Commentary

Members of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee and the House Small Business, and Science and Technology Committees are meeting, yet again, to see if this time they can resolve the impasse of two very different SBIR reauthorization bills, (Senate S.1233 and House H.R.2965)....

Although many marketers have been asked to slash their budgets due to the economy, Social media programs are still growing for companies. Forrester’s first quarter 2009 CMO Recession Online Survey said social media spending will continue to grow for nearly half (47 percent) of the companies...

When companies start up, often the first place they look for seed financing is from friends and family. As frequently as they occur, there is very little available on the details of what consists of a “good” friends and family financing. In this...

James Carlini observes that before spending billions of dollars on infrastructure, let's make sure everyone know what infrastructure consists of. In March, he submitted a white paper and was invited to speak at the upcoming US Dept. of Homeland Security's Workshop on Aging Infrastructure...

The Medieval philosopher, Boethius, tackled the esoteric question of what is a human and came to the conclusion that “human is born of human”. There is a certain circular, facile truth in this conclusion that reminds one of the modern right-to-life refrain that “life begins...

At the annual BIO International Conference, this year held in Atlanta, the global accounting firm of Ernst & Young normally rolls out its annual report on the biotech industry in a special session. This report, known as “Beyond Borders: Ernst & Young Global Biotechnology Report...