Great Lawyering

It's hard to be a great lawyer. It's often thought generically that engineers manage code and lawyers manage words. The complexity of words is quite difficult to grasp especially when testing ones work is subject to interpretation and emotions. Great lawyers and great engineers appear to share some traits, they speak and act with specificity.… Continue reading Great Lawyering

Why do well educated young people leave Iowa?

In a Technology Association of Iowa board meeting many weeks ago, the topic of talent emerged. I always think this is an interesting topic. The specific discussion led to, "why do students leave Iowa who study here?" The outcome of the TAI board meeting was to come up with something to present that covered: How… Continue reading Why do well educated young people leave Iowa?

The relationship between Ames and Des Moines

Ames and Des Moines have developed a symbiotic relationship. I think a lot of entrepreneurs feel it's a odd relationship but aren't sure why. For reasons unbeknownst to us the technology communities haven't historically collaborated well but that's changing. I was thinking recently about why the connection between the two cities feels so important and… Continue reading The relationship between Ames and Des Moines