Author Archives: HanneloreFlierl

Why Florida?

Today’s nytimes suggests that Florida is poised to be the next hotbed of venture capital activity.  The fact that I moved here not long ago is no coincidence.  😉 When people think about high technology in the southeastern United States, people think of Atlanta or research triangle in Raleigh-Durham.  They don’t think of Florida.  But…

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crowdsourcing the news

This comment on a Techdirt article about the future of TV news got me a-thinkin…  Why can’t we completely crowdsource the news in real time?  Is there a site that aggregates live feeds from people on the scene?  News anchors and the commentariat can do their thing and promote their agendas, ok, but I am source-agnostic about…

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Meet the new boss…

I upgraded my employer today.  I feel pretty lucky to be able to move around fluidly in the throes of this economic tumult.  Lots of unemployed lawyers out there; two of my former firms no longer exist.  I’m thankful to be in demand. I wonder if the Company 2.0 model might afford a measure of…

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Contracts, Simplified

Portions of the below are from a forthcoming article in the [Tampa] Bay Area Business Magazine. If you’re going to start a Company 2.0, you’re going to memorialize your agreements with the other folks helping you out. You’ll need some contracts. Most contracts have two parties, a buyer and a seller.  When you boil an…

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Introducing Company 2.0

How do you start a company if all you’ve got is a good idea for one?  Can the net help?  Can the crowd supply all the bazillion other things that a startup requires in order to turn a good idea into a product or service?  Can these things be open to everyone in any meaningful…

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Taking Society to the Net

Remarks delivered at the Sarasota International Design Summit 27 Oct 2008 Part 2 Taking Society to the Net This portion of the lecture was heavily inspired by the brilliant and visionary work of my dear friend and philosophical mentor, Mark Pesce.  Thank you, Mark, for your fecund cranium! The modern rate of innovation knows no…

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A cosmic perspective.

Remarks delivered at the Sarasota International Design Summit, 27 Oct 2008 Part 1 Cosmic Innovation It is said that we live in an age of unprecedented innovation.  Actually, that’s a bit redundant.  Innovation invokes the unprecedented by definition; all innovation creates something having no precedent, something that did not exist before.  At the moment of…

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