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2595_8f9cf9e4c5_small July 27, 2011 by William Fisher

Omaha Per our friends at Webster, definition of cardinal… cardinal – adjective, of basic importance : main, chief, primary a cardinal principle In negotiating, I think one of the cardinal rules is to never bid against yourself. This may seem obvious but it is amazing how many times I see this play out where one side or the other violates it. It is as easy as it sounds; don't bid against yourself. However … read more

2607_aae4dda8b1_small July 27, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Thanks to a tip in the comments of our recent post on implementation of Google Transit in the Silicon Prairie, we've learned that Omaha, the city we reported had no plans to implement the service, will be launching it by the end of September. "On behalf of Metro Transit, I just wanted to confirm that yes, we are working on Google Transit, and … read more

2606_ce219b930d_small July 26, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines Episode 48: The one were everything goes perfect – Our guest this week on PrairieCast was Willis Jackson, the other part of SPN's contributer team in Kansas City. We talk with Willis about his new startup, ShownHome, his role as contributor Silicon Prairie Startup Digest, and the other current news out of the Kansas City community. Discussed this week … read more

2604_46d4f4788b_small July 26, 2011 by Michael Stacy

According to data collected by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), the second quarter saw $7.5 billion in venture capital deals nationwide, the highest single-quarter total … read more

2602_d6cc92968c_small July 26, 2011 by Geoff Wood

Des Moines PrairieCast is live today at 2 p.m CDT for Episode 48. Our guest is Willis Jackson, a Silicon Prairie News contributor in Kansas City, the curator of the Silicon Prairie Startup Digest and an entrepreneur who recently left his "day job" to put a full time effort into a new startup, ShownHome. Our discussion topics are slated to include Dwolla's latest milestone, Google Transit across the region and a UNL student competing for a $20,000 developer prize. PrairieCast is a live podcast … read more

2601_70eb06d5c6_small July 26, 2011 by Tom Chapman

Omaha Omaha must become a more welcoming place to people who are not from here and people who are different – a solution to the provincial problem from Post One. A great bellwether for this problem is international immigrants. This is a key group not just as a bellwether but also because a high priority because immigrants can play key roles as entrepreneurs and highly skilled knowledge workers. In Omaha, international immigrants make up approximately … read more

2580_7201ed4432_small July 26, 2011 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Published every Tuesday, Prairie Moves keeps our readers informed about career moves, media coverage, product development, and more from the companies and individuals we cover on Silicon Prairie News. If you or your company would like to submit one of the items below for our next Prairie Moves post, please email And if you have suggestions … read more

2555_96b642cc44_small July 25, 2011 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha Today, we're pleased to share with the you eleventh video in our Big Omaha 2011 Video Series, brought to you by CoSentry. This video features the one and only Gary Vaynerchuk of VaynerMedia and Daily Grape. In his talk, Gary brought a side of business and personality that only he can bring. He opened his presentation with a take on where things are at today in the business and … read more

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