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Juan M. Mendez
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Let's just get Greece sorted. All this dithering over Greece is getting boring. European ministers flexing their muscles and posturing over whether they can help the Greek people of not. Why don't we the people just sort it instead? The European Union is home to 503 million people, ...
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Heidi Roizen has been an entrepreneur, advisor and investor. But in order to excel at work, you have to live a life that makes you happy.
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What Will Your Leadership Legacy Say About You?
Leadership is often messy and unpredictable. Leaders today are trying to do more with fewer resources, and in a shorter timeframe. In addition to managing limited resources, leaders are expected to build solid professional relationships, coach and mentor em...
Leadership is often messy and unpredictable. Leaders today are trying to do more with fewer resources, and in a shorter timeframe. In addition to managing limited resources, leaders are expected to build solid professional re...
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Portal para emprendedores de la Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Te asesoramos en la creación de tu empresa, ponemos a tu disposición artículos, cursos, eventos, y herramientas de utilidad para emprendedores.
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Ponemos en marcha el ciclo de sesiones #smartPYME [beta test] de 2015, será el próximo miércoles 11 de marzo a las 19h en la sede de la UOC en Sevilla (Torneo, 32). Puedes apuntarte para participar en el formulario que encontrarás en este enlace. Serás betatester de estas dos startups andaluzas: Youfeelm es un nuevo servicio de proyección de cine…
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Guide to DRM-Free Living

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Welcome to the guide to living DRM-free. Please submit corrections and new items for the guide by adding it to the LibrePlanet wiki (you will need to register and login first) or emailing us at info@defectivebydesign.org. If you are involved with a DRM-free media project, we encourage you to use ...
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Still going strong with #GNU #Emacs with this article about #Scala development. Have a look at the @47deg blog! http://buff.ly/1dQ68X2
Emacs has been the one of the favorite editors for hackers since the 1970s. Learn how to start using it for your Scala development
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Git got you down? Perk up! We've got some perfect tips and tricks to get you on your way to becoming a Git expert. http://www.47deg.com/blog/git-useful-commands
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Don’t let inexperience with Scala stop you from realizing your full potential when coding on Android. We’re creating a series of resources to help with Scala on Android: http://www.47deg.com/blog/scala-on-android-preparing-the-environment
In this post we are going to see how to start to programming in Android with Scala
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20 de Marzo de 2015 en Cádiz. Movidas tecnológicas: http://cadiz2015.congreso.ritsi.org/
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I will climb the Kilimanjaro too. Great resign letter
 
After nearly 7 years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family.  Yeah, I know you've heard that line before.  We give a lot to our jobs.  I certainly did.  And while I am not looking for sympathy, I want to share my thought process because so many people struggle to strike the right balance between work and personal life.

This story starts last fall. A very early morning last September, after a whole night of climbing, looking at the sunrise on top of Africa - Mt Kilimanjaro. Tamar (my wife) and I were not only enjoying the summit, but on such a clear day, we could see in the distance, the vast plain of the Serengeti at our feet, and with it the calling of all the potential adventures Africa has to offer. (see exhibit #1 - Tamar and I on Kili).

And Tamar out of the blue said "Hey, why don't we just keep on going". Let's explore Africa, and then turn east to make our way to India, it's just next door, and we're here already. Then, we keep going; the Himalayas, Everest, go to Bali, the Great Barrier Reef... Antarctica, let's go see Antarctica!?" Little did she know, she was tempting fate.

I remember telling Tamar a typical prudent CFO type response- I would love to keep going, but we have to go back. It's not time yet, There is still so much to do at Google, with my career, so many people counting on me/us - Boards, Non Profits, etc

But then she asked the killer question: So when is it going to be time? Our time? My time? The questions just hung there in the cold morning African air. 

A few weeks later, I was happy back at work, but could not shake away THE question: When is it time for us to just keep going? And so began a reflection on my/our life. Through numerous hours of cycling last fall (my introvert happy place) I concluded on a few simple and self-evident truths:

First, The kids are gone.  Two are in college, one graduated and in a start-up in Africa. Beautiful young adults we are very proud of. Tamar honestly deserves most of the credit here. She has done a marvelous job. Simply marvelous. But the reality is that for Tamar and I, there will be no more Cheerios encrusted minivan, night watch because of ear infections, ice hockey rinks at 6:00am. Nobody is waiting for us/needing us. 

Second, I am completing this summer 25-30 years of nearly non-stop work (depending on how you wish to cut the data). And being member of FWIO, the noble Fraternity of Worldwide Insecure Over-achievers, it has been a whirlwind of truly amazing experiences. But as I count it now, it has also been a frenetic pace for about 1500 weeks now. Always on - even when I was not supposed to be. Especially when I was not supposed to be. And am guilty as charged - I love my job (still do), my colleagues, my friends, the opportunities to lead and change the world.

Third, this summer, Tamar and I will be celebrating our 25th anniversary. When our kids are asked by their friends about the success of the longevity of our marriage, they simply joke that Tamar and I have spent so little time together that "it's really too early to tell" if our marriage will in fact succeed. 
If they could only know how many great memories we already have together. How many will you say? How long do you have? But one thing is for sure, I want more. And she deserves more. Lots more.

Allow me to spare you the rest of the truths. But the short answer is simply that I could not find a good argument to tell Tamar we should wait any longer for us to grab our backpacks and hit the road - celebrate our last 25 years together by turning the page and enjoy a perfectly fine mid life crisis full of bliss and beauty, and leave the door open to serendipity for our next leadership opportunities, once our long list of travels and adventures is exhausted.

Working at Google is a privilege, nothing less. I have worked with the best of the best, and know that I am leaving Google in great hands. I have made so many friends at Google it's not funny. Larry, Sergey, Eric, thank you for friendship. I am forever grateful for letting me be me, for your trust, your warmth, your support, and for so much laughter through good and not so good times.

To be clear, I am still here. I wish to transition over the coming months but only after we have found a new Googley CFO and help him/her through an orderly transition, which will take some time. 

In the end, life is wonderful, but nonetheless a series of trade offs, especially between business/professional endeavours and family/community. And thankfully, I feel I’m at a point in my life where I no longer have to have to make such tough choices anymore. And for that I am truly grateful. Carpe Diem.


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Si quieres emprender de verdad escucha a Ramón Barrera en el Startup Weekend de Sevilla 2014. Aparte de pegarte una pechá de reir, algunos consejillos que veo guay te vas a llevar.
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Emprendedor, Programador, Ingeniero de Software
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  • UniversidadQuantum
    Founder & CEO, present
    Startup that brings the innovation spirit of Silicon Valley to the Education area for Spain and Latin America. UniversidadQuantum es un proyecto innovador con el objetivo de innovar y hacer accesible la educación superior en España y LatinoAmerica a través de cursos MOOC.
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Redefiniendo el universo
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Emprendedor, programador, y defensor del software libre.
Viajero a tiempo parcial.
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Recorrer los pirineos bajo el sol y la lluvia y llegar hasta Finisterre. Cruzar la península iberica en bicicleta. Emprender y lanzarse a la aventura porque todo es posible.
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  • IES Delgado Brackenbury
    Bachillerato, 1991 - 1993
  • Julio Verne
    Associate Degree on Computer Sciences, 1996 - 1998
  • Universidad de Sevilla
    Computer Sciences, 1994 - 1996
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