Domain Names and Your Personal Brand
The development of the Internet forced the creation of a governing body, the Internet Assigned Numbers of Authority (IANA), in 1988. The IANA oversees computer identification number allocation, domain name system registration, and other internet-related numbers that affect the operation of the World Wide Web. The IANA gains personal relevance as a non-profit within the …
Disruptive Innovation: Making Markets by Cheapening and Simplifying Products
You may have observed that today the savviest way to describe a new business idea or market entrant is that it is “disruptive”. It may sound too shiny and elusive to comprehend or define, but what does “disruptive” really mean? The term was coined in 1995 by Harvard Business School’s Dr. Clayton Christensen to describe …
Venmo: A Student Perspective
“I will venmo you once I get back to my room!”—a statement familiar to many college students. Indeed, Venmo has become an app ubiquitous to many millennials possessing smart phones. Just by pressing one button, one can split the cab fare, rent, dinner bills, coffee money with friends without needing a wallet. The most welcoming …
California Dreamin’: Technology Entrepreneurship in Santa Monica and Silicon Beach
College students are familiar with the legend of the college dropout: the tech geek at a distinguished school who rejects institutionalized education to pursue a risky business venture from his home garage. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, once preached to an interviewee “Why would you be studying it if you could be doing it?” Zuckerberg …