December 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Starting Businesses in Europe

Advice for American entrepreneurs that move to Europe.  Notice the many instances of cognitive dissonance in this piece.  But the author still manages to describe several outright schizophrenic circumstances, along with the ones he brushes away with common European inverted logic.  A great read to understand that part of the world from this part of the world.

I have noticed that Eastern Europe (Poland, Czechoslovakia, Transylvania, others) may be a bit less regulated and…


Added by Walter Lounsbery on December 25, 2012 at 7:34pm — No Comments

NODE by Variable Technologies

Knoxville is on the verge of something fantastic and I'm excited I was able to witness the start of it. I was invited to attend the announcement of the new Variable Technologies office in Knoxville on Wednesday 12/12/12 at 1 PM. …


Added by Jason Roberts on December 16, 2012 at 1:51am — No Comments

Variable Technologies opens Knoxville office

By Carly Harrington Article Source:

Firm based in Chattanooga makes sensors

Variable Technologies founder and CEO George Yu demonstrates his handheld wireless sensors Wednesday. The Node…


Added by Jason Roberts on December 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Variable Technologies expands to Knoxville

A Chattanooga-area company is expanding its business to Knoxville.

Variable Technologies held a product demonstration for its device "Node" at its new West Knoxville branch Wednesday afternoon.

The company makes handheld device sensors that work with iPhones and iPads.  Those sensors can measure just about…


Added by Jason Roberts on December 13, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

Node gives your iPhone sensory input ( via @tuaw )

Sensor technologies are all the rage right now, and for good reason. As a kid one of my favorite watches was a Casio with a temperature sensor in it, yet my iPhone 5 has to traverse a network of hardware devices to tell me the temperature, and even then the sensor is miles away. If we want our devices to be smarter, they're going to need more sensory input about our…


Added by Jason Roberts on December 12, 2012 at 8:39am — No Comments

Node: What Every Techie Wants for Christmas ( via Forbes )

What do you get the geek who has everything?

That’s a tough question as the range of techie “toys” nowadays is phenomenal but if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my nearly 20 years of reviewing products it’s that most of them aren't that useful.

You know all of those iPhone controllable helicopters and cars that have become available over the last few months? Yeah, kinda cool but after you've fooled around with them for an hour or two you probably won’t touch them…


Added by Jason Roberts on December 11, 2012 at 9:26am — No Comments

Formula for Entrepreneurial Success

( via )

1. Work with Amazing People

Don’t compromise on who you choose to found your company with and hire. Do not put up with ego-centric personalities or downer attitudes.

2. Take on Big Challenges

It’s pretty simple: Hard things are valuable; easy things are not so valuable. Reaching the mountaintop is rewarding because it is hard. If it was easy, everybody would do it.

3. Focus

Say no to…


Added by Jason Roberts on December 6, 2012 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Innovation and Its Impact on Entrepreneurship

The iPad mini – barely released, yet already the target of tech geeks everywhere for being contrary to Steve Jobs’ wishes, and a retread of the Kindle Fire or the Galaxy Nexus 7. …


Added by Jason Roberts on December 3, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

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