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IoT: the Internet of Trade-offs

The wonder and promise of the Internet of Things see billions of devices communicating with each other, transmitting, collecting, and sharing data that allows decision-making without the need for human intervention. If the vending machine knows that it needs inventory, … Continue reading

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The Force is Strong in this One

One important life lesson we have learned from arguably the greatest of all philosophers is profoundly simple: “Do or do not. There is no try.” One has to imagine that Yoda would apply this important directive to any endeavor, but … Continue reading

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Taking the first step

In the words of the great philosopher, Nike: “Just do it!” In today’s fast-paced, market-driven economy, launching a startup and getting to market quickly is an essential first step for a successful new venture. My experience as both an educator … Continue reading

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When you shoot yourself in the foot, don’t stop to reload.

We all make mistakes. Some of us make more than others. But entrepreneurs – OMG! They are in a completely different dimension, a space-time continuum that allows for exponential failure – mistakes far greater than most mortals will ever experience. … Continue reading

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A cure for entrepreneurship?

There has been a silent epidemic in our country for many years, and it’s time to confront it head-on. As our economy slowly but surely improves, it seems that the contagion is continuing to spread. What can be done to … Continue reading

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The Problem with Empowerment

A huge buzzword from the 1980’s was the concept of “empowerment” of employees. A powerful and worthwhile concept, it is probably one of the least effectively executed business strategies, which is such a shame, since effective implementation can benefit an … Continue reading

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