Innovation

Never Brick a Product

SaaS plus a box is THE model for technology hardware companies. Simply put, it’s when a company attaches a subscription to its hardware for the consumer to maximize the hardware’s features. And, the more expensive the hardware, the more likely the consumer is to stick …

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Where Have All the Great Ideas Gone?

I can’t tell you how many nights I’ve laid awake agonizing over my business and thinking of new ways to outperform my competitors. Despite its all-consuming (and often stress-inducing) nature, the pursuit of innovation is the lifeblood of every entrepreneur. Unfortunately, innovation is getting harder …

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Committees Kill Startup Innovations

I often deal with early-stage and startup technology companies. It never ceases to surprise me when after initial success (typically on the back of a development milestone or financing), many founders/CEOs opt to expand their board and engage consultants. They begin to seek opinions on …

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It May Be Time for a Business Pivot

Startups excel or die based on their ability to innovate and occasionally pivot. Today’s writing is about the business pivot or adaptation. To show entrepreneurs out there that some of the most brilliant innovators and companies in recent years had no idea, at least initially, …

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My Thoughts on CES 2018 – Technology Trends and Opportunities

That’s a wrap! CES 2018 is over, and it’s great to be home… anytime I spend more than 48 hours in Vegas I’m thrilled to get back to reality. Every year, CES showcases today’s cutting-edge consumer technologies. However, it also highlights the herd mentality of …

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Why SPIE Photonics is Better for Investors than CES

Meeting the management of startups is THE way to gauge the worthiness of a possible investment, particularly with technology-related companies… Last week, along with my company which is working on a lens technology that has real game-changing potential in the imaging space, I headed to …

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Never Content. Never Idle.

A tech startup team creates a fantastic app, hustles their ass off to perfect it, and then raises several million dollars from VCs to get a favorable valuation and take things to the next level… We often read about tech startup stories similar to that, …

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