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I’ve spent the last 10 years working in operations finance roles for companies in the Silicon Valley, ranging from large billion dollar companies with hundred thousand employees to startups with less than 30 employees.     Here are some of the lessons and philosophies I’ve picked up over the years about the Finance role in the Silicon Valley. (more…)

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Guy Kawasaki has had a remarkable career, gaining notoriety first as Chief Evangelist at Apple followed by successful stints as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Given his background as a product visionary, when I had the chance to read his new book Enchantment (subtitled The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions), I suspected it would yield the key to creating enchanting products.   To my delight, it was so much more than that- it was in fact, more of a blueprint to a lead better life, and first and foremost, offer ways to positively change your own heart, mind, and actions. (more…)

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Recently, I heard a presentation from Miami University Professors Peg Faimon and Glenn Platt about the details of the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS) planned digital innovation campus to be opened in the San Francisco Bay Area.   As an alum of Miami University, a public university in Oxford, Ohio, working in the Bay Area, this is an exciting development and makes me ask the question if this is the model of digital innovation education at undergraduate programs across the US. (more…)

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Given double digit unemployment rates throughout the US and in the Bay Area where I live along with questions about the ability of the US to compete in a global marketplace, continuous learning and retraining at the workplace seems to be essential.   Relatedly, the challenge has been made by leading thinkers in the media and the government urging the US to find new ways to innovate.    Here are two recent tweets that illustrates this challenge and new reality from Bay Area entrepreneurs Dan Martell and Eric Ries and from President Obama during the State of the Union address. (more…)

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This week the World Economic Forum, an independent, not-for-profit international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas.    Per their website, the Technology Pioneers programme is the World Economic Forum’s way of identifying and integrating those companies – normally in a start-up phase or in their first rounds of financing – from around the world that are involved in the design and development of new technologies. The innovations of these companies reflect society’s attempts to harness, adapt and use technology to change and improve the way business and society operate.

Each year, approximately 30 are recognized as Technology Pioneers in three categories: (more…)

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