Posts Tagged ‘Google+’

  • What’s It Take To Be Successful?
    Posted by on August 6th, 2014 at 7:13 am, Comments: 0

    A lot of people are searching for the path to success.  They want it to be textbook.  Finding success isn’t solving the quadratic equation.  There [...]

  • Social Media Enables Small Business To Compete
    Posted by on August 1st, 2014 at 9:48 pm, Comments: 0

    Unfortunately, I am missing a lot of Lollapalooza this weekend.  I was also supposed to ride in a 100km bike ride that I am not [...]

  • Can Big Companies Innovate?
    Posted by on July 2nd, 2014 at 7:59 am, Comments: 0

    Facebook ($FB) is a big company.  Can it innovate anymore?  Facebook bought Oculus for $2B. Google ($GOOG) is a big company.  Can it innovate anymore? [...]

  • Save Your Body With High Stride
    Posted by on June 22nd, 2014 at 7:36 am, Comments: 0

    I used to run.  But, my back got cranky so I switched to biking.  To stay in shape these days I am lifting weights with [...]

  • If You Are In New York City, Love Your Clients; Kapow Them
    Posted by on June 3rd, 2014 at 9:53 pm, Comments: 0

    Love your clients?  Show them.  Most of the time, when businesses plan client outings it’s an unmemorable and sometimes uncomfortable trip to the same old [...]

  • Can Google Be Stopped?
    Posted by on May 21st, 2014 at 7:57 am, Comments: 0

    Google ($GOOG) is a massive company.  They know a lot of data about everyone and everything.  They are investing in startups, buying companies and enmeshing [...]

  • Would You Pay For Google Glass? Now Available to the Public
    Posted by on May 14th, 2014 at 10:18 am, Comments: 0

    Google glass is now available for the general population to buy.  Estimize has some analysis on it.  I have worn a pair of Google ($GOOG) [...]

  • Violence In Chicago
    Posted by on May 1st, 2014 at 9:12 am, Comments: 0

    In a recent study about building an entrepreneurial ecosystem, one of the interesting things to me was why college grads choose not to come to [...]

  • Re-Engineering Old Things To Make Life Better
    Posted by on April 19th, 2014 at 10:05 am, Comments: 0

    If you have ever chopped wood with a traditional axe, this will impress you. I have. Chopping wood is hard work. The axe gets stuck [...]

  • Chicago Startups-Taking Traditional Methods To New Businesses
    Posted by on March 15th, 2014 at 8:59 am, Comments: 0

    One of the things internet businesses can do is take traditional business models and processes and apply them to new things to create value. MarkitX [...]

  • Mergers and Acquisitions-Is It The Right Strategy?
    Posted by on March 2nd, 2014 at 9:28 am, Comments: 0

    There has been a lot of news about Mergers and Acquisitions lately.  Facebook ($FB) bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion.  I saw today, $GE put $1.4 [...]

  • Have You Seen The Spike Jonze Movie “Her”?
    Posted by on January 11th, 2014 at 10:48 am, Comments: 0

    My wife and I went to see the movie “Her” last night.  I had seen previews and then read about it on a couple of [...]

  • Chicago as A Healthcare Hub
    Posted by on November 13th, 2013 at 5:49 am, Comments: 0

    Yesterday afternoon, I was a part of a group that talked to three companies engaged in changing pieces of the healthcare system.  Two were life [...]

  • Are You Lonely? It Could Kill You
    Posted by on November 4th, 2013 at 2:50 pm, Comments: 0

    Loneliness leads to depression. It leads to early death. In spite of all the “connectedness” we feel through virtual touch points, it is still critically [...]

  • Giants Can Topple In the New Sharing Web
    Posted by on October 26th, 2013 at 5:34 am, Comments: 0

    Friday I did some fun things. I spoke to an Honors Finance class from the University of Illinois. Here are the slides. Thanks to everyone [...]

  • Anecdotes for The Bears
    Posted by on October 22nd, 2013 at 5:53 pm, Comments: 0

    The market is screaming around.  Some stocks seem to defy gravity. SPY data by YCharts At the recent Stocktoberfest, we heard some fantastic presentations from [...]

  • Solving The Series A Crunch
    Posted by on October 10th, 2013 at 8:06 am, Comments: 0

    At the recent CATTECH VI conference, we had a couple discussions around the Series A crunch.  It is especially acute in the midwest.  I understand [...]

  • Government Data
    Posted by on October 2nd, 2013 at 8:38 am, Comments: 0

    On Twitter this morning the venerable Tom Keene asks, “What are we going to do Friday at 8:30am?” Because of the shutdown, government data isn’t [...]