Commentary

While there are a number of medical device giants on the east coast (such as Johnson & Johnson; Boston Scientific; Becton, Dickinson & Co.; C.R. Bard; and Tyco Healthcare), the Midwest is perhaps the largest hub of this industry with a large number of giant...

It's no secret that consumers all over the world are far more politically savvy than they were a decade ago. They clearly support or oppose their own country's internal or external governmental policies....

It’s nice to see an event where you have five Midwestern VCs that are actually investing in companies and are interested in what the Midwest has to offer. Developments in the Midwest are all very encouraging and should help the region’s prospects over the rest...

You work hard. You've developed a lot of relevant expertise. You've achieved results that are recognized within your company. And you just got fired. Or laid off or RiF'd (reduction in force) or downsized or bought out. Whatever. ...

The word "branding" is dangerously overused. Many people use branding as a cure for all kinds of problems in all kinds of businesses....