Aggressive MC Riding for Safety

I pay little attention to posted speed limits when riding my motorcycle. Do I frequently exceed posted speed limits? Probably.  Do I care? No.  When riding on streets with automobiles, my attention is focused solely on minimizing risk and staying alive. I would prefer a speeding ticket to spending time… Continue reading

Thoughts on two films: American Folk and Don’t Look Up

By chance, I watched two movies in the same week that, upon reflection, created some remarkable and fun contrasts.  The first, AMERICAN FOLK (2017) is a movie on Amazon Prime ($0.99 rental).  You can also watch it free (with commercials) on other streaming services like Netflix.   The second, Don’t Look… Continue reading

Goodbye Chris Locke

News reached me yesterday my friend, Chris Locke passed away on Dec 21. Chris had a remarkably large impact on my life and the way I thought, during my critical transition from working for large companies like IBM and AT&T to early stage startup companies. The Internet was just a… Continue reading

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

One significant misperception shared by many family and friends about us is that “Steve is the writer.” The truth is when we met, my writing skills were non-existent while Maggie had been employed as a professional writer for over seven years, having graduated near the top of her class at… Continue reading

HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM PHOENIX

We love getting the annual newsletters updating us on the lives of so many friends.  This year I thought I’d take a crack at it myself, especially since this newsletter format makes it so easy. Here’s the 2021 Steve Larsen Holiday Newsletter: I know you need to start by talking… Continue reading

Confessions of a Republican Political Operative

In Dubai last month I met the principals of an exciting Tempe, AZ start-up company, ZEV. The CEO, Carolyn Maury, and her co-founders were all at GITEX Global. ZEV converts fleets of gas-powered vans into electric vehicles quickly and at a low cost.  What they’re doing is brilliant.  As they… Continue reading

IN MY SPARE TIME – I’M A JUDGE

After I left  my position as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, an opportunity presented itself with the Arizona Commerce Authority. My first and continuing role there has been as a judge for the annual Arizona Innovation Challenge.  For that, I review applications from a dozen or so… Continue reading