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Steve Jobs

In a Valley known globally for innovation and entrepreneurship, Steve Jobs is a first among equals. He co-founded apple with Steve Wozniak, came back to revive the company years later, and came back again after his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant. Sadly, he has announced an indefinite…

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Civic unrest

The tragedy in Tucson, AZ serves as a stark reminder that our nation needs to be knit back together.All too often, partisan politicians attack individuals rather than ideas; some in the media reward those who divide us rather than unite us; and even religious leaders on occasion offer anger over…

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Governor Schwarzenegger

In 14 days, California will have a new governor. Last week, I joined our current governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and first-lady Maria Shriver, for a special dinner as he concluded his seven years of service.Governor Schwarzenegger leaves Sacramento still viewed globally as an international super-star, but with a paltry 25 percent…

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High-speed rail

Good news this week – high speed rail is coming to the Valley. Well, the central valley anyway.As the CEO of the Silicon Valley – not central valley – leadership group, my reaction – to the surprise of some – is positive. In fact, the central valley alignment is the…

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