Archive for August, 2007

SprintCut for the week of 8/26/07

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Sprint has introduced a web site called waitless.org that is intended to help you live life at “SprintSpeed.” Although the site has little to do with mobility, they are fun ideas. So, every week I’ll share one.

Recently I’ve been in the back of a few cabs. I’m guessing Sprint recruited one of those drivers for this video:

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Now playing: Relient K – The Best Thing

Enabling Technology: Week of 8/26/07

Friday, August 31st, 2007

The Law of Mobility talks about value increasing with mobility. The impact of this law is being felt because the barriers to building mobility in are being obliterated week after week. Here are examples of technology advances enabling this to happen:

Full list here.

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Now playing: Switchfoot – Amateur Lovers

Big Bell Dogma: August 2007

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

As we work to build mobility into every product, service, and process, our greatest inhibitor is the mindset represented by those who defend the tethering of products and processes to specific places. This mindset is fueled by the investments that have been made that establish power in the companies, departments, and individuals that stand in the way of mobilizing our lives and our businesses. These investments are not always in hard assets, but often are investments of time and experience to establish intellectual and relational assets. We should expect our assault on these ways to be defended to the death. Here are recent examples:

Complete list here.

(For more context, read the Mobile Declaration of Independence.)

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Now playing: Koo Chung – For Me

Indicators: Week of 8/26/07

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

More and more, the world around us reflects the growing assumption of the law of mobility. Each week we will track indicators of Mobility’s growing importance in our businesses, our lives, and our society:

Full list here.

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Now playing: Shawn McDonald – Lovely

Beyond the Phone: August 2007

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Converging products into a cellphone is one way that mobility is getting built into every product, but it’s not the only way. Every month, I’ll focus on devices that are integrating the power of mobility into products themselves in ways that create new value for the customer. Power up!

 

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Now playing: Mike Marshall & Chris Thile – Sedi Donka (Trad. Bulgarian)

Capturing the Power: Week of 8/26/07

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

Mobility is a wonderful thing. As mobility gets built into all products and services, businesses need to learn how to both capture the power of mobility and manage the dangers introduced through mobility. Here are some examples of how the power of mobility is being applied to create competitive advantage:

Complete list here

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Now playing: Allen Levi – Change For The Better

Business Models: August 2007

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

As the Mobility Era matures, obviously a key question will be “how to make money?”. There are plenty of opinions on the best answer to this question. The below is very inclusive and I provide no editorial functions, so don’t take from my selections, ordering, headlines, etc. any indications of the interests or plans of my employer (if you do, you’ll undoubtedly be disappointed when they don’t play out):

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Managing the Danger: Week of 8/26/07

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

In order to be winners in the new mobile era, businesses will not only need to capture the power of mobility, but also manage the danger. Highlighted below are recent examples of the danger of mobility and how some firms are beginning to manage it:

Full list here.

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Recent Research: August 2007

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Research is good. Free highlights from expensive research reports are great. Here are some recent headlines:

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Converged Products: Week of 8/26/07

Monday, August 27th, 2007

The most convenient way that mobility is getting built into products is through the convergence into the cellphone of capabilities that previously existed as standalone products. That way, those products are now with you and available for your use whenever you need them wherever you go.

Complete list here.

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