What Can Happen When You Take One Step Back

WMUR TV - Dean Kamen Advice to Graduates Last night I watched a wonderful program on WMUR Television called Celebrating New Hampshire’s Class of 2020. One of the inspirational speakers was Dean Kamen, a New Hampshire inventor who created the Segway. Kamen is known to many New Hampshire high school students because he is the creative force behind FIRST, a fun robotics and science program for high school students. Kamen opened his talk standing next to a clock he specially designed as a trophy to the winning FIRST Team. The clock is not an ordinary clock. He has [...]

By |2020-06-11T19:13:02-04:00June 11th, 2020|Entrepreneurship / Innovation|

The Funny Success of Zoom

Photo by Gabriel Benois Every day in April 2020 over 300 million of us are using Zoom to communicate with others in our lives. And, when you think about it, almost every day something funny happens on Zoom. I’ll share a few of my favorites in a minute, but, first, let’s look at the history of Zoom. Zoom Founded by Eric Yuan. In 1987 Eric Yuan was a college student in China. He first toyed with the idea for internet video while on 10-hour train rides between college and his home, where his girlfriend lived. Eric Yuan [...]

By |2020-04-24T17:10:26-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Business, Entrepreneurship / Innovation, Uncategorized|

Three Positive Thoughts on This Birthday

Photo by Jamie Street Like all of you, I have been a little distracted over these last weeks. Since today is my birthday (And, no, I'm not begging for well-wishes, although it might look that way!) I thought I would share three positive and fun thoughts. Most importantly I am grateful my family is healthy and that my wife, Patti, has been such a wonderful support over these weeks. And here are three other positive thoughts. First Positive Thought – Appreciating My Friends. Some of you have heard or read this story before, but these days it seems [...]

By |2020-04-09T13:06:57-04:00April 9th, 2020|Business, General|