Commentary

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....

Many IT organizations, managers and staff alike, seem devoted to the idea that leadership is a function of the org chart. It's probably more efficient than democracy, but such totalitarianism doesn't exactly have a great track record for sustainable effectiveness....