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#28 Holiday Replay Vincent Robinson on Being Gay in Silicon Valley

On October 30, 2014, Tim Cook -- Apple's CEO -- came out as gay.  He never denied it, but now said  " I haven't acknowledged it publicly, until now".

Tim Cook and other gay Silicon Valley executives were discussed in an earlier podcast with executive Vincent Robinson.  Here, we replay that episode.

Happy holidays.  Kent Lindstrom.... @kentlind

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people changing the way we view the world online and beyond.

 

Direct download: 28_Vincent_Robinson_Gay_In_SIlicon_Valley_replay.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Peter Shanley is an executive at Neo Innovation, and previously worked at Yahoo, Hewlett Packard and Betable.  He discusses "Learn Startup" concepts for big companies. Part 2 of 2.

 

In the Something Ventued podcast, Silicon Valley Insider Kent Lindstrom explores the relaity behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 27_Peter_Shanley_2_of_2_Lean_Startup_in_Big_Companies.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Jim Egbert, the Silicon Valley executive for a major financial firm, returns to talk to Kent about the first 25 episodes of Something Ventured.  Silicon Valley topics covered range from Burning Man to the structure of the internet.  Part 2 of 2.

 

In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 26_Jim_Egbert_25th_Epi-versary_Part_2.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

#25 Jim Egbert 25th Epi-versary

Jim Egbert talks to Kent about the first 25 episodes of "Something Ventured". Issues in Silicon Valley discussed included -- being a gay CEO, sexism, librarians (yep, librarians), racism, hipsters and more.

In the Something Ventured podcast, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 25_Jim_Egbert_25th_Epi-versary_Part_1.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

#24 Peter Shanley 1 of 2 -- Housing and Social Issues in San Francisco

Peter Shanley has worked at large technology companies like Yahoo and Hewlett Packard -- but started in San Francisco running a housing project in San Francisco's most economically challened neighborhood -- the Tenderloin.  In the first part of our conversation with Peter, he talks aobut what drives the housing crunch in San Francisco, and various issues around San Francisos's difficult social problems.

 

In the Something Ventured podcast Slicon Vallen insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines, as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online...and beyond.

Direct download: 24_Peter_Shanley_1_of_2_SF_Housing_and_Social_Issues.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

#23 Jim Egbert 2 of 2 Globalization of Engineering Talent

In the second part, Jim Egbert continues the discussion of hwo firms can source talent, beyond a certain set of people in Silicon Valley.  Also included are some sound and not-so-obvious ways to manage an engineering career.

Direct download: 23_Jim_Egbert_--_2_of_2_Globalization_of_Engineering.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

#22 Jim Egbert -- 1 of 2:  Tech Talent Abroad

Jim Egbert has been an executive at small and large companies, established ones and startups.  He currently is the Silicon Valley executive for one of hte world's largest payment companies. In this episode he darws on his experience running a software firm from Budapest.  In particular -- the employer's point of view is discussed.  What to do  in a world where new college graduates can command $100,000 salaries and free meals?  The sustainability of the situation, as well as emerging sources of engineering talent are discussed.  Part 1 of 2.

Direct download: 22_Jim_Egbert_1_of_2_Tech_Talent_Abroad.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 8:57pm EST

#21 Michael White -- Silicon Valley goes to Burning Man

Every summer, Silicon Valley heads to Burning Man.  In a lighthearted look at Burning Man, Kent and Michael White discuss burning man.  The history of burning man is covered (including the 'anarchy' year).  Also discussed is just how rich the attendees are, and the irony of even richer people showing up.  

Also covered is Burning Man's "K Street".  Or "Billionaires Row" -- the new Burning Man camp for rich people, that is rich with irony.  

The documentary "Spark --  A Burning Man Story" provides source material for the podcast.

 

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In Something Ventured, Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 21_Michael_White_Talks_Burning_Man.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

#20 Tim Rosenblatt -- The Internet is a Series of Tubes

Kent Lindstrom sits down with Tim Rosenblatt -- who has been coding for 20 years, on the web since 1996.  They discuss various tech issues, including the physical structure of the Internet, and why Silicon Valley is the "Capital City".  Also discussed are the Commodore 64, why Netscape failed, and the concept of "code debt".

 

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In the Something Ventured podcast, Kent Lindstrom (@kentlind) explores the reality behidn the Silicon Valley headlines as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 20_Tim_Rosenblatt_Aug_12_2014.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

#19 Linda Kelly -- Grateful Dead and Astrology.com

Linda Kelly is Editor-in-Chief of the website Astrology.com.  She is also the author of the book "Deadheads:  Stories from Fellow Arists, Friends and Followers of the Grateful Dead".  She came to that book project, after meeting Jerry Garcia while working for Spin magazine.

Her journey to becoming an author is discussed, as well as the relationship the Grateful Dead have to the Bay area.  

 

Also discussed -- the popularity of Astrology.com, and how they've carried one of newspapers' most popular features onto the Internet.

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The Something Ventured podcast is released each Tuesday at 9am PST.  In it, Silicon Valley insider Kent Lindstrom explores the reality behind the Silicon Valley headlines, as he sits down with the people who are shaping the way we view the world online and beyond.

Direct download: 19_Linda_Kelly_Grateful_Dead.m4a
Category:Technology -- posted at: 12:00pm EST