Thoughts on Persistence

We’ve all been inspired this week by the story of Diana Nyad’s successful swim from Cuba to Florida. Not only was this an extraordinary achievement in terms of distance covered—110 miles in 53 hours, but she swam without the protection of a shark cage. Oh, and by the way, this was Nyad's fifth attempt. At 64 years old, she’s achieved…

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The Agile Family

How Agile is Your Family? The world of software development has influenced many sectors of business, but this is the first time we've heard of someone taking the methods of Agile software development and applying them to raising a family. Take a watch of this video and consider whether you're ready to embrace this concept of the "agile family." Our first…

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Gestural Control for Better Productivity

There's been a lot of buzz about motion-control software that lets you run your computer with physical gestures, swipes, hand motions and more. Clear for Mac has recently announced that they will be integrating Leap Motion technology and enabling gestural control of their popular productivity application. In theory, the Clear desktop experience will better reflect the phone app experience, thereby…

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Upcoming Bay Area Tech Events

It can be easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that when you live in the Bay Area, you have easy access to some of the greatest minds and most innovative projects in the global tech community. Indeed, we live amongst high achievers, and these folks want to share their information, get connected, and start great…

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Cloud Storage Price War Brings Discounts

As reported today in TechCrunch, Amazon and Google seem to be locked into a cloud storage price war. As is the case with such battles, cloud customers stand to win. Today, Google announced it's latest cut, bringing Cloud Storage Pricing to a total markdown of 30%. As the TechCrunch article states: Today, in a somewhat surprising move, Google announced that it…

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The Prospects of Seasteading

Seasteading: A New Kind of Future For all of those of you who have dreamed of a more-perfect future, have you considered the futurist lifestyle of seasteading? Seasteading, sometimes known as floating cities, posits the idea that we may someday create alternative communities out on the oceans. OK, banish the cringe-worthy images of Kevin Costner in the widely lampooned movie…

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Startups and the JOBS Act

Seems like everyone wants to get on the startup bandwagon these days. In case you were on a retreat or were completely unplugged over the past week, President Obama has signed the JOBS act, a piece of legislation that some believe will be a game changer for the startup sector. JOBS, or Jumpstart Our Business Startups was created to empower…

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Tech Overload? Join the National Day of Unplugging

With the mass proliferation of smartphones, many of us struggle with the obsessive urge to constantly check email and update our social media profiles. The endless opportunity for distraction may have compelled you to wonder if you've acquired Attention Deficit Disorder...until you start checking for another IM. Researchers are studying the myriad ways heavy technology use can affect your brain.…

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The East Bay Startup Scene Heats Up

We're probably not the only entrepreneurs who have wondered why the East Bay isn't more of a hub for innovation--especially considering the proximity to UC Berkeley and the comparatively affordable cost of office space. Common knowledge seems to hold that while the Bay Area's startup scene is huge, the East Bay never quite caught on. That said, this month brings…

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SF Startup Social

If you're thinking of launching a Bay Area startup, then you're missing out if you're not already immersed in the vibrant scene of mixers and pitch events in San Francisco's SoMa district. We recently attended two startup events specifically hosted to facilitate the success of startup entrepreneurs. The two events were distinctly different, but both gave us the opportunity to…

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