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SPN Recommends: The Tools, by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels

By SPN Newsroom / July 30, 2021

This is the first installment of an ongoing series of recommendations geared toward the tech and startup community. SPN is not receiving payment or endorsement for any of these recommendations (not yet, anyway). We simply consider them worth checking out.  Written by a duo of Los Angeles-based therapists whose clients include several recognizable actors, musicians,…

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A look at Nebraska’s investment landscape

By SPN Newsroom / January 22, 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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Op-ed: Our digital recovery: how Iowa’s businesses will bounce back

By SPN Newsroom / December 15, 2020

This is an op-ed by Brian Waller, president of the Technology Association of Iowa, a statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa’s technology community by connecting leaders, developing talent, driving public policy and fostering diversity and inclusion. Such cross-sector partnerships play a role in building the tech workforce and closing the skills gap that Midwestern businesses face…

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Startup studio Beeso embraces do-or-die approach

By SPN Newsroom / October 12, 2020

Early on a Thursday, Beeso Studio founder John Bunting is typing a quick email while apologizing for not having his webcam on. This interview, by his estimate, is already his fourth or fifth meeting of the day. Bunting has been busy working out a deal that involves hiring a new team by the following Monday,…

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Developing Leadership When Things Are Not Good

By Tom McCauley / April 23, 2020

Originally posted on the AIM Institute blog No one knows how the coronavirus pandemic will evolve, how long the economy will stay underwater, or even what recovery looks like.  But the radical workplace upheaval and sudden ad hoc shift to remote technology over the past month suggest two truths:  We need more tech talent.   We…

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Telecommuters

By SPN Newsroom / March 24, 2020

Many of us can only dream of working from home. No more rush hour. No more sack lunches or $11 takeout sandwiches. And especially no more long, drawn-out conversations about the loose floor tile by Kelly’s office.  Well, now we have to miss all of those things.  Many of us are struggling with the reality…

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