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The University Start-Up: Characteristics and Context

Don Rose and Cam Patterson

in Research To Revenue: A Practical Guide to University Start-Ups

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625263
eISBN:
9781469625287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625263.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

A university startup has a number of characteristics, many of which are common to any startup. Central to the startup is the business model, the mechanism by which the company will create, market, ... More


De Keersmaeker, Kylian, and European Dance (2000)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0067
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about choreographies made to his music. He says that the most remarkable is Jiri Kylian's Falling Angels done to Drumming—Part One (1971). Reich was fortunately ... More


The Twentieth Century

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the aftermath of WWII and the challenges society faced in housing and caring for the generation of baby boomers who were born into extreme deprivation. It discusses ... More


Judeo-Christian Experience of the Holy

Phillip Wiebe

in God and Other Spirits: Intimations of Transcendence in Christian Experience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195140125
eISBN:
9780199835492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140125.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

An overview of phenomena in Judaeo-Christian history deemed to involve holy beings is undertaken with a view to uncovering the methodological, epistemological, and ontological questions these ... More


Visions and Archetypes

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Definitions and examples of visionary experiences.


Chinese/American Verse in Transnational Perspective: Racial Protest and the Poems of Angel Island

Steven G. Yao

in Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199730339
eISBN:
9780199866540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730339.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the classical Chinese poetry written by immigrants detained on Angel Island. Composed in almost total anonymity between 1910 and 1940 by largely uneducated Chinese commoners ... More


The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Solly Angel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In the mid-1980s, the author had a technological mini-vision. He saw in his mind's eye a quarter-inch thick personal scale weighing a pound, a travel scale, and he decided to make it a reality, to ... More


Isn't There a Better Way?

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

One day in 1986, the author had a mini-vision that the portable personal scale, more commonly known as the bathroom scale, could be reinvented so that it would be no more than a quarter inch in ... More


What Is Wrong with the Machine?

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The thin personal scale was only a fantasy. In fact, the author had no knowledge of scales whatsoever, and no clue about the mechanisms that made them work. A spiral-tube prototype was developed and ... More


Go West, Young Man!

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In May 1987, Solly Angel made an American journey and his major stop was the City of Rolling Hills, California, where Tommy Heinsheimer was the mayor. He was also a brilliant, self-assured, and ... More


The Enchanting Résumé

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Going ahead with Transducer Techniques made some sense, but it was not to be. In addition, Solly Angel decided against the whole idea of load cells. He did not yet recognize the hierarchy of parts ... More


Specify! Specify!

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Solly Angel arrived in New York City at the beginning of September 1987, rented a car, and drove north to New England to meet Harry Jones, Consulting Engineer. When he arrived in New England, Harry ... More


The Secret of the Lightweight Panel

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Solly Angel passed through Yokohama, Japan to address a regional conference on the role of government in housing. He wanted to talk to his engineer friend, Jens Overgaard, about what he discovered ... More


A Single Organizing Principle

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Solly Angel had a task to edit a bulky draft of a UN document entitled “The Global Strategy for Shelter for the Year 2000” which was to become the official housing policy of the United Nations. He ... More


The Rush to Patent

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

There was no doubt that California and the New York metropolitan area at the close of the twentieth century were the most inventive and creative places, in terms of generating patented inventions. As ... More


Arriving at the Square

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter explores Solly Angel's own aesthetic convictions. It also looks at simple prototypes that veteran designers and ordinary people could handle and comment on, and develops a deeper ... More


It's Beautiful, Now Make It Accurate

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

By early 1988, Solly Angel already had a patent application pending and a novel design for a personal scale, and he was resolved to make New York City into his home base for the scale venture. The ... More


Beginner's Luck

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Solly Angel returned to California to try his luck again at Transducer Techniques. They zeroed in on the design of a one-piece aluminum load cell in the shape of a thin diaphragm with a protruding ... More


Price Is the Object!

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Solly Angel went into the first of two days of technical meetings with the Philips engineers with Rijk Nienhuis by his side. He distributed his report and presented his results. The scale was placed ... More


The License to Fail

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

There was no doubt that completing the development of the load cell was the first and highest priority; that the survival of the scale project hinged on the invention of an accurate and affordable ... More


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