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This is What Disruption Looks Like

By Chris Marks Over the last 25 years, technology has up-ended numerous industries that were long thought to be untouchable. From publishing to retail, from taxis to hospitality, things are starkly different than they were just a few years ago. During this time, technology has proven to be the great equalizer, wringing out inefficiencies, creating transparency, and leveling the competitive playing field by tapping into the new participation economy. If you look back at how this innovation...

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Managing Millennials: Thoughts from a Colorado CEO

Alan Sage is the co-founder and CEO of Digabit, Inc., a software company providing web-based libraries for technical documentation and parts catalogs. He is a successful serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience leading software development and sales teams. I’ve been working with Alan since 2009, and have always been impressed with his commitment to company culture. I am honored that he has decided to share a few of his thoughts on the Blue Note Blog.

– Chris

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” -George Orwell There have been numerous articles and blog posts about the Millennial generation, and about managing Millennials in the workplace. While there may, in fact, be some differences between the generations currently in the workforce, I believe that these differences are irrelevant to how you run a company. I believe...

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The Growth of an Ecosystem

This post originally appeared at www.chrisamarks.com in 2013

I vividly remember the day I first got excited about working with entrepreneurs. I was a second year law student trying to make it through my Mergers and Acquisitions class, when my professor announced a guest speaker. The visitor was Jim Linfield, the managing partner of Cooley Godward, a law firm based in the Bay Area that had just opened an office in Boulder with the express purpose of working with start-up companies. As Jim...

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