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feedly: a BlogRovr like tool? - http://feedly.com/
feedly: a BlogRovr like tool?
checking out feedly thanks to @cleverclogs - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Amazon.com: How to Win Friends & Influence People: Dale Carnegie: Books - http://www.amazon.com/How-Win...
reading the original self-help book. fascinating and one can see how this genre derives from this. Tony Robbins is clearly an branch of this root! Good stuff too. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Bloomberg.com: Exclusive - http://www.bloomberg.com/apps...
Bloomberg.com: Exclusive
What evidence is there of Limited Partners backtracking on their capital commitments to VC firms? - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Yosemite Association - Virtual Yosemite - http://yosemite.org/vryos...
Yosemite Association - Virtual Yosemite
11 miles through the backcountry on skis in this??? hmmm... - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
-: Events (Non-stop Bhangara SF) - http://nonstopbhangra.blogspot.com/2008...
One of the most fun dance events I've been to. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
We can now get SF Parking Cards online. Say no to change! ;-) - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Re: Welcoming 10gen's Mongo Datastore - http://continuations.com/post...
"Super effort. and very exciting. Do you guys follow http://thedatabasecolumn.com? There's a lot of throwing the baby out with the bathwater in the new generation of cloud-application friendly data stores, and the graybeard's who write that blog have been lead rdbms researchers (and not only rdbms, stonebraker for instance is big in data mining as well) and have a lot of valuable perspective. 10gen has already been savvy in focusing down on one aspect of the whole "Cumulus" problem. I suspect the winners in the space will be folks who figure out what in long established and deep DB practice to relax and what to reuse, not just those who dive in and reinvent." - Marc A Meyer
Marc A Meyer
Facebook | Authorize FriendFeed? - http://www.facebook.com/authori...
hoping this enables ffeed pushing items to fbook. I like their bookmarklet a lot better, as it lets you add pictures. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Technology Review: But Who's Counting? - http://www.technologyreview.com/busines...
Technology Review: But Who's Counting?
great article on third party measurement of website visits. Kudos to Quantcast. I myself have used them and they rock. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Re: Welcoming 10gen's Mongo Datastore - http://continuations.disqus.com/welcomi...
"Super effort. and very exciting. Do you guys follow http://thedatabasecolumn.com? There's a lot of throwing the baby out with the bathwater in the new generation of cloud-application friendly data stores, and the graybeard's who write that blog have been lead rdbms researchers (and not only rdbms, stonebraker for instance is big in data mining as well) and have a lot of valuable perspective. 10gen has already been savvy in focusing down on one aspect of the whole "Cumulus" problem. I suspect the winners in the space will be folks who figure out what in long established and deep DB practice to relax and what to reuse, not just those who dive in and reinvent." - Marc A Meyer
Marc A Meyer
Re: Welcoming 10gen's Mongo Datastore - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Super effort. and very exciting. Do you guys follow http://thedatabasecolumn.com? There's a lot of throwing the baby out with the bathwater in the new generation of cloud-application friendly data stores, and the graybeard's who write that blog have been lead rdbms researchers (and not only rdbms, stonebraker for instance is big in data mining as well) and have a lot of valuable perspective. 10gen has already been savvy in focusing down on one aspect of the whole "Cumulus" problem. I suspect the winners in the space will be folks who figure out what in long established and deep DB practice to relax and what to reuse, not just those who dive in and reinvent." - Marc A Meyer
Marc A Meyer
Oyster Happy Hour | 7x7 at waterbar 3-6PM weekdays... must be a recession! - http://www.7x7.com/events...
Oyster Happy Hour | 7x7 at waterbar 3-6PM weekdays... must be a recession!
a view and cheap oysters --- unbeatable! - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Where The Hell Is Matt? - About Matt - http://wherethehellismatt.com/about...
Where The Hell Is Matt? - About Matt
Where The Hell Is Matt? - About Matt
totally charmed by this guy and his blog. he talked at Ted this year, and his message is one of basic interconnectedness among people in the world and the ability of people to do novel things when not seduced by the mundane. He does it in a very laid back and unaggrandizing style. check it out. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Re: Which startup’s collapse will end the Web 2.0 era? - http://andrewchenblog.com/2009...
"My own two cents from having started and run one of these, Activeweave's BlogRovR, is that you're close to spot on. But, you're missing a fundamental aspect of many of the Web 2.0 companies, which is very important and which is in peril as a result of the kinds of monetization models we use: value to the consumer. Many web 2.0 company's fundamental mission is to remix information consumption to provide their users with tools that have never before been possible to build. Not new physical products, but new information or communications navigation and consumption technologies. The dire straits these kinds of companies are in, as you describe, is due to the ineffectiveness of their being monetized by advertising, not their lack of value. What web 2.0, or whatever the next moniker ends up being for this kind of endeavour, needs is a more direct monetization scheme. One has to admit that what we currently do is far-fetched and complex--imagine giving someone ice cream in exchange for their..." - Marc A Meyer
Marc A Meyer
Re: Which startup’s collapse will end the Web 2.0 era? - http://andrewchen.co/2009...
"My own two cents from having started and run one of these, Activeweave's BlogRovR, is that you're close to spot on. But, you're missing a fundamental aspect of many of the Web 2.0 companies, which is very important and which is in peril as a result of the kinds of monetization models we use: value to the consumer. Many web 2.0 company's fundamental mission is to remix information consumption to provide their users with tools that have never before been possible to build. Not new physical products, but new information or communications navigation and consumption technologies. The dire straits these kinds of companies are in, as you describe, is due to the ineffectiveness of their being monetized by advertising, not their lack of value. What web 2.0, or whatever the next moniker ends up being for this kind of endeavour, needs is a more direct monetization scheme. One has to admit that what we currently do is far-fetched and complex--imagine giving someone ice cream in exchange for their..." - Marc A Meyer
Marc A Meyer
Re: Which startup’s collapse will end the Web 2.0 era? - http://futuristicplay2.disqus.com/which_s...
"My own two cents from having started and run one of these, Activeweave's BlogRovR, is that you're close to spot on. But, you're missing a fundamental aspect of many of the Web 2.0 companies, which is very important and which is in peril as a result of the kinds of monetization models we use: value to the consumer. Many web 2.0 company's fundamental mission is to remix information consumption to provide their users with tools that have never before been possible to build. Not new physical products, but new information or communications navigation and consumption technologies. The dire straits these kinds of companies are in, as you describe, is due to the ineffectiveness of their being monetized by advertising, not their lack of value. What web 2.0, or whatever the next moniker ends up being for this kind of endeavour, needs is a more direct monetization scheme. One has to admit that what we currently do is far-fetched and complex--imagine giving someone ice cream in exchange for their..." - Marc A Meyer
Marc A Meyer
Re: Which startup’s collapse will end the Web 2.0 era? - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"My own two cents from having started and run one of these, Activeweave's BlogRovR, is that you're close to spot on. But, you're missing a fundamental aspect of many of the Web 2.0 companies, which is very important and which is in peril as a result of the kinds of monetization models we use: value to the consumer. Many web 2.0 company's fundamental mission is to remix information consumption to provide their users with tools that have never before been possible to build. Not new physical products, but new information or communications navigation and consumption technologies. The dire straits these kinds of companies are in, as you describe, is due to the ineffectiveness of their being monetized by advertising, not their lack of value. What web 2.0, or whatever the next moniker ends up being for this kind of endeavour, needs is a more direct monetization scheme. One has to admit that what we currently do is far-fetched and complex--imagine giving someone ice cream in exchange for their..." - Marc A Meyer
Marc A Meyer
"Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in." - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Interesting way to invest in foreign currencies - http://www.nytimes.com/2009...
"FOREIGN CURRENCY C.D.’S Here, you’re using American dollars to make a bet. At EverBank, which offers many foreign currency C.D.’s, you earn interest in the currency that you choose and can earn even more money if it appreciates against the dollar. If it moves in the opposite direction, however, you can lose not just your interest but some of the principal, too." - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Lingerie by Agent Provocateur - Love me Tender - http://www.agentprovocateur.com/love-me...
Lingerie by Agent Provocateur - Love me Tender
do not forget valentine's day... a warning! - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Above the Clouds: A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing | EECS at UC Berkeley - http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs...
Armando fox presented this at yesterday's fascinating EECS Annual Research Summary (BEARS). Economies of scale in cloud computing come from two sources: large (>1k) server farms cost 5-7x less to run, and "pay for only what you use" models match the usage and ramp up (AND down) of modern SaaS. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Is a Share Buyback Right for You? - HBS Working Knowledge - http://hbswk.hbs.edu/archive...
why are buybacks a good thing for companies? - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
MediaPost Publications Google Peeks At Location-Specific Mobile Ads Through Latitude 02/05/2009 - http://www.mediapost.com/publica...
was there a google logo on the ads in minority report? - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Annals of Medicine: The Itch: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker - http://www.newyorker.com/reporti...
Annals of Medicine: The Itch: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker
a fascinating meditation on what our brains tell us about sensation. wonderfully written as is all of atul gawande's medical writing. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Understanding HP Lab’s Twitter Research - http://www.web-strategist.com/blog...
the valuable twitter connectedness info is @scobleizer and the like. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
a show like none other you've seen. riveting and original and a great time. could not stop grinning the whole length of the show at GAMH last night. He's in Mill Valley tonight. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
Carrie Fisher, "Wishful Drinking" | Salon Books - http://www.salon.com/books...
both reviewer and reviewee can WRITE. a great example of the art of reviewing. - Marc A Meyer from Bookmarklet
Marc A Meyer
marc.a.meyer@gmail.com shared this with you: Practical Traveler - Be Ready, and Avoid Holiday Air Delays - NYTimes.com
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RT @tomcummings: another bad auto PR stat: TOTAL comp of Toyota CEO <$1M. GM's Wagoner got a 64% raise to $14M+ in 07 during record ...
We +must+ address executive pay in this new economy. It is ridiculous to have CEOs taking so much cash out when they are sending so many jobs overseas, or, worse, not investing in the future. - Robert Scoble
Many of the US CEOs are exuberantly compensated one form or another - salary, stock options, and perks - whether the company is making a profit or a loss. It's quite entertaining to see a CEO take $1 salary. - imabonehead
realistically, what cam we expect from an economy that produces little at high cost, then spends profligately on non-products like security and war, and let's a very few skim off more than what's left. Mass delusion? - Marc A Meyer
A lot of it, I believe, stems from the work ethic difference in eastern companies. Japanese workers seem to be a lot more loyal to the company overall, putting in more time to make sure things work well in the long run. North American companies are in it for a quick buck. - Angelo Rodrigues
Angelo, I agree. It's the business culture that's different. Companies in any country still have that same bottom line - make profit, but it's how it's done supported by the business culture. - imabonehead
Brian: if I were in charge of their PR I would have had them drive their cars in a "road trip to DC." - Robert Scoble
Robert: I doubt that they would appreciate that. Common folk drive on roads. I can't say with absolutely certainty what they were thinking, but they're not really asking for a handout, they're asking for a loan so they have to show that it's not something they need to have to survive. - Angelo Rodrigues
new rule: any auto maker that gets a bailout must pay it's top exec's $1 year - just like Lee Iaccoca for the Chrysler bailout. - MikeAmundsen
Wagoner's cash compensation is about $3.4M of that. With a stock price of $2.65, the rest of his compensation is worthless, including the options or stock that hasn't been sold. I don't like ridiculously high CEO pay, but I also don't want to see the government regulating it. That's between the CEO, the board, and the stockholders. - Chris Mayer
@scobleizer When it comes to the auto industry, exec pay is nothing more than a PR problem. If the problems of the auto industry could be solved by removing $20 MM in cost, we wouldn't be having this discussion. It's healthcare and energy policy that are the major issues. - graham mudd
graham: I know that, but it sets a tone for everything else underneath. Executive pay in America is way out of wack. - Robert Scoble
That I agree with. Just think it's a bigger issue. Fixing exec comp would be a welcome change - I just think it gets too much focus because it's seemingly outrageous and easy to grandstand about. That said, the idea that Goldman Sachs' CEO turned down a bonus this year and Wagoner is still raking it in clearly illustrates a flaw with the system! - graham mudd
It all seems to depend on the CEO, so it shouldn't be as big a problem as people are making it out to be. That being said, regardless of how much we expect CEO's to re-evaluate their positions, it won't happen. The majority of CEO's are in for about 5 or 6 years and then they're replaced. In that time, making the most amount of money is important. After that, who cares? - Angelo Rodrigues
This chart: http://www.ezimages.net/DR... displays the growth in exec compensation vs. growth in employee compensation (and other measures) since 1990. I'm looking for other data on the ratio of exec to employee compensation as well. - Steve Lowe
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