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Converting Your Passion into a Real Business

Women 2.0 (a division of Entrepreneur27) and Stanford BASES are hosting their next event focused on individuals who went against tradition and took big risks, resulting in careers that they really enjoy. In many cases, these entrepreneurs actually “created” or joined real business based on their passions, allowing them to earn a living doing something they love.


Event:
Converting Your Passion into a Real Business
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2006 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Location: Stanford University, Room 420-040 in the Quad (map)

Web 2point2 – The Interviews

Recently, we attended Web 2point2, an ‘unconference’ driven by participants and based on conversations, not powerpoints.

The people who attended the event are the influentials in the Blogosphere and Web 2.0 movement – the folks in the trenches doing the real work, starting up new companies and sharing their understanding of what they learn. In short, the crowd will be largely made up of peers and contemporaries in the resurgence of the Web.

The Sky is Falling 2.0


Photo Credit: Gary Shaw

I lamented over whether or not to write this post, but felt that it was absolutely necessary in order to stop any potential widespread panic after Dave Winer’s post that semi predicts the end of Bubble 2.0.

Are We Ready for Web 3.0?

www.3.0

Living in Silicon Valley has been an intoxicating and suffocating experience all wrapped up into a lavish party with gourmet food and cocktails poured through a block of chiseled ice. Everyday I live, breath, sleep everything two dot oh, and what started as a way of making the web more dynamic and interactive, is now one big pool of punch where programmers, marketers, and startup founders are the new rock stars and everyone wants to jump in to take a dip and take a sip.

Let’s STIRR Things Up A Bit – Web 2.0 Event Soars to New Heights, Part I

Stirr Mixer 1.8

STIRR has set the bar pretty high, and it has earned its place as the reigning champ for monthly tech/Web 2.0 business events. Note, that I will stop using words such as “mixer” and “networking event” because they cast a horrible misconception on what STIRR is really all about.

The secret of STIRR’s success is that its founders, Sanford Barr, Sean Ness, and Dan Arkind carefully screen their invite only (and wait list application) lists in order to fill the room with people that really are start-up founders, VCs, CEOs, serial entrepreneurs, bloggers, reporters, and influencers.

Let’s STIRR Things Up A Bit – Web 2.0 Event Soars to New Heights, Part II

Stirr Mixer 1.8

Part I of the STIRR 1.8 series featured the written wrapup report. Part II is our video report, complete with interviews. Alison McNeill was on hand to capture the excitement.

Footage includes:

Frucall

Kongregate

Krugle

Liftopia

Mycroft now Inchorus

Swapthing

Techdirt

Video One - Rafe Needleman, Kongregate, Krugle

Video Two - Liftopia, InChorus, Swapthing, TechDirt (note: turn your volume up)

Google Tops $500 Per Share

Search leader, and start-up gobbler, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) surpassed the $500 mark for the first time today.

This is a significant milestone which only took a little over two years to achieve – making its initial public offering of $85 per share seem like a bargain today. And, if you think about it, it really has been a meteoric rise for the pair of Stanford University graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to go from a garage to a market value of about $154 billion.

Social Media Club Forms Working Group to Develop New Standard for Press Release

On the heels of its official launch, Social Media Club (SMC) formed the Media Release Working Group to begin development of the hRelease , a new standard for modernizing the traditional press release for a Web-centric world.

The Media Release Working Group will work closely with the Microformats community, while evaluating other technologies such as XPRL, XBRL, and NewsML to establish a standard way of organizing, tagging, distributing, and sharing ‘official’ organizational communications among blogs and other online communities. The group intends to present an initial draft specification on November 2nd at the Society for New Communications Research Symposium in Boston.

Reaching the Blogosphere Part Three – Finding Bloggers in Your Market

Part three in a series written to help up-and-coming PR professionals (and those verterans who are wondering when the hell blogs became part of the PR mix) is now live on Forward Moving .

“Blogger relations is a necessary addition to a PR program because citizen journalists, enthusiast bloggers, and accredited journalists with blogs, within a given community/market, can strongly influence consumer behavior. ”

Forward’s mission: To provide a comprehensive, ever-evolving, online springboard for students and young professionals in PR.

Auburn University’s Robert French Develops New Process for Social Media Press Releases

I just posted a short article recognizing Robert French’s new process through which students may practice creating versions of Todd Defren’s social media press release template.

Read about it at Social Media Club.

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ABOUT ME

Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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