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

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

Top TV Pick #16: Tony Robbins: I AM NOT YOUR GURU (Netflix)

It was in high school when a series of classic motivational literature found its way to me. It was after I’d begun to see there was a path for me to succeed in school. The books told me I wasn’t trapped by my circumstances. They said no one but me… Continue reading

Top TV Pick # 9: Social Media and Anonymity  

Andy Kessler in the Wall Street Journal on January 24, 2021, suggested that ending anonymity could fix social media.  Yesterday, Feb. 1, 2021, Mike Masnick wrote a rebuttal to Andy’s column in techdirt, saying it was a bad idea and it wouldn’t help.  Here’s the thing, they’re both right in… Continue reading

Embracing Ambiguity

My good friend and riding buddy, Rich Marin, writes a daily blog post/newsletter called The Old Lone Ranger.  Rich is highly disciplined and writes 1,000 words, every day.  Rich and another friend, Philip Richter, inspired me to start my newsletter.  Philip’s site and blog is the Turtle Garage.  On Saturday,… Continue reading

TV Top Pick #12: Dirty Money (Netflix)

I found DIRTY MONEY, a new series on Netflix, shortly after watching the amazingly funny Netflix send-off of 2020 called “Death to 2020.”  If you’ve not watched it yet, do so. Death to 2020 resulted in at least a half-dozen belly laughs and more subtle snickers than I could count. … Continue reading