Category: Tech / Business

Technology, Attention Merchants & the Snap IPO

I first experienced the true power of Snap(chat) a little over a year ago at a dinner with my cousins in Memphis, Tennessee. Ranging in ages from sixteen (16) to twenty-four (24), these socially conscious and highly intelligent Gen Zers…
Why VC Fails (Most) Hardware Companies

In the last few weeks and months we’ve seen the death of a lot of hardware startups. We’re seeing the struggles of a few successful ones (Fitbit and GoPro) and the ones that are building hard hardware (I’m looking at…
Doing Work That Matters: The Who and The What

Who is the Customer? As mentioned in the announcement blog post, along with the thousands of comments and readers we had to the ‘empathy in connected home products’ blog post, a corporate partner reached out to work with us to…
Farming and Its Tech Future

Amy A* is 24, a Millennial in every sense of the word, a graduate of the Community College of Cantril Iowa, and she is a farmer. Yes, you read that right. She is a 24 year old farmer in a…