Knowledge

Innovation and Happiness

What, exactly, is value? Or, in a less philosophical way: how is it that you practically know when you have experienced something of value? From my experience so far, I believe that our experience of...

Can the Japanese foster Innovation?

Loftwork Inc., FabCafe, MTRL have created a support program and open community, COURIER, which assists innovators that target the global market. A meetup and presentation based on the topic, "Which city has the most...

India’s War on Cash

Late last year, India declared war on cash: It killed off 86 percent of its own currency. More than 1.2 billion people lost their right to buy items like iPhones at the market with cash...

Lessons from LEGO’s Digital Economy

Danish toy company Lego continues to ride the crest of the wave, despite stiff competition by mobile video games. Last year, while toy industry sales dropped due to competition with video games on mobiles and...

Will Accountants become Obsolete?

An anxious student recently appeared at my office door. He was considering not applying to the master’s of accounting program; a professor elsewhere in the business school had told him accountants would be obsolete...

Entrepreneurs aren’t making money. The system is broken.

If you think your business is worth millions but no one will buy it, is it actually worth anything? There is something very fundamentally broken with the entrepreneur / small business model. What that means,...

P2P and the Future of Finance

P2P is now an utterance that commonly haunts and regularly hangs by the mouths of both pin-stripe suited financiers at Wall Street as well as hoodied entrepreneurs at Silicon Valley when deep discussions happen...

TiEcon 2016 – Scaling Startups with Bob Kruger, CEO Apakau (Part 2)

I went to TiE Conference 2016 with an agenda. I wanted to know what does it really take to scale a startup. TiE (http://tie.org/) is known for its deep pockets of experience, investments and talent....

TiEcon 2016 – Scaling Startups with Bob Kruger, CEO Apakau (Part 1)

I went to TiE Conference 2016 with an agenda. I wanted to know what does it really take to scale a startup. TiE (http://tie.org/) is known for its deep pockets of experience, investments and talent....

Data: How Your Business Should Use It

“More data don’t guarantee better decisions. … The right data, however, do,” said Dr. Michael Hasler, program director for the business analytics Master's program at the McCombs School of Business. The idea of “Big Data”...