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Trump Was Right to Block Broadcom-Qualcomm Deal

President Trump signed an executive order yesterday blocking Broadcom’s hostile takeover of wireless pioneer Qualcomm, citing national security concerns. Squashing what would have been the biggest deal in tech history at $117 billion was the right move, but nobody seems to be clear on why. Allow me to clarify. Perhaps[…] Read On

The Myth of the Visionary Leader

In his book “Real Leaders Don’t Follow,” Silicon Valley management consultant and former senior executive Steve Tobak busts many of today’s most popular leadership and entrepreneurial myths. Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen sees himself as a visionary, an idea man; that much is clear from his book, Idea Man: A Memoir[…] Read On

How to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Before They Kill Us

When Alexander Fleming accepted the Nobel Prize for co-discovering Penicillin in 1945, he warned that misuse could enable bacteria to develop resistance to his miracle drug. You can’t get much more prescient than that. Today’s Earth is a veritable Petrie dish of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. And like the Martians in H.[…] Read On

Why Tesla Model 3 Will Be Elon Musk’s Undoing

This column originally ran August 4, 2016 on FOXBusiness.com; thought it would be interesting to see how my prognostication was turning out.  Back in 2011, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confessed that he “never really wanted to run companies,” but concluded that he “was better than the CEOs” he hired.[…] Read On