The Little Camera you Swallow

The WSJ reported today that Given Imaging, a maker of camera pills that are swallowed whole was acquired by Covidien for $860 million. The pills which are about the size of large vitamins have a mini camera inside and are used to detect and monitor gastrointestinal bleeding and colon anomalies. Images are transmitted wirelessly to recording devices that the patient wears around his or her waist.

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Harvard Business Review – In Line Behind a Billion People

During a Harvard Business Review Webinar today China experts Damien Ma and Bill Adams discuss excerpts from their book “In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Devine China’s Ascent in the Next Decade. According to the authors, China’s growth outlook is becoming less of a concern in 2013 and 2014. Combining unparalleled size with crushing density,

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Bitcoin Mania

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been receiving quite a bit of press recently. As reported by the WSJ, federal officials recently offered testimony to U.S. Senate committees stating that while these currencies are attractive to criminals, they do in fact have legitimate uses. Additionally, according to Ben Bernake, Federal Reserve Chairman, they “may hold long-term promise, particularly if the innovations promote a faster, more secure and more efficient payment system .”

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Founder’s Fight Club

Week before last I got a chance to attend the Founder’s Fight Club event which is part of the startup scene in San Diego. Think Shark Tank meets the Voice.

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China’s Version of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

My wife has decorated the house for Thanksgiving. For me this marks that the Holidays are on the way, and with that, the anticipation of Black Friday. So it was of particular interest this morning when I read the WSJ article on “Alibaba Builds a Black Friday for China”.

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Intel Capital Global Summit 2013

The Intel Capital Global Summit is to Venture Capital what Woodstock is to the Music Industry. This was my first time attending the event with more than 1,000 CEOs, business executives, thought leaders and industry influencers from around the world.

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Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) CEO Summit and Hall of Fame Dinner 2013

A few weeks ago at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) CEO Summit in Palos Verdes, California, I had the opportunity to witness a fireside chat between Gary Shapiro and John Rubenstein. Listening to Gary Shapiro interview John Rubenstein about the early days of developing the iPod with Steve Jobs reminded me of what it might be like listening to

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Case Study #1 – International Consulting (Business Development)

Invisionate has been retained by a Chinese SOE (State Owned Enterprise) listed by Forbes magazine as being among the world’s top 200 enterprises, with $30 billion in revenue, to provide advisory services involving strategic partnerships and identifying investment and/or acquisition targets.

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Case Study #2 – Sourcing Advisory Consulting

Invisionate has been retained by a Fortune 100 company with revenue of $37 billion. The Company is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle

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Case Study #3 – Venture Capital Consulting

Invisionate has been retained by a clean tech Company located in the U.S. to develop a strategy and business plan for a patent pending method of recycling CRT glass into ceramic tile.

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