Asian companies doing VC investments

I did not consider the re-emergence of corporate venture capital activity.  We had seen it at the beginning of this century, and the results had been mixed.  However, it did have some success stories, and these asian companies do have capital to deploy.  For some shops, it is an outsourced R&D; effort.  For the entrepreneur, all money is green at some point.  If you need to pay the bills, you pay the b

More guesses for 2010 and beyond

More predictions for 2010, and beyond.


A new decade is always worth playing around with.  New ideas, and predictable cycles.


Predictions for 2010

Why stop a bad idea now?
The final week of 2009. The last week of the decade. Some things have
changed our world a lot. Others, not so much.

I'm still waiting for a good way to store alt energy power. Solar
thermal still tops my list. But not much movement on that front that
I've seen. There is probably a lot more going on than in my network,
but still a challenge to find.

Postmortem on 2009 Predictions

Postmortem on 2009 Predictions

Here are my predictions for 2009, and how well I did with them.

Predictions for 2009

Short term, it's going to get worse before it gets better.

Bottled water backlash

The fact that this post follows one that highlights the issues of tap water is not lost on me.
Bottled water companies have a standard of quality that they need to meet.  While it must still be legal, the standards that are imposed on them, when competing against all the other water on the shelves, will keep the water clean and clear. 
there is a bottled water backlash in many part

Water Pollution problems

The NY Times is running a series on America's water problems.
Legislation is an interesting issue.  People think "if it's legal, it must be safe."  But the challenge is the laws were written in response to issues several decades ago, before the large scale use, or ability to detect of chemicals.  Before folks really understood how these chemicals could affect people, or what they would do in combination,

And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

No further analysis on this poem

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

Entrepreneurs are the future makers. They have a vision of the future, it will have their successful company involved. And they are the ones to bring that future to light. They inherit the future, because they are the ones who create it.

If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -

24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Entrepreneurs will think about their business, how to make it better, how to hold off the competition, how to land the next customer. 60 seconds every minute. It takes dedication, determination, and persistence to succeed. But the alternative is failure.

If all men count with you, but none too much;

Every person on this planet has value and worth. They are all the same; individuals.

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