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  • Nov 14, 2014

    How to Spot a Disrupter...the Good Kind

    Serial Innovators tend to come up with disruptive ideas that solve big problems and thereby give companies a competitive edge. Therefore, it's important for HR professionals and the C-Suite to understand how to spot them and how to harness their talent and style of working....More
  • Nov 14, 2014

    A Guidebook for Validating Your Idea

    I just finished the audiobook titled Customer Development for Entrepreneurs: How to Test Startup Ideas and Build Products People Love by Mike Fishbein. The book is short, which I like, and is setup more like a step-by-step guidebook for testing the marketplace. Fishbein mentions that his book is a compliment to The Lean Startup by Eric Ries....More
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    Nov 14, 2014

    Five Startup Pitches and One Disrupting Company in the Crowd

    Last night in New York The Hatchery hosted their infamous ‘Are You Serious?’ pitch contest. Learn about the problems these startups are solving, and one company that was in the audience that will disrupt the way we collect information....More
  • Nov 6, 2014

    5 Myths About Speaker Wire 13

    Do expensive speaker wires "sound" better? Not likely....More
  • Oct 28, 2014

    Daylight Saving Time and its Effects on Energy and Trains 3

    Fun facts to know and tell about Daylight Saving time (DST.)...More
  • Oct 13, 2014

    Polonium and settled science 1

    What's up with polonium and its half-life?...More
  • Sep 24, 2014

    Why Do Engineers Need the Cloud? 2

    Today’s typical engineering workstation boasts compute power beyond the dreams of the team behind NASA space missions of the 1960s and 1970s. And yet we can always use more. In fact, mechanical engineers will find creative ways to hog all the compute power you can throw at us. We need the cloud because it promises to provide a near-infinite amount of it....More
  • Sep 5, 2014

    6 Myths About Outer Space 3

    Everything you learned about space from movies and TV shows is likely wrong....More
  • Aug 26, 2014

    5 Myths About Plastic Water Bottles: Economical and Safe? Hardly 4

    Plastic water bottles: Economical and safe? Hardly...More
  • Aug 12, 2014

    Something Rotten in the Valley of Silicon

    What's going down in Silicon Valley: "Cool" companies show their true colors...More
  • Aug 11, 2014

    A billion here, a billion there...

    Everett Dirksen, the late Senator from Illinois, is famously quoted as saying, "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money." Anyone who follows Washington politics is probably numb to the sums that kicked around and how much the government spends. But when you step back and look at the big picture, a billion is a really big number. Consider: If you earn $50,000 per year, it will take 20,000 years to earn a billion dollars....More

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