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The Genesis of Austin’s Technology Brand

THE STORY OF HOW IT ALL STARTED 40 YEARS AGO By Ray Niekamp How does a city transform itself from an economic backwater to a high-tech powerhouse? In the case of Austin, it started with a short conversation. Austin Mayor Lee Cooke was on his way to give a speech when the mobile phone in […]Read More

The Automated Future Of Construction Safety

HOW 4D MODELING AND SENSING MAY ELIMINATE THE LEADING CAUSES OF INJURY  By Fernanda Leite, PhD, PE Since the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 placed the responsibility of construction safety on the employer, newly developed injury prevention strategies have led to dramatically decreased fatality and disability rates in the construction industry. Despite these […]Read More

DellMed Dean Envisions A New Kind of Practice

DR. CLAY JOHNSTON AIMS TO TRAIN PHYSICIAN LEADERS TO FIX A BROKEN MEDICAL SYSTEM For entrepreneurs, nothing compares to the feeling of building a vision from the ground up. For Dr. Clay Johnston, the dean of the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas-Austin, that vision is becoming a reality as the first […]Read More

Are You Serious About Innovation?

HOW TO SEPARATE INCREMENTAL GROWTH FROM INNOVATIVE PRACTICES By Art Markman, Ph.D. It has become common — almost obligatory — for business leaders to talk about the importance of innovation. The assumption is that companies can succeed in the short-term through incremental growth of the core business, but long-term success requires developing new streams of […]Read More

2016 Economic Forecast: San Antonio

By Ray Niekamp, Managing Editor Photography by Jonathan Garza OVERVIEW The decline in the energy sector, caused by $45 oil, has attracted a lot of attention this year, but as Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch said, “There’s a lot of things going on here besides oil and […]Read More

2016 Economic Forecast: Houston

By Ray Niekamp, Managing Editor Photography by Jonathan Garza OVERVIEW The decline in the energy sector, caused by $45 oil, has attracted a lot of attention this year, but as Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch said, “There’s a lot of things going on here besides oil and […]Read More

2016 Economic Forecast: Dallas

By Ray Niekamp, Managing Editor Photography by Jonathan Garza OVERVIEW The decline in the energy sector, caused by $45 oil, has attracted a lot of attention this year, but as Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch said, “There’s a lot of things going on here besides oil and […]Read More

2016 Economic Forecast: Austin

By Ray Niekamp, Managing Editor Photography by Jonathan Garza OVERVIEW The decline in the energy sector, caused by $45 oil, has attracted a lot of attention this year, but as Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch said, “There’s a lot of things going on here besides oil and […]Read More

CEO Training Camp

THREE LESSONS CEOs CAN LEARN FROM THE NFL By Daron K. Roberts Leadership is a contact sport. From Wall Street to the National Football League (NFL), the CEO and head coach are co-laborers in an unforgiving battle to increase the bottom-line (profit and wins). Amid the tornado of overblown strategic plans and slick slide decks, […]Read More

How U.S. Law Shapes American Design

THE EVOLUTION OF IP DESIGN PROTECTION By Carma Gorman A designer, or team of designers, works hard to come up with a distinctive look for a product. It could be an item of furniture, or high-tech equipment, or even clothing. But if those designers work in the United States, their design might not be what […]Read More