Archives / October, 2007

Web2.0 social-networking SaaS is the way to go!

Someone joked with me the other day that after a recent experience trying to get funding for an old school enterprise software business they were going to reposition themselves as a Web 2.0 social networking SaaS company to see if that helped. Ahh . . . bubble humor . . . it would be even…

1980’s all over again

I’ve written a few posts about my general concerns over our economy (we save too little, have too much debt, etc.). I’ve received my fair share of feedback that outlined all the reasons why the world had changed, that certain leading indicators no longer mattered, etc. That’s all wishful thinking in my mind – we…

AppExchange is the new black . . . again

The big news coming out of Web 2.0 (other than Facebook’s Evan Zuckerberg somewhat obliquely announcing that FB is going to create its own ad network and dodging a few questions about their developer agreement – see coverage here) was MySpace following in the steps of Facebook and opening up their site to developers. It’s…

StubHub Rocks

Brad put up a post last night about how tight StubHub is (see “StubHub Seriously Has Its Act Together“). I promised a post on my rockin’ StubHub experience buying tickets to Game 4 of the NLCS in “Jumping on the bandwagon” so here goes: The thing about specializing in a specific vertical is that if…

“Everything just works”

On a recent trip to Chicago I had the chance to visit Dick Costolo, former CEO of FeedBurner and now proud employee of Google. Brad and I took Dick out to a congratulatory dinner. Before we went out Dick gave us a tour of Googleplex Chicago. As we walked around the impressively decked out office…

Jumping on the bandwagon

I admit it – I’m not a huge baseball fan. I used to love baseball. I collected baseball cards, followed the box scores and (in true nerd fashion – especially for that era) kept complicated spreadsheets tracking the stats of my favorite players. The Bill James Baseball Bible was my religion. That was before 1986….

Echo . . . echo? . . . echo??

No . . . I didn’t die . . . I just stopped blogging for about two months. This wasn’t part of a master plan or some kind of anti-social experiment. I got incredibly busy, was traveling every week and got behind. Something had to give and unfortunately it was blogging. Ok – enough excuses….