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  • The Green Knight: More Sibling Bonding in Austin
    call them falls after all this was a creek not a raging river Still there was lots of room for swimming from waist deep water to way over your head In the deepest part there was a rope swing that we could use to launch ourselves out into the creek Some people were chilling in the shallows some were actively swimming around and some were just playing with their dogs What a blast we could have stayed forever Eventually we left though and after a workout on rings that we hung from one of the trees we had a great dinner together After watching the bats come out from underneath Congress Ave Bridge we crashed and prepared for another busy day Sunday I woke up early and ran around Town Lake The 10 mile trail is quite pretty very barefoot minimalist friendly and packed with other runners even around sunrise maybe especially around sunrise given how hot the day was likely to become After an epic breakfast at Kerbey Lane we went and visited Inner Space Caverns There we found even more bats but this time clinging to stalactites instead of the underside of a bridge After two fun filled days we finally had to drop Nick et al back off at the airport Once again it was too short but we ll take what we can get when it comes to spending time with those we love Posted by Bryan Hassin at 18 36 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Austin family Greenbelt No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile

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  • The Green Knight: Sibling Bonding in Chicago
    dodging torrential downpours as we walked around the Navy Pier or entertained ourselves indoors Friday night we met up with some of Katie s sister s friends at India House which provided not only dinner but enough leftovers for breakfast for the rest of the trip Saturday we made our way out to Wrigley Field for a Cubs game and wow I was really impressed by the team spirit on show Everyone for miles around was in Cubs gear and the stadium was rocking as everyone cheered or boo ed for even the smallest events Fan spirit is clearly another area of differentiation from Houston Before the game we brunched at Uncommon Ground which featured delicious natural food and inventive drinks Afterward we bar hopped a little in Wrigleyville returned downtown and readied ourselves for another night out Instead of Indian we opted for Italian at Quartino which was unfortunately unremarkable We made up for it afterward though at Eno a wine bar that offered flights of wine cheese and chocolate One of my buddies from Rice football and his wife joined us too which only enhanced the experience Sunday morning we returned to Houston but soon we would be on the road again to Austin Posted by Bryan Hassin at 15 19 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels baseball Chicago food 1 comment Dan Piette said Interestingly Chicago was founded in 1837 Houston as you know was founded in 1836 But of course Houston did not experience our strong growth until air conditioning became ubiquitous Thursday July 26 2012 at 4 01 00 PM EDT Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and

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  • The Green Knight: IMD: a Global Brand - a Global Bond
    would indeed be very valuable with students from 45 countries we would surely be invited to weddings in fun destinations all over the world Indeed it has proven itself in that regard but I ve been really impressed by how much more it is as well In Buenos Aires in Switzerland and everywhere else I have encountered my IMD classmates there is a sense of joy at our reunion that is really hard to describe There were so few of us and we underwent such a very intense experience together that an incredible bond was forged between us Now four years and thousands of miles removed from most of these classmates the bond has only grown stronger Whenever we get together we all immediately fall into patterns of catch up about ourselves our families updates about our classmates For such an ambitious globally mobile group of people it s almost like a competition to see who knows the the most recent update about each of us and earnest offers to help each other succeed in our professional and personal lives Having this extended team family virtually anywhere we might hope to travel in the world is an incredibly comforting feeling This is a very underanticipated undermarketed aspect of the IMD MBA program it s not just a global brand it s a global bond Posted by Bryan Hassin at 14 19 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels imd No comments Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October

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  • The Green Knight: Why I Donate to Rice Part 2
    of all disciplines class years and colleges Additionally as a very active associate at Lovett College my wife and I have interaction throughout the year with tens of Lovetteers Using this experience as data I would not agree that Rice has morphed into anything we don t recognize When I was at Rice the student faculty ratio was just over 5 1 it is now just under 6 1 and holding steady It has gone from being the smallest institution of its kind to being the smallest institution of its kind Tuition is up as it is up everywhere and financial aid is up way up as well Most importantly the students with whom I interact are smart ambitious humble diverse interesting and often a bit unique Rice remains elite but not elitist The colleges are still the center of campus life but they are now supported by an amazing recreation center outstanding food at serveries and a nice central pavilion all of which augment the on campus experience and foster more interaction between students Those of you who are Rice Owls what do you think Posted by Bryan Hassin at 04 09 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels giving Rice 1 comment Anonymous said Couldn t have been said better Thursday September 20 2012 at 12 19 00 PM EDT Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October 2 September 5 August 1 July 1 June 4 May 1 April 3 March 2 February 3 January 2

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  • The Green Knight: Why I Donate To Rice
    better each year but such ambitions aren t realized for free When I donate to Rice I know my money is going to make a positive difference for the entire Rice community I m not selfless either some of those funds come back to me directly via alumni activities The Association of Rice Alumni is an incredible network of interesting diverse successful alumni and unlike at our peer institutions there is no fee to join and there never will be In the nine years since I ve graduated I ve learned that you get out of Rice what you put into it So donate time if you can Donate money if you can But don t do it because you think you owe it to anyone Do it because you love Rice Happy Rice Day Bryan Guido Hassin Lovett College 2001 Master of Computer Science 2002 Posted by Bryan Hassin at 19 38 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels giving Rice 1 comment John Havranek said Bryan Sometimes we try to find logic with what we do or the decisions we make but sometimes it either feels right or it is just the right thing to do Well Said Wednesday October 13 2010 at 11 17 00 AM EDT Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015 28 December 3 November 1 October 2 September 5 August 1 July 1 June 4 May 1 April 3 March 2 February 3 January 2 2014 26 November 4 October 3 August 3 July 3 June 7

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  • The Green Knight: Selling Your Entrepreneurial Venture
    goals Not at all Selling to a big grey corporation with the resources capital personnel distribution networks partnerships client relationships etc to accelerate our business s growth may actually be the fastest way for us to achieve the scale of impact that we believe is possible in our space If you have a venture worth buying I think it likely that more than one potential acquirer would be interested The key is to sell to a company that will help you achieve your goals rather than trade them for cash Posted by Bryan Hassin at 11 29 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels entrepreneurship 2 comments Dan Piette said Hey Guido There is a new buzz word in Silicon Valley I learned recently Aqui Hire which is the acquisition of a small company by a big one but with the constraint that all the employees need to be kept on board This is a way for the big companies I am not sure what color they are to try and keep their innovation capabilities fresh IT is also a way to make sure that the ideas that the small companies have don t die on the vine I hope to finish my third transaction in about two years this Friday Aqui hires all of em Monday June 18 2012 at 11 52 00 AM EDT Dan Piette said This comment has been removed by the author Monday June 18 2012 at 11 53 00 AM EDT Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to Post Comments Atom About Me Bryan Hassin Cleantech entrepreneur with global experience Rice Owl IMD alum and lover of both wine and sports View my complete profile Google Badge Twitter Blog Archive 2016 1 January 1 2015

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  • The Green Knight: Rice Centennial Celebration in Istanbul, Turkey
    interest was a collection of incredibly ornate jewelry and arms as well as a collection of relics including a bronzed footprint of the prophet Mohammed and the staff of Moses On our way back to the bus we stopped by an artist s shop to see Ebru artwork in action It was really cool and the artist produced a work specifically in celebration of Rice s 100 years Given that we had spent the previous 24 hours immersed in locations dating back multiple millenia Rice s centennial seemed a bit small by comparison Still the gesture was very well received and much appreciated Lunch was at a restaurant that specialized in traditional Ottoman cuisine For the first time I felt like we might be dining on something pretty authentic There was a great deal of cinnamon even on our savory courses which is something I could REALLY get used to My favorite dessert of the weekend pistachio ice cream floating in sesame pudding was here After lunch we visited the Chora Church which has rich beautiful frescoes on every wall and ceiling We then wrapped up the day with my favorite destination by far the Basilica Cistern Many hundreds of years ago this huge underground cavern was used to store water transported by aquaducts for up to 19 km in the event of water supplies being cut during a siege of the city There was a network of hundreds of these cisterns but this was the grand daddy of them all Propped up by row after row of columns that had been repurposed from Greek and Roman temples this bat cave was a truly impressive sight I want one As my wine cellar For dinner several of us headed to a restaurant with a 360 degree view We watched the sun set as we drank local wine and dined on local fish It was an excellent ending to a short but really wonderful trip When Mom and I traveled to Egypt 17 years ago some of my biggest take aways came not from the Pyramids and ancient temples but rather from immersion for the first time in Muslim culture This trip to Istanbul was my first time really back in a Muslim setting since then and was the first time I ever set foot inside a mosque After spending time in several mosques and learning a bit about the teachings of the Quran I couldn t help but be impressed by just how similar Islam and Christianity or at least Catholicism are Between the big domed houses of worship the prayer beads the artwork on the walls and in stained glass the relics of significant people I was just left with such a sense of Are we so different you and I This point was particularly driven home in the church mosques we visited former churches that were now in use as mosques In each mosque there is a mihrab that shows the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca In

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  • The Green Knight: Buenos Aires Part 2
    leave that to the pros though and keep frying mine up in just a couple of minutes Wednesday was supposed to be rainy so Katie and I spent it in the two big art museums the MALBA and the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo The former is more of a classic art museum while the latter is a converted mansion featuring much of its original owners private collection After a late lunch siesta and run we had dinner with Felipe Laura and their toddler Celeste for one last hurrah together They were excellent hosts while we were here and it was fantastic to finish up our trip with a lazy simple dinner with them We checked out of the hotel this morning but had all day to kill before heading to the airport for our overnight flight We walked around a bit relaxed in the park watching all the dogs chase balls sticks pigeons and each other More walking another lazy lunch and finally it is nearly time to go Final impressions of Argentina are very positive Some things leave much to be desired There is always trash in the streets for example There is no recycling to speak of You can t walk anywhere without inhaling second hand smoke But the people are very nice They seem to value fitness and the outdoors Even late at night there would be groups of boot campers and others doing exercises in the parks and dogs The wine is good and very inexpensive The beef is of such high quality that even when they massively overcook it to my tastes it is still tender and delicious Add to that the perfect weather we had all week and we are sold After a week here I speak much more Spanish than I used

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