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Category Archive for "Commercialization"

Avoid Trump-cosis, and ask “what will rational people do”

Feb 05 2017

Many folks I know are driving themselves crazy watching Trump, raving about his actions, and speculating about what he will do next.…

A riposte to Balsillie

Mar 25 2016

Just because you are wealthy does not mean that you are wise. Another week, another rant from Jim Balsillie in the Globe…

An IP Story: Business Depot

Mar 13 2016

Staples has done a brilliant job of holding Office Depot out of the Canadian market, and one factor must be its skillful…

Patent trolls are here to stay

Mar 13 2016

Patent trolls are here to stay Here are some fundamental truths: Patents are not self-enforcing, nor does the state enforce your patent…

Crowdlosing

Mar 12 2016

I am no angel, but I know a thing or two about losing money as an angel investor. Hopefully I have learned…

Oligopolies rarely innovate

Mar 12 2016

One of the key challenges for entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada is that so much of the economy is dominated by de…

Misinforming people about patents

Mar 12 2016

We face a crisis of ignorance about intellectual property – seriously, more people know less about IP than any other core business…

Venture capital myths

Mar 11 2016

Is there really a ‘shortage’ of venture capital? If so, where is the evidence? If there is a problem, is this something…

A fetish for sticks and bricks.

Mar 11 2016

Everyone wants to support innovators and entrepreneurs. But in 2014, they don’t need “sticks and bricks”, or beautiful buildings that just create…

Smart people, dumb money

Mar 11 2016

Our securities laws are premised on a myth. This myth is that rich people know how to invest. They don’t. Worse, even…