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Alpha Zero paper. Guy Kawasaki. Out of curiosity, I went to SimplyHired, a vertical search engine for jobs, and looked for openings containing the keyword “evangelist.”

Guy Kawasaki

Amazingly, there were 611 matches--and none were for churches. It seems that “evangelist” is now a secular, mainstream job title. Indeed, the first eight matches were for evangelist jobs at Microsoft--go figure. As people hit the streets with this title, they need a foundation of the fundamental principles of evangelism. Michael Arrington. J.

Michael Arrington

Michael Arrington (born March 13, 1970 in Huntington Beach, California) is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of TechCrunch, a blog covering startups and technology news. Arrington attended Claremont McKenna College (BA Economics, 1992) and Stanford Law School (JD, 1995) and practiced as a corporate and securities lawyer at two law firms: O'Melveny & Myers and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. His clients included idealab, Netscape, Pixar, Apple and a number of startups, venture funds and investment banks. He also co-authored a book on initial public offerings.

In 1999, he left WSGR to join RealNames as VP of Business Development and General Counsel. Arrington worked in an operational role at a Carlyle backed startup in London, founded and ran two companies in Canada ( and, was COO to a Kleiner-backed company called Razorgator, and consulted to other companies, including Verisign. Conflicts Of Interest Updated 10/23/12 That means I invest in a lot of startups. See Less. Dave Winer. Morten Lund. Eric Raymond.

Eric Steven Raymond (born December 4, 1957), often referred to as ESR, is an American computer programmer, author and open source software advocate.

Eric Raymond

After the 1997 publication of The Cathedral and the Bazaar, Raymond was for a number of years frequently quoted as an unofficial spokesman for the open source movement.[2] He is also known for his work on the popular Roguelike game Nethack for which he wrote the Guidebook, in addition to being a member of the "Dev-Team". More recently, he is recognized in certain circles for his 1990 edit and later updates of the Jargon File, currently in print as the The New Hacker's Dictionary.[3] Biography[edit] Born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1957, Raymond lived in Venezuela as a child. His family moved to Pennsylvania, USA in 1971.[4] Raymond said in an interview that his cerebral palsy motivated him to go into computing.[5] Raymond has spoken in more than fifteen countries on six continents[citation needed], including a lecture at Microsoft.[6]

Tim Oreilly. I've started to have trouble tracking down my various, scattered writings and interviews on the Net myself, so I decided to create a page where I could find my own words when I wanted to refer to them.

Tim Oreilly

I figured some other people might want to look at this archive as well. If you're interested in even more than you find here, check out my official bio and my short official bio. Interviews/Articles Tim O'Reilly interviewed by Forbes Editor Jon Bruner -- April 2012. Forbes editor Jon Bruner interviewed me at #whereconf. Measuring the Economic Impact of the Sharing Economy -- March 2012. I start with a paper I read in the 70s, Steve Baer's "Clothesline Paradox," which pointed out that when people hang their clothes on the line rather than putting them in the dryer, that reduction in demand doesn't go on our energy books as a credit to the renewables column, it just disappears from our accounting. This discussion is important in many contexts.

Channel 9 Interview -- September 2011. Part I. Robert Scoble. So, the other day when I signed onto FourSquare for the first time in a while I found 442 people waiting for me.

Robert Scoble

As I looked through the names I saw the same names that had first added me onto Twitter. And Dopplr. And Google Reader. And Facebook. And FriendFeed.