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Kevin Ready
Works at Classified Ventures, Austin Division
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Russia remains parked in Ukraine’s east where Moscow-backed separatists continue to create mayhem. Meanwhile, the western allies are maintaining a general consensus that has led...
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Brookings says it time to start providing lethal material assistance to Ukraine. The passive hope of keeping Putin's Russian expansionism in a bottle on a shelf is looking more and more unrealistic.
"Preserving Ukraine’s Independence, Resisting Russian Aggression: What the United States and NATO Must Do” argues for greater U.S. leadership in ending the conflict in Ukraine and Russian involvement in the region. The report, authored by eight former senior U.S. diplomatic and military officials, urges the United States and NATO to bolster Ukraine’s defense and deter further Russian aggression by providing military assistance to Ukraine—includin...
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What do you think of when you think of a Brand? We know brands like Nike, Toyota, and Apple in a very intimate way—they have distinctive personalities and we may even feel like we have “relationships” with them. The power and the meaning of "Brand" has some powerful implications for us as consumers, entrepreneurs and business people, but the idea of "Brand" may now be under pressure from an emerging new way of doing business.
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Our Auto.com site has grown nicely over the past 20 months since launch. Check it out!
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I like the way how your organisation utilise the Docker for development setup. Hope to learn more from you.
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Kendo in Japan on January 2nd 2014. "HatsuKeiko" - first group practice session of the year. Turns out I ended up on the evening news broadcast by virtue of being the only foreigner in the audience. 

The first video is a "Jodo" form, which is unusual to see but imminently more practical than using a sword as a martial art (Kendo, kenjutsu) - though both are very interesting to practice. 

The last video is a kendo match between two very intense 6 year old girls. Not what 2nd graders do in the US by any means.
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Successful executives get where they are because of their ability to make good decisions. The ability to predict the right course of action under even uncertain conditions is the hallmark of good leaders – something that comes from years of experience. Along with experience and the situational demands of leadership comes confidence [...]
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How Google became a great company: Understanding the difference between bounded complexity problems and non-bounded complexity problems.
Value flows from knowledge. This has been taught to all of us since we were kids, and it’s the basis of our drive to educate ourselves and to pursue information – something that all professionals do automatically. The value of our businesses is similarly derived from our knowledge-- knowledge gleaned from [...]
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What qualities define strong leaders and managers? Knowledge and experience in their fields, certainly. But being good is no longer enough.
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Being a startup founder is an exercise in a strange and almost inexplicable physics. We are taught not to believe in magic, but looking at how founders create and what happens when they do what they do, incredible and almost inexplicable things frequently happen. Recall the familiar shape of a hurricane [...]
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What does "Keep Austin Weird" actually mean? Here it is, in case you didn't know.
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And here I thought it was just a marketing phrase to try and cash in on a period of time that most of its current residents never actually even saw ;-) 
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Dr. Strangelove and nuclear armageddon closer to reality than anyone ever knew? The New Yorker Magazine shares the details...
The Soviets did have a doomsday machine, and a rogue American officer could have launched a nuclear attack.
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Team leadership for development and marketing of technical products
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Management, marketing, strategy, team leadership, engineering, product management
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  • Classified Ventures, Austin Division
    General Manager, present
    Auto.com
  • Dell
  • Meridian Internet Services
    Founder
  • Toshiba
    Senior Engineer
  • Meridian World Data
    Founder
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The next step is always the most important...
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I am an Austin entrepreneur, business executive, and contributor at Forbes.
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    Masters of Science in Engineering
  • Texas State University
    Computer Science
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Liberal Arts
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Success And 'The Rule Of Three'
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Japan's Rising Tide Leaves Small Business Out At Sea
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