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Keep It Going

Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting!

The major focus of this blog is creativity, innovation, and technology. The lens will often be forward looking, business oriented, and questioning. I am not an expert, so the another viewpoint that I hope to bring is what I'm calling "innovation for the rest of us." 

Some thoughts that have crossed my mind as I read up on innovation are:

  • No one is immune to disruptive innovation. It gives no warning, but many signs. 
  • If you aren't thinking of ways to disrupt your business, someone else will do it for you. 

A swashbuckling, humor loving dad & husband, my purpose is to blaze a trail where creativity & innovation thrive and change can be fun. I live by  3 mantras:

  • Be yourself
  • Don't ever stop asking questions
  • Don't be afraid to fail

I'm particularly excited by the increasing possibilities of 3D printing (thank you Carbon 3D!), Tesla’s open source announcement last summer and Toyota’s seeming response more recently.

With a knack for asking thought provoking questions, looking at challenges from multiple perspectives, and high self-awareness I'm able to push habituation and assumptions to the side in order to see things others don't. 

To satisfy my endless thirst for development I'm currently pursuing an MBA from Baldwin Wallace University, living in Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup, and almost always taking a MOOC.  Don't know what a MOOC is? Click here for a nice page from educause.

This is a great read and can apply to nearly anyone in almost any role at any kind of organization. 3 any's? Yep.

This is a great read and can apply to nearly anyone in almost any role at any kind of organization. 3 any's? Yep.

When I'm not working or spending time with family, I enjoy reading thriller novels (especially Vince Flynn, Ted Bell, and James Rollins), watching sitcoms, the outdoors, and sports. I'm also particularly infatuated  by the imagination and creativity in animated films from Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks. My favorites include How to Train Your Dragon 2, Wreck-It Ralph, and Wall-E

Contact info

If you’d like to reach out to me, you can send me a message at aciszczon [at] gmail.com.