Brian Oberkirch, a web entrepreneur based in Louisiana, joins Chip to talk about the high-tech startup environment outside of Silicon Valley.
Are we really headed back to the future? With all of the talk of computing in the cloud — including an expectation of a major announcement this week — are we truly destined to go back to the days when there was little horsepower on the desktop and all the computing was done at a central location?
The current challenging economic environment creates opportunities for the savvy and brave entrepreneur or investor. When many may find themselves hunkering down in an attempt to simply weather the storm, those with the appropriate vision and fortitude will take advantage of this mass hesitancy to get a jump on valuable opportunities.
A clear and present danger exists to the advances brought on in recent years through the development of social media. The coarsening conversation apparent throughout the online media environment threatens to stall or even reverse important recent advances.
Don’t drink the online advertising Kool Aid and dismiss more traditional media outlets. At the same time, don’t buy in to the Internet advertising doldrums and give up on new media opportunities. Try different things and evaluate how beneficial they are to the objectives you are trying to achieve.
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus of George Washington University, discusses higher education and his recent book “Big Man on Campus”
Over the years, I have periodically hosted dinners with a handful of people — most of whom I knew, a few I didn’t — as a way of bringing smart people together for good conversation. I have also attended countless small group dinners, often at conferences. These events have been almost uniformly enjoyable, often productive,…