Ch-ch-ch-changes …

April 30, 2013 in News & Events, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

I’m not referring to the song title.

I’m not stuttering.

I’m not cold.

The slightly chattering teeth would be the chill of anticipation and, if I’m being honest, just a touch of nerves about a rather monumental decision I’ve made.

At the end of January 2013 I shifted my...

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When a City Gets to Heal: The Downtown Project and Entrepreneurship in Las Vegas

April 2, 2013 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense, Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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Finding Passion in Serendipity or How a Trip to Vegas Changed My Life

December 30, 2012 in Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

It was unexpected. That I would come to Vegas at all on my own volition in and of itself was an unusual thing. That I chose to do so in the summer, which is akin to stepping onto the surface of the sun, was downright...

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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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Contempt Prior to Investigation: How Setting Aside Preconception Leads to Serendipity

August 22, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, Other Than That - news, business & other nonsense | Comments (0)

Funny.

I wrote this headline right after completing a trip to Vegas that would turn out changing my life.

It would appear, however, the inertia that has plagued my blog writing over the years took over and while my life went through a tectonic shift – something...

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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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