Radio Interview Part 4: Legal Issues in Technology

May 16th, 2013
MMM Tech Perspectives

Part 4 of the radio interview series covers the changing legal issues faced by the technology community.
• John Yates discusses the ways in which the legal industry has evolved to accommodate the issues brought on by the advancement of technology.

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Host Ricky Steele and Guest John Yates on Booth 61 Radio

Host Ricky Steele and Guest John Yates on Booth 61 Radio

 

About Booth 61 with Ricky Steele: Booth 61 is the place for the latest news and information from the Atlanta technology

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Radio Interview Part 3: Investing in Atlanta

May 10th, 2013
MMM Tech Perspectives

In Part 3 of this interview, John Yates breaks down the “financing food chain” in Atlanta. Highlights include:

  • Atlanta’s greatest strengths and biggest challenges in corporate development and the financing life cycle.
  • The important organizations in Atlanta helping to grow the technology community.
  • What individuals, companies, investors and government can do to boost the community and bring tech funding to Atlanta.

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Host Ricky Steele interviews John Yates about technology financing in Atlanta.

Booth 61 Radio host Ricky Steele interviews John Yates

 

About Booth 61 with

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Radio Interview Part 2: The Rise of Atlanta’s Tech Community in the 90s

May 2nd, 2013
MMM Tech Perspectives

In Part 2 of this interview, John Yates and Ricky Steele discuss Atlanta’s “Technology Golden Age”:

  •   In the 1990s, VC funding was strong and company valuations were high. John Yates describes the community at its height and the factors that contributed to the rapid growth.
  • John Yates analyzes the “burst” that happened shortly thereafter, the impact it had on many companies and the lessons learned from it.

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Radio Interview Part 1: The Early Days of Atlanta Technology

April 25th, 2013
MMM Tech Perspectives

In part 1 of this interview, John Yates discusses his background and the early days of the Atlanta technology community. Highlights include:

  • Atlanta Tech Community vs. Silicon Valley – why many pioneers of the early technology industry–including John Yates—chose  Atlanta over Silicon Valley as the place to cultivate their career in technology.
  • The early days of the Atlanta Technology Community: John Yates describes Atlanta’s tech community in the 1980s, when microcomputers and software innovation dominated the scene, and companies such as MSA and Quadram, Inc. laid the foundation for a rapidly growing tech industry.

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Atlanta Technology Growth — Past, Present & Future

Venture Atlanta 2011, the leading investor conference in the region, exceeded expectations of investors and entrepreneurs. At the CEO/VC Dinner, Atlanta celebrated the successes of its technology community as captured in the video – Atlanta Technology Growth – Past, Present & Future. Featuring leaders from Atlanta’s tech community from the 1970s to the present, the video chronicled the growth of Atlanta companies in telecommunications, software, ecommerce, internet, financial technology and healthcare IT.

 

 

Many thanks to the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the MMM Corporate Technology Group and especially David Hartnett, Ann McDonald and Melanie Touchstone for creating an

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Basketball Players Turned Entrepreneurs

March 30th, 2012
MMM Tech Perspectives
by John Yates

 

How are basketball players like entrepreneurs?

Many former basketball players have entrepreneurial instincts acquired from their days as college and pro athletes.  Consider the qualities of an entrepreneur in comparison with those of a college basketball player:

1. Self-Motivated – By definition, an entrepreneur is one person – – a self-motivated, self-directed, talented individual.  Similarly, the basketball star has a healthy ego, a focus on self-fitness and an inner drive to succeed.

2. Quest for Success – The entrepreneur maintains a single-minded focus on success.  The glass is always half full and the prospect is always ready

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Part 5: Key Legal Questions to Consider when Starting and Growing a Tech Business

March 22nd, 2012
MMM Tech Perspectives

by John Yates

What are the Top 10 legal questions to consider in starting and growing a tech business? Outlined below are questions 5 & 6 in this series of questions a lawyer asks an entrepreneur to minimize liability and maximize profitability (view questions 1-4 here). These questions address legal issues faced by tech companies through the business life cycle. While these questions may not apply to all companies, they’re a helpful road map to address legal pitfalls in building a successful tech business.

Following the questions below, there are secondary questions designed to elicit important information from the

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PART 4: Key Legal Questions to Consider when Starting and Growing a Tech Business

March 1st, 2012
MMM Tech Perspectives

What are the Top 10 legal questions to consider in starting and growing a tech business? Outlined below is question #4 in this series of questions a lawyer asks an entrepreneur to minimize liability and maximize profitability (view question #1 here, question #2 here and question #3 here). These questions address legal issues faced by tech companies through the business life cycle. While these questions may not apply to all companies, they’re a helpful road map to address legal pitfalls in building a successful tech business.

Following the question below, there are secondary questions designed

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PART 3: Key Legal Questions to Consider when Starting and Growing a Tech Business

February 17th, 2012
MMM Tech Perspectives

What are the Top 10 legal questions to consider in starting and growing a tech business? Outlined below is question #3 in this series of questions a lawyer asks an entrepreneur to minimize liability and maximize profitability (view question #1 here and question #2 here). These questions address legal issues faced by tech companies through the business life cycle. While these questions may not apply to all companies, they’re a helpful road map to address legal pitfalls in building a successful tech business.

Following the question below, there are secondary questions designed to elicit important information from

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