While I’ve ensconced myself in balmy Northern California, the coast of South Africa has been hit by huge storms. It’s been rather surreal catching up on nature’s force from a distance.
Silicon Valley kitesurfers: – eat your hearts out at the following scene…shot at Kommetjie, Cape Town:
[Pic courtesy of Sven ten Bokkel Huinink]
Self proclaimed kitemare, Bill Tai is one of the key advocates of the symbiosis between adventure sports and the entrepreneurial/venture capital mix. Adrenalin, calculated risk minimization (not risk taking) and pushing the limits characterize both pursuits.
According to this piece on C|Net, Bill is a kiteboarder with a VC problem. A partner at Charles River Ventures he joins a long list of Valley players, including the Google founders, who have shunned the old school golf rounds for a higher amped way to relieve stress and network.
Stefanie Olsen has pulled together a great article that should inspire us all to enjoy the great outdoors. Bummer that the 3rd Ave parking lot may become a lot busier though!
Slowly easing back into the wired world after a blissful week cruising through the Whitsunday islands on a catamaran – highly recommended.