Showcase at JP Morgan attracted 282 influencers and tastemakers including most of the top venture capitalists, bloggers, and entrepreneurs in SF. 10 companies presented (see emily’s blog for a terrific write-up).
check out all the photos at:
100 / Connector Group, is in the influence marketing business. Here is a great article from the Onion parodying our industry:
(this was forwarded to me by Pat Flanders of the Connector Group)
Why Not? by Barry Nalebuff and Ian Ayres
every entrepreneur and inventor should read this book. it is short, quick, and filled with items to make you think … literally. the book really helps you think through problems and come up with unobvious solutions. i highly recommend it.
I met Barry Nalebuff at a Renaissance Weekend a few years ago and have just now gotten around to reading Why Not. that is definitely my loss. i should have read it earlier. especially since i loved Co-opetition, Nalebuff’s first book.
summation: read this book. it is a goodie.
And so I was reading the Wall Street Journal six months ago when I came across a book entitles Female Chauvinist Pigs. I read the review with interest. I’ve been wanting to read a book about feminism for the past year and here was a book with an updated 21st century view on it.
So I went online to buy the book and discovered that the author was Ariel Levy. Ariel was a high school classmate of mine who I always admired for her intellect but we had lost touch and hadn’t spoken since we were 18. needless to say, I was thrilled that I had some connection to the author as this may have been one of those books I instinctively buy and then just sit on my bookshelf.
Female Chauvinist Pigs is a very interesting book. And though it seems to be written for a female audience, it might be even more revealing for men as it brings up a variety of topics that we generally do not think about.
Bill Vick, who I’ve known and worked with since 1999, just released a new book called LinkedIn for Recruiting. Everything that Bill does is for the benefit of others. If you are in the recruiting industry and don’t know Bill … you might not exist. Bill seems to know everyone in recruiting.
i heard that yesterday they had over 300,000 logins … in one day! during that day they sent almost 9 million messages (implying almost 18 million carried). wow.
this is from a site that hasn’t yet done anything to market itself and has no viral component (yet). what does this mean? it means that Meebo has a compelling product that people really love. i mean really love.
rumor is that Meebo‘s traffic is growing at over 10%/week. if that’s true then Meebo should reach a hundred million messages carried in about 19 weeks (which would be May 31). will they do it? stay tuned and let’s check back then….