Well, first of all I should say that this a form of learning and inspiration trip. I was here just about a year ago with the same purpose and learned a lot from a lot of brilliant people that I was fortunate enought to meet.
This time around a lot has changed. Credit crunch, talk about recession, etc. So it is very interesting to experience how this very entrepreneurial region is coping - and perhaps exploring new opportunities!
Monday through Wednesday I'm at the VizThink conference in San Jose. The event is designed around visual thinking in business - both practically and strategically. It should be a great three days with lots of new people to meet and learn from.
Wednesday evening to Friday afternoon I'll be in San Francisco to meet people in my network - also visit IDEO if everthing falls neatly into place.
I should be back home to hug my family on Saturday afternoon CET.
I'll try to keep the blog going from here, but please be prepared that updates can be irregular.