Monday, November 27, 2006

"Enthusiasm! The ultimate virus!"

"The older I get the less boring the 'basics' become!"

"Doing something is the key to getting something done"

Tom Peters

Thanks, again, for Tom Peters! Please allow me to, again, offer the suggestion...TP is one of the best and brightest minds thinking, writing today. You are reading him daily are you not? Peters = today's Drucker.

Some other things to think about via TP...

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Agatha Christie

"A year from now you may wish you had started today." Karen Lamb

"It's always showtime." David D'Alessandro, Career Warfare

"One of my superstitions had always been when I started to go anywhere or to do anything, not to turn back, or stop, until the thing intended was accomplished." Grant

Jason Calacanis
wonders "could two guys in a garage create an indie gadget company?". My sense is, yes, if they avoid the traditional CE channels. Put a design together, bid it, agree to a modest first production run, sell it online. More of Jason's conversation here

Todd Fowler, young turk media broker and president of AMS, gets the Mike Kinosian interview here. Bravo Mike! Congrats and cheers to Todd.

2005 Pillar Box Red, by Chris Ringland, an outstanding value from Padthaway, Australia. Highly recommended.

Attracting the next generation: Interesting article in the NYT by Shaila Dewan (with assist by Brenda Goodman), Cities Compete in Hipness Battle to Attract Young. The "Young and Restless" winning cities are...

Atlanta, San Francisco, Denver, Portland and Austin

The losers...DC, Philadelphia, New York and LA. More via NYT here

The Six Biggest New Ideas In Chat: Nick Gonzalez reviews the bidding via Techcrunch here. Bravo Nick! Nice job.

Bonus: 101 things you do not want your system administrator to say here

Clear Channel "executive" appears in an indie film "in silhouette, wearing a hood, and employing electronic distortion to camouflage his voice", his shocking statement...

"The advertising dollar is driving the entire company." The humanity! Read all about it here Good writing about some totally clueless filmsters by WaPo's Marc Fisher