The Commencement where the Students Taught Me

July 15, 2018

The University of Washington kindly asked me to give the commencement speech for the Information Management Systems Masters program. This is my third commencement speech with the UW,…

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Diary of a Guest Teacher, Part 1

May 4, 2018

As many of you know, my alma mater is the University of Washington where I have been an active alum for many years. The Foster School of…

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New Site, New Neal

April 18, 2018

My biggest advice to entrepreneurs is do something that scares you. That means to never get bored or complacent or rest on your laurels, but always be…

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Why I’m bullish about the Canadian prairie

March 13, 2018

If you were looking for me at Mobile World Congress, MIT Sloan Sports Analytics or any of the other big tech conferences in the last couple of…

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A Tribute to John Freidenrich, Founder of Bay Partners

March 5, 2018

I often talk about the importance of mentoring and giving back. I didn’t come up with these ideas on my own. I had a mentor in my…

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Aspen Ideas Festival 2017 – A Whole New World

July 26, 2017

It’s a whole new world since last year’s Aspen Ideas Fest.  This year’s conference focused on what those changes could mean for us long-term, both good and…

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Entrepreneurs who are Running with the Bulls at White Bull

July 10, 2017

I’ve been to the White Bull conference in Barcelona several times.  I go because I always make at least one important connection there.  I met Harry Marshall…

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China and the US: Can’t we all just get along?

May 16, 2017

In a time when geopolitical relations are strained, one company out of Kansas is looking to form a collaboration between US and Chinese doctors for better healthcare…

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What Does it Take to be a CEO?

May 9, 2017

It had been 365 Days since meeting Mr. Neal Dempsey in person at Neal’s Running Start in San Francisco. And in 365 days, your life can be…

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Saskatoon Swagger

March 23, 2017

Back in November, I wrote about reaching beyond Silicon Valley (link to blog post) to encourage innovation in other cities and towns.  The next industrial revolution will…

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