What's the funniest engineering practical joke? One that involves a sales guy.
In the end, it seemed it HAD to involve a sales guy. Yes, there were fantastic pranks played on co-ops, on and new hires, on secretaries and purchasing agents, but in the end, nothing makes us laugh more than the misfortunes of a sales guy.
Learning anything from patent documents has to be one of the world's least productive endeavors. But there are a few techniques by which you can squeeze out what useful information may be hidden there.
Being a member of the board of a hot young tech startup can be a heady experience and one few of us will experience. While thrilling, a board seat can bring unexpected challenges for independent (or outside) board members.