Beach Walk 110 – Light Shines on Scoble

Popular blogger and Microsoft tech evangelist Robert Scoble tells us his favorite beach and what he likes about the edge.

h3. About Today’s Show

Beach Walks continues its road tour in San Francisco at the Vloggercon conference. Today I have a chat with Robert Scoble, author of Naked Conversations. If you’re a techie, he needs no introduction. For the rest of you, he is a very well-known blogger and tech evangelist within Microsoft. He’s taken up vlogging, and loves how it creates an opportunity to shine a light on issues and people that otherwise might fall by the wayside.

I asked him about one of my beach metaphors, that place where the known world and the unknown world meet. He has a long history of being at the front of major changes, starting with interactions with Steve Wozniak, a co-founder of Apple Computer. This interview with Scoble demonstrates how easy it is to get know someone via video blogging. A written blog is so easily misinterpreted, as words pack so many and varied innuendos. But wow, a live, on camera, unedited discussion–now that’s real!

Update: In case you couldn’t tell by the title or the hint in the show followed by my, “Do you want us to cut that out?” this was recorded the day before Robert’s official announcement to leave Microsoft. Respect for privacy comes before journalism here at Beach Walks. 🙂

Hawaiian words
Ao: light, illumination

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Beach Walk 109 – Ebb and Flow

Learn about inner peace and outer action with Jen of EbbandFlow.tv.

h3. About Today’s Show

Today I met my new friend Jen of EbbandFlow.tv. We discovered each other online, and met in person at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. Jen and her husband Kent practice engaged Buddhism, and are committed to using the Internet to bring more peace to the world.

Mahalo for your patience receiving this show. The problem last night was the internet connection at our hotel. Technology is temperamental while traveling!

Hawaiian words
Maluhia: peace

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Beach Walk 102 – #1 and #2: the basics

Here’s an intro into this concept I use, the #1 and the #2 aspects of personality.

h3. About Today’s Show

Every now and then you’ve heard me refer to the #1 and the #2 personality. I talked about it briefly in some very early shows, but have been wanting to have one show that can be a reference. So if you are new to Beach Walks, you can just check out “102” to get an overview of the concept.

Why bother with this 1 and 2 business? I find it really helpful to separate mentally and emotionally from the parts of me that are stuck in the past or the future, or that have a limited view of what is possible, or that just feel overwhelmed by the complexity and frustrations that life sometimes tosses our way. The #2 gets stuck in it while the #1 can observe it and move on. It was a relevant topic for me today as I had a stream of irritations all day long!

I didn’t mention this in the show, but one of the most useful things to remember I think is that the #2 can pop in and take charge of my thoughts and feelings much faster when I am tired. The corollary that consciousness takes energy. Real, measurable, palpable, energy. Some days keeping the #2 in the background can be a real (I mean that literally!) workout. The muscles being built may not be the biceps, but they are powerful nonetheless.

Hawaiian words
Kaʻa: past, days gone by
ʻĀnō: present, now
Mua: future

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Beach Walk 101 – Mahalo Nui Loa

This is a mahalo show.

h3. About Today’s Show

Umm, by the time we made it down to the beach today it was after 6 pm and we were plenty tired. What a perfect time to reflect on the first 100 shows (who would have guessed!) and more importantly, to thank you the viewers for all of your energetic support. Yes. It is palpable and we do love and appreciate you for you for tuning in and sending over your comments.

We also filmed three segments for our contest sponsors. Look for those specials on June 8th when we announce the contest winners. Until then, mahalos to:
Kailua Sailboards
Kalapawai Market
Lanikai Bath and Body

Hawaiian words
Lani: heaven
Mahalo: thank you
Mahalo nuiu loa: heartfelt thank you

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Beach Walk 100 – Lexi Talks

Interview with Lexi for our 100th show! This ain’t no CGI!

h3. About Today’s Show

Numbers are a funny thing. They can simultaneously mean a lot and very little. Yes, they are fun milestones that can be used to track or measure progress on a path. But you know — today is just another day, just like yesterday and presumably like tomorrow. So I like to use the numbers for fun, not pressure.

Lexi has certainly developed a screen presence over the months. Plus she is as demanding as ever to go to the beach every day! I do believe she is enjoying the Beach Walks very much. Thank you for all the love and support you give her.

Do you recognize the questions? Learn more from Inside the Actors Studio: Bernard Pivot Questionnaire.

Hawaiian words
ʻĪlio: dog
Lani: heaven
Hanele: 100

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