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@brookporter RT @johndoerr: @BillGates has long advocated early stage energy innovation. Now he's rallying governments and investors to join. https://

@dinobecirovic BRING ON STANFORD. USC headed to the PAC-12 Championship Game! #FightOn

@johnmaeda RT @kpcb: Technology used to sell itself, regardless of the UX. Today, we need #design to help sell technology. @jo…

@johnmaeda History of Design in Silicon Valley by Barry Katz teaches us how #DesignInTech came to be:

@johnmaeda “The natural sciences are concerned with how things are. Design, instead, is concerned with how things ought to be.” —Herbert Simon (–2001)

@kpcb Technology used to sell itself, regardless of the UX. Today, we need #design to help sell technology. @johnmaeda

@johnmaeda “If you want to say ‘Thank You’ … don’t say ‘Sorry’” by Yao Xiao:

@johnmaeda The clever where tech world characters meet Tony Ruth’s inner Richard Scarry remains my fav.

@johnmaeda RT @swissmiss: Giddy over the launch of Sesame Street @Tattly: I heart Mr. Snuffleupagus?

@dinobecirovic Gameday. Beat the Bruins! #FightOn

@johnmaeda With so many ways to interact on screen, most of the “design” lies within the constraints.

@kpcb CEO of @Netflix has an extremely expansive view of their competition. “We compete with everything you do to relax.”

@johnmaeda “Your competition is a living organism that will adapt, just like you do.” —Julian @Shapiro

@johnmaeda “We can’t over-depend on planning. You want to have good *compasses*, not maps.” —@joi via @mstem

@johnmaeda “Solutionism = the belief that all problems can be solved by a single and simple technological solution.”—@ianbogost

@johnmaeda “… at the worst, *if* s/he fails, at least fails while daring greatly …” via @notwen @la360

@johnmaeda Modernist interpretations of Star Wars characters (and the entire world), by Nick Barclay:

@brookporter Chinese drone maker @DJIGlobal plows into agriculture via WSJ

@johnmaeda Christine, Michael, and team released N1 -- an industrial strength open source mail client:

@johnmaeda RT @KristenJohansen: Dear @Sonos owner friends: Trueplay is here - your existing speakers are now even better! So proud of my team. https:/…

@johnmaeda Assaf Biderman’s Copenhagen (robotic) Wheel converts bicycles into super-bikes:

@johnmaeda My anti-fav: “You’re saying that field is wrong, but I know it’s right.”

@johnmaeda 32 symbols from ancient caves collected by paleoanthropologist Genevieve von Petzinger:

@kpcb "The data points in favor of letting founder CEOs lead the companies they work so hard to build." @mabb0tt @BNarasin

@mabb0tt RT @lelandBdean: I've noticed a lot of artists/other creatives are using @gumroad now, and as a customer it's pretty sweet.

@kpcb Be bold when pitching mission driven startups to investors. Disregard those saying “Don’t try, it’s too hard.”

@johnmaeda Patrick and team have now made it easier to experience multi-room sound and Trueplay:

@dinobecirovic RT @drew: Why did @adele cross the road? To say hello from the other side.

@johnmaeda Ayah Bdeir’s electronic blocks kit is in TIME and the WSJ this week:

@AnjneyMidha RT @magicleap: Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Magic Leap

@kpcb Advice on #PriceHacking: 1. Know limits of research 2. Use “anchoring” 3. Rethink “fairness” 4. Focus on value

@johnmaeda I’m esp. thankful to have gotten to know #DesignInTech leaders in Silicon Valley like Dio:

@kpcb #Blockchain technology provides the building blocks for the global payment infrastructure of the future.

@kpcb "Listening is the most under-valued skill in an organization." - @RandyKomisar

@MaxMotsch Happy Friday... On a Wednesday! @ray_bradford @jpmcuddy @caltchek #TID

@kpcb Financial transactions are no longer centralized thanks to #blockchain technology.

@dinobecirovic Just a reminder that mobile commerce will soon rule the shopping world. #mobile #commerce

@kpcb Budgeting secret for today’s entrepreneurs: save money when you have money.

@kpcb DC & SV complement each other in cybersecurity; DC w/ resources & legal authorities - SV w/ innovation & expertise.