Patent Trolls and Their Effect on Technological Acceleration

I spend a good deal of time monitoring trends in patents and patent applications. Along with reading most any news articles related to patents. They can be a good gauge to determine future technological convergences and rates at which GNR is accelerating. More recently in the news there is much discussion of “defensive patents” and […]

Killing Innovation Revisited

A few posts ago I wrote about How Management Kills Innovation and wanted to touch upon this concept a little more. I have been compiling some notes on ways to foster innovation and help turn around the lack of innovation in companies I have seen first-hand. This is a working copy basically that I will […]

How Management Kills Innovation

I have worked for over 15 years in the technology sector and consider myself a student of idea maturation and innovation. Mainly in terms of fostering teams to create innovative approaches to problem solving. While creating a company culture that is conducive to improving upon and generating new ideas.   Some of my more recent experiences in the last few years have encouraged me to sit down […]

Tech Investors vs Any ‘Ol Investors

I have been thinking a lot lately about the issues that arise when one gets non-tech oriented investors for their startup. In the beginning it seems like a perfectly fine option.  Perhaps it will require some more hand holding and management of expectations.  The realities might be a little more harsh than holding out and […]