Triberr 1.0: invite-only crack for the in crowd

March 24, 2011

The Start-up that didn’t know it was a Start-up

I’m beta-testing an app that could be. Huge. Killer. The stuff VCs line up for! It’s called Triberr.

Once you’re signed up and set up, Tribber automatically promotes new blog posts through the Twitter feeds of everyone in your tribe. Yours too.

My blog reach went from 10,000-ish to 100,000-ish in sixty seconds. Ok, 60 seconds may be an exaggeration. It’s more like 24 hours if you get an invite into the right tribe. In other words, my blog posts are being seen by 10 times more people on Twitter this week than last week. Can you say, WOW, with me? I knew you could… Read the rest of this entry »


Being Mr. Jones, Sha la la la la la la…

December 30, 2005

Doing business in Bablion in the 21st century often means working with younger generations. It keeps you young- if it doesn’t kill you by heart attack. There’s nothing like their naive enthusiasm, raw aspiration and the highest expectations.

You can sell them dreams, but they will sell them back to you. And, you will pay dearly and gladly for those second hand dreams.

They glitter like diamonds in the rough, these Romanian twenty somethings.

They want want to do big things though most don’t have much in terms of skills knowledge, or commitment. They want to be big big stars. But they don’t want to play the guitar all night- every night for ten to twenty years of wait and see.

Sometimes, I was Mr. Jones, Mr. Jones of the Counting Crows’ song, Mr. Jones.

Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Believe in me
Help me believe in anything
Cause I want to be someone who believes
Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
and we stare at the beautiful women

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