Mike Flynn

Mike Flynn was for 25 years the publisher of the Puget Sound Business Journal who, in retirement, does consulting and writes the weekly "Flynn's Harp," where this essay first appeared.

Lessons for Today’s Tech Titans: The Big Breakup that made Seattle a Telecom Giant

Similarly, breaking the tech giants into pieces, particularly Google and Facebook, would allow innovators to emerge from among the pieces to create new products and new technologies -- precisely what followed AT&T’s breakup.

Is Seattle’s Brand Damaged?

One possible idea for Bellevue business leaders would be that all marketing materials should include a reference to "Seattle's premier side, the Eastside."