The Economy, Stupid

I don’t often venture into the land of politics online but am going to make an exception today. Last night while winding down my viewing of the election coverage I tweeted out the following: Tonight is all about the economic gains of the recovery not making its way to the masses. — lance (@lance) November […]

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November 5, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Politics

Atlanta Startups & Economic Development

This week I was interviewed for an upcoming article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on the subject of how innovation is driving economic development (job growth in layman’s terms) and what needs to be done to continue to attract and foster startup companies. This led me to think about the subject a bit and this […]

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October 23, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in atdc, Business, Film, Politics, Startups

We Interrupt This Program For An Atlanta Public Schools Shooting

I mostly write about the Internet, management, marketing, and startups on FoG. But every so often something happens that makes me change the focus here. A few years ago it was a change in Georgia law that limited the mobility of workers. Today it was a student at Grady High School shooting herself in the […]

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February 27, 2013  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Personal, Politics


With the exception of the occasional discussion on amendments to the Georgia state constitution I pretty much stay away from politics on FoG. Too much lack of rational debate and too much emotion around the subject. It is safe to say I have uttered nary a word here or on Twitter about the presidential election.  Truth be […]

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November 6, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Politics

Startup America Comes To Atlanta

Startup America is coming to Atlanta.  On Wednesday May 2 from 1:00pm – 4:30pm at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Technology Square senior White House officials are hosting a forum. The objective of the forum is to meet with entrepreneurs and hear directly from them on ideas and suggestions for reducing barriers and […]

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April 26, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Entrepreneurship, Politics

Startup America

On Monday the White House announced the Startup America Partnership. Startup America is a White House initiative to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout America. Below is a nice video of Austan Goolsbee the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers explaining the program. About the only criticism I have about the program is the expression […]

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February 3, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Accelerators, atdc, Current Affairs, Entrepreneurship, Politics, Startups

Application Neutrality

Today is a pretty important day for the Internet. FCC Chairman Julius Geneachoski has asked for his organization to adopt rules to protect the open Internet. Net neutrality rules. The draft rules that Geneachoski is proposing have not been seen in public but I do believe something needs to be done.  The reason why I […]

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December 21, 2010  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Current Affairs, Internet, Politics