Standing Up and Standing Your Ground: Spirit Day 2012

October 19, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

WARNING: This post includes profanity. If that offends you, you may wish to avoid reading or at least have some grains of salt nearby.

It’s true that bullying takes many forms, from the most simple of mean looks or hurtful comments up to deeply violent...

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Greetings and Salutations …

August 25, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

That’s Some Pig …

A feast for the birthday of dear friend Chris Heuer. So of course that means getting a 125 suckling pig, building a fire pit in the yard and slow roasting it for several hours.

And yes, I do realize the somewhat sick irony...

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Eager Entrepreneurship: A Saturday Morning Seminar

August 4, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

After about 20 years in the tech sector, having attended pretty much any and every event there is, and having produced/helped produce my fair share of others, there are a few things that one learns when it comes to planning events & talks in Silicon...

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Flora and Fauna, Part 2: Farmers’ Market to First Friday

August 4, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (1)

The heat. Without question that is the first thing every one mentions when I tell them of this journey to visit The Downtown Project in the dead of summer.

“How can you possibly go to Las Vegas in August?” (Well, I was invited…)

“Isn’t going to Vegas in...

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Flora and Fauna, Part 1: Perspectives From Wandering Downtown Las Vegas

August 3, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (1)

To describe Las Vegas as hot in August is a bit like saying Mt. Everest is a kind of tall mountain. It’s a colossal understatement, to say the least. Saying it’s hot doesn’t even begin to cover the sensation of being hit with a hair...

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It Takes a Village to Raise a City

August 2, 2012 in News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

Downtown Cocktail Room - by day the offices of The Downtown Project

Next on the agenda after returning from the Zappos tour was a meet-up with Andy White from the Vegas Tech Fund and one of the leading players driving The Downtown Project.

Returning from Zappos about...

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When Company Culture Isn’t An Oxymoron – A Zappos Experience

August 2, 2012 in News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

First impressions, they say, are lasting ones, but if there’s one thing that becomes abundantly clear after spending a few hours in downtown Las Vegas it’s that of another old adage – things are not what they seem.

While there is no question that certain streets...

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Everything That Happens in Vegas…

August 2, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

For the record, I don’t really like Las Vegas.

It’s a dry, hot, mostly nocturnal place pervaded by an array of things that I either don’t do or don’t find interesting. At least that’s how I’ve categorized it to-date. I suppose that’s a pretty strong view...

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Political Animals … The Real Kind

July 30, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense, Personalities & Profiles, the conversation | Comments (0)

The other day someone asked me if I would ever consider working in politics.

Once I stopped hysterically laughing I paused, gasping for breath, and said … “Um. No.”

The reason for that, frankly, is that by and large I find politics utterly and completely distasteful –...

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A “Perfect Ending” to a Crowdsourced Start

June 18, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

Jessica Clark & Barbara Niven

As the saying goes it takes a village to raise a child … and apparently today you also can fund a film that way. When Nicole Conn (Claire of the Moon, Elena Undone) and Marina Rice Bader came up with a...

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