Reputation 2.0

04.30.08 | Category: Valley Future, Zen Law

Bill Fenwick, Drue Kataoka & Beth Noveck

On Tuesday April 22nd ValleyZen was invited to observe “The First Amendment in the Digital Age,” a Stanford seminar by Beth Noveck. She is a Professor of Law and the Director of the Institute for Information Law & Policy at New York Law School. Noveck teaches in the areas of intellectual property and innovation law and policy, constitutional law, e-democracy and e-government. The topic for this week concerned the development and use of impenetrable anonymizing software which makes it impossible to identify the source of a posting on the Internet. The class discussed the effects on the constitutional rights of freedom of press and individuals’ right of privacy. The guest presenter was Michael Fertik, CEO of Reputation Defender…

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Risk Your Life – Win Ten Million Dollars!

04.24.08 | Category: Power Zen, Samurai, Video

X PRIZE Chairman & CEO Peter Diamandis and Drue Kataoka
Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, which awarded a $10 million prize for private spaceflight. Today when I met him and heard him speak about the importance of incentivizing risk (see video clip below), I thought of a Zen maxim from Hagakure, Book of the Samurai…

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Bill Fenwick and Drue Kataoka on – VIDEO

04.19.08 | Category: Power Zen, Simplicity, Valley History, Video

Check out this video conversation with ValleyZen co-bloggers Drue Kataoka and Bill Fenwick. The video takes place outside and inside the Fenwick & West headquarters. In the video Bill and Drue talk about why ZEN and the Valley go together so well. Highlights include:

ValleyZen on ABC’s View from the Bay Today at 3pm PST

04.14.08 | Category: Simplicity, Video, Zen Earth

ABC's View from the BayToday ValleyZen was featured on ABC-TV’s View from the Bay.

Watch the View from the Bay segment.

View photos from today’s interview.

The executive producers asked Drue to talk about…

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Meeting Barack Obama in Atherton

04.08.08 | Category: Asymmetry, Breaking News, Power Zen, Valley Future, Video

Barack Obama and Drue Kataoka

For Barack Obama’s campaign, the Zen surprise came out of the negative space. In the art of Sumi-e, the negative space (the white space between the brush strokes) is as important as the brush strokes themselves. This is what holds the painting together and makes it take shape and meaning. For the Obama campaign, the ebony-inked brush strokes are Obama himself. The negative space is the countless campaign contributors, supporters and activists who have found meaning and identity in his campaign. They are the ones that have created the surprise…

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Press Update…

04.03.08 | Category: Asymmetry, Simplicity, Unexpected, Zen Government

Bill Fenwick and Drue Kataoka

It’s been an exciting two months for Since launch the blog has been:

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