ICE Event – April, 2016

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A few snapshots of the ICE (Investor’s Connection Event). Attendance was good again, with investors and business opportunities mingling freely and having a great time at the Minneapolis Club. Pictures include RedWingIgnite, DogIDs, Insperity, AdrenaCard, and Fixx Orthopedics.

3rd Planet produced all of the business opportunities pitch videos and moderated the “Live Elevator Pitch” portion of the event.

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3rd Planet Talk At TeslaWorks

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Tom Bregmann and I (Scot Combs) had the distinct pleasure of talking with the U of M student group known as TeslaWorks. Our Topic was “4 Things Entrepreneurs Must Know”. We covered the basics of Business Plan, Financials, Equity, and the Pitch. There are several members of the group that are working on entrepreneurial projects and wanted to know more about the business of doing business. We had a great time and the students were very kind. Hopefully, ...

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The Long and Winding Road : Humans not machines

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Humans not machines

 

As some of you may know, maybe because you have read my bio , I am originally an educationalist. My subject area is the brain and how people learn skills and develop the ability to function independently. I still spend time in schools helping staff understand what happens in the brain as children grow, it’s a cool aspect to my work which has brought much enjoyment over the years.

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The Long and Winding Road : Netflix numpties!!!

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Netflix numpties!!!

I can scarcely believe it, I hear Netflix are planning to trial pre and post roll video ads. Not only can I not believe it but I am quite irritated at the step backwards which appears to be on the horizon.

Let’s look at this logically for a moment.

Over the past two editions of this blog I have commented on the shift from traditional TV viewing habits to the mobile on-demand ...

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The Long and Winding Road : TV schedule ? Yeah, right!

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TV schedule? Yeah, right!

I was made to feel very old and crumbly this weekend by my teenage son, perhaps not the worst thing a teenage son can do to a parent, I grant you, but it made me think. This past weekend was a holiday weekend whichever side of the ‘pond’ you were on. In the USA it was Memorial weekend and in the UK it was a ‘Bank Holiday’ weekend. ...

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The Long and Winding Road : What a switch off!!!

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What a switch off!!!

For several years the trend to ditch terrestrial and cable based tv has been growing . Today the trend has become almost an epidemic with more Americans finding their video based entertainment through less conventional channels. I say ‘less conventional’ but for how long? The unconventional is fast becoming the norm, customer choice is no longer having plenty of channels to choose from a limited number of providers ...

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