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Is Tech For Normal People?

Built In Chicago is a website that highlights the tech sector in Chicago.  The sector is growing quickly here.  But, I sort of dislike the designation, “tech sector”.  For the average individual, it implies that only computer nerds are hacking …






What’s It Take To Be Successful?

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 isn’t a button to push.  Success also doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it means. …






The Chicago Tech Scene is Different

Recently, there has been a bit of a dustup in the Chicago tech scene.  Every year around this time, TechWeek comes to Chicago.  People come from all over to attend, hot companies showcase and people network.  It’s good for our …






What Would You Add?

Chicago’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is expanding. This thing has legs. Nextspace has moved here from California. Grind is coming from New York.  Technexus recently moved to a 50,000 sq foot location in the Civic Opera house.  Companies are being started like …






Forced Unemployment With a Smile on Their Face

If you are in Chicago and see some people that look unemployed and hungry for a job, you might be right.  But, in many cases don’t walk by, hire them.  They may look raggedy, but they are sharp.  They won …