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    "Why Won't My Team Act Like a Team?"

    Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management, reflects on what actually makes a team (versus a workgroup) and what it takes to be a successful one. The blog is part of his Technological Business Fundamental Series.
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    Even Scarier Than Halloween: Basics of Accounting and Finance

    As part of the Technological Business Fundamental Series, Steve Webster, TLI senior fellow and Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Technology Management writes: "I continue to be shocked when engineers who have mastered mass balance become mystified when the subject turns to a balance sheet. The rules of accounting may seem counterintuitive at times, but they are clearly written down, and the resulting math can usually be done on a four-function calculator."

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    MOT or MBA: Which Shark Are You?

    How does the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) compare with an MBA? In this blog, we use two investors from the popular show "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary, to illustrate the differences between these two executive-level graduate degree programs.
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    MDI Faculty Member's Med-Tech Startup Raises $7.5M

    RxFunction -- the manufacturer of walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthetic for patients with balance problems -- has raised $7.5 million as it prepares to reach the market. Next steps are proceeding with FDA registration, clinical trial studies and commercialization. TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson is the CTO and co-founder of RxFunction, and he co-invented and developed the patented technology. Dr. Oddsson teaches in our M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program. See the full story below.

    Photo of walkasins, a wearable sensory prosthesis co-invented by TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson

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    TLI Faculty Member, Security Expert Responds to YouTube HQ Shooting

    Michael Rozin, a security expert who teaches in our M.S. in Security Technologies program, spoke with reporters about the recent shooting at YouTube headquarters. Rozin -- who has worked on security at Super Bowl LII, the Mall of America and other projects -- says that, compared to most mass shootings, this incident was highly abnormal in many aspects. See the full story below.

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    TLI's Mike Johnson Comments on Google Location History Tracking

    As digital privacy concerns escalate, a Star Tribune columnist learns just how much Google Maps tracked -- virtually every step he took, even without opening the smartphone application -- when he downloaded his Google Location History. TLI's Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies, responds to his privacy concerns.

    Photo of Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies

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    MDI Faculty Member Shares His Experience Teaching Future Medical Device Leaders, Entrepreneurs

    TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson discusses his success with the "team-pitch-quiz learning" model and his experience teaching in the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) degree program, which he states is "helping Minnesota preserve its status as a world-class medical device innovation ecosystem by educating new generations of inventors and entrepreneurs."

    Photo of MDI faculty member, Dr. Lars Oddsson

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    MDI Alumnus Leads Twin Cities Med-Tech Accelerator

    TLI alumnus in the news: 2016 M.S. in Medical Device Innovation (MDI) alumnus Adam Choe is quoted in an article about gener8tor, which is partnering with the University of Minnesota, the Mayo Clinic and Boston Scientific to launch gBETA Medtech, a seven-week medical technology accelerator. Adam Choe is the director of gBETA Medtech, which is gener8tor's first industry-focused program. After graduating from MDI in 2016, Adam was an Innovation Fellow at the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center from 2016-2018.

    Photo of Adam Choe, a 2016 graduate of the M.S. in Medical Device Innovation program

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