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Brad Feld; Software Patent Tipping Point
Larry talked with Brad Feld, Managing Director of the Foundry Group. Brad has been an early stage investor and entrepreneur for over 20 years. Prior to co-founding Foundry Group, he co-founded Mobius Venture Capital and, prior to that, founded Intensity Ventures. They discussed a very dicey topic, software patents. Brad started out with, "I want to make it clear that my point of view is only about software and business method patents. I really don't have a strong point of view about other types of patents. I think there is plenty of validity in the patent system, there's a role for the patent system, I think. For things outside of software and business methods, I haven't spent enough time intellectually working through them to have a strong point of view. On software patents specifically and business methods more broadly, I think they are invalid constructs. I think they are massive retardants on innovation; not things that protect and support, enhance or encourage innovation, which of course, is the point of the patent system in the first place. Brad has been very public and vocal about anti software patents for awhile, dating back to 1980's when he was in graduate school at MIT. It was the very beginning of the dynamics around business method patents and software patents just beginning to emerge - It was very loudly discussed that copyright and trade secret were more than adequate intellectual property protection and in fact viewed that software wasn't a valid construct to be patented, anymore than you can patent math or other algorithmic type things. About five years ago, especially as open source had become a mainstream thrust, and had demonstrated clearly that open source did not stifle innovation and that there were lots of different ways to monetize software even in the context of an open source universe. And then in fact, software that was not open source was even more protected without having to have any construct around patent. It's been very interesting over the past five years, to watch a number of people, both in the software industry and lawyers that have been in and around the patent system change their points of view to be anti software patent." Whether you are a leader or in the trenches, listen to this discussion...
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What do Leonard Nimoy, Krista Marks, Vinton Cerf, have in common?
...Celebrity status in the realm of science and technology; business, commerce and community, creators, educators, visionaries, philanthropists, leaders, adventurous, courageous people! You will find them and many more stand-out-leaders from actor, astronaut, genius to outspoken critic. Visit the w3w3 Podcast Directory for a comprehensive collection of our most important business leaders over the past eleven years. You won't find all these celebrity interviews any place else. Ask Google: Mike Fries, Lucy Sanders, Ted Turner, Dan Caruso, Larissa Herda, Steve Bigari, Jim Crowe, Denise Brown, Ping Fu, Mark Endry, Kathleen Quinn Votaw, Heidi Roizen, Seth Levine, Jon Nordmark, Nancy Phillips, Stephanie Smeltzer McCoy, Donna Auguste, Sam Addoms, Helen Greiner, Roy Dimoff, Greg Maffei, Vinton Cerf, Guy Kawasaki, Jay Walker, Sam Pitroda, Rick Patch, Terry Gold, Michael Powell, Richard Truly, J.B. Holston, Holli Baumunk and 1000s of more interviews can be heard 24/7 at w3w3.com. We have been doing this since January 1999. Check it out...our Podcast Directory makes it easy...
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Keywords: w3w3® Talk Radio, Leonard Nimoy, Krista Marks, Vinton Cerf, Mike Fries, Lucy Sanders, Ted Turner, Dan Caruso, Larissa Herda, Steve Bigari, Jim Crowe, Denise Brown, Ping Fu, Mark Endry, Kathleen Quinn Votaw, Heidi Roizen, Seth Levine, Jon Nordmark, Nancy Phillips, Stephanie Smeltzer McCoy, Donna Auguste, Sam Addoms, Helen Greiner, Roy Dimoff, Greg Maffei, Vinton Cerf, Guy Kawasaki, Jay Walker, Sam Pitroda, Rick Patch, Terry Gold, Michael Powell, Richard Truly, J.B. Holston, Holli Baumunk
The differences between networking and cross-networking
Larry interviewed Howard Potter, board member of the Association for Corporate Growth Denver, ACG and is a JD, MBA and more. Howard is also on the board of FEI, Financial Executives International. He is passionate about, cross-networking. Larry said, "I hear the term networking and then I hear cross-networking, are they the same thing?" Howard gave an extremely eye-opening reply. "I think they're very different because when you cross-network, I think you get out of your 'comfort zone', and you begin to network in areas that you're not familiar. It's not the ordinary family and friends, church and workplace and that really embellishes and enriches your networking when you begin to cross network. There are a few rules when you cross network, that are obvious but I think people just forget about them. For example you've heard the expression, "It's not what you know, but who you know." That's not the complete story. I think it's who you know and what you know. But also who knows you. And, who knows what you do? If you don't have all those elements then you're not cross-networking successfully. People have to know who you are and what you do, and when they do, you can be a resource for them and vice versa. So when you network, you need to make it known of who you are and what you do and begin to build that network. So, to the rules, for example not to carry a business card is unbelievable. I have been elk hunting in Aspen and have my business cards with me, and I've given them to people. Another one of my rules is, I like business cards that you can write on. Likewise, when you send an email, have your signature block with your phone and address so it's easy for them to get back in touch with you. This is the fifth year that I've hosted the Investment & Finance Cross-Networking Event, October 20, 6-8:00 PM. There are no speakers, just big shrimp and lots of wine. Last year we had 260 people attend. It's become very successful and..."
Investment & Finance Cross-Networking ||
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M&A Channel ||
Keywords: Howard Potter, Cross-Networking, Networking, Association for Corporate Growth
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Trends and concerns of the print industry
"We're here with Chris Wood, Publisher of the Boulder County Business Report. Over the years, we've worked together often, but your industry hardcopy newspaper, is going thru heck today, could we explore some of these things?", Larry asked. Chris replied, "Well it certainly is going thru some difficult times, transformational times for the newspaper industry overall. We've seen a lot of papers shut down, others that have gone all online or mostly online, we've seen bankruptcies - our parent company filed bankruptcy earlier this year, so it is the trend. It's a very difficult thing for people to endure. We love the newspaper industry. But I think it's one where you have to look where the opportunities are. Print is not what it was, I don't think it's going away anytime soon, it has a very important role to fill. There are increasing opportunities presented by mobile applications. Mobile apps, mobile devices are becoming one of the fastest growing methods for disseminating information, including news. The question that I think every newspaper publisher has right now is, how do you make money? How do you make money online because the online advertising stream is not what the print advertising stream is. It is a dilemma but I'm hopeful that we and others will figure it out over time." Chris added, "We really believe in touching our readers and customers in three different ways. One is print, not only our newspaper, but we publish a variety of print products, annuals, directories and magazines, medical directories, technology directories, etc. And the second way is online with our website, and thru the newsletters that we send out. The third way is in person and that is through the events..." There's much more to listen to...
Boulder County Business Report ||
Health-Care Reform, Wellness and Your Bottom Line ||
w3w3.com Blog ||
IQ Award 2010 Photos ||
Newspaper Death Watch ||
Keywords: Chris Wood, Boulder County Business Report, BCBR, Newspaper, Print Media,
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Chris Wood, Publisher, Boulder County Business Report
REVIEW: Magical… beautiful.. graceful and powerful. We were thrilled. In a word, our grandchildren said, "EXCITING!"
You can see and feel the 'horsepower'. It’s like a new world where their beauty and power is demonstrated with a whisper. My biggest motivation is when someone tells me it is impossible 886_ 8/30/10- "I don't believe in the impossible, I just want to make the impossible become possible." Yvonne Lynott brings us yet another fabulous and memorable event. This last week she introduced us to Normand Latourelle, the visionary and creator behind Cavalia. Normand is a co-founder of Cirque du Soleil and now Cavalia is yet another 'grand scale' show which features 60 artists and 50 horses from around the world in a multi-media extravaganza. Larry asked, "What is your passion?" Normand was very clear and replied, "Well my passion is not to accept what is impossible. And my biggest motivation is when someone tells me it is impossible, this is where I start to work. I don't believe in the impossible, I just want to make the impossible become possible. From there, then you have to work and it's only the time you spend by yourself, the time you spend of doing things, creating things, of taking the thing that looks very obvious, to transform them and to make them become better." When asked for an overview of Cavalia, he replied, "You know it's not a show about horses, it's got horses. But, when I started to work, I didn't know anything, I had to study about the horses for five years before I was convinced I could do something very different with horses. I think I came to the horse with much innocence and I started to challenge what was existing. I am a lucky fellow, I have the luxury of time. If you are soft, gentle and patient, the horse will give you everything. But you have to make it happen on his time frame, not your time frame. The horses that come on stage, it's their playground, they come to have fun, and that makes the big difference between any other shows in the world, especially equestrian shows." Listen for more... Related Links: Cavalia Home || Pepsi Center Map || Lynott & Associates || Blog || Keywords: Normand Latourelle, Cavalia, Horses, Impossible, Artist, Performers,
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Mentorship makes a big difference
Larry interviewed Pete Burridge, President, CEO and Founder of Greenhouse Scholars. Larry asked, "I know you know a lot about non-profits, can you give us an overview of the landscape in this environment?" Pete shared a very interesting insight. ": It's funny back when I started Greenhouse Scholars, I didn't know a lot about it. I've learned a great deal in the startup phase and since, and I have a few things that I think are pretty important, in my mind, about where they're headed. The first thing is I think that in the past non-profits were thought of as a different sort of business in terms of the way that they're run. And there's certain obvious reasons why that is in terms of responsibility they have to the mission that they create and obviously the status to be a non-profit. But in fact I believe that non-profits should think of themselves as running more as a for profit business. So really, that level of fiscal responsibility, that opportunity to really look at results and deliver results for their constituent groups, whether they be donors or volunteers, or other stakeholders. Just like a for profit business, look at profitability and results and all of those things in the for profit world." Pete has started five companies and Larry asked, "What advice do you have for people starting up companies?" Pete replied, "I believe there is never a bad time to start a business. Now there's plenty of bad business ideas, but I think people sometimes get intimidated by circumstances. If a business idea is differentiating and relevant then it will be able to be successful over time. The other stuff is more basic, first of all it's always harder than you think. So just get ready for a very interesting first couple of years. I think attitude is everything, having a positive attitude, having a people orientation is very important." Pete went onto explain Greenhouse Scholars. "We decided on education because we feel it sort of spans everything else. If you can level the field in education then those people, that you've helped, can go out and make a difference across all kinds of different areas. We looked and thought the biggest need, and a way that we could actually address the need had to do with getting support directly to high-performing, under-resourced kids going to college..." Get involved, there's much more to listen to...
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Keywords: Pete Burridge, Greenhouse Scholars, Pete Estler, Dinner Royale 2010, Scholars
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Growing Leaders and Communities:
Leaders aren't born
Larry had a discussion with Pete Estler a serial entrepreneur and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Quintess and Pete Burridge, President and Chief Executive Officer of Greenhouse Partners, about an exciting program coming up. Their goal is to send 20 to 40 'under-resourced' students to college. The Fifth Annual Scholars Royale also known as Dinner Royale is a world-class event coming up on September 23rd to benefit Greenhouse Scholars. Their goal, to send 20 to 40 'under-resourced' students to college. Greenhouse Scholars mission is, "Growing Leaders and Communities: Leaders aren't born. They are created-nurtured to their greatest potential with encouragement, direction, and inspiration. Greenhouse Scholars provides mentorship and scholarship support to high-performing, under-resourced students - cultivating the next generation of community leaders in an environment that allows them to fully thrive." "Dinner Royale is for the benefit of Greenhouse Scholars - it is a money raising event, like no other. It is a two day event. The first evening is a fabulous dinner, Texas Hold'em night and the event is really geared toward fun. This year one of the major themes is racing. Pete Estler said, "We have a race car from Mario Andretti coming and we'll probably have about $20 million worth of sports cars there. The event is really very interesting networking, top executives are coming in. This year our guest of honor is Emmitt Smith, recently inducted into the Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. Emmitt is donating his time and we're actually throwing a "Hall of Fame" party for him at the event. So it's a world class event with people flying in from Dallas, NYC, LA and other places." There's more...
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Festival featuring distinguished high-tech honorees - 10 th Annual Telluride Tech Festival
This is the 10th anniversary of the Telluride Tech Festival and is a not for profit venture sponsored and hosted by Applied Trust Engineering. This star-studded 2-day event is free. Larry was talking with Sarah McClain the CEO of the Telluride Technology Festival...this is her 10th year with the program. She was joined by Trent Hein and Ned McClain, program committee members and co-founders of Applied Trust. Sarah said, "Just a little history about the Tech Fest, it's an event that was founded by Scott Brown in 2000. It was founded on the premise that In 1891 Nicola Tessla, George Westinghouse and L.L. Nunn invented the first commercial grade alternating current power plant in Telluride. That's why we say the technological revolution began there. Tech Fest has been inviting distinguished honorees from around the world including Tim Berners-Lee, Freeman Dyson, Vinton Cerf, Murray Gellman and Arthur C. Clark, to mention a few." Ned and Trent discussed the high-profile honorees. "You may know Paul Vixie as the guy who commercialized and stabilized the Berkley Internet Name Domain System or some folks know it simply as DNS. That's really the name mapping system that underlies all of the Internet. I think it would be fairly easy to argue that none of the Internet would have survived and grown the way it has without the system." "The next honoree is Skip Ellis. Skip also has had an amazing career and has the distinction of being the first African American to ever receive a PhD in Computer Science. He's taught here at the University of Colorado as well as worked at a number of excellent, well respected institutes in Xerox Park. He brought everything from operating system research to the fundamentals of computer science into the mainstream. Skip's an amazing guy. I read the topic of his talk this morning and I assure you it will be entertaining." "The third honoree this year is Alexander Repenning a computer science professor at the University of Colorado and he is the director of the Scalable Game Design Initiative. One of the schools of thought is if we can motivate elementary and middle school kids to pursue computer science and love computer science, that's going to help with that problem down the road for generations to come. One of the things Alex has focused on, and the scalable design and game initiative is to inspire folks. To give them technology based tools, game tools and simulation tools that they can build their own worlds and personalities and can explore all those fundamental concepts of computer science and programming. Alex is also a fascinating speaker." Listen for more...better yet, attend the event.
Telluride TechFest: Creating Innovation ||
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2010 Honoree Announcement ||
Dear Ned Channel ||
Women in IT ||
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Keywords: Telluride TechFest, Creating Innovation, Applied Trust, Sarah McClain, Trent Hein, Ned McClain, Paul Vixie, Skip Ellis, Alexander Repenning, Tim Berners-Lee, Freeman Dyson, Vinton Cerf, Murray Gellman, Arthur C. Clark
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Tremendous IT shift over the past ten years 900_ 92/7/10- Here are some important ideas for leaders, entrepreneurs and techies. We're back to talk about Fourth Edition UNIX and LINUX System Administration Handbook. Larry sat down and had a face-to-face discussion with Trent Hein co-author along with Ned McClain CTO, Applied Trust Engineering and one of the contributing authors of this book. This is the 20th anniversary edition. "Wow 20 years of effectively working on the same project and I have to say the changes we've seen since this book came out in 1989 is amazing," said Trent. They've unified actually two trains of this book together. The Linux System Administration Handbook and the Unix System Administration Handbook are now one in this edition. Trent pointed out that more than 70% of the text has changed from the previous edition, which was the Third Edition released in 2000. Ned said, "That has been a tremendous shift over the past ten years. In 2000 there were many organizations, corporations and enterprises that thought that open source was risky or not necessarily a good fit, that they had to have a commercial solution. Over the past ten years any questions about if LINUX or open source quality and acceptable for the enterprise, those questions have gone. Now the leading web enterprises out there, you name it, Twitter, FaceBook, they all depend on LINUX and open source technologies. Even Fortune 500 companies, there is no question that open source is appropriate for business." Trent pointed out, "There is confusion about the difference between UNIX and LINUX. UNIX came up originally from Bell Labs and then was developed quite extensively at the University of California at Berkeley. At that point they tried to make it open source, free and available to everyone. At the time what was left at Bell Labs, AT&T the parent company, tried to hug UNIX to death. They filed lawsuits to prevent it from being open source - and right at the time that LINUX was up and coming." "we have five authors on this book. Evi Nemeth has been the lead author on this book since 1989. She is sailing in Tonga, and our heart goes out to Evi, her home in Sunshine Canyon burned to the ground in the Four Mile fire here in Boulder. Then myself, Ben Whaley, Ben is our Director of Enterprise Architecture.; our CTO, Ned McClain and then we also have Terry Morreale, our Director of Client Services."
There's much more.... Related Links: UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook || FREE Tech Fest RSVP || 2010 Honoree Announcement || Dear Ned Channel || Women in IT || Applied Trust || Book Release Party || Keywords: Trent Hein, Ned McClain, UNIX, Linux, System, Handbook, Evi Nemeth, Ben Whaley, Terry Morreale, Open Source, Twitter, FaceBook, 9/27/10 bytes: 6095624
Listen to: Trent Hein and Ned McClain, Applied Trust Engineering
Entrepreneur takes on a giant and wins
President and Founder of Alpine Waste & Recycling, John Griffith has built a company with consistently growing revenues and increasingly influential presence in the Denver area’s waste and recycling industries. Griffith founded Alpine in 1999 in his Washington Park bungalow as a one truck operation. He spent three and-a-half months as Alpine’s sole employee and nine months as Alpine’s sole salesperson. Today Alpine employs over 150 employees with 2009 revenues in excess of $15 million. Alpine Waste & Recycling is one of the 2010 winners of the Colorado 50 Companies to Watch initiative. In 2005, Alpine’s executive management team assessed the industry and reached the conclusion that the future of the industry would be sustainability initiatives, specifically the diversion of waste streams from landfills. It was then that the decision was made to take the biggest risk in the company’s history, and build its Altogether Recycling Plant, a state-of-the-art singlestream plant, which would become the second largest recycling facility in the state in just two years. Today, Altogether Recycling processes in excess of 5000 tons of materials per month. In concert with the Altogether project, Alpine began the first commercial composting route in the Denver metro area in 2006. Alpine believes that composting of organic and green wastes will be the next major trend in waste diversion, and in 2010 began the construction of a compost processing facility, which will allow Alpine to be well positioned in the marketplace for this service as its demand increases. In 2009, Alpine became the first waste hauler in the state to utilize natural gas vehicles. In 2010, Alpine signed an agreement with Clean Energy, which will incorporate transitioning Alpine’s entire fleet to natural gas vehicles over the next decade, further cementing Alpine’s position as the leader in sustainable initiatives in our industry. Colorado Companies to Watch energizes the state of Colorado by recognizing second-stage companies that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and creating new industries throughout the state...Listen, there's much more to come...
Alpine Waste & Recycling ||
Colorado Companies to Watch ||
Gala Event ||
ACG Channel ||
CCTW Channel ||
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Bringing the entire community together
Larry is back with Holli Baumunk to get the details on the Colorado BioScience Association's annual conference, BioWEST, coming up on September 29 and 30th. Holli is the newly appointed President and CEO of Colorado BioScience Association or CBSA. Holli pointed out, "The BioWEST 2010 Conference is an opportunity to bring the entire community together. We have some very interesting panels, for instance the Venture's Showcase where companies will present their products or drugs - That's really fascinating, to see what products they're bringing to commercialization. What's wonderful about this is they get to practice their pitch, the VC's provide feedback which is very important because when they go to ask for money it's usually quite substantial. So it's a great opportunity for them to practice their pitch, for the venture capitalists to see if these products are ready for commercialization, and they can actually help them get funding. In fact, one of Dr. Richard Duke's companies raised money in this forum." Holli went onto say, "More and more bioscience companies are partnering with international organizations and other companies. So we have an international panel, doing business internationally. We also have a panel on working with some of the industry giants and how do you partner with companies like Johnson & Johnson, Amgen or Pfizer. Then we also have a group of medical device companies that are here locally, and on the pharmaceutical side that will talk about what are the trends going on in pharma and the medical device industry. It's kind of a who's who and it's an opportunity to network, and get some business done. There are over 300 people that attend this conference."
Colorado BioScience Association ||
BioWEST 2010 Conference ||
BioWest 2009 Photos ||
BioSciences Channel ||
Keywords: Holli Baumunk, Colorado Bioscience Association, BioWEST 2010, Pharma,
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Major impact on the Colorado economy
Larry interviewed Holli Baumunk the newly appointed President and CEO of Colorado BioScience Association or CBSA. We've followed Holli's career over the years and, "I've seen you in everything from aerospace to all different types of areas, but you're always helping organizations and businesses flourish and grow." Holli's been in economic growth for over 22 years, and "Really believes in working with these industries. It helps the economy, grows jobs, wealth in the community - can't get any better than that.", she said. Larry asked Holli, "What are some of the challenges the bioscience industry is facing today?" Holli replied, "CBSA works with pharma, biotechnology, medical device companies and bio companies primarily. A majority of these companies are small and growing. What's different between bioscience and other industry sectors is the time it takes to get to market and commercialize. On average to bring a drug to market takes approximately 10 to 12 years and almost one billion dollars, and they make no money during that time period. Then a patent on that drug only lasts about 12 years. So they really have a very small window of time to be able to get their money back and then it goes generic. Now it's interesting medical devices is a shorter period of time, it takes about eight years on average to bring that medical device to market, those are things like pace makers, and that takes anywhere from five to $50 million. Again it's high capital investments. In Colorado there is approximately 17,000 people that are employed in the bioscience industry, with average salaries around $80,000. But for every job created in bioscience, it creates another five jobs and what a lot of people don't realize is that a lot of money that comes into the economy is from research institutions. When you look at CU, CSU, National Jewish, etc., all of these research institutions, for every dollar that's invested into research - another $32 comes back into the economy. That's a huge multiplier, so we're talking very big money, and Colorado happens to be one of the top areas for receiving public monies for our institutions." ...There's more......
Colorado BioScience Association ||
BioWEST 2010 Conference ||
BioSciences Channel ||
PodCast Directory ||
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Wildfire Worst in Colorado's History
138 to 169 Homes Lost
Four Mile Canyon - Labor Day 9/6/2010.
Devastating fire reeks havoc on Boulder, Colorado. Thank goodness the tragic losses relate to property, 6427 acres ... and not lost lives. But the loss of homes and treasured memories cause real pain, shock and fear, and have affected the entire community. The number of evacuees hovers around 3500... and we watched on our TVs, computers and mobile devices in horror as the homes of friends were engulfed in flame. The fire has been mostly contained, yet as one fire fighter said, "Anything can happen.." Now the work ahead to put lives back together... will take some time and courageous souls to face the losses suffered, to rebuild. So much appreciation and respect go to those wonderful firefighters and volunteers who worked so tirelessly defending the homes of others - while some of them lost their own. You can help here are some links:
Boulder Office of Emergency Management ||
Boulder County ||
Boulder Information Directives ||
Boulder Daily Camera ||
Four Mile Fire Help ||
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