Getting Things Done: An Entrepreneurial Prerequisite

January 2, 2010
Larry the Cable Guy

Mark Suster, a two-time entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, is doing a series of posts on his blog about Entrepreneurial DNA. Mark’s series is going through 11 key attributes that successful entrepreneurs need to have. I have enjoyed reading the series thus far but I think Mark left out the most important attribute of all. Mark’s […]

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Filtering the Web of Noise

January 1, 2010
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The modern Internet citizen is faced with what I’ll call a participation dichotomy. The social web, through its emphasis on connections and sharing has emerged as a predominate force driving findability on the web. Unfortunately, to participate in this valuable human filtering of information one must connect and follow vast streams of input data. This […]

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The Known Universe

December 30, 2009
Ultraviolet Portrait of Andromeda Galaxy

Thought I’d share this beautiful info-video from the American Museum of Natural History. Our human brains simply can not fathom the scale at which the universe operates. Amazing. I particularly like the most macro view of all mapped objects. It is almost fractal-like: I feel as if we could zoom in our out forever and […]

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Wrapping up 2009 and Looking Forward to 2010

December 24, 2009
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The Holiday Season is finally here, beckoning the close of another fruitful year. For me this is always a nice time to take a step back and reflect on the year gone and the year ahead. 2009 truly was a great year—Personally, it brought my family a new joy in our 2nd daughter; a new […]

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Site Upgrade Coming, And New Posts Too!

December 12, 2009

It’s been quite some time since I’ve published anything. I’ve been all consumed by LugIron and family. I’m going to be re-tooling the site soon, and will hopefully be able to publish more regularly. The LugIron blog gets updated quite a bit, sometimes by myself. Also, I’m becoming more active on twitter, so you should […]

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Teacher Retirement System of Texas Takes it on the Chin

March 15, 2009

According to the Austin American Statesman, in the past six months the Teacher Retirement System of Texas has lost $34 billion representing a decline in value of about one third. From the article: The Teacher Retirement System of Texas trust fund lost more than $34 billion in the past six months – a drop in […]

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Onwards and Upwards: Goodbye Cisco, Hello TBD

January 1, 2009

The time has come: yesterday, December 31 2008, was my last day at Cisco. In my mind, my tenure at Cisco was about completing what we started eight years ago with Metreos. Cisco purchased Metreos after we had been operating for 5 ½ years as an independent company and for 2 ½ years I worked […]

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That’s a Dilly of a Pickle

September 26, 2008

We’ve all had that moment. You know the feeling, your stomach falls out from under you, your legs go a bit wobbly, or your gut climbs into your throat. It’s an “Oh Shit” moment. Lot’s of times this happens under relatively benign circumstances. Maybe during a test cycle you realize you forgot some fundamental feature […]

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The Root of All Meeting Pain: The Battle for Authority Points

September 25, 2008

The most perplexing thing to me about working in a large company is this concept of Authority Points. I think it might be the root cause of why people always grumble about big companies, especially when they come from a small company background. Authority Points You see, when meetings happen in companies of non-trivial size […]

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