Microsoft Partnership

Microsoft Partnership

We've been working with Microsoft on some technology, and they filmed a little video about what we're working on at Bansen Labs and Xogo. You can check out the video here, and see it on their site at this link.

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Presenting On "The Hill" To Congress

Presenting On "The Hill" To Congress

We were recently selected to take part in the CES on the Hill event in Washington DC. We were representing the Assistive Tech industry and talking with members of Congress about how we can make life better for people with disabilities.

Here's an overview video about the event. You can skip to the 1:55 mark if you just want to see my little blurb.

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CableLabs Presentation

CableLabs Presentation

Recently we spoke at CableLabs Innovation Showcase in Orlando. We were selected as one of nine companies to speak to executives from 52 cable companies around the US and there was a competition to determine the "Best New Product" for the cable industry. We were selected as the winner, and you can see a video of our talk here.

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Speaking About Xogo

Speaking About Xogo

Recently, we were asked by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to speak about our technology that allows people with disabilities to connect to all media devices. It's called Xogo, and you can learn more about it here.

Here is a video of that presentation, which I think did a good job of showing what we're up to at Bansen Labs.

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Michael Scott's Guide To Business (Subtitle: He's A Genius)

Michael Scott's Guide To Business (Subtitle: He's A Genius)

Nearly every day that I go into my startup, I use a Michael Scott quote or a scene from The Office to get a point across to one of the people I work with. There is just something about Michael Scott that inspires greatness, and here is a list of some of my favorite teachable moments from Dunder Mifflin's best boss.

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Clarity and Conviction (Subtitle: Don't Stop Short)

Clarity and Conviction (Subtitle: Don't Stop Short)

So I really don't like most motivational quotes. Here's a sampling of some of my least favorites:

  • There's a better tomorrow.
  • Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss you'll land on the stars.
  • Be the change you wish to see in the world.
  • Keep calm and (insert phrase here).
  • And my favorite: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Wayne Gretzky/Michael Scott

These all sound great, but none of them really mean anything.

Often times we get so focused on trying to find motivation for doing "stuff" in our life, and lose track of the execution of our ideas. We can look at motivational posters with pictures of world leaders, great thinkers, and beautiful sunsets all we want, but there are two things that are better than all of those posters: clarity and conviction.

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Old People and Technology (Subtitle: My Grandfather)

Old People and Technology (Subtitle: My Grandfather)

So this is the first article on my blog. I figure I should start out by celebrating someone who had probably the biggest hand in making me the person that I am today. At least the good parts of who I am - I'll just chalk the other parts up to the television shows and movies that warped my brain. The good parts come from my grandfather, and he's an amazing guy.

Now that I decided who to write about, it's time to pick my topic. I'm going with old people and technology. Why's that you ask? Because if it wasn't for my grandfather and his love of technology, this blog wouldn't be possible.

Here's the story...

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