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  • The Green Knight: Rice + Baylor == Yay!
    and thoroughly move ahead with the next stage of discussions Over the next few months we will seek to address issues and concerns that have surfaced from those discussions and we will continue to solicit input from members of our respective communities The success of a merger or any closer affiliation will also depend significantly on how effectively we plan for and manage its implementation Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University are institutions of distinction that bring great achievements and greater potential to such a merger Each is known throughout the world for contributions to important areas of human knowledge and service Both are entering this conversation closely attentive to the importance of sustaining that which is great inspired by the possibilities of expanded distinction and contribution respectful of our values and traditions and committed to our responsibilities to Houston and the broader society Thank you for the suggestions and insights that have helped shape our discussions so far We continue to welcome your ideas going forward William T Butler M D Interim President Baylor College of Medicine David W Leebron President Rice University Posted by Bryan Hassin at 15 15 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Baylor Rice 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 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 April 1 March 3 February 1 January

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  • The Green Knight: Coming and Going
    that this wine will be 95 points in the future when it is ready to drink I readily admit that I don t have enough experience drinking top quality Brunello to have an exceptional feel for its aging trajectory To quote Braveheart well that s something we shall have to remedy now isn t it The rest of the dinner was delicious as I have come to expect from La Suite crottin de chevre and lentil soupe to start bone in lamb and sea bass after followed by molten chocolate cake that paired excellently with the last dregs of our Brunello Of course nothing could beat the company as we plotted out ways to change the world and juggle international careers It was a fantastic ending to a fantastic pre birthday week Now it is time to return 100 of my focus to Poken I have been taking on too many things in my three months here and as a consequence not doing any of them exceptionally It s my fault for letting myself get sucked into working in the business instead of on it which is always an easy temptation in a startup where everything is urgent It is not too late to rectify however and I m on the case working feverishly to crank out some deliverables before I hop on a plane to Taipei this afternoon Posted by Bryan Hassin at 03 25 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels Brunello di Montalcino food Lausanne Poken Taiwan wine 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

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  • The Green Knight: Poken is encroaching on US soil!
    This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels cooking Lake Geneva Poken running travel USA 3 comments Andi said Happy to have found your blog I am one of your new resellers in the U S where Poken is going to be taking off I am very proud to support a Swiss start up as well I worked in CH for 3 years in Morges and lived near Geneva it is truly one of the most beautiful countries in the world with such an open and friendly and international environment I wish you and Poken the best of luck and will be enthusiastically following your blog I love Paris and your posts make me reminince luckily I will be there in May Merci bonne chance et puis a bientot Wednesday March 18 2009 at 11 02 00 AM EDT Bryan Guido Hassin said Thanks for the encouragement Andi I try to keep this blog about my personal life instead of Poken where we ve JUST started a blog at http blog doyoupoken com but well Poken IS my life right now so c est la vie It s great to e meet you Perhaps we ll poken some day soon and welcome to the rocket ship Wednesday March 18 2009 at 11 40 00 AM EDT papadimitriou said I was at the launch of Poken Japan with Stephane team and the Akoni guys it was great We created a whole meme in Japan about this Parties are popping up all over the place in Tokyo Monday March 23 2009 at 3 18 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

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  • The Green Knight: Another Weekend in Paris
    was oddly shaped and therefore would surely be full of mysteries It was weighed priced costing more than our wine and then hand shaved by a black gloved hand in front of our table again points for presentation The truffle shavings then became an integral part of our meal for the rest of the evening We began with toasted bread olive oil fleur de sel and truffle shavings so simple and so delicious It helped that the truffles went magnificently with our wine And of course a dinner in Paris w o snails would be somehow unfulfilling So we also ordered the escargot It came in three different varieties sauteed with white asparagus on phyllo emulsified with parsley and garlic and served in the shell and suspended in an emulsification of garlic and bone marrow So good Next round Salmon with green tea mousse and parmentier of foie gras again with truffle shavings galore About this time it was clear that our noble Saint Julien would need reinforcements Our sommelier recommended a Chateau de la Negly La Porte du Ciel 2003 Rhone blend from Languedoc Rousillon claiming that it was like nothing that we had ever tasted from that region It had been opened in the morning and was in a perfect state for consumption He was right on both accounts It was an oppulent fruity wine more purple and less red and definitely stood up to our hearty meal Before dessert arrived it was mandated that we cleanse our palettes with cheese The rolling cheese cart was more of a fortress containing and displaying at least 20 cheeses from around the world and varying in age from 1 5 years Oh well since it was mandated we had to partake I can t even remember what we had except that most of it was strong and stinky like me Dessert then took the truffle experience to the next level We had a moka chocolate tort and a dark truffle souffle which was amazing The both paired fantastically with a glass of muscat and that was it By the time we finished dessert 3 5 hours had passed We received little palette cleansers between each course 17 grams of truffle shavings had been consumed and we could have rolled all the way home When the bill arrived it was not surprisingly the most I have ever paid for dinner for two While I don t plan on making such extravagent expenses a habit it was certainly worth it to do once on this special occasion This morning we woke up late had a leisurely brunch and hopped the train back to Lausanne The evening featured fine dining frozen pizza now that I actually have a kitchen with an oven and catching up on the current season of 30 Rock With every episode I watch I continue to love Alec Baldwin s character Jack Donaghy more and more We all have our ways of coping for me it was sex and

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  • The Green Knight: Carmina Burana
    temperature is above 42 F If this keeps up tomorrow I ll go for my first run along the lake of 2009 Posted by Bryan Hassin at 09 27 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels classical music imd India 1 comment Anonymous said Hassin s flexibility increasing is a very very relative term Sunday March 22 2009 at 2 37 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 April 1 March 3 February 1 January 1 2013 32 December 2 November 3 October 3 September 2 August 1 July 1 June 2 May 2 April 1 March 2 February 2 January 11 2012 35 December 2 November 1 October 4 September 3 August 6

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  • The Green Knight: Weekend in Paris Part Deux
    exception We started off with some champagne to nourish us while we poured over the menu At long last we decided on three courses and got down to work First up foie gras paired with a sauternes and naturally escargot Hassin and Cox 2 Duck livers and snails 0 Next course roast duck in a dark sauce the contents of which escape me and sardine fillets marinated in citrus The piece de resistance here though was the 2002 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2002 wasn t a stellar year in Bordeaux but Lynch Bages has never let us down and we figured that the 2002 might be more approachable now than a blockbuster like 2003 or 2005 We were right It was drinking beautifully and although it would have paired better with one of the beef entrees it still went smashingly Well structured layers of currant and peppery spice with a long finish Delicious We ended with a poached pear drowned in a cassis wine reduction and something very chocolatey with raspberry sauce Perhaps the sweetest treat of all though was our bill which was 1 2 what we paid for lunch I love Aux Charpentiers Having won another victory over grapes duck livers snails AND the recession we had no choice but to celebrate We decided that the rest of the night would be devoted to Guinness We wound our way to the Latin Quarter resolving to stop at every bar we encountered that advertised Guinness The fact that we didn t know exactly where the Latin Quarter was In fact looking at a map now we may have actually already been in the Latin Quarter when we embarked only supported our Guinnessification Our meandering took us into places ranging from dodgy pubs to swank cocktail lounges In one of the latter establishments we saw advertised a Cocktail du Jour We asked the bartender who must have been 8 tall what it was and she didn t know we were the first to inquire about it all day Naturally we had to have it and it turned out to be a foaming glowing punch bowl of sorts with lots of straws So much for our Guinness only night but we figured that a diverse porfolio never hurt anyone Finally we arrived at a bar that was playing great rock music Plus we met some law students from La Sorbonne who were cool so we decided to stay A couple of Guinnesses turned into a few flaming shots were ordered and here the details start to become hazy The pictures indicate that we had an awesome time and I would expect no less Our bar eventually shut down and the girls invited us to come with them to an after hours location We headed off toward this mystery destination but one of the girls got very upset when I jokingly tried to sell her to her friend for 10 euros This meant one of two things either this girl was a

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  • The Green Knight: Weekend in Paris
    I met in person for the first time several people who had corresponded with me online about Poken I bumped into two sets of entrepreneurs whom I knew from the IMD Startup Competition MBA Projects I had lunch with a Google product manager whom I had interviewed with back in October And of course I pokened with plenty of new contacts Amazingly I found that my Rice network extended to lift as well One of the staff members had worked in Teach for America in Houston where she knew Melissa the legendary Baker president during my term as Lovett president I was delighted to find such a connection halfway around the big earth small world My wingman from Houston is on a project in Paris so I am heading up to spend the weekend with him We will no doubt rock Paris like le hurricane But it is hard to talk of le Perfect Storm when the weather is beautiful and not even that cold Could spring really be in the air Or am I just being lulled into a false sense of security before more snow On verra Posted by Bryan Hassin at 04 57 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels lift Paris Poken Rice 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 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 April

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  • The Green Knight: My Underwear Is Inside Out
    accounts answering questions and just mingling networking Afterwards our Founder CEO Stephane and I were invited to dine with the Sandbox Network at La Broche The event was well organized and featured very stimulating conversation about the future of identity along with good food and wine of course with passionate informed participants As we wrapped up it was nearing midnight Stephane and I contemplated the prospect of driving an hour back to Lausanne only to turn right back around in a few hours Instead we agreed just to crash in Geneva for the night We found a hotel near the restaurant that had a room available with two beds so we took it The hotel was sketchtastic but we were so tired that we hardly noticed When I protested that we had no change of clothes Stephane suggested that underwear could be turned inside out to extend its usage And so on a night when we hit a sales milestone that would have had most companies breaking out the champagne we instead crashed at a sketchy hotel in Geneva Lol I do love the startup lifestyle Now we are wrapping up our second day of lift and man I am wiped Many thanks go out to our CIO Dave who brought us not only fresh t shirts but also tooth brushes tooth paste and deodorant this morning I was interviewed a few times today so hopefully I wasn t too disheveled Having shared a hotel room with Stephane I now feel somehow like a tighter bond with the company has been formed And hey at least Stephane doesn t have a 97 mph fastball Posted by Bryan Hassin at 11 11 Email This BlogThis Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels lift Poken No comments Post a

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