Beau Perry’s Premium Oceanic

20 years ago Woodside’s Noel Perry made an appearance on this menu discussing his venture fund based on financing socially beneficial businesses. He and his wife Claire were proactive in a variety of local and global causes; for example helping to found Conservation International, an organization promoting biodiversity. They were also known as the folks… Read more »

The Cote d’Azur and Fencing in Bulgaria

Travel time once again. The ultimate destination this time was one of the corners of the earth – Varna Bulgaria, but first I had to kick a little of the jetlag by cooling my jets on the Cote d’Azur, or the French Riviera with my great friend Peter Friess who is a durable and frequent… Read more »

Ungrounded – SolarImpulse – Draper University

So I was sitting innocently at Buck’s one morning and these stylish folks from British Airways came in and invited me to come with them to England for a brainstorming session in the sky around the subject of STEM. Science Technology Engineering Mathematics. This is the touchstone today. 130 Important Silicon Valley Innovators, and me,… Read more »

TED 2013

TED 2013 – Pope Benedict Moves to San Francisco – Viper Stormchasers -Vesta Restaurant Review – The Secrets of Silicon Valley a new book – Jamis’s classifieds When I first wrote about TED 10 years ago the conference was like an energetic teenager full of bright ideas. Today it reminds me of a seasoned 30-something… Read more »

Dinner in Denmark

For some years those in the food community have been talking about the magical cooking at el Bulli in Spain and as a result this restaurant had been called the best restaurant in the world. Maybe yes, maybe no, but this much is clear – it was the hardest reservation to land for sure. Easier… Read more »

TED 2010

TED (technology-entertainment-design) has been running 26 years but in the last couple of years it has morphed from a conference to a movement. Like Burning Man there are those in attendance and those wishing they were there. Unlike Burning Man there are many ways to participate other than going to the physical location. Two-way live… Read more »