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Im so impressed by the energy of this guy – he NEVER stops! In the beginning i was pretty sure he was not in it with the hearth – but after following him intensely for 12 months I must say hat he makes me feel like a lazy pri.. His blog and twittering is stellar.
Here is all about Jason – CEO of Mahalo.com, a human powered search engine. Previously the co-founder of Weblogs, Inc. On the board of social shopping site ThisNext. Might remember him from the days as editor and CEO of the Silicon Alley Reporter magazine. Partner with Mike Arrington on the TechCrunch40 podcast. Schedule About Facebook Twitter MySpace LinkedIn Delicious Pownce Jason Calacanis on tumblr mixx
STATEMENT: I FEEL SO LUCKY
But I do wonder quite a bit about how networks and circles starts and goes on. Le Web 3 – makes me first wonder: “How the fuck did I get on stage again (after Mountain Partners, Sime (fantastic), TechTour (no good)…) – since I dont really have anything to say – specially since I cant tell my secrets and where I expect to make the next 100mio). Well I really try to be direct – and no bullshit (but then again full of it) and as honest as posible. But the I start thinking about the full circus – Lois, Martin, Danny, Tariq, Ola, Mygdal… And wow – its a closed loop – and maybe we are already a part of an old boys network in some form. And Im sitting of a loose mandate – so I can be kicked out any day – and I know Loic is busy doing his startup (Seesmic) – so he probobly havent been thinking about it every day… BUT what I want to say it – that I really hope to meet new and fresh people at Le Web 3 (attendend list in the end of site).
One Guy is missing
– there is a secret SUPERSTAR VC in Europe – Henrik Albertsen from Nordic.com – is the best these days – but keeps too low profile. A risktaker and a sales mann.
I did start my blog in Evans appartment 25th of November 2001 – in Evans apartment – and his magic inspiration and selfconfidence (100% in line with his 100% openness, honesty and genuine self). He was alone – left by fancy smancy investors – and just ran the opperation out of his kitchen. He was negotiating with Nick Denton (moreover) during my stay. (My stay by the way – was setup by the everleading talent spotter Mygdal who got Evan to Reboot 3 (and I was just thinking – what a nerd – whats new about a small easy to sign into CMS for consumers) – and due to the fact that Peter Merholz was out of town (www.PeterMe.com dead link?))
For entrepanuers – or wannaneurs (wanna be entrepanuers)
Listen to this every week – and understand how much its about doing the simple thing, doing the stuff that feels right and NOT DRESSING UP FOR INVESTORS – by over painting the picture. These two guys – Evan and Calacanis (also spotted very very early by Mygdal and sold Weblogs Inc to AOL) are personifications of the BIG NOW THING live (not the next big thing). And Calicanis reference to Sequoia where he is now working – shows the link to the übber self of entrepreneurship Michael Moritz – seeds investor in Google, Youtube…. Full loop would be to have a clear reference to GoTo.com who patented the PPC/Bid model – and gave Google their revenue model…
This was not Pulitzer price writing – but Dear valued reader – its straight from the guts :)
PS. I find it really hard to tag my posts – but Im in fast learning mode – please give me tips.