I know the team thinks I was just relaxing on the beach during my recent trip to California. Think again! I happened to catch a lecture by Dr. Geoffrey West, given for the 'Complexity Group' (http://www.stanford.edu/group/complexity/) at Stanford University. He gave a very interesting talk on metabolic scaling that was highly relevant to our research (despite the 167 slides!). He had some fascinating new nuggets about aging and companies.