3 Tenets of Intrapreneur’s Theory of Creativity

Meet Instein the intrapreneur – Einstein’s twin from a parallel universe. Arguably, Einstein had his version of intrapreneurship, publishing 4 groundbreaking papers, while working a day-job as a patent clerk. Instein, on the other hand, is a staunch believer in a more conventional form of intrapreneurship – so much so that he decided to emphasize […]

Deconstructing Innovation for IBM’s second century

I’ve long believed that IBM is one of the most innovative (and inventive) companies in the technology industry. IBM also happens to be my employer – however – I don’t think my view on this topic would differ if it weren’t. I also recognize that given IBM’s size, scale, longevity and name recognition, opinions on […]

3 Insights On Being Intrapreneurial From Charlie The Waiter

It’s interesting how seemingly casual conversations can provoke thoughts across a broad spectrum and end up being instructive. Sometime back, I had one such conversation with a restaurant server (Charlie) while having late dinner. Are enjoying your dinner sir?’ Yes, everything is good, thanks. ‘That’s great, you seem like you had a long day.  ‘Yeah, […]

Thoughts on a Programmer’s Evolution

Recently, I spoke to a group of aspiring programmers who were looking to participate in a coding boot camp. Majority of the audience were looking to make a mid career move from a non-tech industry and as such, wanted to understand their options at a high-level. What follows is the set of charts that I […]

An anecdote on Technology Patents and Defensive Publications

Sometime back, one of my ideas on a classification variant using neural-networks got published on IP.com as what’s known as a defensive publication. I always thought it to be a really strong candidate for a patent application, and was a bit disappointed when my employer’s patent review board decided that it should instead be published […]