This post is cross posted from my LinkedIn account. You'll find most/all comments there.
I had intended to skip a week, but tis the season for deal making and celebration so here goes.
I must say that I was surprised when Cisco announced plans to buy UK startup Acano late last week. A monster multiplier on revenue ... MONSTER! Here's the thing, your value is what someone is willing to pay for it. Not a penny more ... or less. If this was the exit plan then brilliant. Actually brilliant on them in any case. Fantastic job to my friends at Acano (& Cisco). A great fit. Simon Dudley has an interesting piece on this so check it out.
We've been making margarita's lately and here is a recipe that is tasty, tasty, tasty. Our tequila shooting days are over, so we like to use Anejo tequila. A slightly different taste and the next morning after football and turkey is manageable.
Acano and the perfect margarita are just two random tidbits that I store off for later use. I am addicted to Evernote to store this information. Web clipper plus twitter (with IFTT) provides me with a lot of random and often useful information to later find. Here are seven recent clippings.
Netflix launching Spinnaker to replace Asgard. Netflix is a gold standard in cloud ops. Learn from them.
I'm a huge Derek Sivers fan. He is curating a movement to have a /now page on your website. For me it's fitness, travel, write, code & find what I truly want to do next. But I need to put put a /now page on our website. For now go to www.trekwiththekings.com/about.
Tweet from Airstream. "Broad, wholesome views of men & things can't be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one's lifetime." - M. Twain.
A TED playlist on artificial intelligence and getting to know our future robot overlords.
Ben Horowitz's blog post on Andy Grove's high output management style. I put in on my Kindle wish list.
Evernote is the best I've found for storing these things where I can find them later. I'm assuming everybody uses Evernote, but you never know. Happy Thanksgiving.