A while back, at lunch, I had a brainstorm and interrupted my lunch partners. I proclaimed, “I have an idea that would enable me to quit my job and let me make millions playing games”. After I got everyone’s attention, I said, “We need to create a massively multiplayer game, like a fantasy sports league, where users can create their own frankensteinien players, form leagues, set up the rules, etc. It would be great to see what kind of freakish games come out of it.” I knew there were probably a hundred people around the globe working on something similiar at that very second. A couple weeks later, look what I saw at BoingBoing: Link: a MMG/RPG for golf. Very cool. I think I’ll try it.
Forrester launched their blogs yesterday, starting with 6 analysts blogging on a variety of topics. They join Jupiter Research and the rest of the world in blogging. It’s about time. Not only is a way to generate traffic, but, more importantly for firms like Jupiter and Forrester, its a way to widen their nets and generate field insights. If they do it right, they should be able to generate some decent give and take with their readers and that, in turn, should give them some valuable insights and feedback.
Some advice from a prospective reader:
This is a dynamite post on what every funding pitch should have in it. More importantly, this should be required knowledge, pretty much, for every key employee of the firm. Great stuff, and the essence of most Venture Capital classes boiled down into one web post.
Great start on a personal reading list: The Josh Kaufman “Personal MBA” Program. Maybe I should stop my “Biographies of the dead presidents” project.
Man, I love this song from the Dears so much. It’s been such a long time since I found a song like this that stuck in my head from the first time I heard. Sure, the guy sounds so much like Morrissey that Johnny Marr couldn’t tell the difference and his friends call him Suedehead, but when was that ever such a bad thing?
(psss – They’re going to be in MPLS in a couple weeks with the Soundtrack of our Lives. At the 400 bar, so I should go, right?)
Also in heavy rotation:
* Low – The Great Destroyer
* Interpol – PDA
* Pubic Enemy – Fight the Power
* Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade
* Colin Hay – Overkill (Acoustic)
(Do you think the photo editor at Yahoo knew this was weird?)
And to think that getting organized was one of my New Years resolutions!