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Managing Director @ BrightStreet Ventures: Real Estate Tech, Retail & Big Data. Into Bikram, Trungpa, Lakers, Eating + Being Present.
Interests: advertising, tibetan buddhism, cooking, reading, blogging, investing, skiing, social media, bikram yoga, digital media, starting companies, social networking, entertainment, mobile, ebooks
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If you are in the Real Estate business, and trying to make sense of the applicability of Big Data, Machine Learning and Analytics to how you run your business, check out my podcast with MRI Software's Nick Frank. Continue reading
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Communication is all about achieving clarity and alignment. One of the biggest learnings I have had over the years is that most people treat communication like a scarce resource that is doled out sparingly. Part of this is conflict avoidance,... Continue reading
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I can not tell you how many technical support conversations I sat in on when I first got into tech twenty five years ago (we are talking Pre-Web). The company that I worked for, Tribe Computer Works, made packet switches... Continue reading
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“Night of the fight, you may feel a slight sting. That’s pride fucking with you. Fuck pride! Pride only hurts, it never helps.” — Marsellus Wallace It feels like we are at a Crossroads, where Money is the One True... Continue reading
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I read something the other day that I think captures the "razor's edge" that must be navigated in terms of finding the balance between Power and Simplicity when building new technology solutions for non-technical users: Option 1: Hide the Complexity.... Continue reading
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Successful Platform Strategy is akin to a never-ending Political Campaign, where the platform provider is fighting to win the hearts and minds of the platform consumer and the key platform adoption influencers, such as integration partners, sales channels, analysts and... Continue reading
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(This article was published as part of Shopping Center Business’ Retail Insight series.) The great paradox of the real estate business is that, on one hand, it’s the single largest asset class on the planet with a global estimate of... Continue reading
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Adam Clark Estes of Gizmodo has written a terrific article on what the Amazon Alexa represents as a backdoor into the personal privacy of consumers. The "money shot," which should give every Amazon Alexa owner pause is the notion that... Continue reading
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Being a long-time believer that Messaging is the next wave, and seeing the Tweet as an Atomic Unit, I picture Threading as a new type of Web Format. Ignited by tweet, it operates as a Stateful "Bot-Able" Machine, can instantiate... Continue reading
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Facebook and LinkedIn suffer the affliction that when a friend or co-worker has passed away, they continue to celebrate birthdays and work anniversaries for years to come. It has a deadening effect, and is anti-social. Continue reading
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Click-to-Pay is a game changer, as every Starbucks App user knows. But, so much of it comes down to logistics in terms of making the experience friction free and "delightful" for consumers. This is an area where the Apple end... Continue reading
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It feels inevitable that Apple will come out with a "Smart Glasses" offering which combines Hardware, Software, Services, Apps & Continuity across Apple Devices & Accessories. Given the anticipated evolution of this space from AR-centric apps, to hybrid VR overlays... Continue reading
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If you are a Retail Shopping Center Portfolio Owner or Manager, and still tracking the Sales Data of your merchants the old-fashioned way, then you need Datex Advanced Retail Sales Tracking. It's battle-tested, and turns your data into a competitive... Continue reading
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"I'd tell men and women...not to settle for a job or a profession or even a career. Seek a calling. Even if you don't know what that means, seek it. If you're following your calling, the fatigue will be easier... Continue reading
Wow. This was a fun game. Coherency. Pace. Disrupting passing lanes. When this team leads with Defense...they definitely have some pieces. And those pieces are getting better. Case in point KCP, who has been in a slump, consistently made the... Continue reading
Great post by Fred Wilson today. "As has become my practice, I celebrate the end of a year and the start of a new one here at AVC with back to back posts focusing on what happened and then thinking... Continue reading
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Securing a pre-order reservation for the new iPhone X should have been a "golden ticket" winning moment. I did my part, staying up late along with countless others rushing to purchase a $1K+ device sight unseen. But then Apple ran... Continue reading
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I am sure that this will seem obvious in retrospect, but EVERY marketplace should be able to cultivate a value add cryptocurrency strategy. Think, for example, of how many levels Amazon could one day build micro strategy "tiers" around. The... Continue reading
Animojis are the 1.0 version of Real Time Motion Capture. It’s easy to see how these grow into Persona Apps, and how this all scales to 3.0 experiences. After all, Apple knows Lens, Capture and Display as software, hardware and... Continue reading
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Watching the Apple Event to Announce the New iPhones, I was struck by the following: Only Apple can do what Apple does not only because they're integrated, but because each component piece is fully realized, and their is a very... Continue reading
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Let me paint a picture. Between the Cameras in our mobile devices, the Media we consume and can readily call upon via a Google Search, and whatever Apple comes out with to cover the eyes - iLens - and the... Continue reading
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What if the high end iPhone had a special accessory called the iLens? The way that it would work is that you'd insert the iPhone into the iLens. The iLens would function like actual eyeglasses, albeit a special pair optimized... Continue reading
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Let me be clear, I want a HomePod. Two or three of them, in fact. For no more than the HomePod’s stated reason for being — reinventing the Home Music Experience with a Multi Room solution that channels 40 Million songs in... Continue reading
The BIG idea is that iPad is a Magical Piece of Glass that can be translated into anything that you want. Augmented Reality on iPad is Really Good to the point of being Magical. Apple has planted the flag that... Continue reading
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WWDC ’17 was an opportunity to see what the road ahead looks like 16 years after iPod, and ten years after iPhone. Let me begin with the end. The New Apple is the Old Apple. For the first time, Apple... Continue reading