Saturday, May 19, 2007

"Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction." Goethe

"We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect." Henry David Thoreau

"People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting." French proverb

What a week. Microsoft spends $6 billion to buy aQuantive. Microsoft's Chris Dobson tells the NYT "It puts us in the game." Miguel Helft and Eric Pfanner have the story, Microsoft to Buy Online Ad Company. The online ad bidness is booming. Michael Arrington writes up his usual good coverage here. Lost in the noise was Microsoft's alpha launch of Popfly.

This after Google buys DoubleClick, WPP purchases 24/7 RealMedia and Yahoo! adds RightMedia. Rafat offers up some perspective on the indies remaining here and another take here. My sense is it's only the beginning (and only one part) of this year's major M&A wave.

The resume reinvented: TalentSpring. Very cool. Bravo!

Tom Peters: "Don't do it unless it's fun...Make it fun...Make it fun for others...Act as if your life depended on it; your professional life does." Read TP's post, 100 Ways To Succeed #90, here. Highly recommended, Bravo Tom! (Readers of this scribbler will recall "Are you having fun?")

Sky show tonight: Look for the waxing crescent moon paired with Venus tonight. An incredible sight to behold. More info here.

Bonus: Get your very own theme music with a little help from MethodMusic, a Pete Townshend venture. Josh Catone has the details here. Hurry - free until July 31.