Archive for 2009

  • Our scope and our sweet spot

    December 29, 2009

    Between my partner and I, we receive 500~1000 investment opportunities per year. Of course, we do not invest in all but a few of these annually, if even that. Still, I value the chance to review this deal flow and appreciate the passion and effort put in by every entrepreneur. A significant percentage of our […]

  • Triathlon de Fourmies

    August 23, 2009

    Yesterday’s triathlon at Fourmies in Picardie proved to be a painful reminder of the importance of packing lists.  In the saturday morning rush to leave Paris, I forgot both my goggles and swim top.   Here’s a photo at the mid-point of the swim.  The idiot in the bike jersey with no googles is me…

  • Consumer SaaS

    August 9, 2009

    Will Price has an astute blog post this month entitled The Rise of Consumer SaaS.  Will cites examples like Vimeo, Dropbox, even WordPress, which are testimony to the rise of “freemium” consumer-based services.  He also explains how his own company WidgetBox employs the SaaS model. Read more here.

  • Triathlon Nièvre

    July 26, 2009

    A few photos from the triathlon in the Nièvre this weekend…

  • Triathlon Andresy

    July 6, 2009

    Thanks to a strong run from my partner, Team Beer-to-Beer placed third in the Andresy Triathlon yesterday.  No trophy to show for it, but we’re proud nonetheless !

  • Triathlon des lacs

    June 18, 2009

    I’ve finally had a spare moment to log last week’s olympic distance triathlon at the lacs de Belfort.  As a French championship qualifying race, it’s understandable that so many top triathletes make the trek out here in the eastern corner of France near Mulhouse.  I was not worthy, witnessing the few remaining stragglers that didn’t […]

  • Virtualization: myths and realities

    June 14, 2009

    Is virtualization the next revolution that is sure to take over the current desktop and server paradigm ? My favorite expert on this subject, Jeanne Morain, has spent time with the people whose viewpoint really counts – the architects and engineers that use technology every day to solve real world problems. As vendors we can […]

  • Triathlon du nord

    May 25, 2009

    Recovering from this week’s olympic distance in northern France…

  • The 4 C’s of Universal Clients – in or out of the Cloud

    May 18, 2009

    Jeanne Morain offers a great explanation of how the new paradigm shift both in and out of the cloud is more user centric around Universal Clients for the desktops. The monolithic era of tightly coupled OS, Applications and Data can no longer survive and thrive in today’s technology-dependent world. Let us not forget Vista and […]

  • How David beats Goliath

    May 12, 2009

    This week’s New Yorker offers a fantastic article from Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink, and Outliers, on how underdogs can win. Once again, Gladwell shows that success does not have to come only to those who are advantaged or naturally talented – but can be achieved by adopting a different approach, and […]

  • Triathlon d’Etampes

    May 3, 2009

    Triathlon season started for us today, and given the seemingly long winter, my wife and I decided to ease into it with a simple sprint relay at Etampes, just outside Paris.  A much weaker runner than my wife, I decided to restrict myself to the swim & bike and let her take over for the […]

  • Live and direct from Martinique

    February 22, 2009

    Introducing Goldee, a Zouk singer with a brand of Zouk that assymptotically approaches reggae dancehall and has recently garnered the attention of Virgin, resulting in a record deal for the young singer for her official debut. Goldee is my current choice of Zouk’s number one draft pick as the brand of music she makes is […]

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