Tell Me Something – Recommendations WANTED
Dear Valued Reader
Special note: To the hundreds of you who have asked to invest in my fund: I’m sorry – the paperwork to get this approved is insane (it’s not legal to take money from normal people – only rich people are allowed – hmmm…).
Today, just a bit below, I will tell you the fastest way to become a millionaire—no guarantee that its fun, but rich you can become.
(I am so happy to have all of you guys following up on all my weird requests) – My blog and my twitter account simply makes me one of the fastest business developers in the world. And I can’t thank you enough. Crazy Crazy CRAZY things are happening and the next 2-3 months will change my life – again).
BASIC premise for this blog:
To start your own company or work for a really early startup – You must love change. One day you are about to close the company – next day you have the big deal signed and a company pays 27mio$ for a license to your software. Welcome to my world.
A. My Blog and Twitter
When Tradeshift was founded by Lanng and his friend/colleagues Gert and Mikkel, they got 40.000h of code from my twitter followers after my tweets (Note to self: I must find that tweet). Via twitter/Facebook - because Im using it a lot – I have gotten a piano teacher, cool iPhone Apps, investments, nice restaurants that way…
B. I need Help (Again)
Well what’s help and what recommendations? I think I need a recommendation: Everything will be about DATA-DRIVEN recomendations – EVERYTHING. If you fix that – you will be very succesfull. Remember when I said how to become rich above?
Anecdote: I went to see Chrix Dixon (we were kind of friends – but his IQ is my IQ-75% and his ego and mine are to alike so he stopped answering my emails). Never mind – he is one of the smartest (FOR REAL 360% SMART) guys in venture today and really cool. Well – I went to see him in 2009 about 12 months before he/they launched Hunch – and he explained how everything would be about recommendations – and how they wanted to build something smarter than 20Q.net where you think of something and 20Q will read your mind by asking a few simple questions (very interesting). I got seduced by his idea – and started researching a bit – but it did not turn me on. I could not see it – I did not really see the use for the consumer (It’s one for the antiportfolio)….. 2010 they sold to eBay for 80mio$ – bingo. And of course we can say now, “it was a super cool product”, “they got the users”, “they educated eBay/PayPal in their own need.” BIG RESPECT.
C. Recommendations Is All
We need them. And now I ask you to recommend to me – all the recommendation start ups and ideas you know ( ALERT: solid shit only . no dreams without technology- or market- proof behind).
Preferred people, teams, ideas:
- You are an expert
- You are deep into a weird niche (with lots of transaction i.e. payments, logistics…)
- You are a team (can stop doing it)
- You have 2-5years of real business experience in something boring
- You hate that the huge company you work at – dont just fix that database – and make an API – so that your job would be 100x easier.
- YOU ARE LAZY – and automate everything
- You love alerts – and setup “alerts to self” all the time
- You think Mark Zuckerberg will be the first Jewish Pope (Note to self: This is shit ass politically incorrect).
- You are in bed with someone who has big data
- You fundamentally believe in: It’s simple not easy.
I recommend for you
to do a startup in this recommendation space – NOW – or email me and my team firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember when I said above that I’d tell you how to get rich? This is the real one. :-)
I dare to recommend this – because I know 3000% more about business software and enterprise software today (but I still feel like a freshman to the industry) – and I spend 20h a day with the hottest enterprise software startups in the world. And now I FU&#”€! NEED ONE ofr 2 projects – again because its ALL ABOUT Recommendations.
4. mail to email@example.com
So please let my know if you are into recommendations technology wise, business sector wise (grocery, books, sports.. whatever) -
Note To: Bizz Journalists
Everyone is speculating on Facebook going IPO. I have a very clear opinion on that: “Facebook is worth 2x Apple – any day – buy all the shares you can get – and lend money to buy more when they doubled in 3 months”. Facebook is Apple without hardware production – apples hardware will go to Samsung and the Asian sons (Note to self: and daughters)… Apps and Payments and Advertising and all business processes – from buying grocery, servicing your car to chatting with financial tax adviser – ALL WILL BE ON FACEBOOK in 2-3 years. Facebook is the next platform – we don’t need anything else – just a browser. Some are Journalists are JALOUX that Mark Zuckerberg makes a gazzzilion – and some are worried about privacy. BUT FUCK THAT – its free – if you don’t like it: GO AWAY – become or stay lonely. Facebook is helping us with democracy - and for me (since I have absolutely nothing to hide) FACEBOOK brings social relations back into play on a global scale. Small villages often has little crime – its stupid to rape someone if you know the parents – and maybe FACEBOOK can lets us become a global village. (And yes there are lots of problems with bullying and racism- but its nothing compared to the upside). And every quarter from now I predict that FACEBOOK will buy a recommendation engine (from me, You…) – :) (Note to self: Did I just use a smiley … that’s gay … gay is fine with me – stop thinking about that…).