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Ridley's Believe It Or Not-November 30, 2011 Cities for Life Day and St. Andrews Day in Scotland; and on this day in 1934 The Flying Scotman bacame the first steam engine to exceed 100 miles per hour; in 1982 Michael Jackson released Thriller, the largest selling album of all time; and in 2004 long time Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings finally loses after winning more than $2,500,000. Who Can You Trust? "Government ... canít be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of its citizens to kill." Helen Arjean, Dead Man Walking Do not miss the Drunken Sailors at the Blue Beet in Newport Beach...700 p.m. great music and proceeds going to needy charities Looking for a relexing or an informative moment? Go to my blogs www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com or www.alaskanpoetcommentator.blogspot.com or go to my Twitter account www.twitter.com/alasksanpoet to find over 750 140 character poems on news events of the day. ORANGE COUNTY EVENTS NOT TO BE MISSED: ACE: tba; ACC of OC: Holiday Mixeer 12/8;ACG: Holiday Mixer 12/8, 10th Annual Private Equity Deal Flow and Wine Tasting 1/12/2012; AWT: Members and Guests Holiday Mixer 12/7; Calit 2: Monetizing Innovation 12/1; CEO Space: tba ; FCD: Dinner with CEOs 11/29; GABA: tba; HBSAOC: Inside the Company 11/30, Holiday Mixer 12/15; KEIRETSU: tba; Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship: tba; OC Connectors: Mixer 11/30 ; OCMBA: tba; OCTANE: tba; OPUS Connect: Holiday Lunch 12/8; SCVN: tba; TCA: tba TCVN: tba; TECH America: tba; TechBiz: tba; TECH Council: tba; WIN: tba; WITI: tba. Contact me for details of these and other upcoming events. Those who do not network, transition into a black hole of pessimism and lost opportunites and without the knowledge and contacts gained at these programs are often doomed to stay there. North to Alaska--Islands of Stability in Seas of Change has been completed and searching for the lucky publisher. More details on pricing and release as I get closer to publishing it. Contact me if you want a preview page. Mitchner is rolling in his grave wishing I would have helped him on his book Alaska. Blog site is now open; great poems on it, including Winter Irish, Year In Review 2010, Christmas 2010, a poetic tribute to Elizabeth Edwards, Veterans' Day 2010, Thanksgiving 2010, General Old Age, Endless Summer and in memory to 911 Images and sadly in tribute to Luis Villalobos Requeim to a Venture Angel--He will be thoroughly missed but his investments in people and technologies will live on. A celebration of his life was held November 11, 2009. Very fitting tribute. I normally suggest donations to Stanford only but an exception is now proper. A Luis Villalobos Endowed Fellowship in Entrepreneurship has been established at UCI Paul Merage School of Business. Contact me or firstname.lastname@example.org -- entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of this country. http://Alaskanpoet.blogspot.com Twitter now up and running with over 280 140 character poems on a news event of interest--become a follower! Quick way to start your day! http://twitter.com/alaskanpoet
Michael P. Ridley was raised in a small fishing village, Petersburg, Alaska and fished commercially for six summers, putting his way through Stanford University, B.A. With Great Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa, and Yale Law School. He is a lawyer in Irvine, California' representing venture capital and private equity funds, small business investment companies and numerous emerging companies. He has taught at the NASBIC Venture Capital Institute and Chapman Business School and was an adjunct professor at Chapman Law School. A former director of Pacific Inland Bank and former trustee of the Stanford Hospital and Stanford University, serving on the Investment Committee and Subcommittee on Venture Capital, he has participated in over a thousand venture capital and private equity financings, including several as a general partner of an incubator fund. He has been involved in countless financings ranging from seed capital to over $500,000,000 and actively assists his clients in the procurement of debt and equity funds and human capital. He is also a published poet, regularly tweeting as Alaskanpoet with a 140 character poem on an event of the day and cofounder of the annual St. Patrick's Day O'Ridley, O'Cooley, O'My Day of Golf and Meditation, which is one of the largest tournaments in Orange County, having been held for 20 years.
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