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Everything I Know about Innovation I Learned from Old Movies

By a happy accident, I happened upon Casablanca on Turner Classic Movies this past Friday. This movie always makes me happy – the wonderful dialogue, the gorgeous black and white, the melodrama… it’s just the most stylized, and stylish, thing ever, and I just love it start to finish. You know what’s funny, though? That movie – however polished and...

President Obama's Fuel Efficiency Standards to Give American Trucking Industry Major Advantage in Global Economy

Frost & Sullivan's recently promoted Global Automotive and Transportation Research Director Sandeep Kar provides his commentary in response to President Obama's Executive Order on fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty trucks discussed earlier today in Upper Marlboro, Md. Sandeep believes that, while President Obama's fuel efficiency...

We want to know: How do you get from here to there?

It’s March, which means that most of us have abandoned our New Year’s Resolutions. The primary reason seems to be our way of thinking. We know where we start, and we know where we want to end up, but most of the middle remains murky. So, armed with new running shoes (or Chantix or some fad diet), we embark on these endeavors, hoping that if we make...

Where is my crew? An insight on crew management and storm response

By Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant Attending DistribuTech is always an exciting event. The timing is perfect, it is usually right after the holiday break where fresh ideas and inspiration are required to start the year. This year was no different. Technologies featured appeared to focus on the following three themes: Power Restoration Mobil...

Big data: do we really care?

An insight on the latest acquisition of Nest By Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant for Energy and Environment at Frost & Sullivan Living in Silicon Valley, it is difficult to avoid the excitement surrounding innovation and IT technology. Everywhere you go you run into people working at CISCO, Google, Apple, investment firm, and the like. There is ...

"I Want to See What You Do"

Time for a secret: One of my favorite books is The Street Where I Live, by Alan Jay Lerner. It’s Lerner’s memoir of how he (in collaboration with Fritz Loewe) wrote My Fair Lady, Gigi, and Camelot (I really do love my golden age of musicals, I really do). I re-read it at least once a year. It’s beautifully written: funny, poignant, honest, and inc...

Google Stirs the Hornet's Nest of Smart Homes Eco-systems

I came in to the office this morning to the news that Google will pay US$3.2 billion / EUR2.3 billion / GBP2.0 billion for Nest, a home automation device manufacturer. My first reaction was celebratory; I was hopeful that Google’s financial and technological reach could finally push what is still a fragmented smart home market to resemble some form...

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