Author Archives: Mike Caprio

Where I Think The Bus Should Go: Communities Of Innovation

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[Author’s Note: TL;DR – This is a really long blog post that outlines a vision for the future of innovation based on nearly a decade of my experiences as a community organizer, and relates some of my feelings about the StartupBus event and the community that arises from it. I hope you’ll give it a […]

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A Conversation At Cadillac Headquarters

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“We really need to sell more cars. Who has money to buy luxury vehicles?” “Don’t those techie startup people have a ton of money to blow?” “Oh yeah, I saw that HBO show, they totally have stupid money. Who can we get to sell them our cars? Who do they love?” “Steve Jobs.” “Oh yeah! […]

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A Failure Of Vision For Broadband Access

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My Rant About NY State Using Opportunity Funds To Bribe Broadband ISPs The NY state plan to grant the ISP mafia $500MM to "incentivize" them to raise speeds is a MASSIVELY FLAWED idea. https://t.co/mMLPekx9eK — Mike Caprio (@mik3cap) January 17, 2015 The NY state money would be best spent laying municipal fiber not bribing providers […]

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The 7 Deadly Sins That Kill Innovation In Your Organization

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This Is Not A Religious Screed Let me just get that out of the way right up front. I am not at all a religious person – but I have to say that I feel this metaphor will ring true for many who are even passingly familiar with the so-called tradition of “deadly sins”, which […]

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Self-organization and the StartupBus Community

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Too Long, Didn’t Read A brief explanation before we dive into a very long longform post; when I first set out to write this, I had two goals: to tell the world more about the StartupBus community, and demonstrate that we’re about so much more than rapidly building startups on a moving bus. to address […]

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