After a 'business week' in San Francisco, Oakland and San Bruno we head on to Highway 1. Visiting Pescadero, Santa Cruz and tomorrow...? We don't know yet, but it will be good ;)
28.02.2013 - 03.03.2013 17 °C
From Monday until Tuesday I stayed my last day at the great Adelaide hostel. During my period in the hostel I get to know people from all over the world. Fascinating! On Wednesday I left San Francisco and traveled by train to the most criminal city of California. Oakland.
I stayed at a couch surfing address. This house (old hotel) was definitely a hippies place. I had to adapt myself a little, was sleeping at a couch in the living room. This room was also used for smoking weed. So without smoking I probably smoked
Friday morning I went back to San Francisco and was ready for a car trip. Destination: Los Angeles! Together with 2 Dutch girls we rented a car and heading to Highway 1!
Right now I am in Santa Cruz which is the kingdom for Surfers. Along the way we saw great views and we heard it will become even better. Cool! On Friday we were sleeping in Pescadero at a lighthouse. In the night we had red wine, a campfire and the sound of the sea. Ow and of course exciting stories from all over the world.
Meeting with Wibe van der Vijver at Youtube
After renting a car I first stopped at San Bruno where I would meet Wibe. A Google strategist from Google which welcomed me at the head office of Youtube. Intelligent people combined with passion and humor gives energy and a place where people want to work. They even had a glide in the middle of the building! We had a great talk about passion and goals in life. Quote: Look for a higher goal and search for it. What is....you will find it out.
San Francisco - Meeting with marketing director Scott Kane at SHN Musicals
I talked with Scott Kane about communicate the musical experience to their customers. They advertise their shows by presenting free content from actors and directors behind the scene. Quote: " There are people with excuses and people with results".
Oakland - Meeting with owner Tracy LLoyd of marketing agency Brand Emotive.
Emotive Brand helps corporate companies to connect in an authentic way with their customers. They preserve, add, refine and in the end thrive brands. Quote: "When people show you who they are".