Archive for 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 would be “get our money into the company before a fight breaks out over this […] Read More⇒

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 from the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, England on January 1, 2004, ended there […] Read More⇒

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 the value and the lack of stillness myself and then Mark, as usual, did it […] Read More⇒

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 simpler to wear shoes.”-Sri Ramana Maharshi I like it. Very simple. Read More⇒

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” home? What do you need to get there? Where is “there”? An innovative dialogue hosted […] Read More⇒