The growth of technology and how it’s augmenting not just “business as usual” but also our day-to-day lives has often been compared to the Industrial Revolution. That time period was one of huge growth for America and produced, indisputably, the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs of our time including Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, and Carnegie. Their businesses focused on the infrastructure and commodities of the future. Translate that to today, it can only equal technology, after all it is our future. I’m not one to jump on the bandwagon and tell you that you need to learn to code in order to be successful in technology. Though valuable I don’t think you have to be an expert in computer programming to be a successful technology entrepreneur. I do believe, however, you have to understand it enough to be able to identify and leverage talent to help you build your business (be it a co-founder type or a programmer for hire). One of the things I love the most about those innovative entrepreneurs of the 19th century is they simply figured it out. Rockefeller didn’t go back to school to learn how to refine oil, he partnered with Samuel Andrews, a chemist. Read More...