1. How to Gain a Competitive Edge as an Emerging Entrepreneur

    How to Gain a Competitive Edge as an Emerging Entrepreneur Many people wait a long time before they take the jump to entrepreneurship. It always seems safer to be a salaried employee because you don’t have to take on too much responsibility in this position. You’re just another cog in the machinery of the company. As an entrepreneur, however, you have to do much more than just your job. You’re responsible for the success of the entire company. And this means that you have to keep track of everyone who works in it. Not only do you have to make sure that everyone does their job but you als…Read More

  2. The Rise of the Part Time CTO

    Imagine having access to an executive team of the most experienced and sought-after talent in an industry but for a fraction of the price that traditional companies have to pay. Think of the benefits a fledgling, young business could gain from leveraging an experienced leadership team without having to invest years of training and development and hundreds of thousands of dollars in overhead. In short, imagine a company taking advantage of top-flight strategic talent without the commitment to big dollars and long-term contracts--a no strings attached team. Is all of this wishful thinking, or is…Read More

  3. What it Takes to be a Leader of Tomorrow

      What is a futurist? Today's most influential and effective leaders, strategists, and investors have one common title: they are futurists. Futurists are the critical decision makers of tomorrow, those who are willing to embrace the technology-driven change that is rapidly infusing every industry and profession, nationally as well as globally. The futuristic thinker is not one to stand by and depend on the predictions of others to define their thinking. They understand that if one is to maintain their most competitive edge professionally, they must not rely on the projection of market trends …Read More

  4. Inside the Mind of a Futurist

    Secret Process for  Understanding the Future Revealed On April 10-14 the newly launched DaVinci Tech Academy will be hosting an intensive week-long workshop called “Inside the Mind of a Futurist.” Throughout this event, Michael Cushman and I will be unveiling a number of unusual processes for probing into the future. This course has been designed for corporate executives, planners, strategists, influential thinkers, and those who aspire to take on that kind of role in the future. A little over two years ago I mentioned a new anticipatory thinking tool I've developed called “situational …Read More

  5. What is the DaVinci Tech Academy?

    Founded in 1997 by award-winning IBM engineer Thomas Frey, the DaVinci Institute provides professional co-work space for innovative business entrepreneurs. In addition, the Institute is the home of prominent thought leaders who design and develop applications for evolving technological advances. But did you also know that the DaVinci Institute is the home of the DaVinci Tech Academy -- a first-of-its-kind, leading-edge learning laboratory? The DaVinci Institute The DaVinci Institute is a think tank of over 150 scientists, engineers, innovators and futurists who work together to understand the …Read More

  6. What It Means to Be a Futurist Think Tank

    Futurist thinking outside the box to create a better future Futurist think tanks ponder the inner workings of the past, present, and future in order to generate sustainable solutions to future problems in order to ensure a brighter tomorrow. In order to accomplish this goal, futurist think tanks enable inventors, innovators, and geniuses of our time by providing a community and network of people there to support and bring their ideas to life. What is a futurist think tank? It's exactly as one would assume it is; a futurist think tank is a network of inventors, innovators, and geniuses that foc…Read More

  7. You + Me = AWESOME: 4 2-Person Collaborations That Rewrote the Story of the World

    You + Me = AWESOME: 4 2-Person Collaborations That Rewrote the Story of the World We live in a world where getting ahead is made out to be a rat race. The truth is, nobody crosses the finish line alone. These four powerful collaborations rewrote the story of the world as we know it, changing our lives forever... and reminding us that we don't need to lose our individuality to collaborate. We only have to be willing to let someone else see it... Larry Page and Sergey Brin brought the world to us... and we never even needed to leave the Snuggie. From the directions to your Monday morning meeting…Read More

  8. DaVinci Tech Academy: Building the future with first-of-its-kind, leading-edge learning laboratory

    As a powerhouse networking giant and renowned futurist in Colorado, keynote speaker and author Thomas Frey was no stranger to intellectual, cutting edge concepts and engaging think-tank strategies. However, the creative intellectual introduced an unparalleled innovation in 1997 that held the power to build and transform the future: The DaVinci Tech Institute. A first-of-it's kind learning laboratory, the academy would influence and inspire rising generations, as well as returning students and established professionals desiring growth and seeking to challenge themselves. In 2002, for…Read More

  9. 6 Methods for Tapping into the Power of Collaboration

    6 Methods for Tapping into the Power of Collaboration Innovation doesn't evolve in a vacuum. Collaborating with others is an essential way to develop your ideas, your project, and even your business venture. If you are an independent startup working out of your home, you're missing out on vital opportunities to tap into the power of collaboration. Work independently in a public work space. This Forbes article cites a Harris Interactive Workplace Productivity study. The national survey finds that 63% of respondents prefer to carry out their work in a private space within a public work environme…Read More

  10. Taking A Close Look at the Startup Scene in Westminster, Colorado

    A Close Look at the Startup Scene in Westminster, Colorado When most people consider startups, the immediate association is that they must be centralized and operate in Silicon Valley. While the Bay Area has been the traditional home of many startups, it seems like companies are now trying to find new homes for their budding ideas. One of the newer locations where startups have found their home is in Westminster, Colorado. Taking a close look at the startup scene in Westminster, Colorado, one thing becomes clear - they are finding their home in Westminster because it really is the best place t…Read More