a day and find I need to speed it up even more. We truly are living in a New Renaissance with so much innovation in so many fields. The blog covers 40+ categories from biotech to cleantech to mobility to cloud computing.
In a sense, the blog has made me impatient. I see too many large technology vendors deliver small improvements to old products and call it innovation. I have a wide set of benchmarks from the blog to measure them against. I also see many technology vendors arrogantly believe they are the only ones capable of technology innovation – so I enjoy highlighting what a John Deere or a Corning or a Walgreens is bringing to market.
The blog also keeps me optimistic – technology can solve any problem we face. It inspired me to write my last book and is helping me as I research my next. My speaking engagements draw heavily from the body of 2,000 posts I have compiled.
In a tribute to Florence, I ended The New Polymath with a setting in its magnificent Palazzo Vecchio. I have attached pages from that epilogue below. I welcome you to read this, and join me daily as I catalog even more innovations over the next few years. Thanks!