All courses by Zachary Alexander

  • Should you keep your eye on Foreign Startups?

    For years the international business press has been reporting about the dominance of the Chinese business acumen. It hasn’t really mattered all that much which side of the Atlantic or Pacific Oceans the media companies were headquartered. Yesterday may have marked a significant change in this commentary. Americans now need to worry about the emerging […]

  • How do you know makerspace development helps?

    Someone will ask you, “How do you know makerspace development helps?” It may come as a legitimate question from very serious people who truly care about the answer. Eventually, it will be asked by confounders who want to derail makerspace development efforts in hopes of delaying the entry of a significant number of your neighbors […]

  • Vets need Makerspace Development

    Lost in all the celebration for finally getting something done on the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention Bill will be any discussion about the long-term economic wellbeing of veterans. There is no lobbying being done for a strategy to help returning service members survive the hazards of Post-Globalism America. Lawmakers seem content to go forward with […]

  • Why Makerspaces aren’t Incubators.

    The most common response to the question, do you know the nearest makerspace is a descriptions of the benefits that the local business incubator provides. The challenge for those who want to get involved in makerspace development is explaining that makerspaces really aren’t business incubators. They also aren’t co-location facilities nor are they business accelerators. […]

  • Rationale for a Common Makerspace Dev Language

    Describing what success looks like is one the most difficult tasks that has be undertaken at the beginning of every project/program. This task is doubly difficult for those who are under taking makerspace development for the first time. There are no historical trends that you can lash on to as you define the foundation of […]