December 24, 2013
So the interwebs are all astir after Jeff Bezos unveiled his future forward plan for Amazon Delivery Drones on 60 Minutes. I’ll admit, my mouth opened just as wide as Charlie Rose’s. But not with fear over privacy, lax FAA regulations, or confusing deliveries for bird droppings. Nope, dropped jaw quickly tighten up to an ear to ear grin, as I thought of what the Christmas of tomorrow could look like.
Today, Google’s got a Santa Tracker, checking his moves. I figure he could use a little boost of innovation. Here are a few things I’d be happy to see come through my chimney via unmanned aerial vehicle:
1. Batteries — The gift that allows gifts to keep on giving
2. Milk & Cookies — Returning favor is just plain neighborly.
3. Coal — I’m pretty sure he could outsource this one
4. Drugstore Cologne — Showing Father’s why Mom’s are #1 since 1916
5. Tacos — I think Santa may have a hit startup on his hands.
Guest author Shaun Johnson is a technologist, early adopter, and helper of people. He is the cofounder of Startup Institute. Previously, Shaun was an associate at TechStars, the #1 startup accelerator providing seed stage investment and mentorship. He is a recovering management consultant and has advised companies in various spaces across the emerging technology landscape. Shaun is also an entrepreneur in residence at Georgetown University and has helped numerous startups with product roadmapping, getting off the ground and taking market share. Shaun holds a BA in computer science & sociology from Georgetown University and an MS in information systems from The Johns Hopkins University.
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