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Chris Kalaboukis
Works at Symbio
Attended York University
Lives in San Jose, CA
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One of the key questions in one's life, if you ask me, is how long you should keep trying something before you should just hold 'em or fold 'em, fish or cut bait, push forward or cut your losses and bail. And I think I've found the answer. After reviewing both corporate jobs and startups, I've come to the conclusion that 2 years should be the absolute maximum that you should keep plugging at something. It will either be a miserable failure or a s...
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Do you love deleting email? I LOVE deleting email! The feeling I get from pressing that delete button on my keyboard - its just a rush! OK, so I have no life.If you love deleting email as much as I
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Just got plagiarized on LinkedIn...
I am steaming mad as I write this. Sure, they all say, calm down, don't write in anger, but I felt that I had to get my words out on the screen.A short while ago, I got accepted into the LinkedIn
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My latest post - - if you aren't a platform today - you should be.
Back before I came to the US, I worked for a cable company in Canada who was part of a consortium which launched the first high speed internet access trials in Canada. Think something like, Xfinity – all of the cable companies in Canada got together to form something we called Wave (along with a ...
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OK promotion time: I ordered 5 free paperback copies of PRECOG to give away to anyone who wants one - on one condition - that you write a review of the book on Amazon after you read it. It doesn't have to be a good review - just an honest one. Plus, you have to give it to one other person to read and review after you do. If its a deal, message me your address - US & Canada shipping only. http://j.mp/1mKGFeN
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If you’ve wondering where I’ve been over the last little while I’ve been really busy 1) taking a vacation and 2) doing NaNoWriMo. If you’re not familiar with that its the acronym for National Novel Writing Month, where you’re supposed to power out at least 50000 words during the month of November which hopefully at the end resembles a novel.... Read more →
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I've been listening to a number of startup podcasts lately after seeing a listicle (can't believe that is a real word now) on the top startup podcasts you should be listening to, and the tone is just so optimistic on all of them.Everyone is wonderfully successful, has just the right partners, has great traction, awesome investors, money in the bank, and seeing exponential growth. Funny thing, it makes it sound like startups are great, just come u...
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Calling all parental units - has Google replaced you too?
Do you remember the days when you used to go to your dad - or your mom - or your extended older family - in order to get advice and information on things? Your dad seemed to know everything, right?
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Apologies to Jean-Paul Sartre but as someone who's run a few startups of my own, I can sometimes agree.Sometimes I really think that one can do it on their own - but that takes a very special
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Too often, the whole concept of innovation, and I mean, real, true innovation, is kind of a foreign thing to many companies. They treat their whole innovation function as simply a marketing play, not even an R&D play. They spend a ton of money, time and resources to develop cool new things, only to kill [...]
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187 people
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Chris McIntyre's profile photo
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Michael Hussey's profile photo
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kitty kalaboukis's profile photo
Rodney Dean Harrison's profile photo
Pablo Escobar's profile photo
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Innovator, Inventor & Futurist
Employment
  • Symbio
    CTO, 3 - present
  • hellofuture llc
    partner, 2011 - present
  • Yahoo!
    Innovator, 2004 - 2010
  • onlinefocus
    vp, engineering, 1998 - 2004
  • Shaw Communications
    vp, operations, 1990 - 1998
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San Jose, CA
Previously
Toronto
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serial inventor, innovator, futurist and geek
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innovator, inventor, futurist and geek
Education
  • York University
    Economics, 1982 - 1984
  • Herzing College
    Business Systems & Computer Programming, 1983 - 1983
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