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Phoenix Business Journal: ​Um, the coffee machine needs more water and 5 rules to improve your user interface design game

Usually getting coffee is just getting coffee, but a recent trip turned into some deep thoughts on user interface design.  “​Um, the coffee machine needs more water and 5 rules to improve your user interface design game” explains my encounter … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​Is acquiring disruptive innovation good for everyone?

It seems like the trend these days is for large companies to not do R&D in house. Instead the let StartUps develop innovation and then buy it when the market proves it out.  I had to ask myself “​Is acquiring … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​When did we start thinking amateurs were a good idea?

We have a problem. At some point it become not just OK, but prefered to count on amateurs to tackle difficult problems. In politics and in business it is a trend to go with people who have no background and … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​How far away are we from 3D Printing the androids on ‘Westworld?’

A bit of a twist for this weeks Phoenix Busines Journal blog post… “​How far away are we from 3D Printing the androids on ‘Westworld?‘”  In discussing this great new reboot of a classic, and yet another fantastic cautionary tale … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: Publishing your own book, technology makes it easy

A few years back PADT turned one of our training courses into a book, and even though it is about an obscure programming language for a software product that is only known to our industry, it has done well. In … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: What does living in a post-fact world imply for business?

One of the many realizations to come from this election cycle is that telling the truth really doesn’t matter anymore, we live in a post-fact world where you can say or post anything and ignore proof that it is wrong. … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: It’s time to stop putting innovation on a pedestal, and praise getting stuff done

Innovation has become almost a magic word, and in the startup world innovators are given demi-god status. We like to think that there are people out there who just come up with ideas that change the world. Reality is that … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: Pitching a startup well: What I learned while competing for the Unicorn Cup

We had a lot of fun while learning a lot during the first ever Perfect Pitch competition at PADT.  This is an event where startup mentors get up and pitch the same fictitious company. During that process, we learned a … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: Manufacturing Month in Arizona – Looking Strong

October is not just the long awaited end of high temperatures in Arizona, it is also Manufacturing Month. As we start to have lunch outside again, it is a good time for those of us involved in making stuff to … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​The Cloud, the other enabler for what is next

The Cloud, everyone talks about it but have you really taken the time to see where it fits in to physical product development, especially when dealing with the Internet of Things.  I take a look from PADT’s perspective in: “The … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​Are we going too far to achieve maximum productivity?

You can have too much of a good thing.  If we step back and look at what technology businesses are doing today to push productivity to extremes, it may be time to ask “Are we going too far to achieve … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​3D printing takes a giant step forward toward production manufacturing

This year’s IMTS show in Chicago saw the introduction of some great new 3D Printing technology that makes the creation of end-use parts from additive manufacturing even more feasible. “3D printing takes a giant step forward toward production manufacturing” shares my … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​Arizona solidifies position as a leader in space technology

NASA launched the OSIRIS-REx mission on September 8, 2016. Not only is this a cool mission to explore our solar system, but it’s a big deal because Arizona has a ton at stake in its success.  “Arizona solidifies position as a … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: ​Arizona solidifies position as a leader in space technology

The resent launch of OSIRIS-REx probe to visit the asteroid Bennu was a milestone for Arizona.  In “Arizona solidifies position as a leader in space technology” I review how ASU, UofA and Tempe’s Kinnetx played a key role in device design … Continue reading

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Phoenix Business Journal: A competitive advantage, being proactive

The business world has changed.  Things are more competitive and everyone you are trying to partner with is much busier and has more responsibility.  In a world where most people are simply struggling to react, there is a way to … Continue reading

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