Accolades Kneel

It’s because we ran out of chairs for the popular book signing of the latest book The Internet Bubble by Michael and Tony Perkins. In this provocative and widely heralded new best seller the Perkins tell us that the party is about over. They state flatly that, “If you own any of these companies (133… Read more »

Lotus Elis at Buck’s

 This little beast showed up here to see and be seen. It is the new Lotus Elis and this is the only one in America. It attracted a TV crew and they asked me for my comments. I said I drive a Lincoln and would need one for each foot. This is a very spartan… Read more »

Governor of Penn. and Cadence

The hunkely handsome Ray Bingham the CEO of Cadence Design Systems (on the right) hosted a California style breakfast powwow at Buck’s for The Honorable, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge (center), Sam McCullough Secretary of Economic Development) several staff members and some big time muscle to keep our employees from playing the tubas. It seems that… Read more »

CNBC, Washington Post, SF Chronicle and TV1-Converge

Bill Griffeths with Goeff Yang noted venture capitalist NBC LIVE CNBC dropped by and shot a live show here at Buck’s recently. Power Lunch they call it and they claim that 450,00 people worldwide saw me running around killing flies because someone left a door open. Bill Griffeths was the host and they interviewed a… Read more »

1000 Year Old Women

1,000 Year Old Women Helen Sweyer came for lunch with 12 of her closest friends and I mean that these ladies really know one another. There are 14 of them, but one couldn’t make it. I’ll just say this about their ages. Add up all 14 and they have seen over 1,000 years of life… Read more »

Johnson brings in Faggin

Craig and Frederico eating healthy Craig Johnson of Venture Law was in for lunch recently with a man who is right up there as one of the most important scientists of the century, Frederico Faggin. Mr. Faggin co-invented the microprocessor. When I asked him if he still had the patent he smiled modestly and admitted… Read more »

Time Magazine tells Jurvetson to back off

Heir apparent Dot Com. Tired of it yet. Nawwww! Three weeks ago Time ran a picture of Steve Jurvetson, of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. We ran it through our Madd Dogg Stepp Photoreimager™ and this is what popped out. The folks at Time must have heard about our take on the photo because this week they… Read more »

Best and Brightest

Hangin with my homies The staff at Buck’s are the best and the brightest. The secret of our success is the fact that everyone here realizes that that there is no us and them, just us. The first line of the employee book states it is a job requirement that you have to love your… Read more »

Burning Man Burns Bright

Upon arrival Burning Man is 21,000 different experiences of what it is like to meet in the middle of the dessert with no fixed agenda. A. A. Milne was a burning man, “Rabbit is that you? Yes Piglet it is, but let’s pretend it isn’t and see what happens”. There is basically only one rule…. Read more »

Reflections On Notoriety

Jamis waiting for customers When I was a kid my Aunt Eunice worked at a drug store in Encino. I somehow thought she was named for the town and maybe she was. I might have been seven or eight when we once went to see her and she told me that she had waited on… Read more »