WTH Happened to the News?

PaulAdvocacy, Education47 Comments

On September 11th, a notable day in United States and by extension, throughout the world, Townhall (a clearly conservative political voice), rang the headline, “AG [U.S. Attorney General] Barr Rips National Media as a ‘Collection of Liars’ Over Riot Coverage.” Now, before I fire you up about either side of the political aisle, the looming U.S. Presidential election, or the … Read More

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

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

VALIDATE BEFORE YOU BUILD!

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Education, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

I’ve had the pleasure of mentoring dozens of startups through various innovation programs, and continue to do so through our incubator Collective, and beyond. I’m also very fortunate to work alongside mentor veterans Paul O’Brien & Ted Cohen who have collectively mentored hundreds of startups over the years. What I’ve come to realize, is that most programs and entrepreneurs tend to think backwards … 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

Zoom is Now Worth More Than the World’s 7 Biggest Airlines

ImanAdvocacy, Education2 Comments

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have transitioned to working—and socializing—from home. If these trends become the new normal, certain companies may be in for a big payoff. Popular video conferencing company, Zoom Communications, is a prime example of an organization benefiting from this transition. Today’s graphic, inspired by Lennart Dobravsky at Lufthansa Innovation Hub, is a dramatic look at how … Read More