How to explain technical information to someone with no technical knowledge

Last week as I was asked to describe what a JavaScript callback is to someone without any technical background. I thought about it for a few seconds and couldn’t think of a non-technical way to explain that a callback is a function that gets executed after another function has finished its execution, so then I was asked to explain a 500 error instead. Explaining what a 500 status code is to someone with zero technical knowledge sounded more interesting and fun to me so this is what I remember saying… A 500 status code is what you’ll get when a…

Innovation

Innovation is an overused word and very often, not recognized for what it is or what it means but instead, for what each one of us wants to believe it means. Innovation is not something you teach or buy; innovation is not something a consultant will find for you or much less help you create it. You cannot capture it. You cannot force it. Innovation is a way of life for some people; it is the way some people see the world and the way they think and do things, from picking up groceries to creating a company. When real innovation…