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Archive for 2014

From Gross To Gourmet: A Tale Of Entrepreneurial Reinvention

In this posting on I tell the story of Larry and Mark Levy and how their company, Levy Restaurants, reinvented the foodservice industry at sports stadiums and arenas. You can read the entire article here: 

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Caring For Relatives By Robot

At the Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago in October 2014 I met executives from both Cisco and iRobot and had informative conversations about the future of IoT and, in particular, telepresence. This posting in Forbes discusses what I learned…and it’s that the future isn’t as […]

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Cold Calling 100 Prospects A Day: One Entrepreneur’s Story

This week’s posting on profiles a Naperville-area entrepreneur who made 100 cold calls a day while getting his business off the ground. See:

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Unclutter Your Mind: The Power Of Getting Rid Of Things

This week’s posting on is a little bit more personal than most. It describes my attempts to de-clutter my life. See:

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What Is An Entrepreneur-In-Residence?

I’ve been EIR four times, so I get asked this question frequently. This posting on answers the question. See: 

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A Test Working To Predict Sudden Cardiac Death

In this week’s posting on I describe Charles Polsky’s odyssey to develop a medical diagnostic test that identifies those at risk for Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD)–which killed one of his best friends.

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Six Steps to Billion Dollar Apps

While consumer apps get the most buzz, re-engineering business processes with mobile apps has the power to disrupt industries and generate billions of dollars. Read the post here.

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Foldable, Bendable And Bright: The Future Of Displays

Apple recently acquired a startup that makes micro-LEDs for displays, but another company looks like it might have the winning formula thanks to an innovative manufacturing process invented by Prof. John Rogers at the University of Illinois. Read the post here. 

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When It Comes to Entrepreneurship, Be A Pig

In this week’s posting on I take on the subject of commitment. See:

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Staying Productive While Staying Active

How do you stay fit with a workaholic-like schedule that keeps you sitting most of the day? Some innovators have the answer. Discussed on this week’s posting on 

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I'm Neil Kane - a serial entrepreneur who specializes in commercializing complex technologies that come out of academic research labs or federal laboratories.

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