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STATEMENT: I FEEL SO LUCKY
But I do wonder quite a bit about how networks and circles starts and goes on. Le Web 3 – makes me first wonder: “How the fuck did I get on stage again (after Mountain Partners, Sime (fantastic), TechTour (no good)…) – since I dont really have anything to say – specially since I cant tell my secrets and where I expect to make the next 100mio). Well I really try to be direct – and no bullshit (but then again full of it) and as honest as posible. But the I start thinking about the full circus – Lois, Martin, Danny, Tariq, Ola, Mygdal… And wow – its a closed loop – and maybe we are already a part of an old boys network in some form. And Im sitting of a loose mandate – so I can be kicked out any day – and I know Loic is busy doing his startup (Seesmic) – so he probobly havent been thinking about it every day… BUT what I want to say it – that I really hope to meet new and fresh people at Le Web 3 (attendend list in the end of site).
One Guy is missing
– there is a secret SUPERSTAR VC in Europe – Henrik Albertsen from Nordic.com – is the best these days – but keeps too low profile. A risktaker and a sales mann.
Today I had 5 sms before I got up – telling me that it wascool that Im involved with the new Danish Political Party “Ny Alliance” :) . I picked up the paper – and saw my picture there among the network of the lead political figure Mr. Khadar. The only problem is – that I never met the guy :) – I actually think support the idea of the party and even lended them a office (from a venture of mine that went south). And we are getting pretty involved from HelloGroup to help out on a couple of things. But since my mum called as well – to hear if I was getting involved in politics (it was unfortunately never a topic in my childhood) – I think its fair to give the facts to you dear valued (Danish) readers.
No – Im not getting involved –
1) Im still shit scared after seing Mr. Heimburger trying to go in – in 1998. And remember how he was hammered by all the dealing and wheeling behind the scenes. But he was also behaving like if he could walk on water – like I would :)
2) I dont feel smart enough – really! Im really annoyed about it – but I simply dont know what I mean about a lot a the aspects.
a) I think the wellfare model is FANTASTIC and I love it even more when I travel.
b) I remember where I come from – real workingclass until I was 12 at least
c) I also start to see the need of some reforms – so that we can attract international talent and dont kill initiative by sending people money for free forever…
d) I hate too see the ultra right wing – having power.
3) I dont have the time – and I would be really afraid to do this “left handed”.
4) They did not ask me :)
And then Im also getting really afraid not to sped time with my kids – Laura (6y) does not really like cartoons anymore – “They are boring” – and since I feel sold out on time – I would miss out on playing with Linus and his beloved “Cars”
I know this is WEIRD – to non Danish readers. But. But. But. In our little fairytale country – we have Public Service TV (non commercial – payed by the people in something like a tax – called license). And now the management – AND GOVERNMENT – has fucked up the whole idea by playing Architectural Emperors spending all the money on a GIANT GIANT MEDIA NEW BUILDING – and now has to do major cut downs – and closing the sports department.. Yes – the sports department of a public service TV station – HOW FUCKED UP CAN IT BE? The only thing (besides our dance version of American Idols) that can get the nation to feel united – in a time where we have each our own RSS Channel with 100% ego-driven media consumption – with absolute NO ICEBRAKING EFFECT AT SOCIAL LOCAL EVENTs. Hmm. Im off course very much influenced by my 15years as 100% sports idiot – but its NOT SMART – to swap Architecture for Content – when you are a media company.
Dear Valued reader – sorry to be bad ass angry – on this sunny day in Copenhagen :) Its a very hard effort for my positive brain.
Well its never been a big secret – but I really support this new fund. Im a big fan of Bundeep and Rishi ! Latest Red Herring article is good good
My absolute favorite Danish journalist (and entrepanuer and author and artcollector) with our primeminister. These guys have a very strange and very close relationship – where they use and abuse eachother in something like a Spin game – with a huge touch of humor.
Yesterday I spent with a crowd of VERY POLITICAL SPIN SAVY people (not because Im even thinking a nano second about going into politics) to discuss various topics and exchange brain bandwidth and social/political standpoints. The part of the crowd who really understood and works in&around the diciplin where all sharp as razorblades and very nice actually. BUT IT SCARED ME TO HEAR HOW THE DANISH DEMOCRACY IS TOTALY CONTROLED BY SpinDoctors and intrigues etc… shit. And then I start thinking about how crazy it must be in BIG COUNTRIES :/
Evaluations of small ideas are back at DOT COM HEY DAY LEVELS – and everything seems to have a Skype flavour these days – at least for the press Skype Funders Back AllPeers
The interview on Icelandic television (in Dansih – Icelandic subtitles) Vefupptkur – dagskra.ruv.is
Today the press release came out – only danish – only for danish investors.
The Contrarian- The Economic Times:
profiles me like I would like to be profiled – dangerous as it is – and whacky…
— But he acknowledges that he has messed up a lot, but he still retains ?a happy trigger finger?. Interestingly, Lund doesn?t see himself as Mr Moneybags, but visualizes himself as a mentor. ?We are entrepreneurs, not capitalists,? he says. These days he is busy mentoring start-ups, helping germinate ideas, and taking them to the next level.And the current idea that has caught his fancy is the entire space of browser based applications, ?in any shape and form?. He thinks there is another Skype in making in a Chinese mobile applications company. —
Georg is not fictive – but a major league reporte – who i heard about today. He went to all the “MAJOR CONFLICTS” of the world – and he has this depressing conclusion – via his trips to Palestine, Nothern Ireland… The real conflict is always between 100 peope on each side. Thats it – the rest does not care.
Forbes writes: MS is comming with PC to Phone via MCI – am I the only one on the planet remembering this feature being in MS Messenger version 1 – with Net2Phone ? At our NeatWork office in Toldbod gade – we use the FREE SERVICE to call stores on Fith Avenue (got the numbers via Yellow Pages) back in 1998 – to impress clients during pitches…. (and darn we did a lot of pitches).