The Mechanical Turk (The Love Test for Entrepreneurs)

The Mechanical Turk (The Love Test for Entrepreneurs)

For the last couple of years, I have spent a significant amount of time talking to innovators both independent (entrepreneurs) and inside of organizations (intrapreneurs?). The conversations generally focus on a variation of these familiar themes: Uber for … Ebay for … Facebook for … Computer vision to … Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning to […]

Reflecting on the First Inside/Outside Innovation Summit

Reflecting on the First Inside/Outside Innovation Summit

Last week, entrepreneurs, business owners, startups, and corporate innovators experienced the first Inside/Outside Innovation Summit at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The event was put on by the team at Econic (especially Brian Ardinger and Josh Berry) with the mission to bring together startups and corporate innovators. A few of members of our team were on hand […]

Removing Friction

Removing Friction

Since the day I started with Nebraska Global, Doug Durham has always advocated that Cleverness = Complexity. Thus, we always strive for the simplest code, the simplest solution. This is one of our core software development principles, but it seems to also expand to organizational aspects. When we reach the business level, I might suggest […]

Don’t Be So Business

Don’t Be So Business

“Business is business and business must grow…” – The Lorax (Dr. Seuss) We all take business so serious. We focus on little numbers. We get all obtuse over odd details. People often want to take the fun out of work. In this blog post I am going to argue that by focusing on just three […]

Helpful Sales & Marketing That’s Actually Helpful

Helpful Sales & Marketing That’s Actually Helpful

It’s easy to have a negative reaction when we hear the words “marketing” and “sales”. But why does this happen? We’ve all bought a product that didn’t live up to the hype or our expectations; were annoyed by the pushy sales-guy trying to earn a commission; or were perplexed by the maddening string of “sales”, […]