Tag Archives: innovation

Food delivery merges my two favorite pastimes: eating and not moving

    “Your order is on its way.” Now that’s what I like to hear. Without leaving the comfort of my dorm, I can have a box of sushi or Pad Thai on its way to campus in a matter of minutes. How have food delivery services such as Grubhub, Blue Apron, and Amazon Fresh […]

Get in the Social Swing!

I was speaking with a friend a few days ago and I recommended that she take Social Media and Digital Business (because it’s awesome). She insisted that she hated social media and therefore was not interested in the class. She asked “what do you even learn in that? Are you now proficient in social media? […]

Track Your Trips With Travel Timeline

Late last year TripAdvisor introduced “Travel Timelines“. They sounded pretty cool from the press release so I decided to try it out. Admittedly, my attention span is quite short and so I turned the feature on but then I completely forgot about it. That is, I forgot about it until I realized a few weeks […]

It’s Time to JumpForward

Hey everyone this week I am going to give nerd out a little bit and talk about the must have tech platform for any collegiate athletic depart. This platform is JumpForward. JumpForward provides a centralized communication service for athletic department’s compliance office and student-athletes, and is currently used by 150,000 athletes and 175 college athletic […]

Put it in Drive

Have you ever written an entire paper on Word and then had your computer crash only to realize you never saved? And then remember that external hard drive you bought to back up all your files is still sitting in the box unopened? Maybe it’s just me, but this is a huge problem I see […]

Don’t be Blockbuster.

THE BACKGROUND Earlier this week, an e-mail went out to my department with an offer for free tickets to the FutureM2016 conference in Boston. I immediately signed up, seeing this not only as on opportunity to learn about marketing technology, but also as a great source of material for tweets and blogs! There was a […]

Big Data, Analytics, and the Future of Baseball

Following our class last week on data and analytics, I wanted to take a look at how analytics and other innovations are changing the game of baseball. Major League Baseball has always been data-driven, with statistics easier to record than other sports and longer seasons creating large datasets ripe for analysis.  Data has become even […]

Every Industry Needs Crowdsourcing!

We are starting to see many startups emerge with a crowdsourcing model. Think about the graphic below: These companies grew rapidly in their respective domains. They didn’t need much infrastructure to get going, because the key ingredient that they all needed to become global powerhouses was in place all along. What is that key ingredient? PEOPLE! People that […]

Standing Desks: The Niche Product That Should Be Every Manager’s Priority

Sitting is bad—and especially bad for managers. Recent research found that not moving around enough during the day can significantly increase your risk of cancer, diabetes, fatty liver syndrome, and cardiovascular disease.

Expectations for Social Media

I think it is fair to assume that peoples’ view on social media vary greatly in regards to what it is and it’s place in the world. Regardless of this variance in perception, I would say that most people whether they like social media or not would say that it is inherently the future, the […]

A Social Media Practicum

I was a little skeptical about the power of social media at the start. But after an experiment in the social media science lab, I’m a full convert. This stuff works.

Coding with a Purpose

Google. The giant. The company that is in almost everything. How could one blog post of 1,000 words possibly encompass the mammoth that has its hands in just about everything? Well, simply put: it cannot. And that’s why I am not attempting to tackle the behemoth that is YouTube or the controversial mandatory Google+ accounts, […]

Wait! Where did that feature go?

“OH NO! I can’t believe that Facebook changed again. I can’t find anything. I wish they would just stop doing that.” This phrase has been uttered so many times in so many different ways over the years, but Facebook continues to make the same mistakes. Or perhaps that is their winning formula? I don’t mean […]

I’d Like to Buy My Organization a Coke and Have it Sing in Perfect Harmony

Social media and Web 2.0 technologies have changed the way we collaborate and come together for collective action.  Additionally, they are enabling us to achieve feats of unprecedented size and scale.  They are helping us search for cures to cancer, they have allowed us to create a comprehensive world encyclopedia, and they have even toppled […]