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The Glasses...

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by now some of you have seen the glasses and now it's time to share the story behind them which began many years ago while still working at PIXAR.I worked for PIXAR from 1991-1997. For the most part I was like anyone else there. At least until the day I met Steve Jobs in the hall and we had the first of many talks. I'd met Steve a couple of years before on University Avenue in Palo Alto. We'd chatted a bunch of times and in one of those conversations I'd shared with him that I looked forward to working with him one day. At the time he said "Mike, anything is possible". When I saw him at PIXAR, he remembered me by name and said to me "Your dream finally came true".  Well after a while I was lucky enough to have the ear of Steve often, and on occasion I was lucky enough to go on "the walks" with him that Isaacson speaks of in his book.  In fact, Steve and I would meet and walk and talk about much outside of PIXAR. It was during this time that Ap…

Warren Buffett & The Deficit...

Am going to share this simply because it sounds good. Vote with your heart when you do. That's all I have to say. I'd vote for Buffett, but only if he promised not to pass while in office.Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just
Pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more
Than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible
for re-election."The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds)
Took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple!
The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail,
Cell phones, etc.Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year
Or less to become the law of the land - all
Because of public pressure.Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to
A minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask
Each of…