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More Money, So What

Money, get away; Get a good job with more pay and your O.K. Roger Waters I was surprised to see a recent study by Ross Levine and Yona Rubinstein (Cal … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Half Opened Innovation

I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, ‘Hey, the sign says you’re open 24 hours.’ … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Method for Protecting Existing Sales

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand Which comes first, the patent or the sale? For Apple, Inc. the … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

No War, No Science, Just Art

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Bad Surprise Party

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. Arthur Conan Doyle The popular ‘Happy Birthday’ song has been in the headlines recently over a copyright battle. While the nuances … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Telegram for Inventors

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go after the great. John D. Rockefeller The telegram has been in the news recently. It seems that the last telegram … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Deleting History

That is Mr. Sherman, a man who never said a foolish thing in his life. Thomas Jefferson 237 years ago today, the Continental Congress appointed a five man committee to … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Clean-up Oscar, Stop Poking Trolls

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead Troll slaying is making headlines these days: President Obama going after patent trolls today with executive actions, … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Power to not Point

Boredom is rage spread thin. Paul Tillich Here is a tiny fraction of a list of people who changed the world through the power of speech John Fitzgerald Kennedy Martin … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

A New Approach to Child Labor

Your theory is crazy, but it’s not crazy enough to be true. Niels Bohr And only $40. It could BE different – have a nice weekend.

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

The Myth of Disruptive Innovation

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. JFK An interesting critique of one aspect of … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Bad Patent Strategy

The quality of American patents has been deteriorating for years. Robert Pozen As a competitive swimmer, I took a few minutes out of my day to look at the changes … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 4 Comments