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12 years ago @ CTOvision.com - TTPs, CRADAs, MRM, and... · 0 replies · +1 points

Although my experience is not in the IT arena, I have been involved in technology transfer from the federal laboratories (DoEnergy) for 2 decades, including recent experience managing multiple Work for Others agreements under a contract from another gov't agency. Without great detail, IMO, w/o understanding of the process, the whole area can be a mine field open to considerable interpretation especially in the area of IP rights. Would be happy to expound but not on the web.

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Our founding document · 0 replies · +1 points

It always amazes me how insightful and prescient our Founding Fathers were at the birth of our Nation.

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Is your VC well connec... · 0 replies · +1 points

Based on this RT, one might wonder if it matters whether he/she/they are conencted or not - @lewisshepherd Maybe VC levels are a *lagging* indicator. @WiredResearch says Q1 VC investment in US = just $3 billion, lowest since '97


In Q1, VC investment in the US, spread across 549 deals, reached just $3 billion - the lowest quarterly level since '97.

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Infidelity and Startups · 0 replies · +2 points

But even your article says the divorce rate is "average."

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Infidelity and Startups · 2 replies · +2 points

I was wrong and must have misremembered what I thought I knew. Sorry.

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Infidelity and Startups · 4 replies · +2 points

@Jack: Of course character matters, especially in entrepreneurship and investments, although you may have been referring to politics. If someone is going to invest in my company, they are investing in me, and if they can't trust me, why would they invest?

As for the point of the post, the fact is that the "business" often becomes the "other woman" just as fast as a pair of nifty legs attached to a great body. The long hours, the level of committment, the cost of simply keeping afloat, the periodic feeling of hopelessness. Or the roller coaster ride of finances and emotions that accompany being in a start-up or even more advanced company. There's a reason why the divorce rate among entrepreneurs is high, and it doesn't necessarily connect to cheating or adultery.

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - US Power Projection · 0 replies · +1 points

While I continue to maintain that NoKo is very adept at International extortion, their threats must be talken seriously. The cycle begins each year as NoKo prepares for the Winter, needing money for food, clothes and medicines. However, each time the cycle occurs, NoKo does get closer to having the ability to atleast try to deliver. At the same time, it is of course, "interesting" that the very system that could defend Hawaii is that which was a promised budget cut.

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Off-Topic: Iran and Fr... · 0 replies · +1 points

You're welcomed Sir. Its what I do in my spare time (but I focus on domestic and technology issues.

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Off-Topic: Iran and Fr... · 2 replies · +1 points

My friend and colleague Steve Schippert has been following events as they unfold and posted this on ThreatsWatch: Iranian Courage.

As well as these:

Twitter Feed: Rolling Iran Coverage
Iranian Election: Clockwork Orange

I think that one of the things to watch is the mergence of the younger generation Iranian (1/5th of the population is still a teenager) that has been exposed to the West and has some degree of technology.

14 years ago @ Texas Startup Blog - Failure shouldn't be y... · 0 replies · +1 points

Failure. Doesn't exist. Falling short of a goal does not mean failure as much as it means that you've still got a way to go. Stop trying. Fail.