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In the comfort of my home

Something I’ve been meaning to post for about 5 months:

Last night I watched an hour and a half long presentation on creating a successful startup business where the presenters were Guy Kawasaki, Lauren Elliott (Personal News Network), Reid Hoffman (LinkIn), Joe Kraus (JotSpot), Daniel Mattes (Jajah) and Alex Welch (Photobucket). I watched it in chunks and rewound sections and did so in my boxers while reclined in my home office chair. I know I should be sick of saying this, but the Internet fucking rocks. That it is even possible for me to view such a presentation, let alone for practically nothing and with bugger all effort, just blows me away. I haven’t been in Silicon Valley for a couple of years, but last night I got to know a little about the brain behind LinkedIn - the site I only discovered the night before, which has already taken a few of my latest social networking site ideas and run away with them to great success. I saw the philosophy behind JotSpot and was immersed in Joe Kraus entertaining take on the world. And now I’ve seen how the man behind the ubiquitous Photobucket explains how such a simple concept goes from seed to success.

Additionally, I’ve been reintroduced to the tremendous resource that is Guy Kawasaki’s blog.

http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2006/08/startup_success.html

We truly are fortunate that this sort of content is so accessible.

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