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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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On September 11, 2010, I added to my blog a post titled The 31 Most Innovative Startups- World Economic Forum’s 2011 Technology Pioneer winners.

Per their website, the Technology Pioneers programme is the World Economic Forum’s way of identifying those companies – normally in a start-up phase or in their first rounds of financing – from around the world that are involved in the most innovative design and development of new technologies. (more…)

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Recently, Silicon Valley has been a buzz about Google losing key employees to Twitter, Zynga, and Facebook and the massive retention bonuses that Google has given to keep key executives.  Now, in the Valley, employee turnover every few years is commonplace so I wonder, is this type of turnover any different than the typical Silicon Valley career path?   I believe it is and to understand why, let’s first consider a blue print High-Tech career path. (more…)

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Guy Kawasaki has had a remarkable career, gaining notoriety first as Chief Evangelist at Apple followed by successful stints as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Given his background as a product visionary, when I had the chance to read his new book Enchantment (subtitled The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions), I suspected it would yield the key to creating enchanting products.   To my delight, it was so much more than that- it was in fact, more of a blueprint to a lead better life, and first and foremost, offer ways to positively change your own heart, mind, and actions. (more…)

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In June 2009, I wrote a post titled The Evolution of Internet ADD which chronicled the primary sources of my near Internet addiction.  Now, nearly 2 years later, it’s a good time to see how consumption patterns are changing.    As you’ll see, the theme now for me is most certainly mobile.

Below, here’s how I rate the primary drivers of my internet usage in March 2011, using a qualitative scale of 1-10, with 10 representing heaviest use. (more…)

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TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. They maintain a must visit website featuring inspired talks from leading thought leaders.   Local TED groups (designated by TEDx) organize and hold their own events following the spirit of TED’s mission.   This past weekend, I had the good fortune to attend TEDxBerkeley’s conference– Engaging the World,  at the UC Berkeley campus.

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Given double digit unemployment rates throughout the US and in the Bay Area where I live along with questions about the ability of the US to compete in a global marketplace, continuous learning and retraining at the workplace seems to be essential.   Relatedly, the challenge has been made by leading thinkers in the media and the government urging the US to find new ways to innovate.    Here are two recent tweets that illustrates this challenge and new reality from Bay Area entrepreneurs Dan Martell and Eric Ries and from President Obama during the State of the Union address. (more…)

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Mary Meeker, current Venture Capitalist at Kleiner Perkins and former banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, has built her reputation on visionary forward looking views of the Internet.    Here’s her latest gem focused on the Mobile Internet.    Read, contemplate, and digest. (more…)

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Super Bowl XLV just ended, the Green Bay Packers winning a thrilling battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25.   Its estimated that 110 million TV viewers may have tuned into the game, breaking last year’s 2010 Super Bowl record of 106 million, which eclipsed the previous record from the 1983 finale of Mash.

Now, 110 million viewers is a big number–incredible scale, right?  Television, around for a long time, has to be more than the top web properties.  (more…)

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This week, LinkedIn rolled out a new feature called InMaps.   It’s a visual way to show your full Linkedin network and highlight key source concentrations of your network, trace connectors who are bridges to two or more network sources, and see which sources of your Linkedin network may need to be built up.

Below is the image of the map created for my network.  (more…)

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