Entrepreneurs are a crazy breed. They work hard, have grandiose visions, have amazing tenacity and lots of scar tissue. After they have made it, they want to relax, meet their brethren, but keep pondering what is next, and worry about what their purpose in life is.
Today we live in a world of self driving cars, digital transformation and oh yes ‘artificial intelligence’ (how could I miss that!). Exciting times for sure. Having done a little bit of work on AI and its variants – neural nets, genetic algorithms and robotics in early 90s, I have watched the recent developments with curiosity.
Recently saw ‘The Martian’. This and ‘Apollo 13’ are two of my most favorite movies of all time.
‘The Martian’ obviously has a lot of very real, relevant science (math, physics, botony), and engineering (mechanical, electrical, electronics). The author of the book upon which the movie is based, Andy Weir, a software engineer actually coded the trajectory simulation that is shown in the movie.
Looking forward to moderating TieCON conference panel discussion on Saturday, 10/16 – on the opportunities and challenges for firms/entrepreneurs operating in a global, connected landscape.. Check out www.tiecondallas.com
Had the opportunity to be on a panel of judges for a business plan competition last weekend at the College of Business, UNT. The topic which gets more interesting every day, involved the convergence of media, technology and entertainment.
Interesting perspective on outsourcing WSJ 10/12/10
Retail marketing is going through an unprecedented, disruptive shift. The speed and magnitude with which social media is affecting consumer buying patterns and expectations, and retailers’ allocation of marketing dollars to these new channels is phenomenal.