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In today's world of information overload most people maintain a binary view of things. There's the left; and there's the right.

While I admittedly cant more to the port side than starboard, generally I find both sides full of cow pucky.

Welcome to something Other Than That - a nourishing environment that fosters intelligent discourse with fascinating people.

It's kind of like a social petri dish … just a lot less gooey and damp.

 

People Making Change: Andrew Forsthoefel

August 15, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

When he graduated college in the spring of 2011, Andrew Forsthoefel felt restless. He had many ideas about what he wanted to do, the mark he wanted to make on the world. So he did what any self-respecting young man would do. In October 2011...

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People Making Change: Augusta Scott

August 15, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

In the world that is Zappos culture, much is emphasized with regards to the individual. It’s a company that lauds its employees for their uniqueness, empowers people at every level to take ownership and make decisions and, above all, encourages people to push their boundaries...

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People Making Change: Michael Cornthwaite

August 14, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Amidst the increasing bustle that is downtown Las Vegas at the corner of 6th and Fremont streets sits a building adorned with a large neon sign. It reads “Emergency Arts”. Equal parts coffee shop, co-working, geek resource library and gallery space – the central cog...

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People Making Change: Natalie Young

August 14, 2012 in Personalities & Profiles | Comments (0)

Ah, serendipity. To be honest, that’s not really a word that I’d ever have expected to be using in conjunction with Las Vegas, but after spending this week here my perspective has shifted. That is largely, if not entirely, due to meeting people precisely like...

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We Interrupt this Series … for SXSW 2013

August 13, 2012 in News & Events | Comments (3)

In the spirit of supporting the amazing people I know who have proposed some great content for SXSW 2013, I’m interrupting my Zappos & Downtown Project Adventure Blog Post Series to bring you a great laundry list of sessions for which you just have to...

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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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