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Shifting focus…

November 15, 2012 by

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We’ve been quiet here at the New IPO for a while, yes, a very long while. Our fearless leader got the crazy idea that it was time for graduate school, packed her bags and headed to the coast to work on her Masters in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy with an emphasis on the […]

Michele hits up the Champagne Bar

January 3, 2011 by

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I imagined myself sipping a glass of champagne before jetting off to Paris for the day… That was me, in awe of the champagne bar at St. Pancras International in the heart of London.  Actually, I was in awe of everything at St. Pancras- the 30 foot bronze sculpture of a couple saying their goodbyes […]

The Good, the Bad and the Truly Ugly…

December 31, 2010 by

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Everyone, or nearly everyone, will spend a few moments reflecting on the close of the first decade of the 21st Century before beginning the next decade with a an awe inspiring hangover. We, here in the land of green opportunity, are no different. Let us review the events of the past decade in all their […]

Sara Ruto and the cell phone…

December 28, 2010 by

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Here’s an opportunity (or three) for Silicon Valley – small, self contained solar generation. As the rain fell in San José on Christmas Eve I learned about Sara Ruto, an entrepreneurial woman living in a remote Kenyan village. Ms. Ruto would walk two miles on dirt paths and take a 3 hour motorcycle taxi ride […]

Brick, Tunnels and Values

November 28, 2010 by

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In Utrecht, the network of bike paths was incredible, comprehensive, seemingly unending and…pretty. By pretty, I don’t just mean scenic. I mean that the paving material used was aesthetically pleasing. It was brick and/or some sort of cobblestone, something that adds personality to a city while making the riding/walking experience enjoyable and interesting. Function AND […]

Texas, Meet California

November 4, 2010 by

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It’s barely 36 hours after the polls closed in California’s November election, and less than 72 hours after the San Francisco Giants put the finishing touches on the World Series. What do these two disparate events have in common? Texas and California’s right to self determination. The Texas Rangers, whose previous owner, former President Bush, made […]

The Pod People Have Arrived…

October 29, 2010 by

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Just in time for Halloween the pod people have arrived in San José –  except these folks come with the Podcar and are not interested in eating your brain. San José’s city hall is home to a three day conference on the latest in personal rapid transit (PRT). Touting podcars as the latest in green, fast […]