Protecting Your Intellect: A Day’s Work At Revision Legal

Sending subpoenas deep into Vietnam via rickshaw. Debating with the Supreme Court of Moldova. Testifying before the Michigan State Legislature on pornography. All litigation as usual for the Traverse City-based firm Revision Legal. Situated at the nexus of intellectual property (IP), emerging technology and business...

Book Review: The Marshmallow Test, Mastering Self Control

336 pages 2014 Hardcover $29, eBook $15   The Skim Premise – A simple test determines so much. Is there hope for those of us that flunk it? Audience – Anyone who simply wants more self discipline. Author's Own Words – “In order to understand self-control, and the ability to delay gratification,...

Tech News Around Town

MacUpdate Smartens “App Discovery” Your Mac computer doesn't have to just be a $2,000 Facebook machine. When you first buy a Mac, it comes with limited capability. In order to expand the use of it, you need to get Mac apps. But that isn’t as easy as...

Raising More Boats

“A rising tide lifts all boats” is a phrase made famous by President John F. Kennedy borrowed from a chamber of commerce in his native New England – an aphorism that suggests pretty much everyone benefits from a growing economy. It’s also a saying often panned...

5 Pieces Of Technology You Should Be Using To Succeed

We’re moving past the era of file cabinets and memos. It can be a hard transition, especially when a team’s workflows have to change to fit the new technologies. For larger businesses and organizations, the task of creating, implementing and managing the most efficient digital tools...

Important Affordable Care Act Updates For 2015

Employers have been reacting to the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has made on employer-provided health coverage since early 2010. This year will be no different, with significant portions of the Affordable Care Act going into effect, such as the employer shared responsibility mandate...

Job Creation Promise? More Political Rhetoric

I’ve been pondering this new paradigm that has government granting tax breaks to businesses that promise to create jobs. Business benefits from lower taxes, politicians can benefit by posing as job creators, and taxpayers…well, if there are any benefits, they’re offset by paying the price...

Structuring IT For Business Success

CIO, CTO, IT Director, IT Manager … oh my! Yes, Dorothy had it right, technology (even the job titles) can be overwhelming at times for today’s businesses. But, tech plays a pivotal role in any business’ success. So let’s leave the lions and tigers and...

Health News Across The Region

  New Health Care Training Program Launches Integrity Home Health Care in Traverse City has opened Integrity Health Training School. Starting this month, it is offering a Nurse Aide Training Program that prepares students to become certified nurse aides. Executive Director Greg Hall said the training will likely...

(i)Phone Home

Andy Schmitt was at a conference in San Francisco when the family cat slipped out of his Incochee Woods house. While talking to his wife, Beth, in Traverse City from his California hotel room, he then activated their home’s outdoor cameras and watched his iPad...