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Christopher Ahlberg : Old Man

Over the past 30 years, I’ve had a chance to work with some amazing entrepreneurs – many of whom have become great friends.  One of the best I’ve ever known (entrepreneur and friend) is Christopher Ahlberg. Christopher’s 50th birthday today … Continue reading

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Taming Procurement Data Chaos: A Case Study From Societe Generale

Spend visibility is a foundational need for procurement organizations, but many enterprises struggle to gain this visibility and keep it up-to-date. The notoriously messy nature of spend data and inability of legacy, rules-based technologies to keep up with the pace … Continue reading

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Most entrepreneurs (including myself) are not in their ’20s….

A post by Meredith Somers @ MIT last week here caused me to think about my own entrepreneurial journey.  I had entrepreneurial tendencies early in my career – always trying to emulate my grandfather (reference here) – however I didn’t “co-found” a significant … Continue reading

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Patent Troll Reform Vetoed by Governor Baker – onto next legislative session…

As many of you know by now, Governor Baker vetoed the legislation – bill S.2622 – that would have ensured state protection in MA against patent trolls.  The bill had passed both the House and the Senate. While I am very disappointed … Continue reading

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Another step closer to patent troll reform

Thanks to all who have supported S.2622. Late last night the Mass Legislature passed the anti-troll legislation as part of the Economic Development Bill! Thanks to Senator Eric Lesser for his amazing work shepherding this bill through the legislative process. This is … Continue reading

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Patent Troll Reform – next steps after Senate victory this past week

Thanks to everyone who provided their support last week regarding the Patent Troll reform legislation that is working its way through Beacon Hill. We have good news to report! The bill S.2622 passed in the Senate, and now the focus … Continue reading

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Call to action : time to fix the patent troll problem

This 2016 open letter was a call to action to fight patent trolls in Massachusetts and protect our innovative companies. The best people in the startup ecosystem in Boston are supportive.  Senator Eric Lesser has provided leadership to get a new bill … Continue reading

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