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Why was Steve Jobs' language ruthless?

Communication was his greatest asset. Often described a masterful story teller, weaving motivation, empathy and urgency into words. Steve Jobs leveraged language in virtually every aspect of running his business. 210 more words


'In many cases Americans can do better on benefits than in an entry level job': Data shows more than a THIRD of the U.S. is on welfare handouts

Around 110 million Americans are now on government welfare benefits
This equates to more than one third of the country relying on handouts
At least 51 million are using food stamps and 83 million are on Medicaid… 620 more words


Coffee With Philip K. Dick in San Jose, California

San Jose, California is for the sharks. There is a ruthlessness in its inhabitants as gnarled as the chum hook. What was once the throngs of conveyor belts and smelt plants has been surmised by mathematical algorithms of data: statistical metaphysics, standard deviation and coefficients of ‘natural consumption’, social networking, and cost-benefit analysis. 296 more words

REALTORS® advise homeowners to follow earthquake safety measures

In light of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Napa Valley region last Sunday, the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS® (SILVAR) is reminding homeowners to follow earthquake safety measures so they will be prepared when another earthquake strikes again. 482 more words

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Burning Man's bacchanal: Big ticket sales, big costs

Money is frowned on at Burning Man, the annual desert bacchanal that runs through Monday in Nevada. Participants are instead supposed to adhere to the festival’s feel-good philosophy of giving gifts like glow bracelets, sparklers, and vodka shots. 847 more words


Southern Hospitality

P(re)S: This is, for the most part, an excerpt from my journal. Know two things: 1. I didn’t have a concrete goal when I wrote this, so it’s not all nicely tied up with a ribbon and whatnot. 1,492 more words

On to the Cowper Inn, Palo Alto, CA

The Cowper is like an old friend. I’ve been coming here for longer than I care to remember. The best place to stay in Silicon Valley by far. 92 more words