Author Archives: Dan Blacharski

Energy-Efficient Innovations in Commercial Real Estate

Millennials, now the largest consumer demographic, have redefined how businesses serve their customers, from retail to real estate. With this demographic illustrating a very different set of consumer demands and expectations than the older Baby Boomer generation, the relationships that exist between utility companies, property managers, and manufacturers of household appliances; and the Millennials who use their services, has been ...

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Online Innovation Takes Over Startup Culture

The dotcom boom never really went away. From about the mid-nineties through 2001, the landscape was littered with crazy speculation, business plans scratched out on cocktail napkins, and venture capital being pushed to where it never should have been. The bursting of the dotcom bubble didn’t put an end to dotcoms. It put an end to the speculation, but it ...

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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Auto Industry

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Auto Industry - Innovation Excellence

As automobiles move into the next phase, there will be a window of opportunity for entrepreneurs to gain a foothold into this re-invented industry. Much like the smartphone allowed tens of thousands of entrepreneurs create remote service centers and a new type of maintenance offering; and facilitate the automotive Internet of Things that will connect those cars to the rest of the world.

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Ready or Not? Black Friday Online Shopping Frenzy

Ready or Not? Black Friday Online Shopping Frenzy - Innovation Excellence

Last year, online sales on Black Friday reached an all-time record of $3.34 billion, up 21.6 year-over-year...and this year's online sales are likely to exceed last year's record. Last year's holiday shopping surprise performance of online versus brick and mortar shocked the retail community and this year's Black Friday weekend will bring even more surprises.

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The Power of Anytime Access

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement has been called everything from the greatest innovation ever, to a nuisance to IT security and a bane of the working person who is expected to adhere to an “always-on” business model that has made the 9-to-5 workday obsolete.

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Innovation for the Dotcloud Revolution

Even though dotcommers seemed to take pride in their lack of fashion sense and innovation in the pervasive hoodie and jeans combinations they preferred, this era delivered some of the greatest technology innovations that changed how we see the world. The hype about the eventual bubble overshadowed the fact that Amazon would one day give Microsoft a run for its money.

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