A self-described surferpreneur working at the intersection of business, philanthropy and government. Based in San Francisco, an impressively fantastic place that is only eclipsed by the amazing people that live in it.

The Hub Coming to San Francisco

As the economy takes a turn for the worse, it’s nice to know that some people are still thinking outside the box – or at least the office. Enter The Hub, a co-working outfit based in the UK, but with a decidedly global footprint. The idea behind co-working isn’t a radical one, or all that … Continued

USAID Global Development Commons: Open Innovation for Government Panel

As the Obama Administration (pleasantly) surprises everyone by systematically turning everything on its head, one of the most exciting changes is actually stirring deep within the US Government itself. The rumblings began during the previous administration with the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Development Commons initiative, an interesting example of the cutting edge … Continued

Why Big Oil Misses the Big Picture

Just when you thought that Big Oil was coming around, that maybe they thought it might be a good idea to invest in our collective future, not just oil futures, Royal Dutch Shell announces that it will focus its “renewable investment” portfolio on oil, gas and biofuels (ignoring solar, wind and other alternatives). Never mind … Continued

California Clean Tech Open 2009: Catalyzing Innovation

Now in its fourth year, the California Clean Tech Open (CCTO) is set to hold its launch event this coming Thursday, March 19, 2009. Touted as an “innovation catalyst” for new ideas and businesses in clean tech, the CCTO is one of the more successful incubator-type events of its kind and a must-see for anyone … Continued