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STEMming the Tide

In my recent article published on E-Commerce Times I discuss the need for more students enrolling in science at universities.
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Amazon Shoppers Are E-Bookworms

“The publishing industry is finally following in the footsteps of the music industry and the broader world of copyrighted works, where publishers serve as marketing entities rather than distributors. The inventory and distribution costs associated with digital distribution are almost negligible and thus prices are likely to stay rather flat…..” Read more at E-Commerce Times.
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The Googleist Reformation

The Protestant Reformation shifted power from the Pope and priesthood to the lay leadership, empowered with newly available Bibles printed in local languages. Similarly, the Googleist Reformation represents the movement of power from advertising and marketing executives to the lowly customers, who suddenly have access to information generated by other users in the shared dialect of the 140-character Twitter feed̷
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Titans of Media Tech

I enjoyed serving on the Titans of Media Tech panel with Sandy Barger, formerly of Walt Disney Studios; Hilary DeCesare, C0-Founder and CEO of Everloop; Michele Martell, COO of Cinidigm Entertainment Group, and Dana Settle, Partner of Greycroft.  The panel, moderated by Megan Jones, was hosted by Broads Circle.
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A Patented Method to Create Jobs

American immigration policy allows foreign investors who create jobs to apply for residency via the EB-5 visa. If it’s possible to accelerate job creation by revising immigration policy, might it be possible to create a patent policy that does the same? At a minimum, the USPTO should look to players in the small company ecosystem, such as venture capitalists and successful entrepreneurs, for guidance in definin
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Technology Incubators

In my recent article published on Los Angeles Business Journal I discuss the change in defense priorities and the future of innovation in Los Angeles.
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Andrea Belz named to Ondax board

Monrovia-based Ondax, which develops laser products and holographic gratings used in defense, industrial, medical diagnostics, analytical instrumentation, and consumer electronics markets, has added Andrea Belz to its board, the firm said Monday. The firm, which recently completed a $2.0M, Series E funding round from the Pasadena Angels and Tech Coast Angels, said Belz will represent both of those angel groups on its
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Higher Education is a Bubble

On E-commerce Times I discuss the shake up of the cost of higher education after the recent mortgage bubble.
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Standing Room Only Book Launch!

We had a great time at Vroman’s for my book launch!
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Panel On Monetizing Ideas

Andrea spoke on the “Monetizing your idea” panel at The Entrepreneur’s Journey, a day-long event sponsored by the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business in Malibu.
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