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THE TAO OF PRETTY WOMAN

“Some dreams come true, some don’t, but keep on dreamin’” — Happy Man

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Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev, second from right, and U.S. Pres. Ronald Reagan, second from left, shake hands outside the Hofdi at the start of a series of talks, Saturday, Oct. 11, 1986, Reykjavik, Iceland. The other men are unidentified. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

AN AGENDA WE CAN BELIEVE

The past year has witnessed an unprecedented deluge of nonsensical, unbelievable, and largely unachievable political rhetoric…

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PLAYING SMALL BALL

Small ball is not without risks, like when an individual’s mishap threatens a team’s success or when frantic pace and aggressive play verge on recklessness and loss of control.

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AGAINST THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC

At UC Riverside and the UC Office of the President, they aren’t worried if the glass is half full or empty. They are asking, why? Or better yet, like Wilber and Grandpa Mole Rat in one of my favorite children’s books, they are completely overturning conventional wisdom by insisting, “Why not?!”

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UNTIL THEN, BE SAFE; HAVE FUN; DO GOOD, MY BROTHER

Unlike the glory, endorsements, and global adulation associated with Olympic records, peak human performance in this respect is measured by how many days a 11 yr old can walk through a desert with little food or water in search of a better life.

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SMALL BUT IMPORTANT

The office is small, smart, and nimble. They focus on disclosures, patents and startups. Because of their small size, they must be collaborative.

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LOVE DEPENDED ON A VACANCY

How many times have you been asked what the secret sauce is to entrepreneurship or innovation or technology based economic development?

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THE RUMINATION PARADOX

Rumination is a mode of responding to distress that involves repetitively and passively focusing on symptoms of distress and on the possible causes and consequences of these symptoms. Rumination does not lead to active problem solving to change circumstances surrounding these symptoms. Instead, people who are ruminating remain fixated on the problems and on their feelings about them without taking action.

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SILICON FUNDING WHEELS

…And what do most of these Silicon simulators seek to support – the development of their own Angel and VC communities.

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THE LAND OF PATHOLOGICAL NARCISSISM…

As entrepreneurs, wouldn’t we be wise to spend some time in the land of humanities rather than being subsumed by the pathological narcissism of new media?

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THE EXISTENTIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Who among us toiling within higher education institutions to promote innovation and entrepreneurship hasn’t experienced a sense of disorientation and confusion in the face of apparently meaningless and absurd situations?

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR IN RESIDENCE

With all the interest in EIRs has come a significant and growing confusion among institutions and entrepreneurs alike about what it means to be an entrepreneur in residence. So let’s take a look.

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VESPER’S CAMPAIGN PLAYBOOK

Just as James Bond forever changed the drinking landscape, Clem Whitaker and Leone Baxter forever changed the political landscape.

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FIFTY SHADES OF OPPORTUNITY

Champions are effective at convening and inspiring highly accomplished professionals from across the political, economic, social and cultural spectrum to coordinate and tie their efforts to the continuum of opportunity.

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IT’S THE DEALMAKERS WHO DO

Dealmakers are the people with the proven vision, talent, resources and desire to develop economies, create jobs and generate wealth.

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THE WORLD IS AWASH IN CAMPAIGNS

If Shakespeare were writing today, As You Like It might read, “All the world’s a campaign and we are merely actors in it.

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ALPHARETTA, GA., IS KILLING IT

Never heard of it? You will.

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