Category Archives: Innovation

A Business Insider Post I Wrote on Valve

Here is a guest post I wrote on Business Insider, about the gaming company Valve and their unusual and awesome company culture. I hope I get the opportunity to start a company like this at some point. A Company With … Continue reading

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Local CO2 Mapping Takes Off (With Your Help!)

Last week (or was it the week before?) I blogged about what I see as a big problem with the issue of global warming: contextualizing it as something “global” instead of local. When you frame something as global, it becomes … Continue reading

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Why “Smart Cities” Wont Stop Global Warming – And May Even Accelerate It

Those of us who like to think about city-scale innovation also like to think that it is somehow going to lead us away from our carbon-abusing ways towards a new world of sustainability. Well I’ve got some bad news: it’s … Continue reading

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Innovating On The Web These Days Is Like Creating a Better Bumper For A Ford Explorer

I wanted to pull this out of my previous post and make it its own post: Increasingly, innovating on the web is like creating a better bumper for a Ford Explorer. And sure, Ford Explorers need better bumpers (they always … Continue reading

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Let’s Face It, The Web Just Isn’t Very Disruptive Anymore

We’ve all grown up in a time when to do anything on the web is to be disruptive. Writing? On the web? Disruptive. Finding a date? On the web? Disruptive. It’s been going on for so long that we sort … Continue reading

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Open Is Dead.

Open is dead. That’s the conclusion I came to at a recent meeting of people gathered to talk about how to advance the Open Data agenda. Open isn’t dead as a movement, it’s dead as a term that can be … Continue reading

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Are Banks Setting Themselves Up To Be Disrupted?

Banks these days seem to be going wild with new fees for everything. More and more, you can’t do anything without incurring a fee. Walk into a bank? Get a fee. Request an old statement? Get a fee. Close your … Continue reading

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johngeraci.com: Helping To Crystallize Change In a City Near You

I post to this blog a couple of times a week. I just throw whatever I have on my mind out there, and people, a few thousand a month, come by and read it, mostly without commenting. Occasionally I wonder … Continue reading

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Picking Up Where We Left Off…

Every year come August I sort of fall off the web for a month or so. It feels great to unplug, and it allows me to update my ideas/positions on things, by letting me distance myself from the ideas I’ve … Continue reading

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This Week’s Blogpost Will Not Be Broadcast

I had a post for this blog all queued up to go yesterday morning, a great post, one of my personal faves in a long time. I was really excited to post it. Then I got into the elevator with … Continue reading

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