Author: Alex Lawrence

Alex has been a successful entrepreneur for 20+ years. His current venture Lendio ranks #34 on the Inc. 500 list. Alex earned a BS degree at the University of Utah and his MBA at Weber State University, where he is Vice Provost and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program. If you want to talk with Alex about business and entrepreneurship (or other questions), email him (alex AT startupflavor DOT com), or you can find him on Twitter @_AlexLawrence.
8May
UCAID

Outdoor Products and Aviation — Partner With UCAID

UCAID

I get to work with a unique and diverse set of people at Weber State University. One of the most interesting groups is UCAID, which stands for the Utah Center for Applied Innovation and Design. UCAID serves the nation’s aviation and outdoor products industries by conducting contracted applied scientific and engineering research for our industry partners and clients. The 22,000 square foot building is located in Farmington, Utah. You can see it on the East side of the freeway, just before Lagoon. There is a lot of cool stuff going on inside of that building!
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30Apr

The NBA – It’s A Franchise

I’ve read a few posts lately from some celebrities like Mark Cuban as well as friends of mine via their FB and Twitter updates or comments. The theme of the ones I am referring to go something like this:

“Sterling is a horrible person. Racism is despicable and cannot and should not be tolerated.”

After that, a few different types of arguments come up. Some include references to the Constitution, First Amendment and the right to free speech. Something along the lines of Sterling is an idiot, yes, but in the USA that type of speech is protected and even though deplorable, it’s not illegal. A few others talk about privacy and how his comments were recorded without his knowledge. What is the legality of such recordings some ask? Shouldn’t his comments in private be allowed to stay private and not impact his business dealings? A final grouping talks about how this is America and property should not be allowed to be taken because someone has an intolerable perspective.

I’ve read all of these and I keep coming back to the same thought over and over again.
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