Category Archives: California Coastal Commission

Hostages Strapped to the Tank: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 2

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For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California Coastal Commission.Commissoner Badge Since it’s been a year since I resigned, it’s time to tell a few stories about what I learned as a Coastal … Continue reading

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Farming for Developers: Coastal Commission Stories – Lesson 1

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Last week I got an email last week from a New York VC asking for advice about building a house in the California Coastal Zone. For six and a half years I served as a public official on the California … Continue reading

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There’s Always a Plan B

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Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.  Mike Tyson One of the key distinctions between an entrepreneur and an operating executive is an entrepreneur’s almost seamless agility in the face of changing circumstances versus an operating … Continue reading

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Going Out With His Boots On

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He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again Shakespeare, Hamlet Act I, Scene 2 With 37 mllion people it’s remarkable that California has one of the most pristine and unspoiled … Continue reading

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