Monthly Archives: March 2006

New VC pattern: Pre-emptive financing: “Hey Joe, I hear you might be building a company soon. Need any cash?”

Here is an interesting article on the Wall Street Journal about a new pattern in VC investing called “Pre-emptive financing.”(hey WSJ, when did you finally get smart and open up your walled garden??) In English, the definition of pre-emptive financing … Continue reading

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Jesper Olson’s 26,323km lap of the world. How one man ran a single lap of the Earth. Come and meet him in person. (And get 2 for 1 tickets!)

On October 23, 2005 Dane Jesper Kenn Olsen, 34 became the first person to successfully run, in daily increments ranging from 14-93km, one lap around the Earth on land masses, setting a Guinness Book of World Records record. What began … Continue reading

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Mark Morford strikes again: More communication and more technology equals more work equals more stress equals less sleep

Mark Morford strikes again. I have been having this very conversation with everybody I know. It seems that my entire circle of friends, colleagues, and acquaintances is in the midst of this overwhelming busy-ness right now. I have been questioning … Continue reading

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Great Quote of the Day

I found this in Rob Brezny’s Astrology newsletter this morning: “Wanting to reform the world without discovering one’s true self is liketrying to cover the world with leather to avoid the pain of walking onstones and thorns. It is much … Continue reading

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30 Days of Sustainability: Sustainable Homes

Here are the details on one of the first Sustainability Cafés: When: Monday, March 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Where: BCIT Campus (CHBA BC, Building NW5), 3700 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby, BC SUSTAINABLE HOMES Description: What do you consider a “sustainable” … Continue reading

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The First Annual “30 days of sustainability” has launched in Vancouver!

(If you are looking for the 2007 event information, please click HERE.) I am very excited about our launch of the 30 Days of Sustainability. For the month of March, Vancouver will host a cornucopia of events and activities, all … Continue reading

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GiftTrap tries to raise $1M for the Right To Play charity to bring sport and play to children across the world

Have you ever received a gift you hated? And then you either threw it away, hid it, or regifted it? A good friend of mine is launching a new boardgame called GiftTRAP with which he hopes to raise $1M for … Continue reading

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