There was a time a single computer used to occupy an entire room, a time soon after that where the uneven, piercing tones of dial-up were an optimistic tune; and now we’re inventing new languages and teaching machines how to learn. It goes without saying that the demand for skilled programmers is higher than ever. Fortunately, there is one company making programming education more accessible for everyone.
At first you may not think a historian of 19th and 20th century political economy and culture should have anything to do with educating students in social impact—when in fact, she couldn’t be more perfectly positioned to do so.
Matt Pickett reminisced over his early mornings fly fishing with his son in British Columbia’s pristine wilderness. It is his peaceful escape from the stresses and distractions of daily life. “It took some convincing, but I finally got him to put down his phone and come outdoors. Once he’s out here, he remembers how much he likes it,” Matt said about his son.
In today’s crowded digital marketplace, innovation is needed to help ensure good ideas win. LGND is striving to do just that. With an elite team of world class communication, design, and technology experts, LGND is working to transform the way we consume information on a national scale.
“No matter the level of sophistication, all technology advancements break down into three business advantages: doing something faster, cheaper or more accurately. However, the improvement cannot be just a mere 10%. As an example, it needs to be twice as fast, 40% more accurate and at 50% of the cost. Any new technology falling into two or three of these advantages is likely to be a potential investment.” Those are wise words from Tech Coast Angels (TCA) Chairman Emeritus, Richard Sudek. With a lifelong entrepreneurial drive and a track record of successful exits, an aspiring entrepreneur would do well to heed his advice.
After quadrupling his San Diego dental practice in 8 years, Bill Kimball became the go-to guy for dental business advice. While friends, colleagues and old classmates knew the medical ins and outs of dentistry, no one taught dentists how to be business savvy. But Bill had a knack for it.
“It’s a big risk to send all these people to sleep in tents in the forest,” CEO, Nick Ovanessoff said. Their risk is their secret sauce. Corporate group travel erupted long before Y2K and has been begging for an update. A Lucky Find Hospitality Management stepped onto the scene to press reset on the industry standard.
The Los Angeles Arts District is a story of fortitude. A lifetime ago stood a vineyard – once the largest producer of wine in all of California. By the end of the 18th Century, industry had gained momentum and the district housed the Western epicenter for produce distribution. And home to three transnational railways, there was a constant buzz of production.
We are in the midst of a technological revolution. It’s safe to say Apple led the charge in the constantly adapting industry. The iPhone was a game changer. Suddenly you had a computer in your pocket that looked cool, and was easy to use. The Apple App Store was loaded with software that was once beyond our imagination. Each generation gains on the advances in technology and becomes more difficult to impress. But today, there is one company raising eyebrows and sparking intrigue.
The concept of coworking is not entirely new to Western culture and the word ‘entrepreneur’ is on the brink of overuse. There is another world, though where these concepts have only just appeared on the horizon. In the country of Lebanon – which is roughly the size of Connecticut – there are two young women transforming a culture set in its ways by introducing entrepreneurship as a calculated and necessary risk.