Opps . . . I Did It Again!

Model wearing SHIRTPixel.

Started another start-up. If I'm not careful I'll be considered a serial entrepreneur.
Well I guess I just can't help it, ideas really move me, and I shouldn't apologize for it.

My Story: I started out as the original computer coding nerd, when it wasn't so cool

Is this a changed world? Well of course it is. I was born before the smart phone, before the internet, before the microwave, before the touch tone phone, before the answering machine (who has those anymore?), OK voice mail. Before the VCR. My God! I just realized I'm old! I'm okay with that.

My story is unique, as all stories about individuals are. I started out as the original computer coding nerd, when it wasn't so cool (even worked for DMV at one point, and wrote video games). I have remade myself more times than Madonna; into a blogger and now entrepreneur. Along the way I have worn so many hats, I've called myself a hacker, business analyst, solutions architect, webmaster, designed custom virtual worlds, worked on so many websites I loose track. Coded in languages now forgotten, photoshopped everything. Written science fiction stories and now have my own indie comic online for free.

I have remade myself more times than Madonna; into a blogger and now entrepreneur.

Recently I have written Mobile Apps which help the speech impaired to speak, like the software that Stephen Hawking uses, but different still. This is the one thing I am most proud of because it helps so many people who really need, and use it daily. It hasn't made as much money as I would like, but that's okay . . . I've watched others around me make lots of money, doing not what they love, and be no happier.

As this is obviously a brag piece, I will continue. You are not obligated to read any further. Of course I say that just to get you to read more.

What Are We About?

Entrepreneurship, Silicon Valley DNA, Globally, Locally and in Space. Virtually anything to do with relevant current (sometimes historical) all things, all going on about, how entrepreneurs are doing good! And sometimes those doing bad, when I feel like making it known.

Michael McAnally talks about how to be an entrepreneur in a series of videos recorded very ad-hoc and unscripted. Straight from the mind with a lot of aahhs in speaking.

I'm looking for real stories of silicon valley, start-ups, locally and globally, contact me (advertisers unwelcome), if you have a story you want to tell or if you would like to be a writer of stories for this magazine, we don't pay to start, but you never really know where this could lead . . . How exciting is that?!

Silicon Valley is hot right now, there even is a HBO series by the same name, but this site is about real stories, not made up ones from some script writer in Hollywood. More interesting anyway, in my opinion. And if you don't already know, telling a real story with passion can actually boost your business up, as well as any advertising $'s can, and its a whole lot cheaper.

Local Entrepreneurship

I was interested in learning how to sew, something my mother never taught me, mostly because that wasn't something boys learned back then. My father taught me how to take apart a car engine, and put it back together again, but I never learned how to sew.

So when I met Kyle Ng, you can understand why I was fascinated by his work, and it lead into this nice segment about Local Entrepreneurship.

Purchasing goods made locally, can really be good for the planet earth, because materials are not being shipped half-way across the world, just to take advantage of cheaper labor. Kyle has designed some innovative products, hand made with quality. You can check it out on his website at OuterShellAdventure.com

The Second Most Famous Garage In Silicon Valley

The Second Most Famous Garage In Silicon Valley

I'm sitting in Cafe Venetia, an Italian cafe in one of the most powerful and influential technological cities in silicon valley, on one of the most upscale streets of Palo Alto California, University Avenue, waiting to meet Ann Bradley, the blogger and writer of “The Silicon Valley Story” for coffee.

Ann, and I are following up to our first encounter over a year ago at a bitcoin meetup, which I randomly walked into. She arrives with a bike helmet and bag, having parked her bike on the sidewalk outside. We exchange pleasantries and she gets settled in at our table, with what looks like a lovely cappuccino. I glance at my phone to notice that I have only 1.5 hours left on a blue zone parking spot for my car. See says parking is free in downtown Palo Alto, but I don't want to get a ticket.

In a very eclectic and thrilling roller coaster ride of topics, our lively conversation waxes back and forth across subjects such as: degrees of Snowden, the CIA and PRISM, Pebble vs.the Apple Watch, What to do?, the Metaverse, Ray Kurzweil chief engineer at Google, exporting Silicon Valley DNA around the world, my indie comic book, and universal consciousness and the plot of the recent science fiction movie Ex Machina.

I'm surprised when many entrepreneurs don't understand Gartner's Hype Cycle!

I would hope that the VCs do!

See example article for 2015: What’s New in Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015, then my comments, if you care to.

Listen, I ride the technology waves as much as any other futurist, sci-fi reader/blogger, dreamer and prediction geek, but you have to get real, and "realize" that new technology doesn't live in a bubble, it's constantly being hyped and poked by the media. That's their job. Sometimes they are to blame, sometimes not.

Things are sensationalized, hence "The Peak Of Inflated Expectations", then the depression that follows, "Valley of Disillusionment" when it doesn't seem that technology delivered on its promises, example Google Glass. It wasn't technologies fault, it was our expectations! Something like Glass will be a success, it just hasn't arrived yet. I pick on Google, why? Because simply that one is just too perfect an example.


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