Go West, Young Man!

About a year ago, I left Georgia Tech and embarked on a new journey as an innovation consultant by launching Boostphase. It's been a fun and successful year — I've met some great people, visited some fascinating places, and paid the bills. But I've found that I miss being part of a team... and I miss working on the sorts of projects that only a … [Read more...]

Back to the Moon

DragonCon is enormous. If you haven't been there, you have no idea how big it is. But, over in the Hilton, is a small (but overstuffed) set of conference rooms that host the "Reality Tracks." These tracks are for a different kind of fan… those who want to build science fiction, not just read about it. … [Read more...]

Announcing Boostphase

As I prepare to leave Georgia Tech, a lot of people have asked me if I'm going to indulge my long-standing obsession with the aerospace business. Not right now. I'm looking at a number of interesting career opportunities in several different sectors. … [Read more...]

Why We Can’t Go to Mars

DragonCon is enormous. If you haven't been there, you have no idea how big it is. But, over in the Hilton, is a small (but overstuffed) set of conference rooms that host the "Reality Tracks." These tracks are for a different kind of fan… those who want to build science fiction, not just read about it. … [Read more...]

Startups for Grownups

Last month, Sarah Lacy of Pando Daily posted an article titled "Memo to non-Valley, non-NYC ecosystems: No one you want cares about the cost of living." Read the whole thing. But here's her thesis: … [Read more...]

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...]

Drownproofing 2.0

Georgia Tech graduates who are at least my age (or a little younger) will remember "Drownproofing." … [Read more...]

Favorite iPhone/iPad Apps: Spring 2012 Update

It surprises people that, as a well-assimilated Apple fanboy, I didn't buy the first generation iPhone. I was in the store on launch day, I had one in my hand, my credit card was burning a hole in my pocket... and I left without one. I used my Treo for nearly another year until the 2nd generation iPhone (confusingly named 3G) was released. I wasn't … [Read more...]

Under the Sea

Sometimes, you just have to say yes. Guillermo Sohnlein, a friend from the Space Angels Network, is now CEO of the OceanGate Foundation. He emailed me a few weeks ago asking "Do you want to take a dive in a research submarine?" … [Read more...]

Fixing K-12 Education

This post was triggered by John Warner (@SwampFox) tweeting a link to an editorial in a South Carolina newspaper. South Carolina needs a personalized education for every student Go read it. I actually agree with a lot of it … [Read more...]