Learning Online; Streaming Media Technology in Education

PaulEducation1 Comment

School is back though if you’re in the same situation as most of us, we’re not actually “back,” we’re home, but back. My house has 3 on zoom calls throughout the day and my wife, working for the middle school, means our Internet Service Provider is drafting up a white paper about how it can manage 5 people in one … Read More

The Compact DISC of Building a Successful Team

PaulDevelopment, Education17 Comments

Developed by Harvard psychologist Dr. William Marston in the 1920s, it took decades for an incredibly effective behavioral assessment to find popularity developing high performing teams. DISC, as it’s called, helps everyone understand their preferred work styles so that you might work together better, hire diverse and collaborate additions, and decrease conflict while improving productivity. Before we get to the … Read More

MediaTech is the New FinTech

PaulAdvocacy, Development, Innovation10 Comments

There was a wonderful headline just over 2 years ago, speculating that MediaTech could be the new FinTech. 2020 has shown us a great many thing but the most notable of things in business and innovation might be revealing what happens when the world is finally all online. Indeed, MediaTech is the new FinTech. Paul X. McCarthy, Adjunct Professor, UNSW, … Read More

What Does it Mean to be a Tech Company vs. Tech-Enabled?

PaulAdvocacy, Education, Innovation12 Comments

In the capital communities of venture capital or angel investing, we often talk about the considerations of a startup that is “tech-enabled” rather than “tech.” A tech company, it seems, is often valued to a greater degree relative to revenue, than a company tech-enabled. Is that valid? What is the difference? Is your work in technology or is it tech-enabled? … Read More

The Evolution of “Entrepreneur”

PaulAdvocacy, Education1 Comment

Working Together: Collective Action, the Commons, and Multiple Methods in Practice

2020 will be remembered as one of the most remarkable years in human history for a host of reasons, least of which is how the state of our economy, and need to work from home, has thrust us all to appreciate what it means to be online at the same time that many are exploring starting a business of their … Read More

The Better Way Forward

PaulAdvocacy, Innovation, Venture Capital34 Comments

The economy of the United States is in distress. Our experiences in 2020 have exposed significant problems, accelerated movements, and forced social changes about health, society, and our experience with all things digital. We’re faced with a global recession and record unemployment. At this inflection point, we have an opportunity to adapt to change and to build a better future. … Read More

Digital Transformation to the Information Superhighway

PaulEducation, Innovation8 Comments

Now that we’re all familiar with the brand and its virtual conference experience, a remarkable start to what we’re going to explore here begins with noting that Zoom ended April, 2020, hosting 300,000,000 daily meeting participants. That’s a number without context so let’s give it some. Just 5 years ago, Zoom hosted 40,000,000 users, just shy of two years before … Read More