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Happy Thanksgiving from New Zealand!

This is probably the shortest but certainly one of the ‘happiest’ posts this blog has ever published! The last time that Jacqui and I spent a Thanksgiving Holiday in the US saw us spend two very 'relaxing' nights at the Plaza Hotel & Spa in Monterey. We elected to have the Thanksgiving Day buffet dinner. Oh boy: I’m not sure [...]

By |November 25th, 2015|Living in Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Living (and coping) with Time Zones

I started drafting this article on Monday evening. That’s Monday evening in New Zealand. I did so out of a sense of frustration. What I really wanted to do was to speak to a couple of connections in Silicon Valley. Sunday night, that’s Pacific Summer Time, was not the best way to go. So my calls have to wait until [...]

By |August 26th, 2014|Living in Silicon Valley|0 Comments

My First Bitcoin Espresso

OK. So the nerdy part got to me. I’m not too sure how many of you will have actually completed a Bitcoin transaction. Maybe it was because I saw a Bitcoin cash till for the first time in my life. Maybe it was the fact that I was in the Plug and Play Tech Center and they were hosting their [...]

By |April 10th, 2014|Living in Silicon Valley|0 Comments

My Silicon Valley

I am leaving Tauranga for San Francisco on Sunday. It will be my second trip across the pond this year. For the past 3 years, Jacqui and I have spent between five and six months a year based in Santa Clara working out of the Plug & Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale. For us, this is Silicon Valley Central. We [...]

By |March 27th, 2014|Living in Silicon Valley|0 Comments

Introducing SVForum

I am often asked which networks I belong to in Silicon Valley. I think it is fair to say that most are best described as private. What that means is that they have been developed over the years from meeting fellow entrepreneurs, investors and business partners. I know different people in different places doing different things. One very public network [...]