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After one of their best seasons in recent history which culminated in a surprising NBA playoff run and Western Conference semi-final appearance, the exciting times just keep on rolling for the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco Bay Area’s NBA team.   (more…)

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This weekend I made it to the Monterey Bay Aquarium in beautiful Monterey, California.   Having living in the San Francisco Bay Area for the last 13 years, I would have thought I would have made it there, but life I suppose has conspired against me.   Regardless, I finally made it and thoroughly enjoyed the majesty of the sea life housed in the aquarium.   Penguins, sharks, fish, jellyfish, seahorses, colorful fish, dull fish, birds, squid, turtles, eel, worms, camouflaged animals, bright animals- the aquarium has it all.   Overall though, I’d have to say the jellyfish stole the show! (more…)

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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. (more…)

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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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A colleague recently shared this creative presentation on what motivates knowledge professionals at the workplace.  Very thought provoking.

My key takeaways (more…)

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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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