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So excited about Google's announcement of their next project in "moonshot thinking." It's an inspiring way to take on some of the world's most pressing problems. Can't think of a better entity to do this. Smaller companies just don't have the resources and other big companies don't have the gonads.
 
I’m excited to announce Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.  Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer.

OK … so you’re probably thinking wow!  That’s a lot different from what Google does today.  And you’re right.  But as we explained in our first letter to shareholders, there’s tremendous potential for technology more generally to improve people’s lives.  So don’t be surprised if we invest in projects that seem strange or speculative compared with our existing Internet businesses.  And please remember that new investments like this are very small by comparison to our core business.

Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness.  These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on individuals and families.  And while this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people.

Our press release has a few more details though it’s still very early days so there’s not much more to share yet.  Of course when Art has something more substantial to communicate (and that will likely take time), he’ll provide an update.  Finally, thanks to Bill Maris for helping bring this idea to life and getting Art involved, and to Sergey Brin for consistently supporting 10X thinking like this.  It’s hard for many companies to make long term investments.  So I’m tremendously excited about the innovative new way we’re funding this project.  Now for the hard work!

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/2013/09/calico-announcement.html
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Read this book to get a better understanding of the upheavel in the Middle East, aka The Arab Spring.

“Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World”
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Hey guys! My name is Hasnain Syed. I'm the creative director at a national nonprofit and live in LA. Looking forward to this great experiment and learning experience.
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"Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up." - Picasso
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  • MPAC
    Communications Designer, 2005 - present
  • Barry's Ticket Service
    Web & Graphics Designer, 2003 - 2005
  • Cal State Univ Northridge
    Webmaster, 2001 - 2002
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Jack of many trades, master of none: user experience designer for web & mobile, front end web developer, graphic designer, editor & wannabe filmmaker. I'm a Communications Designer at MPAC in the sunny City of Angels, lover of tech, branding, design, movies, the making of movies and mango lassi.
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  • CSUN
    Business and Information Systems
  • LA Pierce College
  • Granada Hills High School
  • Burbank High School
  • Taft High School
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Syed Husnain Mehdi