My new niece came into the world this morning weighting 8 lbs and 12 oz and demonstrating her amazing lung power. My sister sounded good on the phone though she couldn’t talk long because her arms were shaking. I could hear Katherine though – she already has a lot to say! Katherine is very beautiful by … More Welcome Katherine Layne Stone!
I grew up in Austin, Texas and the LBJs (Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines) were an anchor in the cultural landscape. There was the LBJ Library, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, LBJ State Park, LBJ High School… I grew up thinking of him more as belonging to Texas than being the nation’s president. He got … More Lady Bird Johnson
Clearing out some old Wall Street Journals last night I happened upon an article called "Why Preparing for Failure Can Bring You Success" and it included a term that I can’t get out of my head: Surprise Machine. Doesn’t that sound like a fun band? Or maybe I should rename this blog! So spin-meisters of … More Surprise Machine
For the most part I like my name. "Ann" is a little old-fashioned, but that is fine with me. I’d much rather be an Ann than a Kayla (no offense to you Kayla’s out there, I’m just a little more traditional than that. Or old.). I think it must be more common as a middle name because … More What makes “Ann” a really annoying name to have
Dot-com’s ousted CEO delivered setback by judge – Restraining order against NVST.com’s management dismissed A long time ago in a lifetime far far away, I started my first "real" job as the very first employee of a brand new dot.com. It was called "nvst.com" and was a matchmaking service for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs as … More Escaping the implosion of a startup
Victory! Finally took a dip in my very hot hot tub last night with TG and AF. I bought it on Craig’s List, rationalizing that it was cheaper than a Miata (and safer, and more enjoyable year-round). I figure I spent 30 hours rebuilding my brick patio which required moving it twice by myself (call me … More Buying and installing a 10-year old hot tub