Matt Smith, MBA

About Matt Smith, MBA

Matt Smith is the creative force behind smithHOUSE, a Phoenix-based creative agency that focuses on the intersection of business, design, and technology. About Matt Smith.

Models for Prediction the Future: Gartner’s Hype Cycle

Last week in the blog, I talked about how echo chambers can create wrong-headed predictions about the future.   This week, I want to talk about my favorite model for understanding the hype that surrounds a new technology: Gartner's Hype Cycle.  I've added emojis to their famous chart because--well--I think that it [...]

Models for Prediction the Future: Gartner’s Hype Cycle 2018-02-16T16:24:18+00:00

What the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Teach Us About Echo Chambers

This the topic of the blog today is about hype. Trends. Predictions. If you dare make predictions about the future, you will inevitably find yourself embarrassed by your own predictions. Mostly because predictions are made in the excitement of the present moment, often when we are surrounded by like-minded people. Echo Chambers: an environment in [...]

What the Internet of Things (IoT) Can Teach Us About Echo Chambers 2018-02-15T14:32:10+00:00

WordPress or SquareSpace?

Which is better platform for building websites? Wordpress or SquareSpace. Understand the pros and cons of each platform and find what's right for you.

WordPress or SquareSpace? 2017-12-03T19:50:22+00:00