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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…