Recently, I went to the wedding of a dear friend in beautiful Lake Tahoe. The setting was remarkable, an outdoor wedding at the foot of the lake, with gorgeous views of the mountains and the glistening water in the background. Truly a memorable wedding—meticulously planned, great company with both old friends and new, and a lovely couple beginning the next phase of their life together. Continue Reading »
This week, I found myself in New York city, traveling to my company’s Mid-town Manhattan office near Times Square. Of course, this was just one week after the devastating Hurricane Sandy which tragically took lives and disrupted the lives of millions in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut along with other states up and down the Atlantic coast. And of course, outside of the US, the damage and devastation in Caribbean countries was equally dramatic. Of course, the cover photo from New York Magazine captured the reality of the city’s power distribution very powerfully. Continue Reading »
Usain Bolt’s Olympic achievements feel simply inconceivable. His dominance continued with mind blowing victories this week in the London 2012 Olympics in the 100 meter and 200 meter races. How astonishing were his victories? The New York Times created a visual graphic of Bolt’s 100 meter feat in this digital interactive (titled One Race, Every Medalist Ever) comparing his result with all other medalists in the 100 meter race in the history of the Olympics. It’s a 2:45 video- absolutely worth the time to watch. Continue Reading »
Recently, I made a trip to Europe and had business meetings in a small town outside of Cologne, Germany called Euskirchen. Arriving on a Sunday afternoon for all day meetings on Monday and Tuesday, I had a few hours where I could stroll through the city center and observe the city sites and local residents. I was fortunate enough to stumble into a community concert/show, where children were singing and dancing a variety of songs. A fortunate chance to see a slice of the local culture. This was my favorite one. Continue Reading »
One of my favorite TED videos of all time.
A week ago, it was reported that the city of Philadelphia would begin ticketing pedestrians for texting while walking. While that report has since been refuted by the city of Philadelphia and offenders will not be ticketed but rather only reminded to be careful, the conversation and curiosity around the practice of multi-tasking with devices while walking is picking up around the world. I’ve had a similar curiosity over the past year during my walking commute in downtown San Francisco. Continue Reading »
On a recent trip to Thailand, I noticed this pay phone booth on a street near the famed Grand Palace of Bangkok. If you look closely, you’ll see that the actual pay phone itself is missing.
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