Innovation: Finding The 3rd Alternative

There are two quotes on innovation that I came across recently that I liked and wanted to share:


The first by David Ben-Gurion:

If an expert says it can’t be done, get another expert. 


The second by Shimon Peres:

When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn’t think about, that doesn’t exist.

Both of these smart thinkers understood that solutions and innovation means breaking previous paradigms and thinking outside the box.

They got it absolutely right! 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Boom Boom Coffee Table

What an awesome living room coffee table. 


Superhero effects. 


Big BOOM!


With explosive rays and cloud formations.


This is a definite standout in Tel Aviv showroom. 


Very colorful, exciting design, and with all the intended impact. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Shave And A Haircut

I remember as a kid people would sing a jingle:

Shave and a haircut, dum dum.


This statue of the guy in the chair getting the shave and haircut is sort of nostalgic to me. 


Always sort of relaxing to sit back and get cleaned up!


Especially the hot lather on your face in that reclining position. 


Then of course, all is well until the gunslinger barges in and ruins everything. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Hope You Had A Good “Veek”

So I was asked do you spell week with a “W” or a “V.”


I guess sometimes it does sound like we say veek.


Someone else told me that they are divorced and that person is still a “dark force” in their life.


They said they have to pay child support but can’t afford it. 

It’s not like I still earn $55,000 like I used to.


But if they don’t pay…

Well my ex will just refuse to let me see my son!


People have tough lives. 


So when you think about your week, hopefully in context, you can resolutely say that you had a good veek. 


Shabbat Shalom! 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Street Art Wow

Some street art just makes you stop and say wow!


This mural on the side of a building in Philadelphia is just amazing. 


It takes a regular street (even next to an abandoned lot) and makes it eye-popping. 


Some people seem to walk by and not even notice. 


I’m not sure how. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Dunkin’ Mugs

I love my new Dunkin’ Coffee Mugs.


Got one in each color: blue and orange. 


Inside the mugs, there is a finger sign “V” (for victory) and it says “Be Awesome”.


These oversized mugs are so happy and I can’t wait to fill ’em up.


And they really do make me ready to “Wake Up” for a brand new day. 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Airplane Art

Why aren’t airplanes really decorated like this?


It would be so much more fun to get on a plane that displayed some pizzaz!


All we hear about are plane delays, cancelled flights, mishandled baggage, and involuntary bumping.


Oh, and don’t forget the ever more cramped seating and the entertainment system that is habitually broken.


How does this industry get away with all this crap? 😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)