Posts Categorized: Trends

An Innovation Wrong Turn?

After attending a demo day event held by a local student incubator that I would compare to a business plan pitch competition mashed up with a science fair project presentation event, I have been thinking a lot about the growing innovation economy discussions.  Policymakers seem to be putting a very large amount of emphasis on… Read more »

Startup Burn Rates: A Game of High Stakes Poker

Yesterday, over on Quibb, I commented on an article about the alarm sounded by Bill Gurley in a recent Wall Street Journal article, then echoed by Fred Wilson and Marc Andreessen. They warn how the increase in startup burn rates could lead to spectacular flameouts. I’ve decided to join the conversation and share my view… Read more »

Learning To Code vs. STEM Education: A Tale of Two Worlds

This article is my attempt to share a few thoughts related to an important educational fault line that I think needs some clarification.  I have titled the post ‘Learning To Code vs. STEM Education: A Tale of Two Worlds’ because it seems like people are generalizing programming into math and science education when there needs… Read more »

Zappos sells product with video, should you?

Whether you are an eCommerce store operator, an entrepreneur seeking crowd funding, or a startup founder selling a SaaS product attracting and converting visitors to your site into paying customers can be a big challenge. Today I found this video of a Video Project Manager from Zappos talking about how Zappos sells products using video…. Read more »

Attack of the Job Ad Drones

WHAT IS RECRUITER SPAM? WHAT IS A JOB BOARD DRONE? Over the years I have taken a hard line against people and companies who abuse other people who use job boards by posting false or misleading information, fake profiles, and by scraping (manually or otherwise) job board profiles and jobs for the contact information or… Read more »