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Your computer may already be hacked — NSA inside?

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | July 15, 2013

In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act. — George Orwell In Russia, President Putin’s office just stopped using PC’s and switched to typewriters.  What do they know that we don’t? Perhaps it’s Intel NSA inside. ——— For those of you who haven’t kept up, the National Security Agency (NSA’s) Prismprogram has been in … Continue reading »

Fly high

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | April 29, 2013

Todd Branchflower was one my Lean LaunchPad students entrepreneurial enough to convince the Air Force send him to Stanford to get his graduate engineering degree. After watching my Secret History of Silicon Valley talk, he became fascinated by how serendipity created both weapon systems and entrepreneurship in World War II – and brought us federal support of science and Silicon Valley. … Continue reading »

The endless frontier: U.S. science and national industrial policy (part 1)

Steve Blank, lecturer, Haas School of Business | January 14, 2013

The U.S. has spent the last 70 years making massive investments in basic and applied research. Government funding of research started in World War II driven by the needs of the military for weapon systems to defeat Germany and Japan. Post WWII the responsibility for investing in research split between agencies focused on weapons development and space exploration … Continue reading »