A few people have posted about Skill-Pill including Andy Lark who rates the concept (but gives a disclaimer that he’s good friends with the founder).

The concept is to deliver small dose vid or pod casts (Pills – hence the name) to users mobile phones. These Pills will cover a diverse range of business skills and ill reinforce traditional learning techniques.

I think it’s a sound concept but will only work for a certain type of person – me I’m just not built for podcasts – I work much better either with a blog post or reading a book or magazine article.

It is however an interesting concept and could, IMHO gain some real traction if they were to partner with traditional learning deliverers in order to create a value added extension service.

Just one question… how on earth do you protect your IP for something like this?

Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

  • The time is coming when we will have to reconsider what we currently think of as ‘IP’. Or P for that matter.

  • HI Ben – 2 points –

    I think the value above text is the emotional connect – eg trying to use moving image, music and neuro-linguistc triggers to elicit an emotional or attitudinal response.

    2 ref IP – fair point – we have the just keep innovating and moving ahead. For us skill-pill is 2 years old and we are working on the next set of features and applications – while we sell in current phase.



  • Thanks Gerry

    Good points – best of luck with the venture

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