reflections on january 2014

I left home on December 27 2013. When I left I had 3 bags packed. One for our trip to Mazatlan to celebrate the new year with our friends the Vermace's. One for my January term class on the west coast, and finally a bag full of ski gear ...

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final visits

My daughter Kaia is getting married next summer. This is not new news, the proposal was made an accepted last June. But planning is in full swing now, and I was kind of excited when secured a visit with Capsule, because capsule provides a service where all the guests at ...

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applied math and physics

You know those yellow lines on the football field? They are harder to draw than they look. Think for a minute about all of the different field conditions. Natural green turf, artificial turf, mud, snow, cold brown grass. Now think about all of the different colored uniforms the players wear ...

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transportation cogitation

This is a post I've been thinking about for a few days. Its a serious post, but especially after today, its surrounded in humor. Here's the problem, to me this is funny, but if you had to live with it every day of your life, it might not ...

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the social implications of a self-driving car

Today we moved south, from Fisherman's wharf down to Menlo Park. But most of the day was spent at Google. This was certainly a day that everyone has been looking forward to for most of the trip.

My interest in Google+ was renewed by a great tech talk by ...

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a lesson in venture capital

"Ann is on a roll, we are going to be late." I texted to Phillip. Indeed she was. Ann Winblad was the first investor in my Company, Net Perceptions, back in 1996. She was an investor, a mentor, and a supporter of us for years. Today she was giving my ...

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changing the world, jterm 2014

The following is a republication of a post I wrote for Luther College's "Ideas and Creations" Blog.

Changing the World: Understanding Entrepreneurship, January 2014

I have never been so glad to leave Minnesota as I was on January 6th. The temperature outside was -24 with a windchill that defied ...

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there is no cure for curiosity

Date Tags jterm14

Curiosity is the cure for boredom. There is no cure for curiosity. We began our day with a visit to PR firm, Schwartz MSL, Bryan Scanlon gave the group a great overview of the players in the PR space and how PR companies work. The tagline for their group may ...

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a golden bike ride

What a great day for a bike ride! We rented some bikes at Blazing Saddles, right next to the hotel. Then took off for the golden gate bridge. It was a beautiful day and no surprise, the bike paths were very crowded with all kinds of people enjoying the outdoors ...

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