Posts tagged Technology

Is A Cyber Attack an Act of War?

This past week it was revealed that the Chinese hacked into American government computer systems and stole sensitive information about 16.9 million military and intelligence employees applying for security clearances. Is this an act of war or not? We could …






Should Robots Be Enabled To Kill?

Sometimes I shake my head at the movies Minority Report and Star Wars.  As technology advances, you start to see similarities from the movies come into our daily lives. I think about the mall scene in Minority Report and wonder …






Chicago Cutting Edge Company: UICO

I was an angel investor into UICO.  It was one of HPA’s early investments.  Bahar Wadia did an interview with Tom Sosnoff of Tastytrade the other day.  I thought I’d share it with you. Fast food workers were on strike …






Change Management, as it Relates to Startups

Jeff Minch at the Musings of the Big Red Car had a nice piece on how piloting a plane is a lot like running a startup. My friend, who is an avid pilot and also a member of Hyde Park …






Oshkosh Fly IN

Today I am headed up to the Oshkosh EAA fly in.  It’s the busiest flight pattern in the US.  Fortunately, I have a friend that is going to take me up in a plane.  A Ford TriMotor.  I am very …






Can We Revolutionize Education?

Before the BlackHawks game last evening, I was at an interesting meeting about revolutionizing education.  There are several movements afoot to try and fix a problem. In Chicago, there is a concerted effort being undertaken by a variety of people, …






How Does Medicine Innovate?

Speakers on innovation love to quote The Lean Startup.  The book lays out sort of a template for software companies to follow so they can innovate cheaply.  The costs to apply technological solutions to solve long standing problems has never …






You Are Going To Lose Your Job

The techies are coming, the techies are coming!  Sound the alarm.  There is no hope.  The middle class is going under and we are going to have a two class system with have and have nots.  It’s all the fault …






Breakfast Links

ND wins, them and who in the National Championship game.  Bama would be a 10 point favorite. It’s not innovation until you turn ideas into profitable companies.  At MIT they are good at that. Student loan interest is being phased …






Technology and Social Relations

We all know how technology has made it easier to reach a lot of people.  It is amazing how you can stay in touch with virtually anyone. Thinking back to when I was in college, long distance phone calls were …