Silicon Prairie News

995_16cd84f395_small June 18, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: * Filming on location at Rosenblatt Stadium for the NCAA Men's Baseball College World Series * Sunday Video Series: Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire action * Dusty's Startup Links coming back soon * Energy Innovation Summit * Meeting of the Minds * Prairie Moves * PrairieCast * CAMP * Collin Caneva talks at Lincoln YPG event * Medizzle * The story behind the Big Omaha iPhone app read more

982_c7a1c1fa1a_small June 17, 2010 by Andrea Ciurej

Lincoln When Dr. C. Layne Fontenot was an engineering manager for Intel Corporation, he had attracted an unknown illness that neither he nor his doctors were able to diagnose. Fontenot kept getting the run-around from doctor's office to the next in search of his medical condition. In the meantime, he became sicker and sicker. "[He] became really sick to the point where he couldn't work anymore," said Wade Sikkink (left), who was a product manager at Intel at the time. "Nobody could figure out what was wrong… read more

978_05265f4ab6_small June 13, 2010 by John T. Meyer

You really can never go wrong when it comes to watching a video of TED talk. Yet this one from Simon Sinek ranks among my all-time favorites. Sinek, an anthropologist by trade, quit his day job in advertising at Sinek Partners in 2002 in the hopes of rediscovering his excitement about life and work. He then started to help his friends find their "why," originally charging just $100 per person. After many discoveries and lessons later, Sinek began writing a book titled Start With Why. As a business owner myself, this talk has helped me… read more

979_db6d077991_small June 12, 2010 by Dusty Davidson

Omaha Due to Danny being out of town, this week's Weekly Wrap Up is coming to you a bit tardy. Have no fear, Jeff and I managed to crank it out Friday night via skype. Enjoy! Mentioned this week * Thank you to the Kauffman Foundation for their support of Big Omaha * This week sponsored by Ecamm Call Recorder * UNO Mobile Phone Orchestra ... read more

965_d408343c55_small June 10, 2010 by Andrea Ciurej

Omaha As part of a content syndication partnership, the following article also appears in this week's (June 2-8) issue of Shout!, an alternative weekly newspaper in Omaha. Each Wednesday, look to Shout!'s Silicon Prairie News page for a feature story and "Quick Scoop." | While pursuing a master’s degree in music composition from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Timothy Vallier was a music theory teaching assistant who would be considered a...  read more

968_d8b7e3120a_small June 8, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

Omaha We are excited to share the interview that Robert Scoble of building43 conducted with Agile Sports' CTO, Brian Kaiser, while he was in town last month for Big Omaha. The Agile Sports team continues to crank out some amazing work from Lincoln, and we are excited to continue sharing their successes with a broader community. This video is a continuation in what will surely… read more

957_4b9d1d5cc4_small June 6, 2010 by Jeff Slobotski

In my search for this Sunday's video, I found a rare presentation that Marc Andreessen, former serial entrepreneur now of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, gave at Stanford University a few weeks ago. I have followed Marc for some time as he provides a precise understanding of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, both from an entrepreneur, as well as an investor's angle. Also, I have shared his productivity tips post… read more

955_1ab150f428_small June 4, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

Omaha Mentioned this week: * Shooting live, on location in the Silicon Prairie News office * Timothy Kephart of Graffiti Tracker speaks at Gov 2.0 Expo * Silicon Prairie News in the news & Big Omaha coverage * Big Omaha: Jeff Slobotski's interview with Scott Belsky coming soon * Des Moines Register article about Palisade Systems * Jeff Slobotski's interview with Matt Mullenweg * Geoff Wood's interview with David Hauser * Big Omaha charity: water Campaign final numbers coming later this month * Five in Five with Joshua… read more

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