Time To Think »

During his recent recovery from surgery, Robert H. Lane reflected on his success in business over the past 50+ years and was able to put his finger on the sources of that success... Read More

Intelligent City (Digital Strategy/Smart City) »

On a regular basis municipalities around the globe suddenly announces that they are now a “Smart City”. The challenge is that most cannot adequately describe what makes a city a “smart city”. Usually in their description it involves ubiquitous high-speed internet access and a host of smartphone applications. Read More

Risks & Challenges For The Entrepreneur »

Robert H. Lane shares his recent thoughts on the Entrepreneur and RISK. No doubt a challenge for all, Bob has some perspectives that will have you look at RISK from a new point of view. Read More

Retiring From Business »

A Great friend died this weekend – We had worked for over 25 years on projects throughout the world – He was a lawyer – a friend – a great human person. Yes, we are both over 80 years - should be retired and enjoying life on the beach. I guess it was not our lifestyle. Read More

Some Thoughts For Year End »

As we approach a new year (yes a leap year), we wanted to take a moment and share with you some thoughts for 2016 and what we might see and expect to happen in business entities. Yes, more waves of disruptive technology (social media, mobility, analytics, big data, and cloud). Read More

Professional Advisors - How To Select One. »

Every startup needs a couple of advisors with deep experience and connections in your business domain or financial skills to complement your technical focus. Advisors need to be mentors, looking ahead and directing you on key actions to take or avoid. Read More

Energy Efficiency, Technology and User Behaviour »

Will the brain ever be as programmable as a thermostat? We are talking about hardware, software and wetware – the latter being the puzzling stuff between people's ears that make their behaviours so hard to manage. (Heard this word at an energy conference last year) Read More

Doing Business in America »

Dong Business in the US while appearing to be similar to Canada, is a completely different game. Robert H. Lane describes the ins and outs of how to approach doing business in America. Read More

Innovation and Our Youth »

To innovate means literally to renew or change something. Innovation is about coming up with a better process, creating a new product, improving an existing one, opening a new market, finding a new source of supply or creating a better way to organize ourselves.
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Lessons Learned in My First 80 Years »

Some interesting comments, we might all want to consider The Chairman and Founder of Blackstone’s Ventures Funds reflects upon lessons learned in the 1st 80 years of his life, Blackstone's Byron Wien Discusses Lessons Learned in His First 80 Years (founder Blackstone Ventures) Read More

Always Connected, But Always Distracted! »

Year end - time to assess what's really going on. Read More

Selling Into The USA - Be Aware! »

The landscape is changing and as a business selling into the USA the onus is on you to understand Federal and State tax liabilities. Read More