For a long time I have noticed a distinct and continuous downgrade in the frequency - and more importantly the quality - of work coming out of many businesses.
Whenever there is a major newsworthy event, we invariably hear the lamentations concerning journalistic integrity. News agencies, forever locked into the desperate need to be the first with the report, often find themselves reporting news that turns out to be either partially or entirely incorrect.
This is not a news update about the tragedy at the Boston Marathon. There are a million and one websites, TV channels and radio programs inundating us with information.
One billion. That, according to Facebook, is the active user base as of December 2012.* It's hard to even conceive of numbers that large.
Many companies struggle to find an 'edge', that point of difference that will set them apart from their competition. In the future it won't be a matter of making better products, it will be a matter of asking better questions.