The ‘Motorcycle’ Innovator’s Dilemma

The ‘Motorcycle’ Innovator’s Dilemma In his business classic, “The Innovator’s Dilemma”, Clayton Christensen identifies that the reasons well managed organizations fail managing disruptive innovations. Ironically, those reason are the same reasons organizations are successful managing sustaining innovations. Christensen explains, “paradigms of sound management are useless – even counterproductive, in many instances – when dealing with […]

Surfing Asphalt on the Polaris Slingshot

Giddy with a broad smile, a bug actually stuck to my teeth. Early on the morning following Polaris 2015 product launch in Minneapolis, I was finally riding the worst kept secret in Powersports; the 2015 Polaris Slingshot. I was being convinced. Was it really a motorcycle? I had to flash my motorcycle endorsement before I […]

Worn Out Tires and Peace on Earth

The Riding Experience Robert M. Pirsig described the powersports experience best in his book, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values”, when he states; “In a car you’re always in a compartment, and because you’re used to it you don’t realize that through that car window everything you see is just […]