…you ignore the Internet at your peril. The Internet is fundamental to the...– From Forbes article “$500 Billion TV Market New Battlefield For Internet Companies”. Now add Facebook to the mix. From my friend Richard Kastelein’s post. Worth a read both.
Hollywood is a unique place, and understanding “business” in Silicon Valley...– I’m a lot smarter after reading this. Rethinking a bunch of my comments from yesterday… the always awesome Bill Gurley Understanding Why Netflix Changed Pricing « abovethecrowd.com (via fred-wilson)
In the eight years that Apple has led the PC industry in customer satisfaction,...– From post on GigaOm today.
la vie...: Arnold Waldstein: AVC.com as "Community... →
Thanks Donna! donnabrewingtonwhite: I am re-posting a comment by Arnold Waldstein that I think brilliantly conveys much of what makes AVC.com a successful online community. At first glance AVC appears to be Fred Wilson’s “blog” — until you begin to engage, then you find one of the richest and most vibrant worlds on the web….
Erik Schwartz: The Netflix Partition →
Well said Erik. You and I agree on this generally but we are not in the majority, if comments on Netflix and Mark Suster’s blogs this morning are indicative of market reaction. Thanks for writing this. erikschwartz: Netflix is spinning off the DVD business from the streaming video business. The DVD business is mature and the P&L is well understood. The distribution channels are in...
Doing some research on single vintage, organic...
Considering a post on ‘Champagne as wine’. Not to be cute, but I’m starting to find and appreciate single vintage, single varietal organic champagnes that I can appreciate with the same sense of terroir as I do wines. Looking for info on other producers that I should be looking at. And whether this idea also extends to other non-champagne sparkling wines. All input and...
The summer of Jura reds ends with a great... →
New blog post on this easy drinking, rooftop relaxing, wonderfully quaffable Trousseau from the Jura. If you are interested in great natural wines and the stories behind the bottles, you might enjoy my wine blog. Check it out here.
I think problem creation, not problem solving, is a far more interesting thing...
Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.” ― Chuck Close
Some thoughts on the oldest organic vineyard in...
I’m a newcomer to the wines of Julien Guillot and his naturally delicious reds from Macon Cruzille. The story, the clarity and crisp taste of the wine is quite astounding. I really love writing these little vignettes. Post is here.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.– Love this quote by Arthur C. Clarke. Thanks @ Hymanroth for reminding me of this today.
Email from Scott Heiferman on how 9/11 inspired...
Fellow Meetuppers, I don’t write to our whole community often, but this week is special because it’s the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and many people don’t know that Meetup is a 9/11 baby. Let me tell you the Meetup story. I was living a couple miles from the Twin Towers, and I was the kind of person who thought local community doesn’t matter much if we’ve got the...
New blog post on "Naming your company…self... →
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Reputation isn’t useful to me. What I’ve learned is that connecting with my core...– I sometimes quibble with Chris’s language but he touches smartly on some basic truths that bear repeating. From Chris Brogan, “The Myth of Reputation”.
Here’s why we need a critical debate about Google’s Real Name policy: first,...– I’m rethinking my views on this. I was in the camp of transparency creates civility. I wrote this post over a year ago: “The best way to protect your privacy is to understand that you live in public. And act accordingly.” It’s true but on a global scale, there are instances where this...
Thoughts on mentoring a startup in New York's... →
As an advisor and consultant, I work with CEOs and project teams all the time. Working as a mentor with a team of young, super smart entrepreneurs in an incubator environment was a completely different and quite inspiring opportunity. Post is “Mentoring…a lot more than just giving back”.