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Let’s Change What Christmas Means In America Christmas does anything but make people happy and feel connected Until we change Christmas in America, let’s wish each other Merry Chinamas! If you agree with this article, please share it with 3 people.  “Get in the Christmas spirit!” People say this to me all the time. To…

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7. Salary (Nov. 11th, 2007) Everyone gets a base; the rest is just a bonus.   8. Startup Exits (Nov. 11th, 2007) Startup Success seems to be 50% hard work, 50% intelligence, and another 100% luck 9. Time (Nov. 11th, 2007) Time moves too fast when you are not paying attention. 10. Pain (March 24th, 2007) Pain goes away…

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11/2007 It seems the best VCs have mastered the at of meddling in other people’s affairs. 01/2009 New VCs are popping up and YC is surely creating a stir. AH is exciting if they really create a keiretsu. 01/2013  VCs cannot keep up with the activity of startups even though Moritz says SV doesn’t need…

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11/2007  Great businessmen seem to have the ability to make chaos into structure, or at least ostensibly so. 06/2009 Are all startups this f’n Chaos @Boku 01/2012 Chaotic markets offer opportunity for those who take risk and try to calm the chaos 10/2016 Post Vipassana, Chaos doesn’t exist. Nothing is chaotic. It is all meant as its…

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03/2008 Low-hanging fruit is low hanging because it’s rotten; why do business people go after low hanging fruit. That’s a rotten business strategy… 03/2013 Low hanging fruit is sometimes essential to get a startup off the ground. Customers who want the product, need the product and want to work with you.  Maybe its not so…

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There is no time, only place. Time is made by man. Time is an evil that dictates one’s circadian rhythm. If you control that rhythm, then time is obsolete. [Total: 0   Average: 0/5]

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2008: Cherish (even the mistakes) the past, live the present, prepare the future. 2013: Learn from the past, be in the present, prepare for the future 2018: Embrace who you are right at this moment in time. Anything else doesn’t matter. [Total: 0   Average: 0/5]

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Never to Look in the Mirror What if there were no mirrors? I met some kids yesterday who never looked in a mirror and when i showed them one they were amazed. I realized something and wrote a poem: If you never looked in the mirror There would be nothing to fear Nor Feelings that…

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The Future that is Virtual Reality Using Google Cardboard, South African kids discovered to the possibilities the world has to offer. I hope this translates into more opportunity for others. After a few days working with my team at Team4tech in South Africa, Clarence convinced of the future of VR. The applications for education and…

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I departed the plane in the chill of night Only to be greeted by warmth and nice For one can tell the people by those they from the flight; I walked down the road facing a sharp wind Only to be aroused by the sweat smell of BBQ tamarind Then the smells of the street…

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Bharti CEO Mittal after closing his deal with Wal-Mart said, “I like to express myself through large, transformational projects.” Business as a form of art and expression – I love that! [Total: 0   Average: 0/5]

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You are only as good as your last haircut. Today, I got a $5 haircut in China Town. Granted, I could have just use my own clippers and cut it for free but where in the USA can one get a $5 hair cut. 2018 Update: That barber shop now charges $20 [Total: 0   Average: 0/5]

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For the gods perceive things in the future, ordinary people things in the present, but the wise perceive things about to happen…in their intense meditation the hidden sound of things approaching reaches them and they listen reverently while in the street outside, the people hear nothing at all. –Cavafy [Total: 0   Average: 0/5]

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I went mountaing biking yesterday at Saint Teresa Park in San Jose, CA, just before a round of golf. Upon arriving, I noticed a group in the distance but didn’t think much of it. So I grabbed my two wheeled terrain hopper and took off. In the middle of my ride, I hear a gunshot…

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I always pushed our baseball team’s to polish their shoes, it looks good, professional. Crash Davis in Bull Durham told Nuke Laloosh, you have to polish your shoes until you make the show, then you can grow fungus and the press will think you are colorful. So while stumbling along Canal St (kind of chinatown?)…

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1. Bizness (Aug. 23rd, 2008) Every great biznessman thinks he knows where he is going until he gets there…   2. Haircuts (Aug. 23rd, 2008) “You’re only as good as your last haircut.”   3. Zen (Aug. 23rd, 2008) Cherish (even the mistakes) the past, live the present, prepare the future.   4. Low-Hanging Fruit (March 27th, 2008) Low-hanging…

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An Anecdote about Doing Business in Asia People often ask what I think the biggest differences are doing biz in US, China, and Japan. Here is how I can answer. A man walks into an American convenient store and asks for a Pepsi (Note: I prefer Pepsi over Coke so I’m using Pepsi in this…

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One thing is for certain in life, your parents will let you know when you are getting old. I’ve also noticed my close Japanese friends will let me know when I’m getting old or fat but they are more helpful in helping me keep my youth via nice skin whitening cream, i.e. Shiseido. My last…

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The last few times that I’ve played golf, I’ve used my putter from the fairway. The elusive 25 yard chip is often problematic; its about touch. Sometimes you just don’t have it and sometimes you do. Its the same in billiards, dancing, ping pong , and well any other thing you can think of that…

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1. Know their stuff, defend their men, be a man. KD: Take one for the team if you have to. 2. Power, money, and women will destroy a man. Note he said women not a woman. KD: I wouldn’t know about the first two but the last one definately will make you crazy. 3. Ride…

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if there were a train from SF to LA my flight would not have been delayed if i didn’t have to wait in a security line i wouldn’t have to arrive an hour b4 time if i were in a mag lev bullet train i wouldn’t have to worry when it rained even if it…

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Now that I’ve lived in San Francisco during the rainy season, I have learned about a new type of rain. Most of you aren’t familiar with Carolina Rain, which is a great song by Carolina Rain. Some of the quotes are “rain feels like heaven when the water hits my skin” and “nothing washes my…

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Japanese Baseball Hats

There seems to be an inextricable meditative link between throwing and thinking. This afternoon, Stephen Lee and I tossed a nerf football outside the Scribd office and I felt a cool breeze over my new haircut along with a new and completely untainted flow of thought. Just 2 hours before, we were in heated strategic…

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Christmas is a time when all the people in the US scurry around to buy presents for their friends and family. Christmas is the time in China when everyone is working hard to supply the US with all the crap the Americans buy. Chinese New Year’s is the time when the Chinese collect all the…

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