Archive for the 'Entrepreneurship' Category

It’s been a little more than a year since the passing of Dr. J. Robert Beyster. While he may have left this world, his legacy continues in many ways. Notably, on December 21, 2015, UCSD announced the donation of the papers of Dr. Beyster to the UC San Diego Library. According to the announcement, “Beyster’s papers, which reflect his passion for entrepreneurship […]

As you by know by now, the University of Michigan holds a very special place in my life and in my heart. My father — who was a graduate of the College of Engineering — would drive us out to Ann Arbor on weekends to visit my aunt Jessie. I was very impressed with the […]

Reflecting on 2011

2011 has been quite an eventful year for me. I spent the first few weeks of January in and out of hospitals, but my health improved significantly as the year progressed. I launched my Facebook page in January, and in February Professor Joseph Blasi was named the inaugural holder of the J. Robert Beyster Professorship […]

As many of you may have heard, we had a widespread power blackout last week — not just in San Diego, but all the way north into Orange County, south into Mexico, and east to Arizona. In La Jolla, the blackout started at about 3:40 on Thursday afternoon, and the power was not restored in […]

Before I get into my usual discussion this week, I would like to congratulate my good friend Gene Ray on being selected to join the CONNECT Hall of Fame. This is a great honor, and I am very pleased that CONNECT is recognizing Gene’s contributions to San Diego’s technology industry, which are many. I hope […]

Innovation and Economic Growth

An article in our local newspaper reported that Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs spoke before Congress last week in support of the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. According to Irwin, the $1.5 million that Qualcomm received when it was still a small business was instrumental in the development of its Code Division Multiple Access […]


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  • Jim Russell: Some 45 years ago in early 1972, I flew out to La Jolla and met with Dr. Beyster to decide whether to...
  • Edgar Cruz: In the 14 years I served at SAIC, I learned from people who knew Dr. Beyster personally, that employee...
  • Paul Hobin: I’ll always remember the awkward, somewhat apologetic explanations for Dr. Beyster’s low pay...
  • Steve Purcell: Well said Mr. Berg!! Dr. Beyster left a big imprint on many of us. Best to all and keep on making a...
  • Bob Berg: Like so many other thousands of people, my life was incredibly and positively changed by “Dr....