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2022 proves Missouri is the next U.S. tech hub

By Subash Alias / June 6, 2022

This is an opinion piece by Subash Alias and does not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Prairie News. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way humans move through the world. From social distancing to widespread masking to telecommuting, most people’s lives look a lot different now than in February 2020. The American tech industry hasn’t…

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Against “work theatre”: a case for the 32-hour workweek

By Tom McCauley / March 18, 2022

This is an op-ed by SPN’s interim managing editor, Tom McCauley, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Silicon Prairie News or its advertisers. On New Year’s Eve, I listened to a story about the push for a four-day workweek in America. It was eye-opening and provocative. While we may consider the five-day workweek…

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“Fail fast” or, the principles of Agile – The “A” Word – 07

By Emily Truax / November 22, 2021

This is the seventh and final installment of the “A” Word, Emily Truax’s series of articles on Agile. The rest can be found here, here, here, here, here and here. Since we started our Agile rebranding adventure, our main focus has been on updating the terminology within the Agile Manifesto. We’ve updated the values with a fresh new…

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Hip, hip, hippocampus: how driving games can build your brain

By Tom McCauley / November 19, 2021

I lead a reasonably stressful life. Sometimes by choice, sometimes not. In addition to a challenging full time job and occasional freelance work, I try to quadrangulate my hobbies—writing, music, comedy, art—to the best of my ability. It’s not easy. It’s not supposed to be.  Stress can be good. When it kicks in hard, it can help…

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A look at Nebraska’s investment landscape

By SPN Newsroom / October 20, 2021

Talk to tech entrepreneurs in Nebraska, and they’re likely to laud the region’s innovative spirit. Next-level startups like Flywheel, Buildertrend, Lunavi, Hudl and more have grown an international presence and put the Cornhusker state on the map.  Even a cornerstone enterprise like Lincoln-based Nelnet has implemented its own innovation division. Conferences like the IO Summit,…

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Bitcoin Day KC localizes the conversation about crypto

By Mitch Hinrichs / October 14, 2021

As central banks further soften fiat currency, the world is waking up to the realities of hard money, thanks in no small part to Bitcoin.  Having recently broken $57,000 again, and with no signs of slowing down, the world’s leading cryptocurrency demands our immediate attention. At minimum, it’s worth investing some time to understand what…

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Opinion: Why you should narrow your next business location to certified sites

By Subash Alias / September 30, 2021

The following is an opinion piece from Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, a public-private economic development organization. It does not necessarily reflect the views of SPN. Business expansions are an exciting prospect, but they can also be intimidating. Major setbacks and delays during business expansion can cost a fortune. If your company needs assurance that…

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