I was there!!! I was only 12 years old but I remember watching and listening to Nelson Mandela speak at the Oakland Coliseum in 1990 after his release. I was only 12 and yet I knew I was in the presence of a hero and activist! In real life, in the flesh. It was awe inspiring and am happy my parents gave me that gift - the gift was being under the sound of the voice of Nelson Mandela. He has fought the good fight. He has run the good race. He was angel here on earth. And now he joins them. RIP President Nelson Mandela.
“@MJohnsonCTV: Always striking when one person’s face takes up the front page of every paper. #RIPNelsonMandela #Montreal”
First time in 3 years, I back in the kitchen with my sister and first time with Mommy. My family and I drove 6 hours (holiday traffic argh!) so I could cook in my parents’ kitchen for 8 hours to music, love and lots of laughter. We had such a good time but not as good a time as my Mommy. This is her 1st Thanksgiving cooking with her girls :) Glad we could make it happen! Good times!! Good eats!!
I hit 200 likes on FB during the weekend and I’m just now seeing that I hit 10,000 followers on Twitter sometime this morning.
Thanks for all the follows but thanks most of ALL for the amazing connections that have manifested from those follows. Twitter did that. And I find that to be pretty incredible. It’s only right that those folks in my timestamped timeline are all folks I have met IRL. I’m sure I’ll meet @stockjockey soon.
A truly brilliant AFRICAN mind. Yes, folks. He is an African. He is from South Africa. And quietly one of the most brilliant business minds of our time.
I grew up on Twitter. I came into my own on Twitter. I was 30 years old and 5 years later it is an integral part of my day, of my work, and of my news. I first followed because I wanted to see if I could get information about the bombing in Mumbai before the television news. I saw the power of Twitter firsthand in that event. I made up the RT and hashtag right along with the rest of the early tweeps. If you know #pipforce, then you know Twitter and what it was in the early days. Now, today, it IPOs. We all knew it would. Interesting to see the road ahead.
Kash Harvest, India
Photograph by Biswajit Patra
Most gorgeous harvest ever
…pulling inspiration from the book cover. Tiffany blue & gold, always girlie chic. (at The Decorista HQ)
My Stocktoberfest presentation (October 17, 2013). It went extremely well.
(Image credit to Afrographique and mHealth Africa)
Four Ways to Use Wolfram Alpha for VC Analysis
I don’t know what to write about today, so here are four ways to use Wolfram Alpha for VC analysis—one of my ninja tricks.
TIP 1: Compare web statistics on any domain.
TIP 2: Find fundamentals and recent returns of your favorite public company.
TIP 3: See what the financial analysts are recommending.
TIP 4: Compare total funding of your favorite startups.
Life changing. I laugh at my naïveté marveling the brilliance of another. Thanks Brian.
5 Quick Facts Why The World Can’t Ignore #Africa Anymore
1. There are 1Billion people or 15% of the world’s population on the African continent – 60% are younger than 30, and nearly half live in cities.
2. The combined economy is $1.9Trillion. This is set to double by 2025
3. Economic growth on the continent is 2% above the global average since 2000, and is currently 6% in 2012/13
4. Eight out of 54 countries are dealing with conflicts today compared to 30 countries with conflicts in 1990, which shows convergence of democratic ideology and overall stability.
5. A connectivity explosion that has resulted in more than 50% of Africans (600Million) having a mobile phone. This in a content where fixed-line broadband connections were virtually non-existent at the turn of the century.
Opportunity that has BEEN knocking. Exciting times!