Dinner with some new friends after Temple MESA event

It was a fun and enlightening evening. Thanks guys!   Share

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De-friending America (corrected)

So Eduardo Saverin (Facebook cofounder) has renounced his U.S. citizenship to live in capital-gains-tax-free Singapore. He stands to save $67 million on his tax bill. That means that instead of reaping “only” $2.82 BILLION from the Facebook public offering, he

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Mott Community College Eminent Persons Lecture Series Address

Thanks to everyone in Flint who was a part of the STANDING ROOM ONLY crowd at the Mott Community College Regional Technology Center last Friday.  Thanks also to everyone who purchased a copy of Proving Ground to take home.  The

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Most high-tech companies don’t need IPO, venture capital: Wired Magazine

Guess the founders of TAS weren’t so crazy after all!  http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2012/03/ff_facebookipo// Share

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Why are these guys smiling?

Earl Howard, fresh from his winter hiatus in the South, takes delivery of Proving Ground copy #1.  Earl paid for his copy back in December, before we were even taking orders, just to support his fellow U-M College of Engineering

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Proving Ground Ships!

Thank you! Proving Ground started shipping today, two weeks ahead of schedule!  To everyone who ordered the special edition, thank you!  I appreciate your support, and hope you enjoy reading it.  I may have a hand cramp from signing 500 books yesterday,

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Flint survey results

Thanks to all of you who participated in our unscientific survey.  As a reminder, this was the question I posed: In the 1950s, cities like Flint and Detroit were THE places to be.  Though these cities are struggling to regain

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Speaking in Flint April 13

On April 13, I’ll be the keynote speaker at the Ballenger Eminent Persons Lecture Series.  I’m going to be talking about A) how what I learned growing up in Flint powered my career as a tech entrepreneur and community activist,

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Regarding “walking while black”

Hearing the tragic case of Trayvon Martin today, I was reminded of my own “walking while black” incident in New Jersey some years ago.  If you’re not a black man, it can be hard to realize how common and how

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Feb. 7 2012 AT&T Community Alliance Black History Month Kickoff

Here is the video of my February 7, 2012 address to the Community Alliance at AT&T:   Share

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