It must be frustrating for artists and performance who are on stage, and giving it their best, and look out to the audience to see many of them looking through, or looking at their telephone.
Artists like Alicia Keys are using a novel new San Francisco start-up called Yondr which is a small case given to each person who attends the concert in which you're supposed to place your telephone. Once inside the venue the case locks and the only way you can get to your phone, make a call or take a photo is to step outside of the venue. The company says it is trying to liberate the artist and encourage people to focus on what's in front of them instead of recording or being distracted by messages.
Interesting idea however you have to rely upon the discipline of the attendees to actually declare they have a phone and place it in the Yondr pouch. This idea should be mandatory for every school event with parents placing their phones or iPads in a lockable pouch so kids see their parents faces and reactions in real time!
Many business leaders are so intense on completing their to-do lists for today they can fail to truly look down the track at what is looming. Disruption is all around us. It's in every industry, category, products, and service.
A good example is a new service by Opternative - a service which allows you to get your prescription for glasses or contacts, faster and easier using a smart phone or computer. You grab the phone, do a 30 minute exam free of charge then pay a fee of $40 where the App gives you your results. Your results are sent to an ophthalmologist who approves a prescription within 24 hours. This service has even been endorsed by the American Academy of ophthalmology however there are those that still believe that this service cannot replace a comprehensive eye health examination.
Either way that's not the point of our story. The point of our story is, it could disrupt your industry into the future. Keep focused on the future.
Thinking about downsizing and following the trend of “small is better” can be daunting. Maybe this is a way to get comfortable with the idea of cutting back. Getaway Cabins allow you to test what it's like to live in all 160 square ft cabin in a rural setting. They are situated within two hours of the city and have their own kitchen, stove, shower and toilet. They are highly functional small homes, in lovely secluded settings. They offer a unique opportunity to roadtest minimalism.
It is invigorating to scale back, get rid of the clutter, and surround yourself with the stuff that has meaning and add to your life. For many, it is difficult to start this journey, or find the “space” to start… Getaway offers the chance to experience “small is better” living. What a great motivator.
Imagine walking through the airport and calling to your suitcase to come.
The Cowa Robot is a motorised suitcase with a tracking system that allows it to follow you around the airport. You wear a wristband and your suitcase follows. It even has optical avoidance technology and a Sim card should you lose your bag (more than likely right!). Although the bag is quite heavy, early adopters will be all over this one.
If you live in a capital city then sitting in traffic is commonplace and far too prevalent. Tomorrow morning, if you find yourself sitting in traffic, perhaps ask yourself this question -“Is this live time or dead time?”
What’s the difference? It's all about how you choose to see that time and how you choose to use it.
How to Become a Disruptor and Creator?
Kim Chandler McDonald is an expert in innovation, disruption and collaboration and a high-tech entrepreneur. Kim is also a globally respected thought leader on disruption, international business strategies and trends. Disruption is a term widely talked about in the corporate world, but the question is, can we do it, how do we do it, what’s it about and what’s the first step? In this show, we discuss everything disruption and more. Want to be a disruptor, tune in and unlock your creative mojo.
The Mojo Radio Show - EP 92 - The Secrets Bacteria Hold for the Health of your Skin - Jasmine Aganovic
Great Advice to Create the Best Skin Ecosystem for our Optimal Health.
Invisible to the naked eye, our bodies play host to trillions of microorganisms. Just like our gut relies on good bacteria and probiotics, our skin also relies on good bacteria to keep us healthy. This elaborate ecosystem the skin biome, today faces many challenges. Our obsession with cleanliness & sterility have created a difficult environment for many beneficial organisms to survive. Modern chemistry and lifestyle shifts have undermined this ecosystem, making it less diverse and leaving us more susceptible to sensitivity, irritation and other skin problems. We speak with Jasmina Aganovic, President of Mother Dirt, a start up with a mission to create products that enhance and protect our skin biome restoring and maintaining the beneficial bacteria for healthy skin and a healthier life.
The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 Concept is a driverless engine less car that is fully autonomous, has zero emissions and is hand built to your specifications. A virtual assistant called “Eleanor” handles everything from setting your destination, programming your entertainment, reminding you of your daily schedule, and even briefing you of any meetings you may have to attend.
The vehicle has a glass roof allowing you to enjoy the outdoors indoors but at the same time giving you privacy. It carries all the plush interior tricks and tricks of the trade that you would expect from a roller.
This is a pretty pimped ride.
What Gets You GOLD in Rio?A Special Edition "The Olympic Thinking" Show
The best athletes in the world are now gathered in Rio. What does it take to be at the top of your game to not only be there, but to deliver in that moment? We know The Mojo Radio Show audience loves to hear about Olympic Thinking. Our best feedback comes when we interview those athletes who have been there and delivered in the Olympic Cauldron. This show is the GOLD from shows we have previously recorded with the Olympians.... it's a highlights package of the stuff we thought was Gold, the stuff we use personally in and out of work to get our Mojo working, to be our best! It's a Mojo Radio Show special edition.
Icaros is an amazing virtual reality machine that allows you to fly through virtual worlds, play games, all the while exercising your body. Is this the future of exercise? Icaros is part game, but exercise machine and said to be the perfect training partner or physical and sensory training. It is believed to stimulate muscles and the senses by taking you in a game like environment where you fly through valleys, fields and across mountains moving your body to navigate and using your senses to design the route.
You kind of lie in a machine with your arms in front of you, your legs behind you in a pose reminiscent of Superman. By moving your body to navigate the virtual reality world it is said to give you exercise and also stimulate your senses. If you are an early adopter and you like the idea of a VR training partner you can order Icaros today.