Commentary

Several years ago, while attending a conference on equity capital, the category of financing labeled "friends, family and fools" drew more than a few snickers from the participants. It turns out this "informal" source of capital, along with the entrepreneur's personal funds is nothing to...

It's becoming clear that no matter what the pay grade in IT, tech skills aren't enough any more. They're necessary, but they're not sufficient. ...

Since Hurricane Katrina raked devastation along the Gulf Coast, so many people have volunteered time and money to ease the suffering of the people and speed the recovery of this region. From afar, though, it's difficult to see how our checks and care packages are...

The world's largest factory and the world's largest shopping cart must learn how to share the fine processes of continued success and use exchange of information as a solid base with open dialogue as the main ingredient....

I continue to be encouraged by the numerous positive signs that biotech is alive and flourishing in the Midwest....

Despite predictions and preventative measures, Katrina caught many businesses and people off guard. Asks adjunct Northwestern professor James Carlini, what disaster recovery plans do you really have in place for your business and your home and how updated are they? ...

Every year as the DEMO conference comes together, there's always one or two companies that get away. They are great in their own right, but for one reason or another, they just are not able to say "Yes" to our invitation to launch at DEMO....