Posted in: Business

Why the “You Dont Need a Business Plan” meme is Crazy Talk

I’ve been reading a bunch of posts on how Twitter got funded without a business plan or a business model. I think the logic of these posts is largely true in only one case – if you’re an early-stage company in tech where you have lots of adoption, good growth, and attention from the “right” […]

Posted in: blackberry, blackberry curve, Gadgets & Handsets, iphone, Wireless Communications

Random Musings on Wireless Data from an iPhone Holdout

I’ve been traveling for vacation the last week or so and have had to rely on my Blackberry as my primary means of communication. As I’ve been using it more and more, I’m realizing how much the mobile data experience is still an early adopter phenom and am becoming more skeptical that it will change […]

Posted in: facebook, linkedin, social networking, web20

LinkedIn and Facebook – Unclear Outcome

I’ve been on vacation for about a week now, so this post is a bit dated. But I’m still going to write it anyway. I have seen a lot of folks saying that they’re going to abandon LinkedIn and use Facebook as the do-all and be-all social network for business and personal needs. After reading […]

Posted in: communitynext

CommunityNext Viral Marketing Conference – What a Lineup!

I was just re-checking the lineup for CommunityNext’s event this weekend and it looks great – they’ve assembled a great list of speakers and topics and I know it’s going to be a great event. I hope you bought your ticket already — if not, it looks like you’re out of luck. There will be […]

Posted in: vgsummit, vgsummit2007, video

Virtual Items: Mainstream or Not – Video Now Available

This panel generated a lot of great comments and audience feedback. Below is the video for the panel which focused on whether virtual goods are mainstream or not. Instead of spoiling it for you by giving away the commentary, I’d encourage you to watch it in its entirety – lots of good insights and learnings […]