Since word first leaked about a biography being written about Steve Jobs, I was interested in reading it. As a fan of Apple,* and having been inspired by Steve Jobs in a variety of ways, I looked forward to Walter Isaacson’s thorough take on Steve.

When Steve passed away in October, the book’s release was pushed up, to October 24, to leverage the interest in him. A number of friends and people …

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Nearly 800 people packed into KANEKO last Friday night to listen to Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson speak about his education and peace efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Open seats were a premium, which caused some couples to have to split up if they wanted seats. One person remarked, “It’s okay if you’re split up, you come for the ideas.” It was 1993 when Greg…

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Last Friday, Robert Murphy teamed up with photographer Jordan Green to cover a KANEKO Great Minds Series presentation by Josh Cooley, a story artist and director at Pixar Animation Studios. To read Murphy’s recap of Cooley’s presentation, “Coloring Outside the Lines,” see: Josh Cooley gives an in-depth look at Pixar’s creative process.

On Saturday, Murphy met with Cooley to learn more…

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One thing that is attributed to Pixar films is they are four quadrant films. This means they appeal to parents and kids, men and women. So, it came as no surprise that the audience to hear Pixar story artist Josh Cooley speak at KANEKO’s Great Minds Series last Friday, October 1st, was a four quadrant audience. It was great to see parents bring their kids (or perhaps kids bring their parents) to hear…

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