Zoodak July Tournament Winner with 84%

28 08 2009

Zoodak has really been taking off for the past couple of months with very impressive numbers. In the July Tournament, the winner was Charles Massey. Here I interview him. Please forgive me for the technical difficulties! Somewhere in there are lags and my guess is it was in my wonderful AT&T Uverse. For the bandwidth to get in and out, I believe there is some throttling going on, so please stick with me. How appropriate I got the Terms of Service today from AT&T that basically says I’m screwed and can go away if I don’t like it.

To see the video, please go here, as I am having problems with getting it to look right in WP and just decided to stop fighting with it. I hope you enjoy and please go on over to Zoodak.com and check them out. Adrian over at Zoodak is preparing everything for the September Tournament. It’s an addictive chance to have a ton of fun, compete with your friends on a fantasy trading platform and win cash!


Zoodak Innovation Continues – (click on the + to hear the intro.)

20 08 2009

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In the continuing innovation saga of Zoodak, I am more and more impressed by this team! I have watched them since their launch back in June of this year and have been closely following their results. But beyond all of that metrics stuff, Zoodak is just plain fun! If you didn’t see my earlier interview with Jinsoo Park, you might go take a look to get some perspective. In a nutshell, any regular guy or gal can trade like a Wall Street Tycoon. They give you a virtual $100,000 to play with, live stock feeds and a chance to win cash prizes! If you have any interest whatsoever in stock trading, who isn’t somehow at least morbidly interested given where the market has been recently. Kind of like all of the rubber necking you see on the freeway when a couple of cars are mangled.

I did pretty well in June, won a little cash and had an addicting bash! July wasn’t so pretty and if this was real money it would have left a mark! You can see below how I did in July and below that how I’m doing so far in the August Tournament. As you can see, in August, I just pulled out of a nose diving tail spin and hope to recover, learn and have more fun. But that’s not the total story. There is constant innovation going on with this team. There is a social aspect to this platform, where I connect up with friends, and compete with them on both trading as well as analysis of how we all think our favorite stocks will perform or how badly we predict they will do. I even tweet my analysis from right inside Zoodak! Also coming this next month is a feature called ZooStreet, more to follow on that innovation! Keep an eye out on this blog and on Zoodak for interviews of some of the July winners.

Russ Daniels on Promoting Innovation — Big Think

20 08 2009

Innovation is always, ultimately for some customer.  Whether it’s your 10 year old or that big client, it all comes down to us innovating for someone.  Sometimes it’s innovation for ourselves, but then there you go, you are the customer.

In this short clip from big think,  Russ Daniels, CTO, HP’s Cloud Service Strategy, shares some good points about innovation.  Thinking away from our daily tasks and focusing on improvement for the user.

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Short video clip by David Prager of setup for tonight’s diggnation (Look how big this place is!)

19 08 2009

David Prager just put up this short clip to show us the place they are setting up for diggnation tonight. Pretty big place. Will they fill that up?

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Fail Like You Mean It – True Innovation from Big Think

15 08 2009

Important to any discussion on innovation is failing. Did you ever see those lists of how many times someone important or famous failed? Like everyone who succeeded Lincoln had failures and successes. In the video below from Big Think, Inventor Dean Kamen shares the true path of all projects and discusses how successful creative people fail frequently, rarely work linearly and never give up!

Lincoln's Failures

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JK Wedding Entrance Dance

31 07 2009

Innovation and irony come in many forms. This has to be the best wedding entrance ever and it led to getting monitized!

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“Where Am I? Augmented-Reality’s Killer App: Personal Visual Navigation

29 07 2009

Talk about technology innovation! Not even out of either peninsula, but just had to share. I can’t get over the x-ray feature. The start of this video is a place I knew well when I was designing a fiber run in SF back in 1999. Enjoy!

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