Category Archives: METal

Innovation And The Corporate Instinct That Kills It

“Everyone has a plan, until you get punched in the face.” – Mike Tyson This quote was presented in a talk I heard from Dave Ulmer, who has a long career of creating and launching new businesses and products in … Continue reading

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Richard Gibbs: Musician, Composer, Writer On The Storm

Richard Gibbs, composer, musician and surfer exudes an electricity that, if it could write a message in the sky, might say “Let’s have fun.” Continue reading

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Spray Painting Their Graffiti To Glory

Like many in Los Angeles I see graffiti as blight, or at least until today. Two world-class graffiti artists, one named Saber and his mentor Casey Zoltan, put the blight in a different light at a METal presentation Saturday morning. … Continue reading

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Nolan Bushnell Gaming To Educate Kids

Video game pioneer Nolan Bushnell has two ideas on how to make this world a better place. One is for Nolan to procreate and the other to educate. “I have eight children and it’s my responsibility to boost the genetic … Continue reading

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The Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party Tango

If the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements have one thing in common, it’s that there are a lot of pissed off people out there. The Tea Party is protesting against taxes, government spending and debt issues. The Occupy … Continue reading

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Motivate Yourself To Be Big And Bold

I’m not sure who the first motivational speakers were. Aristotle, Plato and Socrates come to mind, though it could have been Adam & Eve’s parents. Then there was Friedrich Nietzsche who said, “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Bits On The Highway To Prosperity

Many Americans lament the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and elsewhere, fueling high U.S. unemployment and nothing for workers to do. Robert Tercek, speaking at the METal breakfast on Saturday, laid out a scenario how the loss of some … Continue reading

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Why, Why, Why, Why Care?

A story was told at the METal Saturday breakfast about a brave soldier in Afghanistan who thought his time to die was at hand, along with his troops. Manning a hilltop outpost they were suddenly surrounded by Taliban forces. With … Continue reading

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A Trip To Mars That’s Out Of This World

            Welcome to Mars! Wish you were here! Mars doesn’t seem all that inviting. Hawaii is a much nicer place. But NASA has a detailed vision about how to put people on Mars, what to do, and how … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up On The Mideast Cesspool

The lead story in the Sunday L.A. Times was on a topic I heard an expert speak about the day before – on the God-awful mess in the Middle East. The story was about panic in Saudi Arabia over “The Arab Spring” … Continue reading

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