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Tightlipped Unicorns & Monochrome Rainbows
9/23/2013   11 comments
Many people are pre-programmed to only give out good news when asked about their businesses. For startup founders, being so tightlipped can be counterproductive and misses out on opportunities.
Sticking to the Startup Plan
9/6/2013   8 comments
Devils will sit on founders' shoulders tempting them to keep updating startups' products and services to recapture that "latest thing" status. Most of the time those founders should resist.
Your Product Names Suck
8/29/2013   30 comments
Just because you use computers to make and sell your products, you should not treat customers as if they are just the last part of the supply chain. It shows a lack of respect.
Where is the minimally-invasive electrical equipment?
6/27/2013   11 comments
Domestic electrical and electronics equipment present an opportunity to create minimally-invasive "magical" solutions to human needs.
Consumer electronics: From atoms to software and back
6/17/2013   1 comment
How about the smartphone as a cloud resource for toys and more besides? The ubiquity of the smartphone changes the economics and multiplies the possibilities.
Startup lessons for interesting times
6/11/2013   13 comments
Simon Barker, who was EE Times' Student Entrepreneur, is back. He is now two years into his engineering career with thoughts on what it takes to drive a startup company and warnings of the pitfalls that await the unwary.
Student Entreprenuer: idea versus execution
1/17/2011   11 comments
Simon Barker debates which is more important to a startup company's success; the idea or the execution. There's only one way to find out.
Student Entrepreneur: Five reasons why PhDs are made for business
12/3/2010   22 comments
Simon Barker, EE Times' resident student entrepreneur, ponders his PhD studies and decides they are a good fit for business. It's all about problem-solving, organization and commitment.
Student Entrepreneur's Hawaii adventure
11/15/2010   4 comments
Simon Barker, EE Times' resident student entrepreneur, reports back on his trip to Hawaii to present at the IEEE Sensors Conference.
Student Entrepreneur, silicon carbide and the volcano
10/18/2010   10 comments
Simon Barker, EE Times' resident student entrepreneur, discusses the significance of volcanoes to communicating about his research on silicon-carbide and energy harvesting.
Student Entrepreneur learns two lessons
9/27/2010   7 comments
Student entrepreneur and electronic engineer Simon Barker has learned a couple of lessons about media relations and is happy to share.
Student Entrepreneur on shares, roles, exits
9/10/2010   4 comments
Simon Barker shares difficult thoughts about his young Slotzz iPad case business. What will happen when it is time to move on?
Comment: re: 3Par a $2 billion company - 9/3/2010
Comment: re: 3Par a $2 billion company - 8/27/2010
Student Entrepreneur: Why is harvest not the focus?
8/26/2010   14 comments
PhD student Simon Barker explains why he is working on launching a company that does not operate in the domain of his study, energy harvesting.
Student Entrepreneur launches an iPad business
8/20/2010   10 comments
Simon Barker, resident student entrepreneur, has launched a business based on the Apple iPad tablet computer
Student Entrepreneur turns to Plan B
8/17/2010   7 comments
The Student Entrepreneur's idea for an iPad stand goes on the back burner as he seeks out a Plan B.
Student Entrepreneur shakes to charge
7/30/2010   9 comments
PhD student Simon Barker is pleased to see his topic of interest, energy harvesting, make it in to mainstream consciousness.
Student Entrepreneur's top ten entrepreneurs part 2
7/16/2010   3 comments
Student Entrepreneur Simon Barker completes his own top-ten list of entrepreneurs

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