2 great minds

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On Jun 12, 2016, at 7:26 AM, frank martinez <martinez.frank> wrote:

Gracias a John

Mark, Kevin:
Hola. Let’s grab a beverage in P. Square later this month. I’m ramping up a new startup in the home care space… bit busy until we get code sprints started.

Meanwhile I’ll find y’all on LinkedIn for dial tone.

Frank

On Jun 11, 2016 2:29 AM, "Mark Sims" <mark> wrote:

John, I want to put forth in advance I’m interested in reading the rest of that chapter J.

Hi, Frank. It’s nice to meet you virtually. I’m not sure what part of the greater Seattle area you live in but it would be good to connect via phone for a coffee or another finer beverage at some point in the coming weeks. Let me know what time permits. I’ve also added a friend and fellow EO board member from our chapter to the thread, Kevin Hartz. It would be ideal if we all 3 met up so I’m copying him here in that effort.

I look forward to making John proud and doing some good!

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Phone: 253.854.2439 ext. 101

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From: John Rowley [mailto:rowley]
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:32 PM
To: martinez.frank; cafe288vige; me; Mark Sims
Subject: 2 great minds

Frank = I told you about EO today.

Mark = I have yet to tell you about Frank … “we accidentally met today in Olympia” (that’s a chapter name of my forthcoming memoir)

Frank is a serial entrepreneur in the tech space and had not heard of EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization).

We have a mutual friend and co-conspirator who had been trying to connect us for years….and he accidentally did just that it today.

EO = a peer learning network of people who founded or run companies of one million in gross sales and want to grow their business, grow as people and grow as leaders. They must also want to help others grow as people, leaders and help them grow their businesses.

Mark just adopted a little one so cut him some slack if he doesn’t respond super fast. Mark is on the EO Board can put you in touch with the people who vet/introduce/haze/court new members in Seattle EO.

You guys go do some good together.

Onward,

JR

John Rowley

Advertising Campaigns – Video Production – Crisis Management

615-329-9559 (office)

615-973-2591 (cell)

www.FletcherRowley.com

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2 great minds

Gracias a John

Mark, Kevin:
Hola. Let’s grab a beverage in P. Square later this month. I’m ramping up a new startup in the home care space… bit busy until we get code sprints started.

Meanwhile I’ll find y’all on LinkedIn for dial tone.

Frank

On Jun 11, 2016 2:29 AM, "Mark Sims" <mark> wrote:

John, I want to put forth in advance I’m interested in reading the rest of that chapter J.

Hi, Frank. It’s nice to meet you virtually. I’m not sure what part of the greater Seattle area you live in but it would be good to connect via phone for a coffee or another finer beverage at some point in the coming weeks. Let me know what time permits. I’ve also added a friend and fellow EO board member from our chapter to the thread, Kevin Hartz. It would be ideal if we all 3 met up so I’m copying him here in that effort.

I look forward to making John proud and doing some good!

Mark Sims | CEO

8041 South 228th Street

Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 253.854.2439 ext. 101

Toll Free: 800.900.1083

My Page on

From: John Rowley [mailto:rowley]
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:32 PM
To: martinez.frank; cafe288vige; me; Mark Sims
Subject: 2 great minds

Frank = I told you about EO today.

Mark = I have yet to tell you about Frank … “we accidentally met today in Olympia” (that’s a chapter name of my forthcoming memoir)

Frank is a serial entrepreneur in the tech space and had not heard of EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization).

We have a mutual friend and co-conspirator who had been trying to connect us for years….and he accidentally did just that it today.

EO = a peer learning network of people who founded or run companies of one million in gross sales and want to grow their business, grow as people and grow as leaders. They must also want to help others grow as people, leaders and help them grow their businesses.

Mark just adopted a little one so cut him some slack if he doesn’t respond super fast. Mark is on the EO Board can put you in touch with the people who vet/introduce/haze/court new members in Seattle EO.

You guys go do some good together.

Onward,

JR

John Rowley

Advertising Campaigns – Video Production – Crisis Management

615-329-9559 (office)

615-973-2591 (cell)

www.FletcherRowley.com

2 great minds

John, I want to put forth in advance I’m interested in reading the rest of that chapter J.

Hi, Frank. It’s nice to meet you virtually. I’m not sure what part of the greater Seattle area you live in but it would be good to connect via phone for a coffee or another finer beverage at some point in the coming weeks. Let me know what time permits. I’ve also added a friend and fellow EO board member from our chapter to the thread, Kevin Hartz. It would be ideal if we all 3 met up so I’m copying him here in that effort.

I look forward to making John proud and doing some good!

Mark Sims | CEO

8041 South 228th Street

Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 253.854.2439 ext. 101

Toll Free: 800.900.1083

My Page on

From: John Rowley [mailto:rowley]
Sent: Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:32 PM
To: martinez.frank; cafe288vige; me; Mark Sims
Subject: 2 great minds

Frank = I told you about EO today.

Mark = I have yet to tell you about Frank … “we accidentally met today in Olympia” (that’s a chapter name of my forthcoming memoir)

Frank is a serial entrepreneur in the tech space and had not heard of EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization).

We have a mutual friend and co-conspirator who had been trying to connect us for years….and he accidentally did just that it today.

EO = a peer learning network of people who founded or run companies of one million in gross sales and want to grow their business, grow as people and grow as leaders. They must also want to help others grow as people, leaders and help them grow their businesses.

Mark just adopted a little one so cut him some slack if he doesn’t respond super fast. Mark is on the EO Board can put you in touch with the people who vet/introduce/haze/court new members in Seattle EO.

You guys go do some good together.

Onward,

JR

John Rowley

Advertising Campaigns – Video Production – Crisis Management

615-329-9559 (office)

615-973-2591 (cell)

www.FletcherRowley.com

2 great minds

Frank = I told you about EO today.

Mark = I have yet to tell you about Frank … “we accidentally met today in Olympia” (that’s a chapter name of my forthcoming memoir)

Frank is a serial entrepreneur in the tech space and had not heard of EO (Entrepreneur’s Organization).

We have a mutual friend and co-conspirator who had been trying to connect us for years….and he accidentally did just that it today.

EO = a peer learning network of people who founded or run companies of one million in gross sales and want to grow their business, grow as people and grow as leaders. They must also want to help others grow as people, leaders and help them grow their businesses.

Mark just adopted a little one so cut him some slack if he doesn’t respond super fast. Mark is on the EO Board can put you in touch with the people who vet/introduce/haze/court new members in Seattle EO.

You guys go do some good together.

Onward,

JR

John Rowley

Advertising Campaigns – Video Production – Crisis Management

615-329-9559 (office)

615-973-2591 (cell)

www.FletcherRowley.com

Designers to the nth power

I’m hanging out with designers from all over our beautiful planet these days. It’s a soul filling experience to hear them talk about their inspirations and then to see their visual portfolios. As many have said recently – we’re in a new age of design, where it’s not isolated to big corporate brands or labels found on everyday things.

Instead what I’m seeing is humans expressing a desire to rethink [borrowing a TEDxRainier theme] the ugly world around them; where the expression is hand crafted beauty. We don’t want to accept the old world of ugly aesthetics. We have proven in recent years that humans can create beautiful things – especially in the industrial world which rewards mechanical efficiency and materials optimization.

I’ll try to add some of my own primitive sketches to give you a sense of what my beautiful thoughts are. Meanwhile go find something hand crafted and report back.

Make it easier to make it cheaper

Read this recently from Venture Beat:
http://venturebeat.com/2013/09/06/google-launches-a-new-kind-desktop-chrome-app-to-challenge-windows-mac-linux/

What I want to play with [assuming the role of VC for a moment] is the intersection of these web platforms with cheaper components. Arduino’s latest wi-fi module with a half mile range hints at what’s coming. And with all eyes on Chrome don’t forget about Mozilla.

I do wonder: why would emerging markets give USA manufacturers their people, their factories when they can build low-cost computing devices themselves?  Then they can sell whatever they build in their local markets [or if you’re say a Mexican manufacturer] pan-region.  Isn’t this disrupting the supply chain in reverse? I can imagine a day when USA consumers looking for deals [let’s call it the budget category – ask yourself: how many of your friends buy a new PC every year?] start craving these low cost devices, then go looking for them in the emerging markets where the local product is as good as any product built by USA manufacturers.

Meanwhile I see some large companies are continuing to apply price pressure down while moving value up – it’s built in marketing – by selling mid quality hardware loaded with high quality software.  Consumers get more for less; or so the pitch goes.  Quality of hardware does matter, but it matters less as the software inside meets all your digital life needs.

Holiday shopping season in the USA is coming up; let’s see what shows up…

MSR Events in your calendar

In previous posts I described the collaboration with Jon Udell and others to build apps using open, semantic data services.

Here’s an update on another open service Jon helped us design. The basic, practical idea was to provide an iCal calendar feed for Microsoft Research events. The feed could be used to add each event to a calendar or to create a new calendar with all the events. Well, the calendar feed is now live.

There’s a couple of endpoints for the service depending on what you want to do with the events.
1. This endpoint is used to create a calendar of all future Microsoft Research events:
http://research.microsoft.com/apps/tools/ical.ashx

To show how easy it is to consume the above endpoint, all I had to do was click on the link on a machine with a calendar application installed.  In my case it was a Windows 7 machine with Outlook 2013.  Clicking the link opened the Outlook 2013 Calendar and imported the MSR events into a new calendar; which is shown in the screenshot below.

MSR Events Outlook 2013 Calendar

Once the MSR events are imported into an Outlook 2013 calendar; it’s easy to share an individual MSR event.  Let’s say you’re planning to attend one of the Azure for Science training events and want to invite a friend to join you.  All you have to do is forward the calendar item to them and they can add it to their calendar; regardless of the calendar app they use.  In the screenshot below Outlook 2013 provides an option to forward in iCal format.

MSR Events calendar item sharing

This is one of the great benefits from having the event in iCal format to start with.

2. This endpoint is used to create a single calendar item; i.e. if you don’t want to consume all future MSR events:
http://research.microsoft.com/apps/catalog/default.aspx?t=events

Just browse the list of MSR events and click the calendar icon for the one you want to add to your calendar.  It’s super easy.

 

Try the new calendar feeds and let us know how they work for you. Or build some apps using the feeds and send me some screenshots.