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My Smartphone Ate My Fitbit

In this week’s posting on I talk about how smartphones are subsuming capabilities that are currently provided as peripherals–and what that will lead to when smartphones know everything about the environment we’re in.

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The Three Laws of Disruption

In this week’s blog post on I talk about the importance of product-market fit. You can find the full posting here.

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How To Overcome The Boredom That Follows Mastery

In this week’s post on I take on a topic that always challenged me but I struggled to identify what was going on until I read a column by Amity Shlaes. See: How To Overcome The Boredom That Follows Mastery. 

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Why You Should Write Your Own Term Sheet

In this week’s post I propose a new way of thinking about talking to investors. See:  Why You Should Write Your Own Term Sheet at

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New Site on

I’ve been invited to become a regular contributor to on topics related to technology, commercialization and leadership.  I will put links to all of my postings on this site, or you can follow me at: Please join the online discussion! And thanks for your support.

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Patents For Sale: How To Separate The Valuable From The Worthless

In this post on I talk about the experience of Penn State University in auctioning off some of their patents. 

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Know When It’s Time to Go

In this article for I shared a deeply personal experience about the decision I made to step down from a company I co-founded. 

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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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