Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

One such conversation was with a doctor from Burma. He was intrigued by what this distributed infrastructure could mean for his work in Burma. We discussed how Burma is now the first “smartphone only” country in the world. I last went to Burma in 2007.

Leapfrogging into the Future

thebarefootvc

One such conversation was with a doctor from Burma. He was intrigued by what this distributed infrastructure could mean for his work in Burma. We discussed how Burma is now the first “smartphone only” country in the world. I last went to Burma in 2007.

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80’S TUESDAY: Secrets by Mission of Burma - Time for some.

Mark Birch

80’S TUESDAY: Secrets by Mission of Burma - Time for some punk to get things going this morning. Mission of Burma was a little known local Boston band in the early 80’s that managed to have an outsized influence on the future of alternative music. Secrets launches the album and in typical Mission of Burma fashion, it has no real conventional structure. Mission of Burma Secrets Vs. post-punk hardcore Boston 80's Tuesday

8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia

YoungUpstarts

And since opening its borders to global trade in 2012, Myanmar, formerly Burma, is creating an extraordinary entrepreneurial environment owing to its “greenfield” advantage: a rare opportunity to build a fit-for-purpose economy to suit the modern world. By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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"People would hear us and it wouldn’t make much sense,” says Conley, “but we were."

Mark Birch

““People would hear us and it wouldn’t make much sense,” says Conley, “but we were doing it with such conviction that they would give it another shot.”” - Clint Conley from Mission of Burma in “ Our Band Could Be Your Life ”. Mission of Burma Clint Conley Our Band Could Be Your Life hardcore punk culture passion conviction startups

Meet the Veterans Launching Nonprofits to Change the World

Inc Startups

Three years later, their small relief effort has grown into Team Rubicon , an organization with 12,000 volunteers across the United States that has conducted 45 other relief missions in China, Burma, South Sudan, and the U.S.

10 Day Awareness+Wisdom Meditation Retreat

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

They each have been practicing meditation for 40+ years, including tours as monks and nuns in Burma. Steve Armstrong told a story from when he was a monk in Burma, which he was for five years. “All conditioned things are impermanent. They are arising and passing away.

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Dr Zarni: The death of intellectual sympathy

EIN News

founded the Free Burma Coalition in the United States in 1995. He now lives and works. the role of a business guarantor for venture capitalists and other foreign firms, and in many

Witness: The Power of an Empowered You

charliecrystle.com

Witness gives human rights activists around the world training and technology to effectively document and expose human rights abuses, from Burma to China to the United States, Israel, and Honduras. Last night I was at an amazing fundraiser for a cause I've supported since 2000.

Get a Life! 22 Execs Share Their Tips

Inc Startups

Those interludes find me backpacking around Burma, swimming in a volcanic crater lake in Sumatra, or climbing mountains in the Andes, and taking the time to think about how the world is changing and what my part in it might be. Work-life balance a little out of whack?

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5 historic billboard campaigns (or everything old is new again)!

crowdSPRING Blog

Burma Shave highway signs (1925). Shoot the brute some… Burma-Shave! Through the power of this advertising tactic, Burma Shave would become the second highest selling brand of shaving cream on the market.

COVER FRIDAY: Show Me The Way by Dinosaur Jr. (Peter Frampton.

Mark Birch

But it was Boston that had one of the most thriving and dynamic alternative music scenes in the country with bands like Mission of Burma, Pixies, Morphine, and many others. COVER FRIDAY: Show Me The Way by Dinosaur Jr. Peter Frampton cover) - For a brief period of time in the early 90’s, the music scene was all about Seattle.

Book Review: The Monk and the Riddle

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Komisar, who's currently a partner at Kleiner Perkins, comes to some of his most important realizations about life while on a motorcycle in Burma speaking to a monk and also when lost in bad weather in Scotland. Randy Komisar's book The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur is a well-written account about what he's learned about entrepreneurship, life, and in some sense spirituality.

A Glimpse: My American Dream

thebarefootvc

When I looked at my inbox this morning, I had emails from six organizations I have advised/worked with over the past couple of years (including Astia and Techstars ) announcing their partnership with the White House’s Startup America initiative. And, lest I for a moment forgot that I am living the American dream, thanks to parents who left a life that they loved to give me an even better one, it was once again etched in my mind. It seems like yesterday (although it was 1989!)

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Altgate

WayTooEarly: @Martin RIP

WayTooEarly

   After his trip to Asia last Christmas, when I was chiding him for not knowing that it's now called Myanmaar (he said it was tough to get the visas for Burma), he emailed to say he was going to be in LA after Sundance, where he had checked out a film one of my cousins worked on,  and did I know folks he should meet.  WayTooEarly. I work with companies at two stages, too early and way too early.