I was swamped and sick last week, so I didn't get a chance to blog much. I'm catching up on some news here...
"We Need A New Path To Liquidity" by Fred Wilson
"A new liquidity event" Jeff Jarvis' response
"Hold the PowerPoint; Launch the Site" by Tom Evslin
"Can The Y Combinator Idea Turn Into A Movement?" by Fred Wilson
Yeah, it's Fred Wilson week :)
"App Engine: Host Your Apps with Google"
Didn't know about this site until last week. Very cool site by CNET... "Management, Strategy, Work Life Skills & Advice for Professionals"
The IraqStatusReport.com Web site provides the only “one-stop-shop” on the Internet for news, commentary and analysis related to the U.S. Mission in Iraq.
"Scientific Manipulation and the Dignity of Man"
"HOW IN THE WORLD DID THIS GUY WIN 347 GAMES?" ESPN
Any article on Greg Maddux is great. The following is my favorite quote by Len Dykstra from an old Sports Illustrated article on him. Also the article correctly stated that Greg Maddux was the best pitcher since Walter Johnson and Cy Young. Later on general thinking shifted to Roger Clemens being the best, but I believe this will deservedly shift back to Maddux:
"I understand how he knows when I'm going to swing. But how the hell does he know when I'm not swinging?"
Imagine! France sings for USA
Leading film-makers are seeking to change the way we think about other countries. This is one of a powerful series of films to be shown on Pangea Day, May 10, "the day the world comes together through film".
See all four anthems. Then visit http://www.pangeaday.org and register your screening for May 10. It's time to imagine a different world. Here a French choir sings the United States national anthem.
Pangea Day -- May 10th. Join Us!
Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future.
In a world where people are often divided by borders, difference, and conflict, it's easy to lose sight of what we all have in common. Pangea Day seeks to overcome that - to help people see themselves in others - through the power of film.
On May 10, 2008 - Pangea Day - sites in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro will be linked live to produce a program of powerful films, visionary speakers, and uplifting music.
The program will be broadcast live to the world through the Internet, television, digital cinemas, and mobile phones.