parenting

“Pink” College

(old post from 2007) Kate loves watching Blue’s Clues and especially one episode, “Steve goes to college”. So tonight, instead of reading she wanting me to tell her all about college. I used this perfect timing to tell her about learning and doing well in school. Kate: “Is there a pink college? I want to […]

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inspiration

Don’t be that person…

Don’t be that person who does not respond to emails who does not respond to feedback who is late to meetings who says he will do something but doesn’t after repeatedly reminded who speaks at a level of detail that is too little or too much in an executive meeting who gets too emotional in […]

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engineer, yahoo

Making a difference in the large corporate world

While chatting informally with some co-workers, I heard some of them talking about their frustrations about not feeling recognized for their work or working on projects they don’t think makes a difference. Corporations, which usually mean people in management roles, value those individuals who go beyond doing what they are told to do and look […]

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inspiration

Life Is.. Work And Love?

(Repost from 2006) So this film producer and I were chatting on the train back from Copenhagen and we got on the subject of working for Yahoo! and I was telling him about how I got a very unique perspective about the major news events the last 7 years. Almost 100% of the people out there […]

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inspiration, travel

Visit With Passionate People

I was visiting this jewelry store in Rome by a very famous jewelry maker Diego Percossi Papi (exibition). The shop is tiny and I was a bit intimidated since the jewelry were all well over $1,000. I looked into the shop for a good 5 minutes until the owner/designer buzzed me in and told me […]

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inspiration

link: 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read

(Photo from my restaurant I Privé) I listened to Bob Sutton’s podcast on Scaling Excellence Successfully podcast fro the Center for Social Innovation podcast at Stanford I checked out his blog and found a list of books he recommends.  I’ve put To Sell is Human, By Dan Pink. in my SF library queue.  (I removed the referral […]

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food, inspiration

Inspired By Alice Water’s Fireplace Fried Egg

All I Wanted Was for Alice Waters to Feed Me Then she picked up a large copper spoon with a two-foot handle. She rubbed olive oil into the spoon’s cup and cracked in one of the eggs. I saw the golden-orange yolk. Holding the end of the spoon’s handle, Waters extended the egg into the […]

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yahoo

Dream Big

Yahoo! News reached 40 million unique users per month recently. Today I was sitting around the conference with my co-workers chewing the fat. I was telling them that in my mind, we are at a second phase of Yahoo! News. It’s a phase of large numbers.In the next 3-5 years we can grow to 80 […]

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engineer, yahoo

The right way to say goodbye

Today a fellow Yahoo! engineer ping’ed me on IM and asked to shoot some 9-ball.   While we were playing, he mentioned that he was leaving in 2 days for the greener pasture of smaller startups. While I was still taking in the news, I finished shooting in the first 7 balls straight and was about […]

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