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|

Walt Disney Never Saw Obstacles Only Opportunities

I think it is a good time to celebrate entrepreneurs because without them the world would be a far darker and undeveloped place. Since this month The Walt Disney Company will celebrate both Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday and Disney World’s 55th anniversary, I thought it would be a perfect time to revisit the life of Walt Disney, arguably the world’s most creative entrepreneur. Mickey Mouse continues to be one of the top one or two best known characters in the world and is the image most closely connected to Disney. What many people don’t know is that Disney is the [...]

By |2018-11-08T11:35:37-05:00November 8th, 2018|Entrepreneurship / Innovation|