Archives for 2013

Pindrop Security Shoots for the Moon

A news article a couple of weeks ago announced an $11 million investment in one of our local startups, Pindrop Security. You can read it in the local Atlanta Business Chronicle or in USA Today. … [Read more...]


Unless you've been living under a rock for the last year or so, you've heard of crowdfunding. I know a lot of people who have participated in campaigns on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and more. I've backed a few myself. But that's been as a way to fund development of better iPhone peripherals, or an independent film, or even to convince a touring … [Read more...]

Twitter Thoughts

I tweet too much. I know, it's not a good use of my time. I should be reading "War and Peace" instead. In the original Russian. But I like Twitter. It feeds my need for serendipity and I've met interesting people in real life that I would not have met without Twitter. So let's examine the idea that Twitter is a way of peering into … [Read more...]

Social Engineering

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be invited to an internal lecture at Mailchimp, right across the parking lot from our AMAC team. (If you aren't familiar with Mailchimp, they rock! Great solution for any sort of email marketing or email list management. Better than Constant Contact, and local!) The speaker was Kevin Mitnick. … [Read more...]

Roger Ebert’s Rules for Twitter

In reading the eulogies on Roger Ebert's death (RIP), I encountered his Rules for Twitter. You should read the whole article, but I'm extracting the key paragraph for me and posting it here: … [Read more...]

Bitter Pill of Healthcare Costs

In its March 4th issue, TIME magazine published its "longest single piece ever published by a single writer": Steven Brill's article on healthcare costs. It's available free online, even if you don't subscribe (click here). I started reading it, then backed up to the beginning and started taking notes. Brill did a great job of reporting with this … [Read more...]


Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe, restful, and joyful holiday. Welcome back to what's sure to be an eventful 2013! I wanted to tell you a little about one of our newest neighbors in Centergy: Panasonic Automotive Systems (PAS). It's an interesting story about the power of place; EI2 and Georgia Tech play a critical role. … [Read more...]