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Living in a World of “What if?”

It’s no secret that we live in a connected world – a world where we enjoy instant worldwide connectivity and access, where machines talk to other machines, making decisions and taking action without the need for human interaction. As technology … 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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Looking to the Future: The Internet of Things

Thanks, Al! OMG! Just think – if Al Gore hadn’t invented the Internet, where would we be today? Years ago, as mankind ventured into space for the first time, satellites were launched, first by the former Soviet Union and later … 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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Meanwhile, in the real world…

An important part of my job as an educator is listening to our customers. No, I am not talking about our students – clearly we are here to make sure they receive a quality education – that is a given. … Continue reading

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Can entrepreneurship be taught?

I am often asked about the role of university education in preparing young entrepreneurs. It’s the age-old question of “nature vs. nurture”, which traits are innate and which can be taught and developed, and so on. My take on this … Continue reading

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What if… ?

“Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.” ― Emily Dickinson Seize the day. Opportunity only knocks once. I could go on and on… Recently I ran into a situation with a graduate student that really made … Continue reading

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Lead Up!

Having had the good fortune to work for some world-class corporations throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working for some great leaders. It’s interesting to watch how a great leader can make such a huge difference in the … Continue reading

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It’s Time for Your Annual (Financial) Checkup

I had my annual physical yesterday morning, and the doctor says I’ll be around for a while, so that’s a good thing. But on the way back from his office, I listened to a segment on NPR, and I know … Continue reading

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