Your Company Needs Big Ideas and Creativity, But Great Execution is the Key to Success: With Kurt Uhlir

Your Company Needs Big Ideas and Creativity, But Great Execution is the Key to Success: With Kurt Uhlir

Read my interview where I share 5 things I wish someone told me before I became CEO. For those that haven't made it to one of my keynotes or fireside chats, it may be the most personal interview I've ever given.

Made in America Roundtable: White House Article (video)

"We’re here today to continue our celebration of American manufacturing as part of Made in America Week. The leaders and innovators around this table create the products that fill our homes, defend our nation, and enrich our lives."

Patriotic Spending Has a Bigger Impact Than You Realize

We were blessed to be included in the 2016 USA Today Manufacturing & Skills in America Campaign, reaching 750,000 print readers across USA Today, FABTECH 2016 and Manufacturing Day as well as 3M+ readers online.
Advanced driver assistance systems, ADAS, spatial data in video game creation

Sizing Up The Suitors For Here, Nokia’s Map Business

How valuable? One former longtime senior employee of HERE estimates there are around 300 different location attributes, with corresponding historical databases, that can be tracked using HERE’s technology. They include more obvious mapping and location-based applications such as driving directions and street maps, but also spatial data technology used in video and gaming applications.

41 Entrepreneurs Share Their Unusual Hobbies

Most entrepreneurs are very tactical about their free time. In the startup life, every minute of every day counts. So here’s how some startup founders and entrepreneurs choose to spend their downtime.

In Startup Funding Search, Not All Investors Are Created Equal

“Investors and founders should both steer clear of unbounded risk,” Uhlir said. “I believe we can teach people how to be better founders, just as someone taught me how to pull an alligator out of a pond. The goal is controlled risk and knowing what your experiment will prove.”

Transaasional: Sideqik’s New Take On The Saas Pricing Model

There may not be a truly perfect one-size-fits-all approach to SaaS pricing, but one startup’s new approach could be a big step forward toward bridging the gaps between product value and bottom line revenue.

Healthy Communications Are Central to Success

“We’ve been part of some great companies before, and have worked in Chicago, on the West Coast, East Coast and other continents. Atlanta tops them all,”
Advanced driver assistance systems, ADAS, spatial data in video game creation

The Hidden Component of the Waze Acquisition

One of the lead inventors named on the patent, Kurt Uhlir, ran Navteq’s skunkworks for years, along with board-level projects. His patents are used for a number of video games including Flight Simulator X from Microsoft (going back to the gaming element of these patents).

Cutting Through the Social Fog

With such a large prospect pool, there are thousands upon thousands of businesses also clamoring for these users’ attention (and dollars). That said, it’s not enough to just establish a social presence.

The Future of Social Media

Consumers want higher quality content than what most brands are offering. This is a huge opportunity for brands offering engaging content that know how to activate an audience.

Meetro Eases Hookups in Your Hood

A new, location-based web service is trying to make social-networking software more about socializing than simply collecting lists of buddies.

Is mobile 3D finally on the move?

Now is the time for 3D artists to look at which part of the industry they'd like to be working in five years down the road, and make the transition now. 3D technology and art must be adapted to the uniqueness of the mobile environment.
Mobile Games Analyst

Complexities of Location Technology is Holding Back Location Based Gaming: Establishing the Foundation

Article from the father of location based gaming Kurt Uhlir in 2005 describing the complexities holding back the gaming industry and what needed to be done to create the foundation for the genre.
IGDA Forms Dedicated Group for Mobile Game Developers

IGDA Names Kurt Uhlir Chair of New Group for Mobile Game Developers

The Mobile-SIG will serve as a balanced voice for developers, publishers, researchers and aggregators of mobile games, offering a shared ground for industry-wide views, collaboration and experimentation on development, limitations and opportunities in the mobile games sector.

Working on a story you think I can help with? Let’s talk. Twitter will likely get you the fastest initial response. Or, send me an email with the details.

Samples of articles and quotes

April 1, 2019
44 Social Media Growth Hacks For Marketers in 2019 (SocialPilot) – Super cool to be included alongside industry greats such as Kim Garst, Sujan Patel, Mark Collier and Michael Steizner as well as rising stars like Sunny Lenarduzzi.

February 19, 2019
15 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Apps to Use for Their Business (CEO Blog Nation)

March 21, 2019
The Single Most Misunderstood Aspect of the Instagram Algorithm (ShareThis)

February 19, 2019
15 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Apps to Use for Their Business (CEO Blog Nation)

January 25, 2019
21 Real Estate Marketing Strategies (Hint: None Are Facebook) (The Close)

September 11, 2018
Lead Generation Tips And Tricks For Startups (Fupping) – Thanks to readers for voting my tip #1 again.

August 2, 2018
Top 26 Creative SaaS Marketing Tips from the ProsLead Generation Tips And Tricks For Startups (FitSmallBusiness) 

July 2, 2018
How To Land A Startup Job: 20 Tips On Getting Hired (Fupping) – Thanks to readers for voting my tip #1.

March 11, 2018
22 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Maintain Work/Life BalanceTop 10 Digital Marketing Quotes to Inspire You in 2018 (CEO Blog Nation)

February 08, 2018
12 IoT Trends: Experts Answering How IoT Will Evolve by 2020 (NewGenApps)

January 29, 2018
99 Thought Leaders Share the 5 Most Important Things Needed to Become a Thought Leader (Thrive Global)

December 12, 2017
Top 10 Digital Marketing Quotes to Inspire You in 2018 (Foreantech)

September 12, 2017
Professionalism in the Workplace: Professional Etiquette for Grownups (Society Of Grownups)

March 20, 2017
The Epic Win: Super-structuring Leadership (Concordia University)

March 15, 2017
Hone Your Leadership Skills When Studying Abroad (SchoolApply)

February 20, 2017
10 Inspirational Digital Marketing Quotes by Most Iconic Personalities!! (Cosmolance)

February 16, 2017
Why does leadership matter, no matter your position? (Realizing Leadership Magazine)

February 15, 2017
Bring It to Market: Lessons From Martech Founder Kurt Uhlir (Hypepotamus)

January 30, 2017
Leadership: Definitions (Syncat Scientific Leadership)

November 25, 2016
The Made in America Movement: Buying American for the Holidays (WGN Radio)

February 17, 2016
Don’t Blame the Robots for Lost Manufacturing Jobs (Alliance of Americans for America)

October 13, 2016
How Do You Define Leadership? ( Business Journal)

February 24, 2016
Hobbies for Techies (Manilla Bulletin – print)

February 10, 2016
How to Help Your Employees Manage Stress in the Workplace (6q)

January 11, 2016
15 Quotes To Keep Your Marketing Team Motivated (Apartminty)

January 10, 2016
Top 15 Digital Marketing Quotes to Inspire You in 2017 (Figmints Delicious Design)

December 14, 2015
Social Media Marketing Trends 2016: Insights & Predictions (linkdex)

December 10, 2015
How to Influence Your Prospective Buyers in 2016 (NicheLabs)

October 28, 2015 
Leadership 101: What Makes a Great Leader? (Kaplan Business School)

October 27, 2015
5 Shared Traits Among Today’s B2B Buyers (KoMarketing)

June 9, 2015
How to Make Marketing Automation Software Work for Your Small Business (Kabbage)

May 10, 2015
Leadership versus Management (Essential Explorations)

May 3, 2015
Communication is Key in Leadership (Gospel Driven)

April 24, 2015
Are You a Critical Thinking Leader? (Pearson TalentLens)

March 19, 2015
Defining Leadership: Oh, Let Me Count the Ways (Fonteva)

February 19, 2015
College of Computing Startup Career Fair Links Students, ATDC Entrepreneurs (Georgia Tech)

February 18, 2015
The Single Best Place to Invest (or Reinvest) Business Capital (Direct Capital)

February 3, 2014
Business Model Puts New Spin on SaaS (AJC)

April 22, 2013
2013 TAG Business Launch Competition Announces Finalists (Technology Association of Georgia)

October 5, 2012
The Future of Social Media: 50+ Experts Share Their 2013 Predictions (Digitalist Magazine – print)

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