National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

National Security Innovation just got a major boost in Washington

Two good things just happened in Washington – these days that should be enough of a headline.

First, someone ideal was just appointed to be Deputy… more

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July 19, 2017

Reddit Explains The F1 Racing Lifestyle

I recently had the privilege of spending the day at the Grand Prix with the Martini Williams Racing crew. I watched the race from the garage, I walked the pit lane and saw all of the cars and… more

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July 16, 2017

Why good people leave large tech companies

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the people to gather wood,

divide the work, and give orders.

Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.

Antoine de… more

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July 11, 2017

Why a Company Can’t “Be More Like a Startup”

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June 27, 2017

We Have A Moral Obligation

I was in Boston and was interviewed by The Growth Show about my current thinking about innovation in companies and government agencies.The interviewer was great and managed to get me to summarize several… more

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June 21, 2017

Tesla Lost $700 Million Last Year, So Why Is Tesla’s Valuation $60 Billion?

Tesla Lost $700 Million Last Year, So Why Is Tesla’s Valuation $60 Billion?

Automobile manufacturers shipped 88 million cars in 2016. Tesla shipped 76,000. Yet Wall Street values Tesla higher than any other U.S. car… more

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June 14, 2017

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford 2017 – Lessons Learned Presentations

We just finished our second Hacking for Defense class at Stanford. Eight teams presented their Lessons Learned presentations.

Hacking for Defense is a… more

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June 8, 2017

Dalhousie University Commencement Speech – 2017

Dalhousie University Commencement Speech – 2017

Thank you, Chancellor McLellan, President Florizone, Dean Charlebois, Dr. Hewitt, and Dr. Kilfoil for the invitation to speak today and thank you for the honorary… more

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June 1, 2017

Fireside Chat with Sebastian Thrun

I did a fun fireside chat with one of my most favorite people – Sebastian Thrun – at the Udacity conference. Sebastian is the embodiment of a renaissance person. I first heard about him when his driverless car… more

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May 10, 2017

Innovation, Change and the Rest of Your Life

I gave the Alumni Day talk at U.C. Santa Cruz and had a few things to say about innovation.

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Even though I live just up the coast, I’ve never had the opportunity to start a… more

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May 9, 2017