Is It Too Early To Invest In Space-Related Ventures?

  This article was originally posted on Huffingtonpost.com Back in 2012, the launch of the first private spacecraft bound for the international space station brought earthlings into a new era of space exploration. Now, it seems like new space-related startups are launching (metaphorically-speaking) every day. Along with companies such as Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, well-known Silicon Valley figures… Read more →

Businesses Leading The Shift to Low-Carbon Economy

Companies of various sizes and across many industries are taking concrete steps to lower their carbon emissions as consumers focus more on clean and green initiatives and climate change grows increasingly visible. Some companies are driven by core environmental concerns, and many by the fact that low carbon and other green sectors increasingly make good business sense on outright economic… Read more →

Changing Work for a Changing Economy: Looking to the Future, Not the Past

This article was originally posted on Huffingtonpost.com Manufacturing jobs, once the backbone of middle class employment, have dwindled to the American economy’s detriment. It’s a fact bemoaned by citizens and politicians alike: jobs that once fueled the nation and its people are outsourced to cheaper laborers overseas or eliminated by advances in technology. If only there were a way to… Read more →

4 Steps From Startup to a Growth-Stage Company

Whatever your business, the fundamentals of growth are the same. This article was originally featured on Entrepreneur.com You’ve taken the plunge and started a new business. You made it through the first year and turned a profit – congratulations. When an entrepreneur takes an idea and turns it into a profitable business, it’s a cause for celebration. But it’s not enough… Read more →

Can The U.S. & China Get Along?

Having lived and worked in the US and China, I often tell those who are interested that the people of the two nations are more similar than they are different. However, the systems of government and, less obviously, the projection of hard and soft power differ greatly between the two countries. China is no longer content to play a regional… Read more →

7 Ways Entrepreneurs Drive Economic Development

This article was recently featured on Huffingtonpost.com There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of work. Much of the time, these conversations are fueled by the anxiety many of us share as we try to understand the impact new technologies will have on our industries. We tend to reduce these discussions to binary arguments — how smart machines… Read more →

The Connected City: Trends and Developments Driving Smart City Innovation

This article was originally posted on Huffingpost.com Human beings have ascended from barbarism into civilization in just 10 million years, thanks in large part to modern science and systems of governance. Urbanization is one of the results of our advancement, with cities representing our technological prowess and the rich culture our species has achieved over millennia. Cities throughout the world… Read more →

10 Reasons to be Thankful if You Live in the United States

It’s been a rough year, a rough month, a rough week. Police shooting minorities, police being shot; Brexit creating global uncertainty; thousands of people dying in Syria including an uptick in child suicides; another terror attack in France; China vowing to ignore an international tribunal ruling in favor of the Philippines; a US Presidential election where almost nobody really likes… Read more →