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Yes We Can! The SBIR and STTR Grants for American Small Business

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Does economic development rule the people, or serve the people? In the 1980’s when Burton A Weisbrod first published The NonProfit Economy, he wrote that the US economy was composed of three sectors, public, private, and...
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How Working From Home Increased My Productivity

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Stories of success, anguish and the internal state of affairs from a “self-proclaimed” productive human Working from home really brought out the best in me, it made me more productive. Because working from home gave...
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Anomaly Detection Use Case: Credit Card fraud detection

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The fraudster’s greatest liability is the certainty that the fraud is too clever to be detected. — Louis J. Freeh The fact is that fraudulent transactions are rare; they represent a diminutive fraction of activity...
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The Great Exodus: Searching for the Better Place

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2020 will be a year to remember. Many people’s lives have changed trajectories in the last several months. Among my friends living in a metropolis before the pandemic, half is not there any longer,...
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Business without borders: how to go global?

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However, just a few entrepreneurs realize that scaling is not just a new profitable market but also a tremendous job, which is comparable with new business launch. Choose your direction First of all, you should form...
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Is this the time to change the systems that underpin society?

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Be the change that you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandhi Firstly, I want to thank the The5CsofBusiness, who inspired me to write this article on creating a better world by providing thought-provoking...
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Helpful Behavioral Economics Concepts for the Business-Minded

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In corporate America, Gaussian statistics, deterministic interpretations of the world around us, and rational utilitarian models have long dominated the decision-making process. The fields of Behavioral Economics, Psychology, and Human-Centered modes of thinking have...
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5 Principles for Business Value and Artificial Intelligence

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How to unlock business value with AI by focusing on user experience and enterprise value levers Extracting business value is hard. I mean really hard… And when it comes to advanced analytics that process is...
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The Ins and Outs of Advisory Boards for Startups

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As outside general counsel to dozens of startups in the technology, life sciences, medical device, clean energy and innovation economy, we are often asked about the utility and purpose of advisory boards. Setting up an...
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Forbes Biz Dev Council: Is it worth it?

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Gain professional credibility if you invest writing energy. I joined the Forbes Business Development Council in 2019, and I have published a handful of articles there. I often get asked by people who are considering...
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Cybersecurity Is In Meltdown, Here’s A New Idea

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Despite a decade of increasing investments in cybersecurity, never have organizations been more vulnerable. New approaches and thinking are urgently needed. For many companies, the cybersecurity strategy is to spend millions on security systems and...
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For Investors, Property Tech Goes Far Beyond a Smart Home

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At first listen, the term “property tech” seems to fit comfortably within the context of ultra-luxurious modernism. We picture something at home within sleek glass-and-metal walls and minimalist design. We imagine an AI-powered abode...
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Is your startup Covid proof?

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After a long confinement period, the world is starting to re-open its economy. it’s unclear if it’s going to last, but one thing is certain, this world is not the old one. Our certainties are...
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Business Continuity Or Financial Protection

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Small businesses have been hit hard while many investors got a punch in the face. Emergency orders and lack of paying customers are forcing many companies to close shop. Meanwhile, the February stock market...
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Why Communications is Critical to Pivoting Your Business

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Like many of you, I’ve been a lot of Zoom meetings these last few weeks discussing how to pivot your business during a crisis. There is a lot of talk about selling via e-commerce,...
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Coronavirus crisis czars: Politicians Versus the neo-aristocrats

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Only four-month into the first reported Coronavirus case in Wuhan china, Microsoft cofounder and alleged philanthropist, Bill Gates, is contemplating to launch human-implantable capsules encompassing digital certificates. The implantable nanotechnology device also referred to...
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Why KPQs Are the New KPIs

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Business leaders have largely focused on key performance indicators (KPIs) over the last several years when making decisions to shape their companies. KPIs are certainly not going away or losing importance, but there is an...
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How To Tackle Your Overflowing Email Inbox

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We regularly send and receive emails to communicate personal and work information. But tackling our overflowing inboxes has become a task most dread. Checking our emails is crucial in ensuring we provide quick replies. Thus,...
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5 Steps to Communicating in a Crisis

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The ground underneath many businesses and organizations is shifting daily due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With it comes new challenges (and opportunities) for communicating with staff, customers, stakeholders and the public. Even those of us...
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A NEW WORLD COMES (a COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic story): What might be the longer-term effects...

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We face a real but controllable crisis — a disease with very high infectiousness but moderate to low death rate (so long as hospitals and ventilator supplies hold out). While in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis...