Category: entrepreneurship

  • Localized Challenges

    Solving your own little world’s problems Since the hi-tech industry is a far cry from zero-sum, each success story heats up the competition for talent. Salaries and perks have all been leveled to the point where the previously novel have become the standard. Struggling to stand out from the growing crowd, companies have come to stress […]

  • Sweat Equity

    The phrase ‘Sweat Equity’ gets thrown around a lot, especially within the tech startup community. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the origin of the phrase goes all the way back to the (then) new found American dream of homeownership. As more homeowners went the DIY route to enhance and in turn, add more value […]

  • Entrepreneurs kickstarting the charge against blood diamonds…

    Tonight at our Technori get together, I had the pleasure of meeting Narimon Safavi, who was in the jewelry business for several years until he dived into diamond mining in West Africa. He had come across the opportunity to mine and worked around the insurgencies/warlords to differentiate his product. It marked the beginning of the […]