I started this blog because I believe that “little” ideas (and little people too!) can have a big impact. Many product innovations start with a desire to solve a problem and a willingness to explore solutions outside of the typical business or social context. As such, I think it’s important for us to practice this more in our daily lives. Whether it’s in a work setting, at a cafĂ©, doctor’s office or while traveling to a new country, we see and experience plenty of problems that require “out-of-the-box” thinking. As an MBA graduate, I also spend a lot of time thinking about the business model and execution issues, such as how do we bring the solution to market? Who are the customers and what are the right price points for them? What type of organizational structure and culture do we need? While these are all valuable considerations, I still believe that business folks need to understand – at least at the foundational level – how the product and its underlying technology works, in order to provide useful advice. As such, I also want this to be a space where I can explore the technical aspects of popular buzzwords like “big data” and “AI” and hopefully make it easier for everyone to understand!