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June, 2007

A Few Weeks Off

Wednesday morning I leave for a ten day trip to Israel. I'm pretty damn excited about it, especially because I have been working non-stop for the last two or three weeks. (That doesn't mean the blogging stops, though, read on . . . )

Anyhow, I've made a small change in preparation for the big departure. If you check out the right half of the homepage, I've added my twitter stream. The plan is to do a bit of twittering while I'm over there (that's assuming I can get my phone straightened out). Anyhow, for those of you who are worried about how much space it takes up, don't sweat it, I plan on getting rid of it when I return (at least I think that's what I'll do).

In other news I have lined up an absolute all star cast to write for the site while I'm away. They're scheduled for entries ever two days, so check back often. Here's the lineup:

  • Tad Kittredge (6/7): Tad and I used to work at Renegade together. He's one of the most amazing planners (and thinkers) I've ever met. Not only can he dissect a problem more quickly than just about anyone on earth, but he can make a room like him while he does it. Tad decided to go back and get his MBA and now resides in San Francisco working for a company I imagine he wouldn't care if I named, but I won't just in case.
  • Todd Krieger (6/9): Todd is the closest thing I've got to a mentor. We were introduced incredibly randomly by a friend of a friend and just hit it off. He's West Coast, gets what's going on in technology/media better than just about anyone on the planet and is just about to take over the world . . . stay tuned.
  • Erik Dies (6/11): Erik and I met on his first day of second grade when we were paired together as 'buddies.' Since then he's turned into a mathematical genius who also happens to be one of the most talented artists I've ever met. In addition to getting his PHD he does a fair amount of improv comedy. Renaissance man much?
  • Charles Gallant (6/12): Five letters describe Charles best: N-I-N-J-A. The guy can do anything. But he's not your normal programmer, he gets what's going on beneath, whether it be design, user experience or just general technological trends.
  • Steve Kalifowitz (6/13): Steve and I hit it off pretty immediately. A geek can spot a geek. He's incredibly smart, curious and voracious reader (seriously . . . I get two or three good links a day coming my way). While he certainly has a media/technology bent, he's by no means limited by it. On the contrary, we've had conversations on topics as varied as I can imagine. (As a side note, Steve was instrumental in convincing me to go to Israel . . . thanks.)
  • Andrew Chen(6/15): You know when you hear about people who graduated high school when they were 14? Meet Andrew. With more professional years under his belt than his age would make you expect, Andrew is now the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures.

So that's it. Six guys who could easily take over the world. I personally can't wait to read what they've got to say.

Thanks to you all and see you in a few weeks.

June 5, 2007
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