In the past year, Apple, Sony, and Home Depot were targeted in notorious criminal hacks. But not all hackers are bad. Pablos Holman, an inventor and hacker at patent firm Intellectual Ventures’ (IV) Laboratory, breaks electronics every day—and he thinks more people should be doing the same.
BrainRush is out to turn you into IBM’s Watson. Like other companies grabbing for the big brass ring that is tech-based education tools, BrainRush wants to “revolutionize learning.” But unlike many of its competitors, Brainrush is determined to make it fun. They’ll tuck the knowledge you need inside a thousand interactive playthings like so many Greeks inside a wooden horse.
I had the opportunity to give a presentation to Procter & Gamble’s then-CEO, A.G. Lafley, four or five times in the 20 years I was with the company. And the first time was unforgettable. That day I learned a valuable lesson—the hard way—about how not to present to the CEO. I’d been given 20 minutes …