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I did start my blog in Evans appartment 25th of November 2001 – in Evans apartment – and his magic inspiration and selfconfidence (100% in line with his 100% openness, honesty and genuine self). He was alone – left by fancy smancy investors – and just ran the opperation out of his kitchen. He was negotiating with Nick Denton (moreover) during my stay. (My stay by the way – was setup by the everleading talent spotter Mygdal who got Evan to Reboot 3 (and I was just thinking – what a nerd – whats new about a small easy to sign into CMS for consumers) – and due to the fact that Peter Merholz was out of town (www.PeterMe.com dead link?))
For entrepanuers – or wannaneurs (wanna be entrepanuers)
Listen to this every week – and understand how much its about doing the simple thing, doing the stuff that feels right and NOT DRESSING UP FOR INVESTORS – by over painting the picture. These two guys – Evan and Calacanis (also spotted very very early by Mygdal and sold Weblogs Inc to AOL) are personifications of the BIG NOW THING live (not the next big thing). And Calicanis reference to Sequoia where he is now working – shows the link to the übber self of entrepreneurship Michael Moritz – seeds investor in Google, Youtube…. Full loop would be to have a clear reference to GoTo.com who patented the PPC/Bid model – and gave Google their revenue model…
This was not Pulitzer price writing – but Dear valued reader – its straight from the guts :)
PS. I find it really hard to tag my posts – but Im in fast learning mode – please give me tips.