it could BE different

Business Plans are for Bureaucrats

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France After a dozen years developing new products for large companies and running … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 9 Comments

Pandora’s Patent Box?

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention. Theodore Adorno As governments intervene further down the commercialization path, they have applied old incentive methods in a new way. … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

People, not Ideas

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. John Wooden I attended a social gathering of the Innovation Working Group of … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

A World Without Jobs

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need. Voltaire Imagine a world that has the resources to provide for everyone’s needs and most of their desires BUT has … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Early Charm Ventures

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi I’m pleased to announce the creation of Early Charm Ventures, LLC. ( Actually, it’s a renaming … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Government Directed Innovation

The final weapon is the brain, all else is supplemental. John Steinbeck On Veterans Day our family recognized the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a visit to … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

The Path to More Failed Therapeutics

The world is governed by very different personages from what is imagined by those who are not behind the scenes. Benjamin Disraeli Ask a committee of 16 academics, 3 bureaucrats, … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

That Location Thing

When I’m shooting on location, you get ideas on the spot – new angles. You make not major changes but important modifications, that you can’t do on a set. Satyajit … Continue reading

July 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Don’t Look Back

Your today is our tomorrow Chinese CEO to American Businessman Recently, the Boston Consulting Group proudly announced that the US will see a return of manufacturing jobs. “With Chinese wages … Continue reading

June 2, 2011 · Leave a comment

Facts are to be Ignored

I had to abandon free market principles in order to save the free market system. George W Bush All of the evidence tells me I am wrong, yet I don’t … Continue reading

April 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

64 ounces

Economic growth springs from better recipes, not just from more cooking. Paul Romer Oddly, there once was a time when convenience stores couldn’t sell a 64 oz fountain drink because … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

It took ten years, and that was just to get started

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson It seems like a great idea, bring together a few biomedical research universities with entrepreneurs and investors, provide … Continue reading

March 16, 2011 · Leave a comment


I’m a tech entrepreneur, so it naturally follows that I…. bought an iPhone two years after they came out print out documents to read haven’t bought a green anything bought … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · 2 Comments