At the table: Buck's of Woodside is still weird and wonderful after 30 years.
Talking psychedelics, faux meat and the 'irrational exuberance' of Silicon Valley with Jamis MacNiven, the Peninsula’s zaniest restaurant owner. Read more
For nearly three decades Buck’s has been a place where entrepreneurs meet. In that time the founder, Jamis MacNiven, has spoken hundreds of times to these visitors about how Buck’s came to be and more broadly how Silicon Valley became synonymous with technological innovation. Using 80 slides and a good deal of humor Jamis tells the story of what makes Silicon Valley unique. Learn more
I arrived in Bishkek the capital of Kyrgyzstan after passing through Istanbul. Once more I am in an obscure Central Asia country with my old pals Kevin and Will. This time we were joined by two other friends Rich and Craig and we teamed up again with Young Pioneer Tours, a company whose motto is “We go places your mother would not approve of.” They take people to N. Korea, Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria. You know, the fun zones. They go to less shooty and bomby places as well.