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We need an open API for business – The Daily PPILL #133

We need an open API for business – The Daily PPILL #133

An API is one of those words that us “tech bros” (can I say “tech sis”?) just throw around mindlessly, with disregard of the huge idea behind it. It stands for “Application Programming Interface’ and the formal definition of an API...
Shipping Containers, work, and TCP/UDP? – The Daily PPILL # 128

Shipping Containers, work, and TCP/UDP? – The Daily PPILL # 128

Some time ago, I was listening to a Fresh Air episode about the global supply chain and while hearing about the extreme complexity of properly orchestrating trans-shipment and to efficiently store each container, it came to mind how this could be used to explain two...
The rat catcher – The Daily PPILL #123

The rat catcher – The Daily PPILL #123

The most common business ideas revolve in some way around scarcity. They either harness something and maintain its scarcity, which gives it tremendous value, and then sell it for high prices, or they identify something that is scarce, and satisfy that demand. But, How...
Antibodies reject the organ – The Daily PPILL #118

Antibodies reject the organ – The Daily PPILL #118

I write quite a bit about innovation. The reason is that it really gets me excited, and I believe that innovation is at the center of every great organization, if it wouldn’t be for that big idea, that differentiator, there would be no massive value creation....
The one handed keyboard – The Daily PPILL #113

The one handed keyboard – The Daily PPILL #113

When I first heard about this, I was really struck. But it made all the sense. There are more than a million people just in the US living without at least one of their hands, and statistics say that this number will grow by 50,000 every year. It is sad and...
Hybrid in the automation world – The Daily PPILL #108

Hybrid in the automation world – The Daily PPILL #108

Alexa is dumb, but it beats Siri. Yes, that’s what most of the people think. Also, on the shop floor, objects have to be aligned specifically for robots to pick up. The roomba got indigestion from the area rug. The list goes on and on. Automation and AI are a...