Happy Thanksgiving Greetings from Hillbent! This turkey has got his wine and is ready to get cooked…. YO!!!
This morning I ran into a Starbucks acquaintance who is a Vietnam veteran and combat survivor. He’s in his mid 70’s and can be a bit of a “Crankshaft” sometimes, but has a good heart and a very wise soul. It’s been slightly cooler during the mornings in SoCal (Southern California) Yet, I can still wear a […]
Often, we hear about the evil Sith Lord from Facebook, but apparently it has another face with which most of us are not so familiar. So, I thought why not give more than a little credit when due. Hats off to “Zucky” (Mark Zuckerberg) for making his first trip to Africa and visiting Lagos, despite […]
If you want to change the world, it starts from within. Below is the 2014 graduation commencement speech given by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ ’77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command. It’s just under 20 minutes, but I guarantee that most of you will thoroughly enjoy it.
Ayn Rand’s statement below is so contextually true as we live in an era where people are allowed to do immoral things and escape with little or minimal consequence simply because it’s legal or they have enough money to legally stonewall or escape justice. Once upon a time, there was slavery in America and women […]
(Hello Hillbent readers. We are back to posting thought provoking perspectives and photos that you will hopefully consider, if not appreciate, from the Other Side of life as we know it.) Beauty is beauty and has no gender boundaries. The eyes of this young tiger reveal confidence and show that his is content with his sense […]
Marc Andreessen, well renowned venture capitalist, speaks with Emily Chang at Bloomberg’s 2016 Technology Conference. In it he speaks about the latest trends in technology, biotech, artificial intelligence, innovation and start-up culture. (The video interview runs about 12 minutes and afterwards it reverts to talking heads covering Wednesday’s market activities, which is where you can […]
America is a strange country in that it possesses that rare quality amongst nations whereby it continues to get better and worse at the same time. The current presidential campaign race between Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is a prime example, in my humble opinion. I’m sure readers can offer other suitable ones […]
The following video was shared with me by an old friend and former business partner. The video itself is old, but if you can listen to at least 5 minutes of it, you will find plenty of historical parallels . Other than the dated environment and wardrobe or specific market and geopolitical events, not much […]
Chamath Palihapitiya, one of Silicon Valley’s prominent and perhaps more abrasive venture capitalists, boldly ventures out into topic of diversity or the lack thereof within an industry awash with the tide of changing global demographics. It’s about time someone who doesn’t give a damn what the standard bearers think that they should give a damn […]
Speaking up and making a difference often requires courage and going against the status quo, especially when it involves confronting tyranny and extremism which often responds with violence when criticized. Sophie Scholl, a 21-year old university student did exactly this in Nazi Germany and her sacrifice was not in vain as it is often the […]