Attending my first large conference in at least a year, it occurs to me that in some ways these big conferences are really the business version of The Secret.

Focusing on a techie version of the Laws of Attraction, people pay credible sums to attend and hope that their 36 hours of networking, learning and focusing energy will give them enough tools to to make their start up/company division/personal project become a success (or a bigger success).

Does it work?

Both CMP/ O’Reilly and Prime Time Productions seem to be profiting.

Attending my first large conference in at least a year, it occurs to me that in some ways these big conferences are really the business version of The Secret.

Focusing on a techie version of the Laws of Attraction, people pay credible sums to attend and hope that their 36 hours of networking, learning and focusing energy will give them enough tools to to make their start up/company division/personal project become a success (or a bigger success).

Does it work?

Both CMP/ O’Reilly and Prime Time Productions seem to be profiting.