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In Dialogue with Tim Draper of Draper University

Sharad Khare | Posted 10.19.2015 | Technology
Sharad Khare

One of my most favorite interviews for 2015 was with none other than Tim Draper. I had the good fortune of shooting the Tim twice this year and both interactions were inspiring and educational.

Anatomy of a Power Couple -- Tony Capasso and Erin Brady Capasso

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Having watched Start-Up U and having spent time with this dynamic duo, I've learned all there is to know about what it takes to be a successful power couple.

Sharad in Dialogue With Neil Jacobstein from Singularity University (Video)

Sharad Khare | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Sharad Khare

Neil Jacobstein is an impressive person that left me feeling smarter than I was before I met him. At least that is the story I am sticking to. Here is a glimpse of our very engaging dialogue.

‘Six Californias' Is Officially Dead

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

A starry-eyed ballot initiative to split California into six separate states will not appear on the November 2016 ballot because it failed to gather e...

Splitting Up California Won't Do The GOP Any Favors, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Despite some Republican enthusiasm for venture capitalist Tim Draper’s proposal to split California into six states, a recent study found that the s...

Six Californias: Conservative Plan, Techie Self-Indulgence or Both?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite its not very well-veiled partisan goals, impracticality and illogic, there is something intriguing about the Six Californias proposal. More accurately, there is something intriguing about rethinking how the role states play in US politics, specifically in the Senate and the electoral college.

Kiva Cofounder Jessica Jackley Shares 3 Startup Tips

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 08.19.2014 | Technology
Alison van Diggelen

Kiva cofounder Jessica Jackley enthuses about Silicon Valley being "an incredibly special pocket of the world" where "people have a great capacity to imagine new futures."

California Voters Contemplate Forming New State

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to ...

Plan For Six Californias 'Deserves To Die A Quick Death'

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

A bipartisan group is speaking out in opposition to a proposed ballot measure that would split California into six states. "The measure deserves to...

Kathleen Miles

This Map Shows Why The Plan To Split Up California Would Be A Dystopian Nightmare | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

It would be Ayn Rand's dream come true: separate states for rich people and poor people. A proposal to split California into six states, introduce...

Should California Be Split Into Six Smaller States? My Thoughts on Tim Draper's Idea

Mary Buffett | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Mary Buffett

Draper's rationale is that he feels the state has gotten too large, has become too ungovernable, and breaking up the California into smaller states would bring government closer to the people. While well intentioned, enacting his "Six Californias" would be disastrous for the entire state and beyond.

Ballot Measure to Divide CA Into 6 Mini-States Is Based on Idea That Smaller Government Is Always Better Government -- Not So

Peter Scheer | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Scheer

The theory behind Draper's ballot measure is that subdividing California creates smaller state governments -- and that the smaller and more local the state governments, the more politically accountable and the better managed they will be.

'Six Californias' Mastermind Defends Plan Amid Skepticism

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Tim Draper, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist behind the Six Californias initiative, defended his plan Monday, insisting the idea is not a publici...

Activists Petitioning To Split California Into Six States

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES, Feb 20 (Reuters) - California's top election official said activists seeking to split the most populous U.S. state into six states can ...

BAD BREAK-UP: Keep California Together

Joe Rodota | Posted 04.21.2014 | Los Angeles
Joe Rodota

Lucky for us, we have the largest talent pool ever assembled in one political jurisdiction: 38 million Californians. Let's just get to work.

Tom Perkins Needs a Serious Lesson in History -- and the American Dream

Michael Yaki | Posted 03.30.2014 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

Perkins should be smart enough to know that comparing anyone to the Nazis is one of the third rails of American political discourse. To compare it to the Occupy movement or a few zealous activists is more than a stretch.

Six Californias?

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

A proposed ballot initiative from tech investor Tim Draper would turn California into six states, including one just for Silicon Valley. Draper, wh...

Who Let the Dog Out: On New Crowdfunding Rules and Why It Is Time for Us to Wise Up

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

If equity crowdfunding had the same alert system color code as Homeland Security, it would have jumped from green to orange on October 23rd, 2013. Fo...

Sasha Belenky

Silicon Valley Superheroes, Sci-Fi Meat, Fashion's Tragic Icon And More Great Reads | Sasha Belenky | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

1. The Would-Be Heroes Of Silicon Valley In New York magazine, Kevin Roose tags along with the inaugural class of the Draper University of Hero...

AlwaysOn Blog: The 11th Annual Innovation Summit at the Computer Museum

Carole Sumner Krechman | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Carole Sumner Krechman

I love going to the AlwaysOn Innovation Summit held in Silicon Valley each summer whose marquee event is to unveil and honor the top 250 innovative te...

Always on 11th Annual Innovation Summit at the Computer Museum

Carole Sumner Krechman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Technology
Carole Sumner Krechman

I love going to the Always On Innovation Summit held in Silicon Valley each summer whose marquee event is to unveil and honor the top 250 innovative technology companies of the year.