Two decades ago, the world changed forever.

That’s how we tend to think about September 11th — as a “world-historic” event. But this morning, as I started my day, I thought about something different: Two decades ago, scores of families suddenly had an empty seat at the breakfast table.

I…


The GameStop short squeeze campaign wasn’t wanton recklessness — it’s cause for hope

WallStreetBets forum on the Reddit displayed on a phone screen and a illustrative stock chart in the background
Image: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Give credit where it’s due: The WallStreetBets subreddit’s revolt against short sellers has brought global attention to a problem that has long vexed public company CEOs, myself included. The scrutiny ought to lead regulators to fix the countless issues caused by short sellers.

Short selling, in brief, is when one…


Dismay, disgust, horror — you can pick your shade of revulsion about what happened on Wednesday in Washington, DC, and to the US Capitol building. It evokes all of those feelings, and more. Of the questions raised in the aftermath, one has received more scrutiny than others: Why didn’t the…


The gravest threat to American democracy isn’t a politician, party, or governing philosophy. It’s not Washington, nor the media, nor technology companies undermining our country’s common fabric. …


I want to share a story of unconstitutional government overreach. It’s one that should make every American wonder if their property could be seized without the protection we all expect: a fair day in court. …


In 1997, my company debuted a product at CES to the kind of acclaim that most entrepreneurs dream about. The product — the AUTO TASER — was designed to end car theft as we knew it. …

Rick Smith

Founder & CEO @Axon_us . Pioneer of technology with the vision of making the bullet obsolete. Join me in the conversation. http://AxonRick.com #EndOfKilling

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