• Quote of the Day

    “We had a monster plan with bells, whistles and a cherry on top. Impossible to fund and even more impossible to get to market without a thousand moving parts. I can still feel the sting of our pitch to Selby Ventures when we got 30 seconds into the pitch and a partner shouted out “Not… Continue Reading

  • Day of Reckoning: Media Shift(s)

    Back in the day, say 1998, I worked in New York with tons of newspaper and magazine companies that found it hard to believe a fuzzy blue (or green) screen would ever replace paper. Imagining that regular people would forsake glossy coated stock and long sheets of newsprint for electronic devices of any sort seemed… Continue Reading

  • Web 2.0 Summit: Who are the women?

    Here’s the list of speakers who happen to be women from the November 08 O’Reilly conference in SF: Nancy Duarte, Duarte.com Cathy Brooks (Seesmic), Penny Herscher (FirstRain, Inc.) Xeni Jardin (Boing Boing tv), Mary Meeker (Morgan Stanley) Anne Wojcicki (23andMe) Carol McCall (Humana Inc. ), Arianna Huffington (The Huffington Post), April Allderdice (MicroEnergy Credits) Rebecca… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “My sense is that this financial crisis is going to amount to a coming-out party for behavioral economists and others who are bringing sophisticated psychology to the realm of public policy. At least these folks have plausible explanations for why so many people could have been so gigantically wrong about the risks they were taking.”… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “This is the perfect storm for garage sales. We’re coming off a 20-year boom in which consumers filled ever-bigger houses. Now people need cash because of the bust.” –” Gregg Kettles, visiting professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles who studies outdoor commerce, quoted in a NYTimes article about the thrift economy and the… Continue Reading