My son, Alex, starts a new role with Equinox Fitness today. He likes working with Equinox, which I can say from my experiences there is a beautiful environment in which to hack one’s body.   Alex told me that last week he was in the locker room at Equinox and “A man I’d never seen […]

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Saturday on my way home from playing tennis, I stopped for coffee at a Starbucks not far from Florence and Normandie, a flashpoint for the 1992 L.A. Riots. This Starbucks did not exist when the Rodney King verdict lit up the city exactly 20 years ago that day. For all I knew, the Food4Less supermarket […]

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I speak occasionally to Steven Lisberger, who directed the landmark motion picture, TRON.  Naturally enough, the conversation usually comes around to cyberspace and how, as Steven puts it, “TRON came true.”  Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about the role of story and storytellers in the networked world.   Steven has a way of boiling things […]

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I’ve noticed it, and if you’ve driven past a Home Depot lately, you’ve probably noticed it, too:  A surge in the number of day laborers looking for a gig.  On the occasional morning I drive past the Home Depot at Sunset and St. Andrew Street.,  I see 40 or 50 men waiting outside the the […]

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Daniel Seddiqui, age 23, is on a mission to work 50 jobs in 50 states in 50 weeks. A gamechanger identifies and plays a productive game. Focuses on preparation more than planning. Is more concerned with getting results than in producing specific outcomes. Seddiqui could not be playing this game if he hadn’t prepared. And […]

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Improv Everywhere is a worldwide federation of improvisers and pranksters who stage spontaneous street theater scenes. The organization is an evolution of the flash mob phenomenon, wherein a group of people employ internet and mobile technologies to cause some kind of public disruption for a few minutes — spontaneously singing a Beatles song in the […]

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