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NVIDIA's New Headquarters: Stairscapes and Other Delightful Ways To Maximize Connectivity

NVIDIA headquarters, Santa Clara, Calif. Image © Hao Ko

Silicon Valley is revered as the epicenter of relentless innovation and entrepreneurship, but its architectural landscape is an oddly banal place.

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Inspiring Connection to People, Community and Culture

Photo courtesy of Grind

Every time I hear someone question the growing power of social media, I’m tempted to jump in the conversation with a few salient points:


Technology has grown up...now we need to do the same

Our relationship with technology reminds me of a parent's relationship with a new child. After birth, parents marvel at the new life with wonder and amazement. Once the honeymoon period ends, they realize the child can be a bit troublesome and even has the capability to push-back. And as the child grows into a full-fledged person, parents and children evolve simultaneously and adapt on the fly.

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The Coming Voice Recognition Revolution

Photo courtesy of Mashable.

"Take a letter, Miss Jones." That's a line that seemed forever relegated to mid-20th century movies and oldies radio stations. Even at the world's largest corporations today you're likely to find the C-Suite pecking out their own letters. But the recently announced iPhone 4S may be heralding in a return to the era of secretaries, but this time as digital personal assistants. The new phone includes sophisticated voice recognition technology that not only transcribes words but understands context. It can respond to questions and act on commands.

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Love and Conference Calls

Three years ago I joined a virtual team. Our client’s company had instituted a travel freeze for all employees and consultants. Together we would design and implement over 100 projects with all communication and collaboration over voicemail, email, screen shares and video conference.

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