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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.

 

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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Irony Cuts Deep

July 23, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Irony – \ˈī-rə-nē also ˈī(-ə)r-nē\ (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity

I have a confession to make. Occasionally I’m a hypocrite. The thing...

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People Making Waves: Happiness and Unearthing Experts with #One4One

July 9, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column, the conversation | Comments (0)

This week’s episode of my podcast (which is Tues. at 10A Pacific) has some amazing women on it, and as the topics are really invigorating ones for me, I figured a blog post was in order. So here goes…

There’s a secret to happiness. Well, not...

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Declaration of (Digital) Independence

July 4, 2012 in It is what it is - opinion column | Comments (0)

Amidst fluttering fury ... stillness

Being still. It’s something with which I have a relatively difficult time. a friend once described me as having the energy and social stamina of a hummingbird. Having a deep connection to those little whirring delights, I took that as an...

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