Category Archives: Innovation

Redefining Industry Boundaries

I wanted to share an article from HBR titled “How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition“. The article uses the example of connected farm equipment. The graphic (refer below) starts with Product –> Smart Product –> Smart, connected product –> Product System –> System of systems. Currently AgOptimizer is considered a “system”, but as we soon as we combine AgOptimizer… Read More »

The butterfly effect

Edward Lorenz (23 May 1917 – 16 April 2008) was an American mathematician, meteorologist, and a pioneer of chaos theory. He coined the term butterfly effect.  Lorenz was born in West Hartford, Connecticut. He studied mathematics at both Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 1942 until 1946, he served… Read More »

Canola crusher joins stockfeed market

Recently I read with interest reports of further developments with a livestock feed pelletising plant and its addition to a canola crushing business. Started as an on-farm diversification move by Cudal farmers Bob and Peter MacSmith in 1992, the oilseed business has been a 50-50 partnership with the Honan family company since the MacSmiths seriously… Read More »