TechCrunch: The Open Gov Initiative: Enabling Techies to Solve Government Problems

While grandma flips through photo albums on her sleek iPad, government agencies (and most corporations) process mission-critical transactions on...

TechCrunch: Fixing Societal Problems: It Starts With Mom and Dad

I am quite used to controversy—unsurprisingly, given the topics that I have been exploring with my academic research. But what...

TechCrunch: Is an MBA a Plus or a Minus in the Startup World?

A long time ago, I had to make a really tough choice: invest in an MBA from New York...

BusinessWeek: Top-Down Tech Clusters Often Lack Key Ingredients

Russia’s planned ‘science city’ is a fresh example of centrally planned innovation, which historically falls short of its goals...

TechCrunch: Advice From Founders Who Bootstrapped Their Way to Success

In my last post, I discussed why the odds of a rookie entrepreneur getting seed financing from a VC...

TechCrunch: Ditch the Biz Plan, Buy a Lottery Ticket

Hardly a day goes by when I don’t have a rookie entrepreneur ask for advice on raising money from...

BusinessWeek: Why Boulder Is America’s Best Town for Startups

The Colorado hotspot is the top U.S. destination for new tech companies largely because of a bottom-up revolution led...

BusinessWeek: States, Innovate in IT or Else

California and other states lumber along with antiquated, expensive IT systems, leaving them on the outside of innovation By...