December 8, 2020

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Technology Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog

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These upcoming ABL Round Tables will be held via ZOOM. Please see your Technology Round Table invitation for the specifics and participation instructions.

January 7 – ABL-Tech OC Zoom Table

January 8 – ABL-Tech SGV Zoom Table (moved due to New Year’s Day holiday)

January 22 – ABL-Tech WLA Zoom Table (also moved)


Blog by Mimi Grant

GUEST BLOG: Dave Berkus’s
“3-step dance method”

Blocks 1 2 3

December 8, 2020:  With over 200 early-stage investments under his belt, Tech Coast Angels’ Chairman Emeritus, and the chair of ABL’s Technology Board of Advisors, Dave Berkus knows a thing or three about what it takes to develop a successful new product. And, hint: it’s not done in a vacuum. So Dave has developed “the thee-step dance,” in order to help form a repeatable method of how to create a great company from an early idea:



Round Tables

Beyond their Round Tables, ABL Members stay connected with each other through the ABL Technology Online. This bi-weekly emailed publication provides Member News and Technology Industry Trends. And, for those interested in the latest in Healthcare IT Member News and Trends, the ABL Healthcare Online is also available.  For a complimentary subscription, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


Vlog by Mimi Grant

7 Habits to Help Families Get Thru the “Purple Zone”

Getting Back to Work in the Office

Well, we’re back in the “PURPLE Tier.” And that means, for starters: “school campuses that have not yet reopened for in-person instruction will have to continue offering distance learning until infection rates improve.”

For months ABL Members have been telling us about the challenges their employees are having working from home, especially while their kids (of all ages) are learning at home.

So with a nod to Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” ABL’s favorite “stretch,” psychiatrist Mark Goulston, MD, provides us with a “silver lining” to the pandemic’s “Purple Time”: behaviors those WFH can share with their kids who are LFH. CLICK HERE TO WATCH MIMI GRANT’S 3:06-MINUTE VLOG.



>>Cynthia Nelson is Founder and President of NexGen Search Solutions. She founded the company on one simple principle – to deliver the same high-quality retained executive search product, but to only charge clients for time actually spent working on the project, which means they’ll meet the exact same candidates at a fraction of the fee. Each of NexGen’s recruiters are functional experts with a minimum of 10 years of experience. They work in a team of four – Research, Recruiter, Scheduler, and Client Manager. Each team member is a seasoned professional with a proven track record. Prior to founding NexGen Search, in 2007, Cynthia spent 11 years building the West Coast HR search practice for three national search firms, where she recruited effective teams across multiple industries, including technology, financial services, manufacturing, consumer products, life sciences, professional services, and not-for-profit. Cynthia has joined the ABL-Tech OC Round Table.