Archive for February 2009

Help Me Help You -Simple Tips on Making Targeted Asks

TweetGiven the state of affairs in the world these days, I try to help as many people as I can. I have a lot of friends who are looking for jobs, looking to network for job security, or otherwise need help in connecting with a person or organization. Invariably most of this communication / connection […]

The Database of Intentions is More Valuable than the Database of Musings For Now (Google and Twitter)

Tweet I’ve been very curious to read this weekend’s stream of people commenting on Twitter’s business model and what it will look like. I read this one in Forbes – it talks about how being able to use search and analytics might ultimately deliver a powerful business model for Twitter. I also read Eric Schonfeld’s […]

Why Didn’t the New York Times or the WSJ Sell Me My Kindle 2?

TweetAs I’ve mentioned in previous posts, in really excited about the arrival of my Kindle 2. I love books, magazines, and newspapers, so I’m sure I’ll get a lot of value out of it. But I’m not sure why re NYT or WSJ didn’t give me the opportunity to buy it directly from them. Why […]

iGames Summit Speaker Lineup Announced – Let the (iPhone) Games Begin!

Tweet I’ve been working pretty hard on finalizing the details on the upcoming iGames Summit and I’m proud to announce that we now have our full lineup of speakers and panels. It took a lot of work to get this far but I’m really happy about the list of folks we’ve assembled. Early bird tickets […]

Would You Spend the Next 20-30 Years of Your Career in Silicon Valley?

TweetI have to admit that the genesis for this post was a conversation I had with some of my business-minded friends during the first half of the Super Bowl. One of my friends, who runs his own venture-backed company, asked the group whether we thought the classic Silicon Valley, venture-funded tech startup scene was the […]

The Economic Downturn and MBA Programs

TweetThings have been pretty crazy lately, so I haven’t had much time for blogging. One thing that I’ve been thinking about a lot, though, is what this current economic downturn will mean for MBA programs, particularly on the applicant side. I enjoyed my MBA program and there are two questions I’ve been pondering when it […]

Interested in Tech Conferences?

TweetI’ve been experimenting with a bunch of different tools to keep up to date on upcoming technology events and conferences. I’ve been using a combination of Gary’s Guide, Upcoming, blogs, and word-of-mouth. As someone who organizes conferences, I also get a lot of requests to post events to my own list of past attendees. Well, […]