FAA releases proposed drone laws

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Newly-announced FAA rules might allow thousands of business drones in the next few years. 

Following latest reports of a leaked document, the FAA has announced the regulations that will allow routine use of small drones in the United States. Before becoming finalized, the rules must go through a comment period, during which the public will have an opportunity to weigh in on the rules. Those of you who may recall, back in 2012, Congress had required the FAA to create rules around the integration of small drones by 2015.

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Once the order is finalized, the Washington Post shares that the FAA estimates that more than 7,000 businesses will obtain drone permits within three years. Furthermore, based on the recently-revealed document, companies would not be permitted to fly drones over long distances which would effectively preclude expedited delivery efforts ranging from pizza makers to Amazon. The rules, however, are expected to be modified and loosened over the coming decade as drone technology advances…

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Are you ready for 3-D printing? – via McKinsey & Co

There have been false dawns before, but this technology is poised to deliver cost benefits and to advance innovation in manufacturing.are you ready for 3d printing

The coming years will bring new opportunities and challenges. Companies with savvy executives who raise awareness, fill talent gaps, and build the necessary organizational capabilities will be well positioned to benefit from this breakthrough technology.

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Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job – via HBR

Great & inspiring reading for all Entrepreneurs!!

What the Experts Say: Knowing where your professional passions lie puts “you in a good position”

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An idea is certainly a promising start, but executing it while holding down a busy fulltime job is undoubtedly a challenge. “You’ve nailed the one percent inspiration, now it’s time for the 99% perspiration,”

“If you are committed to making it happen, there are ways,” says Clark. So, whether you want to start a company that could become The Next Big Thing or you have a hobby that you’d like to spend more time on, here are some ideas to get your idea up and running….

 

Be brave
 “Following your passion might seem daunting, but if you’ve planned your transition well, you’re not taking a heedless risk.” Instead, you’re making an “investment in your happiness and in your future.”

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How Google breaks through – via McKinsey Insight

Lorraine Twohill, Google’s senior vice president of global marketing:

The way I think about marketing—and the way I tend to talk to my team about it—is “knowing the user, knowing the magic, and connecting the two.”

Knowing the user means understanding who your consumers are, who your customers are. Not just knowing who they are, but what they need, what are their deep insights, and understanding how we can help them.

Knowing the magic means knowing what’s in the hearts and minds of your engineers and your product managers, and what they’re building.

Connecting the two means bringing the magic built by engineers to the world in a way that is relevant, meaningful, and compelling to the everyday consumer.

So we create something that the world will be excited about.

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How Google breaks through

This Drone Can Save Lives And Fly Indoors Without Crashing Constantly – via Techcrunch

The cage is held in place by a multi-axis gimbal system (thus the “GimBall” name), allowing the cage to rotate and roll indepedently of the propeller/camera rig at its core.

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Surrounding the GimBall’s drone core is a spherical cage which serves three purposes: letting it roll along the wall or ceiling, keeping the device’s propellers away from your skin, and absorbing shock to keep the device in the air.

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