Note to FCC: this is all the data you need to see your strategy is failing!

While we keep talking to the FCC to explain why their strategy is a #failure other countries keep moving forward.   The results tell all.  If the FCC's strategy, tactics (and motives?) were in the right place the US should be at least in the top 5, and moving up not down every year! Is …

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Difference between Blogs and Twitter notifications.

I've been trying to find a useful cadence on absorbing information from people I follow on Twitter without getting a firehose pointed at me.  No luck so far. I like using Twitter notifications but with only 10-20 people this turns into a constant stream during certain times of the day and  after a while it …

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OC startup guide

This is a guide I put together last year on the OC startup scene.  Activity has definitely picked up in the meetup and co-working scene which is great so I"ll be doing an update soon.  Let me know if you have any additions/corrections. http://www.slideshare.net/dvasefi/orange-county-softwareweb-startup-community-v01

My trip to Boulder, CO

I'd been wanting to take a trip to Boulder for a couple of years but never found the time before. This changed when I met Brad Feld in LA in December '12 and was struck by his genuine interest to help "everyone"!! So when I took him up on his offer  to help do intros …

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Startup lessons from Humpty Dumpty!

I watched the movie "Puss in booths" today for second time.  I needed a break from work and a funny movie is always on top of my list for this. Other that the amazing production of the movie and performance of Antonio Banderas this time I started seeing similarities of Humpty's life with of startup founders. …

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First draft of the Orange County startup community guide

I've put together the first draft of the guide to Orange County startup community as a starting point to document and help people  navigate their way around.  There is obviously a ton more that needs to be added but I need people to help, and lead the next steps in the development of this document …

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Building a Vibrant Startup Community in Orange County

I recently had the pleasure to meet Brad Feld in Los Angeles and read his new book Startup Communities which provides an excellent roadmap for building startup communities from the ground up.  The book is based on his experience as one of the leaders of the Boulder startup community so it's not hypothetical, which is important for …

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