My Tweets of the Fall of 2011

By Marten Mickos | December 08, 2011

Almost a tradition already, I will here summarize my tweets from the previous months. This is my previous tweet summary from Summer 2011. And, of course, feel free to follow my tweets in real time at twitter.com/martenmickos.


Tweets by Category


Interviews With and Writings By Me

Blog: Eucalyptus a useful complement to Amazon Web Services (AWS) http://bit.ly/vkV2x7 #cloud #cloudcomputing

RT carolinarizo #CloudBeat "I joined the team because the group was amazing, so smart: 6 PhDs" Marten Mickos CEO Eucalyptus Systems

CloudBeat summarizes my talk today http://bit.ly/vQmYl5

Saying that private cloud is a false cloud is like saying that an espresso machine is a false Starbucks.

Seen from planet Mars, AWS is a private cloud.

For every dominant software standard, there emerges a winning open source reference implementation

The myth of the private cloud: everything is hybrid http://j.mp/sg1o4y - @mjasay interviewed @martenmickos

A summary, in Finnish, of my keynote in Helsinki last week http://bit.ly/vcstxj - creativity & perseverance key to business

The Eucalyptus cloud platform does not mandate an underlying architecture, it blankets it.

Eucalyptus tree is 'an shu' in Mandarin and 'nilgiri' in Hindi (and 'tailapatra' in Sanskrit). Other translations welcome!

Cool! Over 5,000 views of my Stanford talk on entrepreneurialism (1h video) http://bit.ly/t4CYz2

delighted to be invited for interview by the amazing Jono Bacon @artofcommunity http://is.gd/XufNqm

getting ready at the #CloudExpo for "CEO Power Panel: Where Does the Cloud Take Us Next?" Session 13 at 7:15pm http://ow.ly/7kcbc

thx! RT @JiovanMelendez: Check out @martenmickos on Stanford eCorner http://bit.ly/t4CYz2 hands down best video I've ever seen on @eCorner

In under 24 hours, 1,000+ people have listened to the podcast of my Stanford prez http://bit.ly/v5hQ62 - thank you, everyone! appreciate it

Joe Brockmeier interviewed me on the state of Eucalyptus and private/hybrid clouds http://rww.to/sdZDqO

Enjoyed professor Burgelman's class at Stanford GSB this morning http://twitpic.com/79fgpw

I'll be speaking at CloudFair in April 2012 in Seattle http://cloudfairconference.com

Great audience at #Astricon. Nearly half said they use AWS. Several have Eucalyptus private clouds.

Our egos may want to be alone, but our brains were designed to work together.

Looking forward to Asterisk User Conference astricon http://www.astricon.net/conferenceProgram.aspx

Observers tend to focus on problems, participants on opportunities. Let's make everyone a participant. #opensource

dev2ops video: Marten Mickos and Rich Wolski talk DevOps and Private Clouds bit.ly/qrdwEO

Speaking at Dasher & HP annual executive forum on Friday dasher.com/event/657

The biggest risk is in not trying - a blog posting by me in Finnish fb.me/MtzMwRci


Cloud Computing and the Software Industry

SAP buys SuccessFactors for $3.4bn cash http://on.ft.com/vkwfNY - cloud rules!

RT @algillen: # IDC SIS 2012 Prediction 2: Private Clouds Will Grow Like Gangbusters, One Use Case at a Time

Lots and lots of cloud companies http://www.bvp.com/cloud/bvp_cloudscape.html

In the cloud, you need to make it as easy to leave as it is to join. Adam Selipsky of AWS at #CloudBeat 2011

Congrats! RT @puppetmasterd: Cisco, Google, and VMware invest in Puppet Labs: http://j.mp/sebc86

In the most elegant terms, Kyo Lee explains an advanced cloud app http://bit.ly/tpwXNl - a must read & view for amateurs & pros

Get this new $1.99 eBook to learn the foundations of on-premise IaaS clouds. Author: @jasondeden http://lnkd.in/HUDTMe

India's National Informatics Centre builds e-governance cloud on Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus cloud customers http://bit.ly/sTEl3s

Puma, Sony, InterContinental Hotels, Cornell University, USDA, FDA ... - Eucalyptus is production-ready private cloud software #CloudExpo

Are you trying to figure out cloud? Here is a friendly & educational blog series about cloud computing http://eucaeducation.blogspot.com

InterContinental Hotels and Beijing UnGeo run on myCloud from RightScale and Eucalyptus http://bit.ly/v88fPH

Workday looks to put a bomb under SAP and Oracle duopoly by @dahowlett lnkd.in/f_Bj-7

Fujitsu's NuVola cloud platform is built on Eucalyptus http://bit.ly/tkjar8

Python and AWS Cookbook by Mitch Garnaat http://t.co/u44e1S26 - a vital book for Python developers using EC2 & S3

Congrats @jamesurquhart and enStratus! RT I am leaving Cisco to join enStratus as VP of Product Strategy.

Cornell Red Cloud runs on Eucalyptus http://cac.cornell.edu/redcloud/

How long does it take to get Eucalyptus installed on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric)? Less than 1/2 hour http://t.co/z0XLptbb

Try cloud at home. Eucalyptus software gives you AWS semantics on your own servers.

You can follow many Eucalyptus cloud blogs here: http://planet.eucalyptus.com

Check out our latest newsletter http://go.eucalyptus.com/EucaNews-Cloud-Newsletter-October-2011.html

Don't miss Euca Social in Silicon Valley on 10 Nov 2011, 5-10pm http://go.eucalyptus.com/Euca-Social-2011.html

"AWS itself will be a 16B business by 2016" says @randybias in excellent blog posting https://cloudscaling.com/blog/cloud-computing/what-is-amazons-secret-for-success-and-why-is-ec2-a-runaway-train

A great Eucalyptus cloud use case in academia: http://t.co/h5XouMl6 running thousands of VMs on Eucalyptus.

My colleagues loved Monktoberfest, summarized here by @sogrady http://bit.ly/r9mKGm

Eucalyptus Systems expanding. We are opening shop in Europe. Welcome aboard, Paul Holt! http://mwne.ws/nVFjCJ

the heady scent of Eucalyptus http://bit.ly/pv5tVV - welcome aboard, Greg DeKoenigsberg

a welcome and needed change: Rackspace spins up OpenStack Foundation http://bit.ly/qLfMTY

Eucalyptus Systems joins the Linux Foundation http://bit.ly/qv2GJC - FOSS is cloud and cloud is FOSS

How Apache Hadoop is revolutionizing BI and data analytics http://slidesha.re/pD8sOF brilliant slides by @awadallah of Cloudera

Listen to Eucalyptus co-founder Graziano Obertelli talk about cloud & community on the FLOSS Weekly podcast : http://sl.eucalyptus.com/floss

Eucalyptus is hiring http://eucalyptus.com/careers #cloud

As @richwolski has been saying "The cloud is the new Linux distro" http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2011/09/amazon-linux-ami-production-status-new-features.html

Blogs about the Eucalyptus cloud platform can be found at http://planet.eucalyptus.com

At Eucalyptus we eat our own dogfood - or drink our own champagne, as we prefer to say it http://bit.ly/ptN7iB

Eucalyptus is hiring brilliant infrastructure software engineers. And we have great company meetings in Santa Barbara http://fb.me/sCrISEtV

If you can't use a public cloud - as in Holland http://zd.net/pvPJnU - you need a compatible private cloud, such as Eucalyptus

San Diego Super Computing Center chooses Eucalyptus to power their super computing research cloud

India's National Informatics Centre picks Eucalyptus cloud http://t.co/q4z3TWy - remote provisioning of e-governance apps

3V drivers of big data: Volume, Velocity & Variety - The more of those V:s you have, the more you need Hadoop via @mikeolson

AWS API is a de facto standard and the way to go, says Mark Shuttleworth http://bit.ly/n1j1go #cloudcomputing

martenmickos CA's ARCserve data protection suite supports Eucalyptus clouds http://bit.ly/qBvPbn - it's all about hybrid clouds

RT @DanteVTF: RightScale manages Public EC2 nodes and a Private Eucalyptus cloud at the same time. The dashboard lets you see both, nice.

DEVOPS_BORAT Cloud with no API is same useful as Windows with no mouse.

lancegaley OH: Your cloud. Own it. Just don't let the vendor own you. #VMworld

Aeolus mission: to free users from cloud lock-in http://t.co/gsEs4uO

Eucalyptus partners Puppet and Chef ease the transition to cloud computing says Businessweek http://buswk.co/pbvwzD via @dr138

adrianco My blog post on cloning AWS was picked up by GigaOM and appeared on the NYT site today http://www.nytimes.com/external/gigaom/2011/08/31/31gigaom-if-netflix-is-right-amazon-already-a-cloud-champ-30090.html


Open Source

Proud to be in good company. The 2011 Digital 100 http://t.co/M32S2LHQ - seems all of them are built on open source

Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA) - lots of new members since we started it in May http://bit.ly/qJ3gVn

3 transformative steps to an "open source" management model http://bit.ly/oPqeYo via @ValaAfshar

Red Hat seems unstoppable - Q2 revenue up 28% to $281M http://bit.ly/oFlNKE via @mjasay


Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Momentum builds slowly. Change happens swiftly. (Said about Italy in NYT, but I feel it has general applicability)

Founder of the No Fear leadership movement urges us not to drive with the hand brake on & not be afraid of failures http://bit.ly/ubgGAv

Insightful and useful: 10 myths about introverts http://kiss.ly/sasZ7M via @hnshah

Experts on women's leadership list 4 ways women stunt their careers unintentionally http://bit.ly/nNAAuy

RT @hnshah: How To Be The Best #Entrepreneur In The World http://t.co/Usqyjv9X

RT @mhagelb: @samiinkinen: "Silicon Valley is the NHL for entrepreneurs. With an opportunity to come here, who would say no?"

RT @hnshah: People think being an entrepreneur means doing what you want. It's doing what you need to do even if you don't want to do it.

why Nordics and Baltics are so important for VCs http://blog.ben.vc/?p=565 by Ben Holmes @indexben

light directly into the brain through the ears is healthy http://t.co/uY7U5c9Y - go Valkee!

Girl Scouts CEO Kathy Cloninger talks to @Jenna_Goudreau about female business leaders http://onforb.es/uZVpO0 via @martinamickos

For female startup entrepreneurs: http://t.co/DrJu1Rtx

Silicon Valley is not the only place to be. - Mark Zuckerberg http://zite.to/si3fro via @mjasay

Jim Collins on Why 20-mile marchers win http://t.co/sFBr7Bhd via @ZUrlocker

Slush 2011 gathering excellent speakers and startups in Helsinki http://slush.fi

Esther Dyson @edyson on how kids innovate relying on the Undo option - and on Russia and other topics http://bit.ly/sGPHSE

Nokia: Let's Call It A Comeback http://tcrn.ch/uLEA3h via @JulesHanna

Awesome videos from Khosla Ventures 2011 CEO Conference: http://t.co/ua6XN3cG via @rosalieinc

With IBM's new CEO, we have three women running huge techs: Ursula Burns (Xerox), Meg Whitman (HP) Ginni Rometty (IBM) - via @jonfortt

Congrats Workday and @aneelb on raising $85m at a whopping $2bn valuation http://dthin.gs/n0ADNE

In search of the entrepreneurial killer instinct in Finland http://bit.ly/nMpO5Z - column by Marko Junkkari

Fantastic entrepreneurial story about Dropbox and Drew Houston http://onforb.es/qCurfQ (by Victoria Barret, Forbes)

10 secrets of successful leaders http://entrepreneur.com/article/220518

Women who ask do get ahead - by Catalyst CEO Ilene Lang in Forbes http://onforb.es/orBF9u

The entrepreneurial story about Trulia in FT.com http://on.ft.com/nhRm3z

My pledge to women to more actively take on leadership roles in business enterprises (this txt in Finnish) http://bit.ly/nxHcBW

Praise people for their efforts, not for their intelligence http://bit.ly/piiy7y

Steve Blank @sgblank summarizes his observations on the entrepreneurial climate in Finland http://bit.ly/nd3boe

What I Learned From Steve Jobs, by Guy Kawasaki http://bit.ly/qbCd6l via @vkhosla - brilliant!

Excellent leadership lessons on innovation and transparency by Joseph Jimenez of Novartis http://nyti.ms/pjhCpb

masterful Marc Benioff http://nyti.ms/ooHAVX - as reported by Quentin Hardy of NYT

RT @brenthoberman: Amazon: The Walmart of the web | The Economist http://economist.com/node/21530980

Top athletes and singers have coaches. Should you? http://nyr.kr/p21y4k - great article in the New Yorker by a surgeon who has a coach

Europe, a msg for you: RT @dharmesh: The most common cause of startup failure is failure to start.

How to create an innovative culture http://nyti.ms/pFZ3yK - absolutely brilliant interview with Andrew Thompson of Proteus

40 views on leadership in the age of digital cowboys http://www.nofear-community.com - entrepreneurs, corp execs, political leaders, academics

Trust is built by sharing vulnerability - says John Hagel - it’s about providing individuals with the power to connect

In this new world of business, companies and leaders will have to show authenticity, fairness, transparency and good faith. - D Kirkpatrick

Social power and the coming corporate revolution http://onforb.es/ngyYbe - brilliantly described by David Kirkpatrick

Finnish awesomeness and entrepreneurship http://bit.ly/qVedKO - inspirational & impactful blog posting by @raesmaa

In 2007 Nokia asked their staff to re-define the core values. Brilliant! I hope this spirit persists. http://bit.ly/nxC8TL

arcticstartup A Cry From A Country In Structural Change http://www.arcticstartup.com/2011/09/02/a-cry-from-a-country-in-structural-change

Transparency as a key competitive advantage, by Scott Weiss, former Ironport CEO dthin.gs/oLuiSM


The World, Our Planet

RT David_67 Quantum Entanglement on the macro level http://t.co/AadcrOkz #coolstuff

What's the public sector corruption in your country? http://t.co/SZTblYpR - Kiwis can be proud

The magic of diasporas (The Economist) http://econ.st/rYiIcB via @mjasay - 215m i.e. 3% of world population is first-gen migrants

Walls are built not for security but for a sense of security. On the other side, the wall is an invitation http://nyti.ms/uBoYNA

Top 100 Global Thinkers by The ForeignPolicy http://bit.ly/rXKXHN - very interesting reading, including their Reading Lists

RT @martinamickos: Researchers from UC Irvine, HRL, Calit2 develop world's lightest material http://t.co/QP3oIxCO

RT @yarapavan: We must believe in free will — we have no choice. #quote

Russia has Europe's biggest internet population http://on.ft.com/uj7tVX

Shanghai to Nanjing at 302 km per hour, on rails. Enormously impressive.

RT @ZUrlocker: It's 11:11:11 on 11/11/11. This feel so singular.

RT @RomanStanek: I am uncertain about quantum mechanics...

880 sq km of iceberg forming in Antarctica http://bbc.in/rNVZ1G

UNDP ranks Norway on top of human development http://bit.ly/tmghTO

Bolshoi theatre in Moscow, first built in 1776, reopens after 6 years of renovation http://on.wsj.com/tZ5qTg

RT @SaidZiouani: It's official, I think, now Earth is home to 7 billion humans: http://7billionactions.org/data

Great section on India in The Economist http://economist.com/node/21533396

100 years - 42 kilometers. Impressive! http://huff.to/qJbRxX

RT @nytimes: Tomas Tranströmer Wins Nobel Literature Prize http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/arts/swedish-poet-wins-nobel-prize-for-literature.html via @yarapavan

RT @yarapavan: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2011 http://j.mp/nTBbLB for the discovery of the accelerating expansion of the Universe

Saudi Arabia's women obtaining the right to vote http://bloom.bg/r3esV5

dGoligorsky "Lagom" is a nice Swedish word for the idea of "just enough but not too much."

the mind is in the body - not just in the brain http://bit.ly/p0ZP8I via @vkhosla

A planet can serve two masters http://1.usa.gov/pg0Uxr - Kepler-16b orbits two suns

Progressive tax rates correlate with national happiness huff.to/oZDZfE

RT @robey: i feel like this year's fibonacci conference will be as big as the last two combined! - via @mikeolson

martenmickos Hang on to your purse, Ms Merkel on.ft.com/r7AaYb By Gideon Rachman / FT (registration required)

Be a global native in major languages: http://t.co/e8n51eW - near real-time professional translation of social media feeds

RT @edyson shameless but hilarious stereotypes of Europe by "friends": http://read.bi/pv8umO


Books I've Read

The Art of Community by Jono Bacon is an excellent book for anyone building an open source community

"I was blind but now I see" by James Altucher @jaltucher - a book worth reading although (or because?), like me, you may also disagree

Important book about the future: Reality Is Broken by Jane McGonigal, 2011 - games make us better and they change the world

Intriguing book: Gang Leader for a Day by Sudhir Venkatesh, 2008, sudhirvenkatesh.org

Brilliant book: The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? by @ianbremmer in 2010

Matsushita Leadership by John Kotter - strong and touching book about one of the greatest entrepreneurs http://t.co/vCyLf2Xu


Famous Quotes

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. — Cicero #quote

All human beings are born entrepreneurs; it is society's job to help unleash their potential. - Muhammad Yunus via @JulesHanna

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. - Demosthenes #quote

Courage is knowing what not to fear. - Plato #quote

RT steven fitzgerald Children are both a magnifying glass on general human behavior and a mirror of the behavior they observe

"Meiba ni kuse ari" - Japanese for “Even the famous horse smells” #quote

Sometimes the hardest advice to follow is the advice you dispense yourself. - Steve Fitzgerald #quote

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. - Jimmy Carter #quote

Ideas come from data. - Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics, #quote

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein #quote

RT @brianflannery "It is not those who can inflict the most, but those who can suffer the most who will prevail." -- Irish Republican Terence MacSwiney #quote

A man grows most tired while standing still. - Chinese proverb #quote

RT @shervin: When in doubt, believe.

JulesHanna Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it.

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

RT @ConanOBrien: Just taught my kids about taxes by eating 38% of their ice cream.

Always tell the truth. You will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain #quote

See my tweets from the summer of 2011 as well.

Mårten Mickos

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