The damning video of Manti Te’o being scripted into his lies by his coach is as heartbreaking as his amorality in the Katie Couric interview is infuriating. “What would you do?” This is an object lesson for online daters, the parents of online daters, and anyone who has ever Google searched anyone or anything. The fear is that someone will find something personal [...]

Writing About a Book is a Gift

The first Christmas at college I gave editions of Krishnamurti to every relative I knew. A story so common and obnoxious it does not even require description. This is what people do when they give books isn’t it? Demand attention toward the book for some purpose. Demand attention toward a book because you liked to read it. It’s even worse [...]

Winning a patent case isn’t winning.  Patents protect products that aren’t the best, brands that no one cares about, and insiders that can’t related to the public. Winning is making a product people love. Being so awesome that people steal your name instead of your product.  Knowing what is really going on instead of what you wish were going on. [...]

Are you good at making New Year’s Resolutions full of SMART goals and paired with Stop Doing Goals? Already drafting your top 10 list for 2013? Great. Let’s go back over that list and make it social (and a little shorter too). Do you know about Lewis Latimer, the African-American inventor of the mass production light bulb? Fortunately his patent [...]