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David Mayes (mayo615)
Works at Global Internet Group, LLP
Attended San José State University
Lives in Okanagan, BC
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer, Harvard University Press RRP£29.95/Belknap Press RRP$39.95, 696 pages French economist Thomas Piketty has written an extraordinarily important book. Open-minded
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On January 8, 1966, the New Yorker profiled Buckminster Fuller for the first time. During a trip to a Maine island with the journalist Calvin Tomkins, Fuller said something tremendously prescient:
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Missing Maverick's and my Moss Beach
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Social entrepreneurship is being embraced in major programs by major business schools 
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Fascinating new book on Rupert Murdoch, the new William Randolph Hearst
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David Folkenflik describes Rupert Murdoch as a media insider who wants to be seen as an outsider.
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Stories of powerful people rigging the financial system are getting harder to ignore, and they threaten the integrity of the real-world economy, Amanda Lang says.
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UBC President Stephen Toope on the massive changes sweeping over higher education. His analogy with iTunes is very apt.
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My new InFocus Profile, October 8, 2013
David Mayes is an advocate for change. However, he is not just someone who shouts slogans from the sidelines, but has actually rolled up his sleeve...…
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By the end of this year, the United Nations report says, the number of mobile broadband connections worldwide will rise to 2.1 billion, nearly three times the total of fixed-line subscriptions.
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Executive management, international business development, technology assessment, access to capital, entrepreneurial mentorship, university lecturer
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  • Global Internet Group, LLP
    Founding Partner, present
  • University of British Columbia
    Adjunct Faculty, present
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Okanagan, BC
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Moss Beach, CA - Provence, France - Oxford, UK - Long Beach, CA
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The harder I work, the luckier I get
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Mr. Mayes is Senior Lecturer with the Faculty of Management, University of British Columbia in communication, entrepreneurship, IT management,  and strategy. He is also founding partner of international business development firm Global Internet Group LLP based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Mayes clients include New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, the Korean IT Promotional Agency (KIPA), MISecurity (Korea), Aptilo (Sweden) and Compaq. GIG is now focused on VC opportunities in clean tech.

Mr. Mayes was Director of New Zealand's Silicon Valley Beachhead technology enterprise incubator.

Mr. Mayes was a founder and spokesperson for the Intel, Microsoft and Compaq led initiative for high speed, low cost consumer "universal" DSL Internet access. Mr. Mayes has led a number of other major industry initiatives: Vendors’ ISDN Association, V.92 modem consortium. Mr. Mayes participated with Microsoft in the IETF security protocol PPTP, creating secure “virtual private networks” across the Internet..

Mr. Mayes formed a solar energy company, Sola Renewable Energy Ltd., and was Executive Director and Chairperson of the Okangan Environmental Industry Alliance (OEIA), which works directly with local, regional, provincial and federal Canadian government groups.

Mr. Mayes began his career at Intel Corporation in California, Oregon and Europe . He left Intel while based at Intel's European HQ, to form his first entrepreneurial venture, 01 Computers Group Ltd., based in London, England. 01 Corporate clients included the BBC, British Telecom and Imperial Chemical Industries. Recently, Mr. Mayes was Vice President of Business Development at P-Cube, iBEAM Broadcasting, and Director of Business Development at Ascend Communications. Mr. Mayes was directly involved in a variety of multinational venture investments, public, private mergers, acquisitions, corporate partnerships, and sales, including Ascend’s acquisitions of NetStar and Cascade Communications.
 
Mr. Mayes is a native of Long Beach, California, and holds US, Canadian and French citizenship. Mr. Mayes is married to Isabelle Roux-Mayes, a native of Valensole, Haute Provence, France.
 
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Management, venture capital, technology assessment, International business, marketing, entrepreneurship, strategy, renewable energy, clean tech

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Intel alumni, serial entrepreneur
Education
  • San José State University
    Speech-Communication, 1967 - 1971
  • Wolfson College, Oxford
    20th Century British Political History, 1971 - 1972
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Scott's has been around for decades. With "seafood" attached to the name, it really needs to be near the water, as at the Jack London Square location. The other locations, both of which I have visited, don't quite have the same ambiance. I have always found the seafood and service at the JLS location, to be reliably of a high standard. If you are looking for a steak, you can get it, but why go to a seafood restaurant for a steak? Scott's competition up the road in Berkeley, by the railroad tracks, feels a bit long in the tooth these days. Scott's seafood menu is not as vast as the Legal Seafood menu in Boston, but more than adequate. The lovely lady playing jazz standards on the piano is a bonus.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Ditto, this place has horrible service...Won't answer the phone. Go somewhere else
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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For me, the hotel location is compelling. I enjoy being a bit away from the City Center limelight. Not only lower cost, but being near the Granville Island Public Market and amenities is a draw for me. I first stayed here in the 1980's and it is getting a bit long in the tooth, but is well managed, though the rooms are smaller than many would prefer and the views are limited. The restaurant still maintains high standards in cusine and service. A bit of a run in with the front office accountant, convinced me that she needed better training in "front desk manner," but on balance the hotel is still my little secret.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago