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Are you my third cousin twice removed?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
3/18/2013   21 comments
Have you ever heard the terms "second cousin" and "third cousin" and wondered what they meant?
London Calling: Do advisory boards work?
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3/6/2013   6 comments
Do advisory boards [do any] work or are they just there to add a bit of marketing gloss to a startup that might otherwise find it harder to gain share of mind?
What that first engineering job teaches
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3/5/2013   5 comments
Projects vs. products: here are some lessons you learn on your first real engineering job.


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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...