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sirtravelalot/Shutterstock Improv can be an intimidating practice because it's about letting go and becoming comfortable with uncertainty. As a corporate innovator and seasoned improviser, Busy Burr brings her improv skills to the workplace, helping her successfully create and collaborate in high-pressure situations. Here are three improv skills that help her thrive at work. For more than 30 years, I've worked in Silicon Valley focusing on new technologies and business growth strategy. My job is to build innovative, new businesses within bigger organizations. Yes, and … I've been a part... [Read More]
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Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has long been obsessed with late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Her Jobs obsessions ruled everything from clothing choices to management techniques to the car she rode in. Wall Street Journal writer John Carreyrou details all the ways Holmes tried to emulate Jobs in his book "Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup." Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes had a Steve Jobs obsession and it permeated every aspect of her life, from wardrobe choices to the way she ran Theranos. In his new book, "Bad Blood:... [Read More]
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For Silicon Valley, this has been a certifiably nutty month. Between Elon Musk's bizarre musings, governments chiding Facebook and Google, Snapchat bleeding advertisers and White House... [Read More]
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Every liberal, Progressive agenda — homosexual marriage, abortion, anti-bullying edicts, the marginalization of Judeo-Christian beliefs, etc. — has a societal price: We count the costs and ask whether the changes are worth the price. [Read More]
Smales Farm on Auckland's North Shore hosted New Zealand's Silicon Valley for Techweek 18 showcasing some of the country's most innovative tech success stor... [Read More]
"We are now officially in a tech bubble larger than March of 2000," argues Keith Wright, instructor of accounting and information services at the Villanova School of Business. An anonymous reader quotes his commentary on CNBC: In case you missed it, the peak in the tech unicorn bubble already has be... [Read More]
The General Data Protection Regulation might not prove highly effective, but at least it tries to rein in the tech giants and put privacy above profit... [Read More]
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In a Silicon Valley park, burrowing owls are dying and disappearing. Public records and a bit of snooping uncovered a path that led to Google and its cat-loving employees. [Read More]
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China's share of the global VC industry is growing rapidly. The trend threatens the supremacy of Silicon Valley. [Read More]
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As a corporate innovator, it's my job to lead transformational change and build new businesses in big, complex, corporations. For more than 30 years, I've worked in Silicon Valley , focusing on the intersection of digital evolution, emerging technologies, human-centered design, and business growth strategy. Yes - and…... [Read More]
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"If you know anyone in Europe, please tell them we're cool" May 26, 2018 @ 7:10 am · Filed by Mark Liberman under Language and the law « previous post | next post » As the Washington Post explains ("Europe, not the U.S., is now the most powerful regulator of Silicon Valley", 5/25/2018): Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital-privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data, creating a de-facto global standard that... [Read More]
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Allbirds Earlier this week, popular burger chain Shake Shack and Silicon Valley-favorite shoe brand Allbirds announced they had teamed up to release a sneaker that would be available in New York City for one day only, on May 24. The Shake Shack-inspired sneaker, which created in the style of Allbirds' lightweight Tree Runner shoe, cost $100 to get — but it also involved standing in a monstrously long line on a hot day in Madison Square Park, smack dab in the middle of New York City. And yet, lines formed as early as 5 a.m.... [Read More]
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GBx is an exclusive group of British entrepreneurs and investors in Silicon Valley. Founded a little under two years ago by British expats and the UK Consulate, it's a way for British techies to meet up and talk about industry issues — and "salt and vinegar crisps." Membership of the 250-member non-profit organisation starts at $150 a year, and is restricted to founders, investors, and senior executives. It hosts private tech industry events and helps support British entrepreneurs moving to America — as well as more casual get-togethers like curry clubs and cycle rides. SAN FRANCISCO... [Read More]
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"On a scale of one to 10, Europe's regulations [are] a nine, we're a zero. Why can't we get to a four or a five?" Starting this week, European regulators have been tasked with enforcing a sweeping new privacy law called the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR. And the U.S. Representative whose district includes the headquarters of Google and Apple says we need something like that, but not as extreme. "The answer can't be, on a scale of one to 10, Europe's regulations [are] a nine, we're a zero," Congressman Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said on the latest episode... [Read More]
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Tesla's chief executive knows a sucker is born every minute. [Read More]
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AP Valve says that Apple has rejected one of its apps, Steam Link, because of "business conflicts." Steam Link would let gamers play advanced computer games on their phones if they were on the same network as a PC. Apple has the main chokepoint to its App Store: If it doesn't approve the app, nobody can download it. Earlier this week, Valve announced that Steam, one of the biggest platforms in the world for buying and playing PC games, would gain some new features that allowed for advanced PC... [Read More]
In my late 20s I led a $13 million capital-raise to launch an exciting new computer peripheral technology in Silicon Valley. The investors insisted that I, a callow consultant, stay... [Read More]
as established by Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's venerable thought leadership forum. This was the 20th edition of Churchill Club's annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate, which convenes notable venture capitalists to uncover "non-obvious or underestimated" trends for the next three-to-five years. This year's event in Burlingame, CA, brought together partners from Bessemer, Greylock, Lightspeed, Redpoint and Sequoia to submit their best guesses. [Read More]
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Donald Trump Jr. accused Instagram, the Facebook-owned image sharing social media platform, of shadowbanning him and restricting his reach, calling out Mark Zuckerberg and the Silicon Valley masters of the universe. [Read More]
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As the E.U.'s new privacy law takes affect, Facebook and other big companies scramble to comply. And a privacy advocate files new lawsuits against the social network as well as Google, Instagram and WhatsApp. [Read More]
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