Google+ The World 2 Come: January 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

My Favourite Brand: easyGroup

Keywords: easyGroup, Stelios Haji-Ioannou

"The easyGroup is the private investment vehicle of Stelios, the serial entrepreneur. The easyGroup is the owner of the easy brand and licenses it to all of the easy branded businesses, including easyJet plc, the airline Stelios started in 1995 and in which he remains the largest single shareholder.

The easyGroup profits by either selling shares in the businesses or by licensing or franchising the brand to reputable partners. The easy brand currently operates more than a dozen industries mainly in travel, leisure, telecoms and personal finance."
Source: easy.com

Profile:
Working to turn the world orange - The Banker

Friday, January 27, 2006

Person of the Day: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"Mozart is among the most significant and enduringly popular composers of European classical music. His enormous output includes works that are widely acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. Many of his works are part of the standard concert repertory and are widely recognized as masterpieces of the classical style."
Source: Wikipedia

Profile:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - About.com

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

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Book of the Week: Naked Conversations

Keywords: Robert Scoble, blog

"For the past five years, Microsoft employee Scoble has maintained one of the most popular blogs on the Internet. Mixing personal notes with passionate, often-controversial commentary on technology and business, his blog is 'naked'—i.e., not filtered through his employer's marketing or public relations department—a key part of its appeal. In this breezy book, Scoble and coauthor Israel argue that every business can benefit from smart 'naked' blogging, whether the company's a smalltown plumbing operation or a multinational fashion house."
Source: Amazon.com

Blogs:
Naked Conversations
Scobleizer - Microsoft Geek Blogger

Audio:
Naked Conversations Authors at CES - Podtech.net

Photos:
Naked Conversations - Flickr

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Person of the Day: The Six Thousand

Image: Psymbiote

Cliff Pickover asks:
"6000 intriguing people you want to meet online before you die. Who will make the list tomorrow?"
Link
[via Future Hi]

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Video of the Day: Real People Network

Keywords: videoblogging

"Real People Network is a videoblog, or vlog — simply, a weblog containing video."
Link
[via Susan Mernit]

Discuss:
VideoBlogging - Yahoo Groups

Book of the Week: "hackoff.com" by Tom Evslin

Keywords: fiction, crime fiction

hackoff.com: An Historic Murder Mystery set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble
Link

Reviews:
"hackoff.com is about an entrepreneur who is a real character, he was arrested in the early 90s for hacking into banks' computers to show their vulnerability. After being released from jail, he started a consulting company and then created a company called Hackoff.com in 1996 which went public during the go-go years. He is found dead in his office in 2003. The book is the story of the IPO and his life from a paper billionaire until the collapse of the bubble."
Source: 800-CEO-READ Blog

Blogs:
hackoff.com at 800ceoread - Fractals of Change
hackoff.com Podcast Edition - Fractals of Change
hackoff.com - A VC

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Audio of the Day: Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia

Keywords: Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales

"Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has been awhirl in controversy recently. This interview with the project’s colorful leader, Jimmy Wales, was recorded on December 5, 2005, after the John Seigenthaler incident and before Wales’ December 20th announcement that there will eventually be a 'stable' version of the work."
Source: The Writing Show

Blogs:
Wikipedia Blog
Many-to-Many
Ross Mayfield's Weblog

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Audio of the Day: LibriVox

Keywords: LibriVox

LibriVox: free audiobooks
"LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain, and then we release the audio files back onto the net (podcast and catalog). Our objective is to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet. We are a totally volunteer, open source, free content, public domain project."
Source: LibriVox
[via Connecting the Dots]

Blogs:
LibriVox: Free Audio Books - Connecting the Dots

Photos:
Librivox - Flickr

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

Friday, January 06, 2006

Audio of the Day: Kevin Mitnick

Keywords: Kevin Mitnick, hacker, black hat

"Back in the 1990s. Kevin Mitnick was one of the most wanted cyber criminals of our time. Today, a reformed Mitnick, after arguably overpaying his debt to society, is a respected security consultant working with companies such as Safeend, which prvides tools that prevent people from plugging devices into USB ports. Kevin joins Steve Gillmor and Mike Vizard today to discuss the overall state of security and to explain why new threats such as rootkits need to be taken more seriously."
Source: AttentionTech

Blogs:
Schneier on Security
Security Blogs - The World 2 Come

Video:
Rootkits - At The Whiteboard - ZDNet

Discuss:
Security - Slashdot

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Question of the Year: What is Your Dangerous Idea?

"The history of science is replete with discoveries that were considered socially, morally, or emotionally dangerous in their time; the Copernican and Darwinian revolutions are the most obvious. What is your dangerous idea? An idea you think about (not necessarily one you originated) that is dangerous not because it is assumed to be false, but because it might be true?"
Source: Edge
[via Dan Gillmor]

Audio:
Edge.org: What is your dangerous idea? - Open Source

See also:
The 2005 Edge Annual Question - The World 2 Come

Audio of the Day: The Advertising Show

Keywords: advertising, marketing

"The Advertising Show is America's only weekly radio program focusing on advertising, media, marketing, sales and customer relations. The Advertising Show, co-hosted by Ray Schilens and Brad Forsythe, discusses advertising issues, marketing trends and strategies, and features weekly interviews with prominent industry experts."
Source: The Advertising Show
[via Federated Media Publishing Inc.]

Blogs:
Marketing Blogs - The World 2 Come

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