How do I survive SXSW in Austin? By "attending" virtually

As you may know – and some may even be reading this from the great state of Texas – the South by South West (SxSW) festival kicked off in Austin. Unlike a few of my friends, and contrary to my thoughts in 2011, I won’t be there this year. There are some great reasons to…

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Bill Gross: Twenty Amazing Facts Learned at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos

Bill Gross is founder of the technology incubator Idealab and more companies than I can count (he says “100 companies in last 30 years” so perhaps I can count that high). Mr. Gross tweeted “while on [his] quest for learning in life and at conferences.” (Follow him on Twitter as well as on his blog…

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Surviving SXSW in Austin: A few helpful hints

Added 031210: @Microsoft: Tag #sxswHaiti on Twitter, @PayPal & @Microsoft will donate $0.25 to @SavetheChildren: http://bit.ly/918YAk Pls RT! Looking for something to do? Check out the list of nearly 700 SXSW side parties http://bit.ly/aO6zkS from 360sxswi! SXSW food parties (scroll down for today’s lineup) http://bit.ly/b4oH32 from 360sxswi. Thinking about lunch? A roundup of guides to food…

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Surviving CES in Las Vegas: A few helpful hints

As you may already know, CES 2010 begins this week in Las Vegas (officially, CES is January 7-10). Yes, it’s true that researchers have determined that stress may cause the brain to become disconnected, but you don’t have to be disconnected at when traveling to Las Vegas. Once again, I was asked not once, not…

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Going to PAX 2009 or Bumbershoot in Seattle? Check out my helpful hints

Going to PAX this year in Seattle, or perhaps catching a few acts at Bumbershoot 2009 (maybe both)?  It seems from what I read on Twitter that we will have a number of people visiting the fair Emerald City for this weekend’s festivities: from what I’ve read, about 75,000 people are expected to attend the…

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Video: Bill Gates on the importance of DreamSpark and the student community, courtesy of Max Zuckerman at Channel 8

Of interest is this video from last week from Max Zuckerman of Channel 8, speaking with Bill Gates on the importance of DreamSpark and the student community… You can find this video as well as Gates’ keynote on the Government Leaders Forum press site (the conference was last week). Tags: Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp., Microsoft…

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Going to Mix09 in Las Vegas? Check out my helpful hints on surviving tradeshows and finding restaurants in Las Vegas

As you may already know, Microsoft’s Mix09 Conference begins this week in Las Vegas. Yes, it’s true that researchers have determined that stress may cause the brain to become disconnected, but you don’t have to be disconnected at Mix09. Once again, I was asked not once but twice today for I was asked today for…

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Surviving CES in Las Vegas: A few helpful hints (reprised)

(A brief post whilst I clean up my OS drives, deleting window.old folders using the disk cleanup wizard, as noted here.) Attending CES in Las Vegas this week? Then check out my post on Surviving CES in Las Vegas: A few helpful hints from last January.  I’ve been to my fair share over the years…

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