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My Day1 Talk For Endeavor

…ll you and they can’t eat you The power of a random day I mention plenty of characters – some you’ve heard of on this blog and some new ones. My dad (Stan), Chris and Helena Aves, Dave Jilk, Len Fassler and Jerry Poch, Raj Bhargava, Steve Maggs, my partners Seth, Jason, and Ryan, David Cohen, and of course Amy. When I give a talk like this I never really know where it will go when I start. I don’t prepare –…

The Joy Of Marathoning

…I have a rule about what I can eat the week before a marathon.  It’s a simple rule – I can eat anything I want, and as much of it as I feel like, as long as it is primarily carbohydrates and protein.  Today’s lunch (and yesterday’s lunch) was at Jerry’s Deli in South Beach. Matzo Brie and Kasha Varniska.  That feels somehow fitting for a high carbo/protein meal in South Beach….

My First Experience As A Venture Capitalist

…et companies in the next year. Do you want to help out?” Um – ok – sure. I didn’t really know what help out meant, but on my next trip to San Francisco I had a breakfast meeting with Gary Rieschel and Jerry Yang. SOFTBANK had recently invested in Yahoo! and presumably the breakfast was to vet me. I remember it being pleasant and ending with Gary saying something like “welcome to the team.” I still didn’t…

The Gates

…st sent me an email saying it was an amazing installation and I had to look at the web site.  I love Christo and HUGE art pieces – they overwhelm me in a weird emotional way (Amy and I have a large installation of Jerry Wingren’s The Visitors outside our bedroom window that I wake up to everyone morning.)  As a kid, I could sit and stare at the Claes Oldenberg sculpture in the Dallas Museum of Art forever. Amy’s in…

Announcing the Defrag Conference

…in and around it.  The FAQ has a little more background on how it came to be and what we are trying to accomplish. We’ve got a great advisory board started including Paul Kedrosky, Andrew McAfee, Clay Shirky, and Jerry Michalski.  The Defrag Blog is up as we view the conference as self-referential – we are working with people interested in this problem to help define what the conference will actually be.  We…