Author: John Frazier

James Dyson on Using Failure to Drive Success

Sir James Dyson, British inventor and founder of the Dyson company, is a firm believer in failure. In fact, he sees it as an essential part of his success — a step toward a truly innovative solution. When Dyson invented his first Dual Cyclone vacuum cleaner, which hit stores in 1993, he spent 15 years creating 5,126 versions that failed before he made one that worked. The payoff was a multi-billion dollar company known for its creativity and forward-thinking designs. We caught up with him over the phone on a recent trip to Chicago to discuss how failure has...

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Steve Jobs Practiced 1 Habit That Turned Good Presentations Into Great Ones

Steve Jobs was a master showman. In my opinion, Jobs was the best business storyteller of our time. Every product launch was brilliantly performed. Every move, demo, image and slide was in sync and beautifully choreographed. If I sound like I’m describing a Broadway show, you’re right. A Steve Jobs presentation had more in common with an award-winning theatrical performance than a typical product launch. Apple still uses the time-tested formula including the final secret ingredient: Jobs rehearsed relentlessly. Steve Job made presentations look effortless because he put a lot of effort into making it great. When Steve Jobs...

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Reset your Habits, Rewire your Brain with the Fabulous App Available for Android and iOS

Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight built a tool to help you reset your habits, rewire your brain and transform your life. The tool is the Fabulous app available for Android and iOS.  This is one of my favorite apps out for the new year, 2018. Fabulous is a science-based app, incubated in Duke’s Behavioral Economics Lab, that will help you build healthy rituals into your life, just like an elite athlete. You Can Download that App...

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Kohler Named as CES 2018 Innovation Awards Honoree

The annual CES Innovation Awards program celebrates outstanding product design and engineering in brand-new consumer technology products. Here is my pick for the best in Honorees at CES 2018. Products chosen as CES Innovation Honorees reflect innovative design and engineering in some of the most cutting edge tech products and services coming to market. “We are excited to make our company debut at CES this year and to receive this honor from the Consumer Technology Association in recognition of our vision for the connected bathroom” Kohler’s Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror is the first announced bathroom mirror that has Amazon Alexa...

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