Stifling Innovation: Regulators Push for Flintstones Future, Not Jetsons

Things are changing very fast in the tech landscape. Yesterday’s processes simply aren’t adequate enough for today’s demands. For many, these changes are happening too fast. Products and services that used to take years to reach a mass audience now gain a massive customer base within months. Innovative companies are entering sectors where the status quo hasn’t […]

Why ‘The Enterprise’ Innovates Slowly and How That’s Changing

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill Even though I often discuss consumer startups on my  blog, my roots and professional experience are in the enterprise space. I spend a lot of time thinking about how technology changes within businesses and the reasons behind it. By most standards, […]

Five Things March Madness Can Teach You About Building A Business

“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do” – John Wooden There is one time of year when sports fanatics earn bragging rights and cash for what they’ve learned from watching countless hours of regular season college basketball games. It’s March Madness. Yet when you listen to what successful coaches and players […]

Here Is Why Awesome Startup Ideas Sound Terrible in the Beginning

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain Every few months you hear about the next big company that has defied the odds to attract millions of customers and investment dollars. When you look deeper, you recognize that it often more than just smart […]

Why Criticism of Today’s Innovations is a Good Thing

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”    - Mahatma Gandhi A consistent narrative is emerging from news outlets regarding some of today’s most innovative technologies. While not limited to, much of the criticism focuses on 3D Printers, wearable technologies, virtual currencies and personal drones. The sentiment […]

The One Trend That Defines Our Generation, for Better or Worse

Looking back on history, we can define the baby-boomer generation as one that revolted against social norms and questioned the status quo. This was exemplified by everything from civic protests to journeys to the moon. This trend was admired and studied thoroughly by subsequent generations. Today’s young adults, specifically those who are grouped as Generation […]

Is This The Future of Investing?

The landscape of financial investing has entered a new arena. One that goes beyond stocks, mutual funds, real estate and companies. You can now add one new area to your portfolio that will truly help in your effort to diversify. ‘People’ are the new investment vehicle. In a manner that reflects more of Silicon Valley […]

Why The Developing World May Eventually Lead in Mobile Innovation

The rapid economic growth in the developing world should come as no surprise to anyone. China, Brazil, Russia, India, Southern and Northern Africa are all areas where incomes are rising and quality of life is dramatically improving. Continued growth will partially come from increasing connectivity to the internet, and therefore, connectivity to the entire world […]

Five Amazing Innovations Most Americans Know Nothing About

If you are a regular consumer of tech news, live in one of the technology echo chambers (i.e. Silicon Valley) or have a family member in the industry, you’ve likely become familiar with today’s most innovative products and services. However, if you are not among this group, then your familiarity with technology may be limited […]