technology

Adapting in Advance

“Adapt to that which you can’t prevent, prevent that to which you can’t adapt.” —Bill McKibben Back in January, we began a blog with this statement, pointing out that adaptation is the new imperative. We never knew just how close to home this would strike—not only for those of us who just experienced the Colorado […]

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Is this the slope of enlightenment?

Is it just us, or has the term “cleantech” come out of the shadows in recent weeks? In the wake of the November elections, the left-liberal/progressive end of the media spectrum is clearly emboldened—talking loudly and often not just about the “fiscal cliff” and the Middle East, but about domestic energy policy, “green jobs,” electric […]

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Rob Writz

We find it fascinating to learn why people do what they do and think what they think. Last month, we checked in with Rob Writz, Director of New Ventures at CleanLaunch, a Colorado-based cleantech incubator. Why do you do what you do? My personal value system leads me to seek out professional experiences that contribute […]

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Lost in Translation

Many of our clients are technologists. Scientists. Folks who have brilliant ideas, underdog ingenuity, and the drive to make their businesses succeed. They come to us, however, to help them solve a problem: articulating the business value of their inventions to investors, the media, and potential customers. That’s where translation comes in. You must describe […]

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5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Bryony Schwan

We find it fascinating to learn why people do what they do and think what they think. This month, we sought out the perspective of someone with an approach to innovation that differs from that of most cleantech engineers and scientists. We had a chat with Bryony Schwan, Executive Director of the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute.

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Don’t dumb it down.

Presenting technical information to businesspeople is a matter of translating complex ideas into simple — not simplistic — language. By popular demand, here is a concise three-point guide to explaining your technology to a business audience.

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