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Is Your Sales Team Getting a Tad Stale?

"...a constant, relentless focus on innovative sales methods and approaches might be the key...

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I dropped my laptop!

NOTE: SINCE I POSTED THIS IN 2003, I'VE HAD A LOT OF VISITORS -- IF YOU DROPPED YOUR LAPTOP,...

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“We’re Witnessing the Destruction of Corporate Value”

I've just put together an outline of a keynote presentation I'll provide to corporations and...

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Security has to start at the top!

Enough is enough. Consider these headlines from the last few days:Computer glitch disrupts...

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“….stick carrot slices in your ears and nose..”

This has absolutely nothing to do with the purpose of this weblog or my business, but it was...

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A lack of courage in I/T?

I spoke at the first of a series of 10 Microsoft events yesterday; a workshop and customer...

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“….the wholeness of space; the wonders of the skies”

In 1998, my family and I were privileged to watch the launch of STS-90 in Florida; we had been...

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“Hacker insurance…..is expected to explode from a $100 million sideshow into a $2.5 billion behemoth by 2005” – Yahoo article

"The computer worm that clogged Internet traffic and shut down vulnerable corporate networks...

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“It’s lonely being a visionary”

While cleaning up the office today, I came across a book that I contributed the Foreword to a few...

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A serious look at e-government issues

"I think the biggest problem is that we still need a tremendous amount of education throughout...

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Can you sell information online?

It's the holy-grail for many companies. Lots have tried, few have succeeded, since I've long...

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Playtex / Banana Boat: Outdoor Trends

Playtex/Banana Boat engaged Jim to undertake detailed research into the trends affecting their...

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MPI Keynote – “Live & Online Partnerships in Today’s Workplace”

I've just been booked by a chapter of Meeting Professionals International, to provide a...

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Things businesses should think about

From The Observer (Sarnia), Jan 17/2003 -- they picked up on my "predictions for the future...

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Techno-rage revisited….

"Fight with computer brings SWAT team - No charges filed after isunderstanding cleared up" -...

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Wireless in the sky……

Cool article over at ITWorld -- Lufthansa has implemented a wireless LAN in the sky. Soon to...

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Microsoft books me for 10 client events

I'll be doing a series of events in 10-cities; a morning workshop on business strategy for...

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The future of online shopping

I'm speaking at a VISA event today about the future of online shopping and security. Two key...

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“An Odyssey in Ice”

The odd of one man's (me!) valiant struggle to go for a swim, at a time when he shouldn't be...

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My article in Jan 2003 Successful Meetings Magazine

"If you think about what we've witnessed in the last 10 years, technology has brought us an...

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Time to play!

For years, I've been advocating that when it comes to innovation, we need to let people...

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“Competitor benchmarking emerged as the most important source of information and ideas for innovative firms (85 percent)”

Interesting report from Statistics New Zealand on business innovation.[ link...

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Jim Carroll on the future of broadcasting

Last week I spoke to a group from CBS/Infinity Broadcasting.....about innovation and the...

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“Phone of the future”

My December PROFIT magazine article, about VoIP (voice over IP), is now up on their Web site....

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“Fridge Convergence”

For the last few weeks, it seems a lot of people have been searching for the phrase "fridge...

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Caskets and e-commerce

For years, I've used an example on stage during my talks that has involved, of all things,...

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“IT Users in password hell”

The average PC user has five or more passwords -- and they are all easily guessable. Is it any...

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What’s due in 2003?

I offer my thoughts and observations in my annual look at what's coming for the world of...

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CNN – “CD players becoming a thing of the past”

But in this case, CNN gets it wrong.CNN notes in a story that DVD players are coming to...

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Always an optimist

It hit -15C (or about 5F) last night here in Toronto. We've got a neighborhood rink --...

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A borrowed design

If you look at the Weblog for a fellow named Phil Ringalda, you'll notice it looks...

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“…a jump on the future…”

"Change management is a real key component for success in the future - being able to manage...

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My first 100% spam-free day!

Manage spam by doing it at the DNS, like EasyDNS does.....This morning was a revelation --...

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“My mother will stop being ashamed of me because I am a CEO.”

CEO of National Semiconductor at Comdex last...

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Massive Florida government HR outsourcing project

"......thousands of Florida employees currently write their timesheets by hand. Being able to...

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Why is this man smiling?

Not a word of a lie -- this picture appeared in an AP news article about SPAM -- the Governor...

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“There’s nothing like a business scandal to show Americans the error of their ways.”

"For the last several years, we've obsessed about the rich, worshiped the corporate...

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Online advertising bozo strategy award of the week!

How can you market an Internet service that includes "anti-spam features to keep unwanted...

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Your weblog is a synaptic symphony!”

Gee .... some great feedback from a fellow who runs SynapShots - Citings for Knowledge...

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The passage of time

Fascinating pictures of the passage of time in a family. [ link...

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THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO ARE FAST features the best of the insight from Jim Carroll’s blog, in which he
covers issues related to creativity, innovation and future trends.

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