George Santos’ Harbor City Sales Pitch Revealed by Clients

In 1903, a ship full of dreamers docked in Boston. Among their number was a refugee from Lugo in northern Italy. He was cleaned out by cards sharp during the voyage, so he got here with $2.50 in his pocket. Much later, he told a newspaper, “I landed in this country with $2.50 in cash and $1 million in hopes, and those hopes never left me.” That man’s name was Charles Ponzi. Ponzi unplugged.Bettmann//Getty Images The ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ swindle that now bears his name is one of the first lessons in the syllabus for Grifter 101. And […]

Cloud-based chip design for national security achieves key milestones

Continued US leadership in emerging technology requires a sustainable supply of advanced chips to power innovation from artificial intelligence to quantum computing. The CHIPS and Science Act, passed last year, aims to boost domestic research and manufacturing capacity for critical microelectronics. To support this ambitious effort, the US Department of Defense (DoD) launched the Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes (RAMP) using the Advanced Commercial Capabilities program, an effort to accelerate the secure, sustainable development of microelectronics for defense technologies. As part of this effort, three new state-of-the-art chips were developed using the RAMP secure design capability developed by Microsoft within the […]

Announcing Microsoft’s AI Customer Commitments

AI is creating unparalleled opportunities for businesses of every size and across every industry. We are seeing our customers embrace AI services to drive innovation, increase productivity and solve critical problems for humanity, such as the development of breakthrough medical cures and new ways to meet the challenges of climate change. At the same time, there are legitimate concerns about the power of the technology and the potential for it to be used to cause harm rather than benefits. It’s not surprising, in this context, that governments around the world are looking at how existing laws and regulations can be […]

Incorporating Scenario Planning into your Business Plan

RBC Small Business Talks uncovers the latest trends and insights to help owners navigate the issues & opportunities facing businesses today. Businesses always operate under a certain degree of uncertainty, and planning for the “what ifs” is critically important. Scenario planning, which involves making assumptions on what the future will bring, can help you gain an understanding of how different situations – or scenarios – will affect your business. Allowing you to see alternate visions of the future, scenario planning can help you identify pitfalls, gaps and opportunities before they happen, and stress test your plans against a variety of […]