"Simplicity" Posts on ValleyZen

OneWorldSky.com Launches

03.09.11 | Category: Breaking News, Simplicity, Zen Health

Imagine a collaborative and evolving art piece made of skies. Orphans, global leaders, students, scientists and teachers, alike — people from all races and backgrounds are participating in OneWorldSky.com and it is just beginning. Launched yesterday on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, the project’s goal is to shine a light on the plight of women around the world. ABCNews.com featured the project today…

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Michael Moritz at Rosewood on Steve Jobs and Zen

04.06.10 | Category: Power Zen, Simplicity, Valley Future, Valley History

“I had this extraordinary passport to go anywhere” Michael Moritz said today at the luncheon hosted for him today by Silicon Valley Bank at the Rosewood Hotel…

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TEDx Silicon Valley: Over 100,000 watch in 45 countries

12.16.09 | Category: Breaking News, Interaction Design, Power Zen, Simplicity

On Dec 12th, TEDx Silicon Valley brought together several hundred leading thinkers and doers to talk about Innovations for Social Change. A great lineup included Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Peter Thiel (Clarium Capital/Founders Fund), Thomas Goetz (Wired Magazine), Dr. Clayborne Carson (Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University) and many more. [...]

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Moonalice Band, Twitter & the art of Subtraction

11.29.09 | Category: Breaking News, Simplicity, Valley Future

Roger McNamee of Moonalice“We used to have a manager and we got rid of them. We use to have a PR person and we got rid of them. We used to have a [inaudible] and we got rid of them,” Moonalice guitarist Roger McNamee (aka Chubby Wombat) said on stage to the enthusiastic crowd below at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

Sound serious? Sure — the art of subtraction is not an easy one.

McNamee continued “So we turned it all over to Facebook and Twitter and …

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Fashion Week: Catherine Malandrino, Mary J Blige, Tyson Beckford, Kim Kardashian

09.19.09 | Category: Asymmetry, Breaking News, Power Zen, Simplicity, Zen Fashion

Mary J Blige, Catherine Malandrino and Drue Kataoka
Catherine Malandrino and Bernard Aidan invited us to Catherine Malandrino’s Spring Summer 2010 Collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in NYC. Staged at the Chelsea Art Museum on the West side of Manhattan, Malandrino placed her models on pedestals instead of walking them down a runway. We arrived early to slip backstage and capture the pre-show mayhem and excitement. Recording star and hip hop diva Mary J Blige, Grammy Award-winning British R&B singer Estelle, Ralph Lauren supermodel and Host of Bravo’s “Make Me a Supermodel” Tyson Beckford, E! Star Kim Kardashian, TLC’s “Who Are You Wearing?” and TV Guide’s “Live from the Red Carpet’s” Keisha Whitaker, the fashion press, NY fashionistas, socialites, and buyers and guests from Japan and Europe all came to check out the show…

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Martin Perl, Nobel Laureate in Physics VIDEO EXCLUSIVE

07.05.09 | Category: Power Zen, Simplicity

Watch our exclusive interview with Prof. Perl who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the tau lepton, one of the elementary particles forming our world. In this lively video, experience his incredible energy, intellectual curiosity and excitement.

  • How Prof. Perl missed “The Call” from the Nobel Committee
  • Dining with the King and Queen of Sweden (hint: can’t go to the bathroom, no matter what!)
  • Why Physics is the simplest of the sciences…
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The Zen Art of Sitting

06.09.09 | Category: Simplicity, Zen Health

Esther Gokhale with Drue Kataoka and Bill Fenwick sittingGuest Post by Esther Gokhale
Author, 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back

Whether in Zazen or Valley Zen, sitting is very much a part of our lives. In Zen sitting, each muscle, bone and ligament has a natural place. The design of the skeleton, the end product of millennia of collaboration between gravity and structure, has a natural balance and harmony. When we restore that balance, the result is stillness and flow. No part of the body is pinched or pulled, no part signals the brain that it needs to shift, toss, turn, tighten or be protected. Structure informs function. Blood, lymph, cerebrospinal fluid and Qi circulate unimpeded. A myriad accumulated injuries and rogue events sort themselves out spontaneously.

If this is not the way you currently sit…

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Top Women in Tech – Backstage at Anita Borg Institute Vision Awards

05.08.09 | Category: Breaking News, Power Zen, Simplicity, Valley Future, Zen Law

Drue Kataoka,  Bill Fenwick at Women in Tech Awards
Who are the most influential women in technology for 2009? You had to be with ValleyZen in the Fairmont San Jose last Thursday to be able not only to see but to experience the answer.

Women have gone a long way in tech, and the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology’s Women of Vision’s Award celebration and dinner presented ample evidence of the distances women have traveled. The event was beautifully emceed by CBS News Anchor, Sydnie Kohara with inspirational opening remarks by Telle Whitney, President & CEO of the Institute. The 2009 Women of Vision Awards honored three women who have made significant contributions to technology through outstanding innovation, leadership, and social Impact.

ValleyZen got full access to these inspirational women and the ambitious event. We interviewed the keynote speaker and the award recipients and spoke to numerous other accomplished women in technology, from…

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CHARLIE ROSE BACKSTAGE: Exclusive Video Interview

03.16.09 | Category: Power Zen, Simplicity, Video

Charlie Rose and Drue

We recently met with Charlie Rose, host of the Charlie Rose Show. Rose was this month’s featured guest for Dick Henning’s Celebrity Forum. While swinging through Silicon Valley, Rose also interviewed some Valley luminaries including Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams and Stanford’s President John Hennessy.

BUT— ValleyZen interviewed Charlie Rose!

Don’t miss this exclusive backstage interview where Rose takes time to chat before addressing one of three sold-out crowds at Flint Center…

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Portrait of Michelle Obama by Drue Kataoka

02.16.09 | Category: Power Zen, Simplicity, Zen Government

Drue has recently completed a portrait of Michelle Obama. We look forward to your responses and reactions. Please view her portrait of the First Lady and read the story behind the portrait…

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