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Most New Year’s resolutions *begin* on New Year’s Day, but there’s no real completion date, and the resolutions are usually vague. I prefer to make my resolutions about what I will accomplish *before* New Year’s, even though some years I have to stretch it to December 32 or even later.

This year, my resolution […]

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I’ve just finished writing to all the speakers and signed-up participants for this year’s Flight School, announcing its cancellation. Please stand by for Flight School 2009!
It’s incredibly frustrating to do this, but we (Imaginova and I) just weren’t signing up a critical mass of participants, despite a great speaker list. […]

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“Someone from the private sector needs to raise their hand to make NextGen happen,” says Bruce Holmes.  He believes this so fervently that he recently left NASA (where he was  Chief Strategist at Langley Research Center as well as director for strategy development at the U.S. Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) in DC), to […]

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 Here’s another in our series of interviews with speakers at the upcoming Flight School.  
Investor John B. Higginbotham, now with SpaceVest,  grew up primarily in West Virginia during the Homer Hickam era, but with a little more parental approval than the famed “rocket boys”: His father was a ballistic missile engineer with the government during […]

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I just visited DayJet to chat with Ed Iacobucci, who is going to be a speaker at Flight School this June. It was an enjoyable trip. (Disclosure:) I got a free sample, which made the case. I had just flown in from Germany, almost a 10-hour flight. My ride to […]

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Check out Virgin Charter and meet the founder Scott Duffy (photo) at Flight School next week.
Virgin Charter (formerly Smart Charter) is going to shake up the air charter market in an interesting way, doing on a grand scale what a number of start-ups are doing in a smaller way. (This is distinct from “true” […]

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Last week I went to visit Stephan Hanvey, the CEO of SATSair. he’s one of the speakers at Flight School, and I wanted to learn about him and his business up close.
The first thing to understand about SATSair is that the model works. If you offer people reasonably priced “air cab” service ($595 […]

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….(and if you’re near Dallas) you may want to attend Thursday’s Space Venture Finance Symposium, the venture-capital offshoot of the International Space Development Conference in Dallas, which starts this Friday. Yes, that’s the day after tomorrow - Thursday May 23.
I’ll be there, leading a panel and gathering background for Flight School. There’s still space […]

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The title alone may put you to sleep, but read on. This post is a targeted version of advice I’m giving to outfits in three areas: personal information as in personalized search or advertising cookies, space travel and medical information. You can read that version at the Huffington Post.  
 You are probably familiar with the […]

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