Archive for November, 2008

Why Culture Is So Important (video)

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, events, other people's blogs, recruiting, startups on November 19, 2008 by chrisco
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A great Web 2.0 Summit 2008 presentation by Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos (Tony’s bio and Zappos home page). Video.

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Excellent Jason Fried Video

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, design & development, other people's blogs, startups, videos on November 10, 2008 by chrisco

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Unrelated: Bonus presentation: Grids are Good Design — “Designing in a grid for Web Design” by Mark Boulton. March 10, 2007. SXSW, Austin, Texas.

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Web 2.0 Expo Berlin Photo Story

Posted in buzzpal philosophy, buzzpal updates, events, pics, startups, venture capital on November 5, 2008 by chrisco

www.buzzpal.wordpress.com www.buzzpal.wordpress.com www.buzzpal.wordpress.com I decided to try something different this time. Instead of writing a standard blogger’s report, I thought it would be neat to put together a photo story of the event, from the opening day and happy hour to the Wednesday and Thursday’s sessions and events, including the great parties each night.

Unfortunately, I did not arrive until then end of the day Tuesday, just in time for the tail end of Startup Ignite, during SoundCloud’s excellent pitch. See full coverage of all the startups on TechCrunch UK.

As many of you know (see my comments at the end of this blog post), entrepreneurs trying to take dreams to reality hold a dear place in my heart. I see them as the ultimate blend of artist, athlete, business person, and politician (in the good way). They are also the ultimate optimists, following their hearts and dreams, undaunted by the doubters and naysayers, relishing the challenge, creating something out of nothing. Dreams to reality. Yes, we can.

Additional comments and links are below, as well as the rest of this photo story:

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Barack Obama Wins, We Win! Acceptance Speech Video and Transcript

Posted in uncategorized on November 5, 2008 by chrisco


(Note: the screenshot above is from this morning. Since then, the Obama margin has increased. See The New York Times interactive election map and Big Board for the latest. You can toggle the map to any of the past four presidential elections. There are also links to speeches, polls, and more.)

I post this video, transcript, and comments here because it affects all of us, inside America and out, individuals and organizations, including startups like BuzzPal.

My hope in USA is restored; we are not scared anymore. Fear, bullying and “me, me, me” loses. Courage, cooperation, and “we, we, we” wins. Thank you is all I can say.

Video of Obama’s acceptance speech:

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