.XXX Domain Names - Get 'em while they're hot

"While traditional rights protection mechanisms, such as the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP), will apply to .xxx domain names, and while ICM Registry has implemented a host of other protection mechanisms that will aid trademark owners seeking to combat infringing - or simply disparaging - use of valuable brands, trademark owners should consider 'pre-reserving' and/or defensively registering key .xxx domain names containing valuable trademarks." Advice from this Foley Hoag LLP post.


Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement

This Mutual Non-Disclosure Agreement from Inc.com is a sample contract between two parties exploring a business opportunity of mutual interests, whereby the parties agree to treat disclosed information concerning the opportunity as confidential.


Creativity Begins with Little Bets

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -- Alan Kay

“...Unleashing our creativity, however deeply it’s hidden, begins with little bets...concrete actions taken to discover, test, and develop ideas that are achievable and affordable...”

"Becoming more comfortable with failure, and coming to view false starts and mistakes as opportunities opens us up creatively."

"Most entrepreneurs launch their companies without an ingenious idea and proceed to discover one, or if they do start with what they think is an ingenious idea, they quickly discover that it’s flawed and then rapidly adapt."

--- from Change This - Little Bets: Think Differently


Yale Trivia Presentation

I was privileged on Friday night to be the representative of the Princeton Alumni Association of Western Pennsylvania at the Yale Club of Pittsburgh annual dinner. My role was to offer greetings and remarks ribbing or roasting the Yalies. I used a format from a Jeopardy-like game show that I have reproduced as a presentation.

Yale Jeopardy