April 3, 2011

Long Way Round

In the past few weeks, I’ve happily watched The Long Way Round DVD for several hours. (it also includes The Long Way Down, which is another trip). I loved it, despite this is not a highly professional documentary like the ones produced by Discovery or National Geographic, and despite sometimes the episodes could have been compressed more (in other words, sometimes they spent too much time on something). If you don’t know, the Long Way Round is an adventure organized by Ewan Mcregor, a very successful british actor, and Charley Boorman, an actor as well. ... Read more

April 3, 2011

Charter cities

I wrote a novel, in Italian, years ago. Although the novel was almost completed in year 2002, I published it only in 2006. Title: Nonovvio. Also available as an e-book on Amazon Kindle. You can also download the PDF for free. In that novel, I talk about a “City-State” called Solaria, built in northern Australia. Interestingly, the idea of “charter cities” seems not to be too stupid, after all. Paul Romer, a brilliant Stanford Economist, has some ideas about them. ... Read more

March 31, 2011


A conference like this one would be much needed in Italy. In english, of course.

March 29, 2011


I’d like to be selected as a volunteer for this 1-week project: going to Ghana to teach kids, and teachers, how to use e-book readers. This is an initiative by Worldreader.org and Edreams. This is the video in which I explain my ideas. Enjoy :)

March 20, 2011

Cloud slides... By hand

Yesterday, today, and for the next weekend, I’m attending an art workshop at Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore, a beautiful building and, from what I know, a great Art school. Doing “art”, or at least trying to, inspired me again. I was able to feel parts of my brain, of my soul, again. It’s like being a passionate motorbiker, and the moment when you ride a motorbike again after years of silence. ... Read more

March 18, 2011

Portraits at SXSW, by Luca Sartoni

This photo gallery by my friend Luca Sartoni, Portraits at SXSW, is simply spectacular. p.s. This is my favourite one.

March 17, 2011

The grasshopper

** Master Po**: [after easily defeating the boy in combat] Ha, ha, never assume because a man has no eyes he cannot see. Close your eyes. What do you hear? Young Caine: I hear the water, I hear the birds. Master Po: Do you hear your own heartbeat? Young Caine: No. Master Po: Do you hear the grasshopper that is at your feet? Young Caine: [looking down and seeing the insect] Old man, how is it that you hear these things? ... Read more

March 14, 2011

Lisetta in San Francisco

Do you want to relax? Watch this nice slideshow :) Click below for the Flickr set.

March 14, 2011

A cloud presentation

Do you like my “Making the case for Cloud” presentation on Slideshare? If so, you have an opportunity to thank me, by voting it here. It takes only 15 seconds. Thanks A LOT, and sorry for the latest “spammy” posts. I promise I’ll stop… For a while :)

March 13, 2011

Sunday in Singapore

It’s Sunday, I’m in Singapore, my girlfriend is still in the US, therefore I have plenty of time to study Portuguese, read books about food, and write on the blog. The last few days have been interesting for me. Last Tuesday, at the Founder Institute in San Francisco, my session was very well received… And I liked the interaction with the students and the Mentors. Well done, Adeo! These are the (almost self-explanatory) slides that I used for my presentation: Startup Research. ... Read more