The Schwinn Sting-Ray: A Quintessential Example of a Consumer Culture-Driven Product Innovation Success!

This past week I was enjoying some downtime soaking in some "beach culture".  Normally that would be code for "slacking off and working on my sunburn" (as I tend to turn to bacon rather than any variety of mocha).  However, per usual I was ever in observer-mode. And one of my favorite parts of beach-town … Continue reading The Schwinn Sting-Ray: A Quintessential Example of a Consumer Culture-Driven Product Innovation Success!

Self Driving Cars: What Is The Ultimate Impact of Low-Effort Mobility?

I am the first to admit that the road will be a lot better off when I am behind the wheel of a car that drives itself.   I am a terrible driver.  It's True.  Luckily I have only been involved in minor accidents (with stationary objects or rear-bumpers - no truck and tractor trailor accident), … Continue reading Self Driving Cars: What Is The Ultimate Impact of Low-Effort Mobility?

More Sociology of Style: The Bargain Hunting Bug!

It's like a drug:  the thrill of the hunt and adrenaline rush that comes with finding a great bargain on that perfect pair of shoes / jeans that you didn't even know you wanted!  Our American Consumer culture has created this addiction to the deal:  BoGos and Super-Sales and Black Friday's. It's a phenomenon worthy … Continue reading More Sociology of Style: The Bargain Hunting Bug!