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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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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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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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