Jeff Nolan's take on innovation, entrepreneurship, tech and stuff that interests me
This story out of Leipzig just proves the point that in an age when anyone can get a clown on any urban street corner, it’s long overdue that we start implementing background checks and other restrictions.
I used to work with a lot of Europeans and can tell you firsthand that Vincent Vega had it right in Pulp Fiction in explaining the differences in Europe… “It’s the little differences. I mean they got the same shit over there that they got here, but it’s just – it’s just there it’s a [...]
Hmmm, I seem to recall writing something to this effect recently. Actually, the real story here is how customers and employees who feel a strong bond to a brand are holding those companies accountable to the cultural values they espouse and thy name is blog. I admire Schultz for looking beyond the bottom line to [...]
There are two paragraphs in this article in the Chron that nicely sum up why San Francisco is architecturally stale as a result of conservatism among city planners and historical types who seem to suggest that the only acceptable structure in San Francisco is a 1907 Victorian. The newly constructed Federal Building on Seventh and [...]
It’s really a shame that Mercedes Bluetec diesel powered cars and trucks are not available in California, the E class models are incredibly clean and get almost 40mpg on the highway. I can’t think of a single reason why this car shouldn’t be sold in California.
Operator is an interesting extension for Firefox that enables the browser to process select microformats. Operator lets you combine pieces of information on Web sites with applications in ways that are useful. For instance, Flickr + Google Maps, Upcoming.org + Google Calendar, Yahoo! Local + your address book, and many more possibilities and permutations. All [...]
It’s taxpayer money, instead of “get rich quick” schemes the state should only require these research projects to pay back the original grant plus whatever interest is accrued on the bond supporting the grant. This is just one more reason why government should stay out of venture capital and more evidence that the stem cell [...]
Exactly, Phil nails it. As it was put to me at lunch today, “why should I pay for MS Office just to give to a retail clerk who is using it once a week to check their inbox?”. Â» Google Apps Doesnâ€™t Compete | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com: Google isn’t competing with Office. They’re [...]
Mark Fletcher’s Best and Worst Decisions series is really (really) good.
Business 2.0 is running a “25 startups to watch” feature and one of the companies is Rearden Commerce, which is a company that I am a legitimate fan of from their founding (what was the stealth name? “Just like TV”?). Having said that, is a company with $100 million in funding that’s been around for [...]