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Happy Birthday likemind

Since today is officially likemind’s first birthday I figured I’d post a slightly edited version of the original email exchange between Piers and I that made it happen.

From: Piers
To: Noah
Date: July 12, 2006
NB. I’m thinking of doing a coffee morning type thing sometime. Maybe we could roll something together.P

From: Noah
To: Piers
let’s do it . . . what about friday the 21st at 8am somewhere? (just throwing a random
date out . . . feel free to suggest something better)

From: Piers
To: Noah
let”s do it – give an hour or two window. My recommendation would be Snice in West Village. Nice place, nice people, room.

From: Noah
To: Piers
Just looked up snice, its sounds great . . . I guess all that’s left is a name for it and then to let people know the plan.

From: Piers
To: Noah
re. name? well, what’s the coffee morning all about – the exchange of ideas? just networking?

From: Noah
To: Piers
to me it would be about meeting other interesting and passionate
people who want to talk. it would be informal. of course networking is
part of it, but it’s more about talking to some like-minded
individuals. not sure how organized i think it would need to be. i
guess we could have some topics for people to talk about, but that
seems kind of forced. what were you thinking?

From: Piers
To: Noah
I was thinking it was just about like minded people turning up. oh, how about we call it likeminded, (in fact likemind.us is available on godaddy)

From: Noah
To: Piers
likemind.us is nice.

And so we threw up a website, posted on our blogs and had a bunch of people show up at 8am.

Anyway, happy birthday likemind. (This will be the last birthday post, I promise.) Hope to see many of you at the party this evening.

July 20, 2007