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2 12, 2016

Good People Month 3

By | 2018-01-26T03:42:47+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|, |0 Comments

Take that punctuality!  November flew by and here we are with another monthly progress report for Good People.  November was tough.  With day jobs and holidays, there just wasn’t a lot left over for Good People.  But don’t despair.  Progress was still made and I’m pretty jazzed going into December. Ethan is making progress on the [...]

15 11, 2016

Good People Month 2

By | 2018-01-26T03:49:32+00:00 November 15th, 2016|, |0 Comments

Apparently, one of Good People’s core values may not be punctuality.  Here it is mid-November and I’m finally getting around to posting about October 2016, month 2. We’ve been busy.  Starting a company while working day jobs and raising families isn’t easy.  We aren’t a couple of college kids working out of our dorm room. [...]

11 10, 2016

Good People Month 1 Progress Report

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:28+00:00 October 11th, 2016|, |0 Comments

One of Good People’s core values is being genuine, which means honesty, transparency, and being true to ourselves.  That middle one, transparency, is one of the reasons I am spending our very limited resources on writing a blog.  If potential customers, suppliers, partners, investors, or other stakeholders want to know what we are up to, [...]

20 09, 2016

A Mission Making Energy Saving Technology Easy (Good People)

By | 2016-09-20T00:25:34+00:00 September 20th, 2016|, |0 Comments

Making energy saving technology easy, that’s what Good People is all about.  It is, in fact, our mission statement.  I don’t know anyone who actually likes wasting energy or the money it costs.  Some folks are willing to do crazy stuff to be more responsible with resources.  Don’t get me started about shower timers.  Whether [...]

12 09, 2016

From Innovation TED Talk to Walking the Walk (Good People)

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:28+00:00 September 12th, 2016|, , |0 Comments

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, I gave a TED Talk called “Innovation Everywhere” at TEDxUtica in Utica, NY.  I will post my innovation TED talk video as soon as it’s available.  [Here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpT5gKWCKb0 added 10/10/16 dsm]  But the big idea is that innovation isn’t about technology or money or being in the [...]

9 09, 2016

Starting a NY Benefit Corporation (Good People)

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:28+00:00 September 9th, 2016|, |1 Comment

As mentioned last week, we formed Good People as a New York Benefit Corporation or B Corp.  It’s a relatively new corporate form championed by B Labs that specifically provides for companies committed to a general public benefit in addition to creating value for shareholders.  The big idea is that all stakeholders matter and shareholders’ [...]

1 09, 2016

Good People Is Our New New Thing

By | 2018-01-26T03:00:28+00:00 September 1st, 2016|, , |0 Comments

I’ve dedicated my life to innovation, helping people start, protect, and build businesses around new ideas and products.  But in my intellectual property practice, consulting, and teaching, I’ve always sidelined myself, choosing the role of service provider, mentor, or coach.  I’ve half-joked about being a “meta-entrepreneur” and flitted from one supporting role to the next.  [...]