SILICON VALLEY ARGONAUT

Celebrating Innovation - Q2 2020 Edition

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Innovation - Food

How humans keep re-inventing our alimentary process

Prime Cuts Vending

24/7/365 access to your favorite cuts of meat via a vending machine. Why didn't I think of that?

Robot Servers

Looking for efficiency restauranteurs are considering mechanical servers whho are never sick but they could get a bug.

Safeway Socializing

Trends in how grocery market chains are countering opular delivery services by encouraging patrons to meet-and-greet.

Feature Story

An unorthodox perspective on the creation of the original iconic burger fast food chain. Next exit - the Golden Arches.

A food innovation story

We are what we eat - And we consistently work to re-invent ourselves

How food is made, grown, merchandised and distributed reveals some fascinated stories and insights about innovation. Fast food delivery, fast food chains, re-tooled grocery stores and bespoke delicacies like chocolate are some of the topics covered in this ongoing study.

Pic-story: the changing face of San Jose State

360 Degrees of Redevelopment

Turn your head 'round any corner in San Jose and you'll see an ice-box sized white sign on metal stilts announcing the arrival of a new buidling, condominium, apartment complex or retail complex. This city is changing in ways that will make it unrecognizable in short order. We're trying to capture its current and future face as quickly as possible. Installment no.1 - the new San Jose State University Graduate Towers where there once stood a very sketchy McDonald's.

Downtown San Jose

This Small Town-Big Tech City is Changing

Can you spell Google? What was once called the Garden of Heaven's Delight because San Jose was the land of orchards and fruit and abundant fertile soil that was only matched by 11 months of crisp clear low-humidity sparkling sunshine days .......

It is changing. We aim to capture the city as it was and will be in pictures, commentary and local stories because the new Google Campus for more than 30,000 workers is coming to the Caltrain Dirdon station along with as many new condominiums, retailers and promenades that you can shake a 'pruneyard' stick at. Catch our diary and history of San Jose.

Argonauts' Pathways

Perspective, trends and roundabout news on innovation, industry and Silicon Valley goings on

Reading Resources on Industry & Trends

Expanded coverage on recent and not-so-recent tech innovation, startup, product launches and business trends including editorials & analysis from our staff and recognized  regional and national reporting sources.

 

Curated national, regional and local news on innovative companies and the trends that impact them. Plus pointers to other useful news sources.

Silicon Valley: Your Workplace of the Future

 

Expanded coverage on opportunities, workplace dynamics, job hunting advice and inspirational guidance for new economy aspirants and entrepreneurs intended to empower self-actualization.

 

What companies? Which industries? Fortune 500 or early stage start-up? How to apply? What's it like here? What are the pros - what are the cons? Why is the 'Valley' so attractive to talent from around the globe? What non-tech skills are needed to survive? How to stay motivated and how to stay focused. Find articles, listing and more on these and related topics.

The Silicon Valley Golfer

 

Startup life requires sunshine, great food and culture, and a microclimate that brings out the best in people (and golfers) everyday all year long.

 

Aside from being listed as one of the best places to live on the planet - boasting a  great mix of people, education, culture, year-round weather and a majesty of nature - the region is also one of the best places to get your golf game on.

 

The practice of innovating as reflected in the daily life of a startup venture or entrepreneur is not dissimilar to the discipline and rituals required to master a sport. Of all sports, golf is perhaps the most challenging not just because the object in question sits still on the ground but because the the golfer plays against himself - his mind, his fears, his psyche and determination. There is alot of visualization and creativity involved in navigating a playing field with boundaries and landscape that changes from day to day, hole to hole and even minute by minute - unlike many other sports with more stable parameters.

 

For these and other reasons, golf is a good instructor for those looking to practice the art of innovation and the marketing of new products.

 

Join the chronicles of the Silicon Valley Golfer as he starts from square one and slowly develops his game overcoming a myriad of challenges - physical, mental and otherwise. Luckily he rarely suffers from the problem of inclimate weather. Still, he finds himself thinking the Minatour is just around the cornermore times than he'd care to admit.

San Jose DJ Playlists

Tunes for today, tunes to get away.

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