Google+ The World 2 Come: November 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Quote of the Day: Donald Rumsfeld

Keywords: Donald Rumsfeld

Donald Rumsfeld:
"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know."
Source: Wikiquote

News & Blogs:
Donald Rumsfeld -
Donald Rumsfeld - Google News

Donald Rumsfeld - Defense Tech

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Company of the Week: Sony

"Sony Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the world's largest media conglomerates with revenue of $68.39 billion (as of 2006). It is headquartered in Shinagawa, Tokyo. It is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video games, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

Sony Corporation is an operating-holding company. It is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its 6 operating segments — electronics, music, games, motion pictures, financial services and other. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal business operations include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U.S.), Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Sony Financial Holdings."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

News & Blogs:
Sony -

Sony - Engadget
Sony - Gizmodo
PS3 Fanboy
PSP Fanboy
Sony - Kotaku
Unofficial Club Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson - Engadget Mobile

SNE - SeekingAlpha
SNE - Blogging Stocks

Sony - Wallstrip

See also:
Japan Blogs - The World 2 Come

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Book of the Week: ...for Dummies

"...For Dummies is a prolific, commercially available series of instructional books which are intended to present non-intimidating guides for readers new to the various topics covered. Despite the title, their publisher takes pains to emphasize that the books are not literally for dummies. The subtitle for every book is 'A Reference for the Rest of Us!'

The books are an example of a media franchise, consistently sporting a distinctive cover -- usually yellow and black with a triangular-headed cartoon figure known as 'Dummies Man', and an informal, hand-writing style logo. Prose is simple and direct; bold icons, such as a piece of string tied around an index finger, indicate particularly important passages."
Source: Wikipedia

Official site:

For Dummies - Flickr

News & Blogs:
For Dummies -


See also:
Book of the Week - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Blog of the Day: -- Directory and Latest News From Museums

Keywords: museum

" is a directory of museum and museum-related blogs as well as a space for re-postings. The purpose of the site is to raise awareness and increase the authority of blogs focusing on museum issues."
[via A s s e m b l y]

See also:
Museums Blog Webring

News & Blogs:
Museum -

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Topic of the Day: China

Keywords: China

News & Blogs:
China -

China Net Investor
China - Global Voices Online
China Rises: Notes from the Middle Kingdom
BeijingMan - Business Development in new China
Virtual China
China Business Blog
China Herald
Chinese media, marketing, advertising, and urban life - Danwei
Asia Business Intelligence
All Roads Lead To China
The China Venture
China Web2.0 Review
China - PanAsianBiz
Elite Chinese Politics and Political Economy
China Challenges
China Confidential
China Digital Times
China Economic Review Blog
Richard Spencer in Beijing - Telegraph Blogs
EastSouthWestNorth Blog
China Business & Management Solutions: ChinaSolved Blog
Best Practices China
China Olympics Blog

China - SeekingAlpha

China - Digital Media Asia
China -

China - Flickr

China - Google Video
China - YouTube

Learn Mandarin - ChinesePod


China -
China - MIT OCW

See also:
China - The World 2 Come

Report of the Day: The Economist on the World in 2007

Keywords: 2007, The Economist

"The 21st edition of The Economist’s annual compilation of forecasts, The World In 2007 , examines critical issues that will shape the year ahead. Journalists from The Economist , prominent politicians and luminaries from the world of business look ahead to bring you their considered predictions on business, politics, technology and more.

Among the contributors to The World In 2007 are Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, potential Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile and the Conservative Party leader, David Cameron. There are articles from two top CEOs: Google’s Eric Schmidt and Oracle’s Larry Ellison (who writes not about software but about yachting’s America’s Cup). There are even thoughts from a Siberian prison by Mikhail Khordorkovsky. As ever, the publication is both entertaining and informative, telling readers what to expect in 2007 on topics ranging from slavery to Pi?a Colada."

- the European Union and Germany
- George Bush
- Iraq
- David Cameron and the Conservative Party in the UK
- democracy in the world
- crime gangs
- Russia and the emergence of a new world order
- France after Chirac
- the web is a serial killer
- China
- investing in climate change
- towards immortality
- the collapse of North Korea
- Japan’s relations with China
Source: The Economist

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Report of the Month: New Scientist on the Next 50 Years

Keywords: New Scientist, futures studies, futurists, science

"What will be the biggest breakthrough of the next 50 years? As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we asked over 70 of the world's most brilliant scientists for their ideas.

In coming decades will we: discover that we are not alone in the universe? Unravel the physiological basis for consciousness? Routinely have false memories implanted in our minds? Begin to evolve in new directions? And will physicists finally hit upon a universal theory of everything? In fact, if the revelations of the last 50 years are anything to go on - the internet and the human genome for example - we probably have not even thought up the exciting advances that lay ahead of us."
Source: New Scientist
[via Paul Kedrosky]

See also:
Question of the Year: What is Your Dangerous Idea? - The World 2 Come
Future - The World 2 Come
Science - The World 2 Come

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Company/Report of the Week: 2006 EContent 100

Keywords: content industry

"EContent Magazine has just published its annual EContent 100, their listing of the most important companies in the content industry.

The list is always interesting and brings a blend of content and technology companies. In past years, the magazine provided a brief blurb on each of the 100. This year, they’ve made a change. Rather than a short description of each, they’ve created their 20/20 list, providing more detailed analyses of the twenty companies that provoked 'the most banter' among their panelists."
Source: Content Matters

News & Blogs:
EContent 100 -

Friday, November 17, 2006

Blog of the Day: Jason Calacanis

Image: tmd - Flickr

"Jason McCabe Calacanis (born November 28, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American internet entrepreneur and blogger. His first company was part of the dot-com era in New York, and his second venture capitalized on the growth of blogs before being sold to AOL."
Source: Wikipedia

The Jason Calacanis Weblog

News & Blogs:
Jason Calacanis -

Jason Calacanis - Flickr

VV Show #38 - Jason Calacanis of Weblogs Inc., Netscape and AOL - Venture Voice
GDAY WORLD!!! #140 with Jason Calacanis - TPN


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Report/Audio of the Day: Guardian on Web 2.0

Keywords: Web 2.0

"John Lanchester gets to grips with the virtual universe and Guardian writers interview the smartest and the luckiest entrepreneurs who demolished the old internet and built a brand new one."
Source: Guardian
[via Antony Mayfield]

Interviews with:
- Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia
- Evan Williams, Blogger/Odeo
- Matt Mullenweg, WordPress
- Michael and Xochi Birch, Bebo
- Sam Schillace, Writely
- Kevin Rose, Digg
- Craig Newmark and Jim Buckmaster, Craigslist
- Martin Stiksel,
- Joshua Schachter,
- Dick Costolo, FeedBurner
- Tariq Krim, Netvibes
- David Sifry, Technorati
- Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, Flickr

See also:
Web 2.0 - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Report of the Day: Search Engine Marketing Fact Pack 2006

Keywords: search engine marketing (SEM)

52-Page Data Guide on Engines, Keywords, Sites and Studies
"IT SOLVES A BASIC MARKETING need: connecting potential buyers to sellers. But until the recent past, search marketing has lived a low-profile life in the media and advertising world.

Today, however, it’s hard to ignore the stats: About 80% of internet traffic begins at a search engine, according to Harris Interactive, and DoubleClick reports 41% of web users use search for simple navigation, typing a query to find a brand rather than typing a URL directly into their browser.

And how the business has grown: the latest figures from Forrester indicate search marketing will be a $7 billion business this year. While it may not be as flashy as TV, search is one of the best ways to extend the life of a 30-second spot. Ignoring it is a stumble few marketers can afford, which is why Advertising Age has compiled its first comprehensive Fact Pack devoted to search marketing."

Pocketbook Statistics for Search Engine Marketing - SearchViews

News & Blogs:
Search Engine Marketing -

Search Engine Conferences - Search Engine Roundtable

Daily SearchCast

See also:
Search - The World 2 Come

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Event of the Week: Web 2.0 Summit

Keywords: Web 2.0

"The Web 2.0 Summit focuses on emerging business and technology developments that utilize the Web as a platform and defines how the Web will drive business in the future. Now that the Web has become a robust platform with countless innovations driving its ongoing development, widespread disruptions in traditional business models are well underway. But within the chaos of disruption lies the seeds of opportunity. We'll focus on the startups and financiers tending those seeds, of course - including the second annual Launch Pad. But we'll also highlight how the incumbents are also taking advantage of disruption, or, at the very least, how they are responding to it so as to protect their market positions."
Source: Web 2.0 Summit

News & Blogs:
News & Coverage - Web 2.0 Summit
Web 2.0 Summit -

Web 2.0 Summit Wrap-up - Read/WriteWeb
web2con - Between the Lines/

Podcasts from O'Reilly and Friends - FOO Casts
PodTech Weekly -
Daily SearchCast, Nov. 8, 2006
Daily SearchCast, Nov. 9, 2006

web 2.0 -

Web 2.0 Summit - Flickr


Company of the Week: Cisco Systems

"Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO, SEHK: 4333) is a global company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs and sells networking and communications technology and services under three brands: Cisco, Linksys, and Scientific Atlanta. Initially Cisco manufactured only enterprise multi-protocol routers, but today Cisco's products can be found everywhere from the living room to the enterprise, to service provider networks."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

News & Blogs:
Cisco Systems -

Cisco - CNET News
CSCO - SeekingAlpha
CSCO - Blogging Stocks

CSCO - Google Finance
CSCO - Yahoo Finance

CSCO - EarningsCast

Cisco - Flickr

Cisco Systems - Google Video
Cisco Systems - YouTube
Cisco Systems - Wallstrip

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Audio of the Day: The Future of Web Apps - Carson Workshops Summit

Keywords: web application


- Mike Arrington, TechCrunch
- Matt Mullenweg, WordPress
- Tantek Celik, Technorati
- Kevin Rose, Digg
- Evan Williams, Odeo
- Jeff Veen, Google
- Steve Olechowski, FeedBurner
- Mike Davidson, Newsvine
- Dick Hardt, Sxip
- Cal Henderson, Flickr
- Tom Coates, Yahoo!
- Ted Rheingold, Dogster and Catster
- Carl Sjogreen, Google
- Ryan Carson, DropSend, Amigo
Source: The Future of Web Apps - Carson Workshops Summit
[via Alan Morrison]

News & Blogs:
The Future of Web Apps -

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Friday, November 10, 2006

Audio of the Day:

"What is Blubrry?
We at RawVoice beleive in creating Fresh Organic Media. In time with our mission we felt that nothing 'says celebrate the fruits of your labor with the people who make your show sweet' than Blubrry. It's not Blubbery but a crisp, refreshing podcaster AND listener community called blubrry-- where there is no 'E' in fruit and no 'I' in our philosophy.

Blubrry is not a directory, it's a community.
We are a community that has listing requirements. If you are looking for a place where podcasters and listeners can meet, interact and learn from each other, blubrry is the place for you."
[via Geek News Central]

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Audio of the Day: 12 Byzantine Rulers

Keywords: Byzantine Empire

"Mr. Brownworth teaches History at The Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York. His passion for Byzantine history has taken him on travels from the furthest reaches of the Byzantine Empire right into Constantinople, (present day Istanbul) the very heart of Byzantium. He has traveled and studied Byzantine history extensively and produced this lecture series giving us an overview of Byzantine history as seen through 12 of it's greatest rulers."
Source: 12 Byzantine Rulers: The History of The Byzantine Empire -

Byzantine Empire and Related Histories - MySpace

Byzantine - Flickr

See also:
Book of the Week: "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" by Edward Gibbon - The World 2 Come
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Person of the Day: Nikolai Amosov

"Nikolai Amosov (December 6, 1913 - December 12, 2002) was a groundbreaking Ukrainian heart surgeon, inventor, best-selling author, and exercise enthusiast, known for his inventions of several innovative surgical procedures for treating heart defects. He was considered the Father of biomedical and psychological cybernetics. His 1965 book Thoughts on Health sold millions of copies."
Source: Wikipedia

"This site can be presented as my private philosophy. It is an attempt to understand the world and myself, so as not to fall prey to illusions and nor grow weak at the end of my life (Stop, Amosov! May be illusions would be better? No? this is not my way). There are the life instincts: to eat, to look good, and to sleep. And more -curiosity and self-expression. I am 89, I have a long life behind me; now almost all my interests are no longer relevant, only one is left-information. But for this, to better understand I have to talk and write. I know, that I myself will not create something outstanding, nor influence anybody even if they'll read it, people are not up to this. But I have no choice: to stop means to die. I'll say it in such a way: I have my philosophical position."
Source: Nikolay M. Amosov (Nicholas Amossov). WORD OUTLOOK

Monday, November 06, 2006

Blog of the Day: Private Equity Hub

Keywords: private equity, venture capital

"Private Equity Hub is an interactive forum for the private equity community, which includes venture capitalists, buyouts professionals, attorneys, bankers, entrepreneurs, MBA candidates studying PE, and assorted hangers-on. Its mission is simple: To help you do your job better, by feeding your head with news and views from/about your peers."
Source: Private Equity Hub

PodTech Exclusive: PE Week Launches Blog and Public Forum Network -

Venture capital - Moreover

News & Blogs:
Venture Capital -


See also:
VC & Angel Investor Blogs - Blogtronix Demo
DealBook - NYT

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Audio of the Day: TotalPicture Radio with Peter Clayton

Keywords: recruitment, human resources

"Total Picture Radio is a career empowerment service, using on-demand Internet radio, podcasting, and the Total Picture web site to help high-potential professionals succeed in their career aspirations."
Source: TotalPicture Radio

You could listen to:
- Clayton Christensen
- Heather Hamilton, Microsoft
- Richard Florida
- Jason Goldberg, Jobster
- Konstantin Guericke, Linkedin

Blog Indeed
Jobster Blog
The Monster Blog
Recruiting - Guy Kawasaki
Heather Hamilton - Microsoft
Jason Warner - Google

News & Blogs:
Human Resources -

Why We Hate HR - Fast Company


See also:
Working Podcast
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Company of the Week: Novell

"Novell, Inc. NASDAQ: NOVL (Big Red) is an American high-technology corporation specializing in network operating systems such as Novell NetWare and Linux, secure identity management products, and application integration and collaboration solutions. Together with WordPerfect, Novell was instrumental in making the Utah Valley a focus for high-technology software development. Today this area has many small companies whose employees have previously worked at Novell. As per a recent ranking, Novell is the 22nd largest software company in the world."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

News & Blogs:
Novell -

Microsoft Novell -

NOVL - SeekingAlpha

NOVL - EarningsCast
Microsoft-Novell, Vista launch, Google JotSpot and more... - Between the Lines/

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Audio of the Day: Wikipedia Weekly

Keywords: Wikipedia

"A weekly audio roundup of Wikipedia happenings with news, interviews and roundtable discussions."
Source: Wikipedia Weekly
[via Jason Calacanis]

News & Blogs:
Wikipedia -

Wikipedia Blog

See also:
Audio of the Day - The World 2 Come

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Book of the Week: Worldchanging

Image: Kit Seeborg

Keywords: futures studies, futurists

"Worldchanging: A Users Guide for the 21st Century is a groundbreaking compendium of the most innovative solutions, ideas and inventions emerging today for building a sustainable, livable, prosperous future.

From consumer consciousness to a new vision for industry; non-toxic homes to refugee shelters; microfinance to effective philanthropy; socially responsible investing to starting a green business; citizen media to human rights; ecological economics to climate change, this is the most comprehensive, cutting-edge overview to date of what's possible in the near future -- if we decide to make it so."
Source: Worldchanging

Worldchanging, the book - Lunch over IP

See also:
Book of the Week - The World 2 Come

Blog of the Day:

Keywords: Web 2.0

" is a blog exploring Web 2.0 and the Internet through interviews and articles regarding notable companies, services, weblogs, and individuals. Folksonomy was started by Michael Zhang, and launched in September 2006."
[via Google Blogoscoped]

Interviews with:
- Guy Kawasaki, Garage Technology Ventures
- Sridhar Vembu, Zoho
- John Battelle, Federated Media
- Dick Costolo, FeedBurner
- Peter Pezaris, Multiply
- Kevin Rose, Digg
- Edward “Ted” Murphy, PayPerPost

See also:
Entrepreneur Interviews -