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July 23rd, 2014 at 9:28 am

The future impact of the Internet of Things can’t be underestimated

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Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a hot new buzzword. Its purpose and definition are grossly misunderstood. When some people hear the term IoT they immediately associate it with a refrigerator reminding us to order milk or our Fitbit wearable device tweeting how we just ran 4 miles. Neither of those uses are very compelling to most of us which makes it hard to fathom how experts can predict that by 2020 there will be greater than a one trillion dollar market that vendors will be trying to claim a piece of.

 

 

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July 18th, 2014 at 9:40 am

Two-thirds of all televised Shark Tank deals fall apart

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Shark Tank

Monday was the first of three open calls for contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, the investing reality show in which entrepreneurs make live pitches for funding before a panel of angel investors. Shark Tank is entering its sixth season, the show attracts more than 7 million viewers each week, placing it among the 10 most popular adult reality shows on television, even though it airs on sleepy Fridays.

 

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July 8th, 2014 at 9:30 am

Disruption is a byproduct of entrepreneurship, not a business model

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The two most cited disruptive business ventures are AirBnB and Uber.

Today’s “disruptors,” and those who write about them, are doing a disservice by using the word as a synonym for, or add-on to, entrepreneur. By doing so, they are missing some key points.

 

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July 7th, 2014 at 8:53 am

Elon Musk plans to build gigantic solar power super-factory in New York

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SolarCity hope to create competitive made-in-the-USA panels.

In addition to Elon Musk’s revolutionary SpaceX and Tesla Motors businesses, he’s trying to revolutionize solar energy, too. Now Musk’s solar company SolarCity wants to build a gigantic solar panel manufacturing plant in New York intended to build enough plans to meet what he hopes will be rapidly rising demand.

 

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July 2nd, 2014 at 10:10 am

Why everyone needs to be a futurist

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Everyone needs to assume his or her part in understanding what the future may look like.

Today’s organizations are being consistently challenged to focus on meeting short-term objectives, such as quarterly numbers, while fundamentally transforming the way they do business because the economic climate is changing and competition continues to grow.

 

 

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July 2nd, 2014 at 9:37 am

Small and midsized companies struggle with their U.S.-based factories

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More than 80% of companies bringing work back to the U.S. have $200 million or less in sales.

In recent years, some small and midsize companies have brought manufacturing back to the U.S. but they have found it a bumpy road. Shortages of skilled workers are a common problem, as are difficulties navigating complex regulatory systems that govern modern American manufacturing.

 

 

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June 24th, 2014 at 11:51 am

The largest companies by revenue in every state: Map

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The map above shows the largest company by revenue in every state in the U.S.  The map drew information from Hoover’s, a Dun & Bradstreet company,  database of company profiles. It was created by Mike Simmons in collaboration with Broadview Networks. The site updates information based on figures available from the most recent fiscal year.

 

 

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June 11th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

‘Cable rage’ is growing

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Cable rage is real.

Are you frustrated with rising prices from your cable company? Do you keep getting hit with more fees and charges and you are paying for more channels than you’d ever want to watch? These are just a handful of the most common complaints consumers have when it comes to grappling with cable companies.

 

 

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June 9th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The web is reshaping business in its image

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 It’s all starting with the fast, IT-integrated software development process called DevOps.

We don’t program software anymore, it is programming us. This is more than a new spin on Marc Andreessen’s “Software is eating the world” argument.

 

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May 21st, 2014 at 11:30 am

82% of retailers think they deliver a good customer experience, 72% of customers disagree

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Today’s customers and retailers are getting serious about how they implement and manage the customer experience.

 

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