I’m all about giving credit where credit is due. So I’d like to take a few minutes out of my very not- that-busy Friday to acknowledge the two websites that have consistently been the top link referrers to Worleygig.com all year:OMG Blog Dot Com and DOMAI (Dirty Old Men Association International). These two sites have their own special way of rocking.
OMG Blog, the raddest Gay Blog on the internet, is run by my good friend Frank, who is always at least two steps ahead of me with the low down and dirty celebrity gossip or the latest trendy fad thing. More than a little of what you see on my blog – for example, the Banana Guard post – is stuff I stole from Frank (always giving a link-back, mind you). Frank also seems to find and post the hottest pictures of naked guy celebrities as well. You go, Frank!
Speaking of naked people, if you’re not currently using a computer linked to a corporate server that blocks ‘pornography,’ why not click right over to DOMAI Dot Com: an amateur art photography site which “celebrates female beauty” – but, let’s get real here, is really about taking an artistic slant at looking at hot naked chicks. Domai is run by my friend Eolake, a Danish artist who lives in England. I met Eolake though the internet about a million years ago after he wrote me a fan letter in response to an interview I did with Ogre from Skinny Puppy. We’ve been friends ever since. Eolake is also responsible for turning me on to the miracle of Paypal.
As a favor to me, and because you know you really want to, please give a little year end love to Frank and Eolake. Because we’re all in this internet Blog-rolling thing together.
This completely hilarious and beyond brilliant list is brought to you courtesy of Rondom Ramblings (not a typo) and my good friend and fellow Mac lover, Eolake. Enjoy and Happy Friday!
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2006 Top Ten Geek Business Myths
Since I’ve started my new career as a venture capitalist I have become keenly aware of some of the classic mistakes that geeks make when trying to raise money for a new business. Instead of writing the same comments over and over again I thought I’d try to summarize some of the mistakes that people — especially smart people — make when they decide to try to turn their bright ideas into money. Here then is my top-ten list of geek business myths:
Myth #1: A brilliant idea will make you rich.
Reality: A brilliant idea is neither necessary nor sufficient for a successful business, although all else being equal it can’t hurt. Microsoft is probably the canonical example of a successful business, and it has never had a single brilliant idea in its entire history. (To the contrary, Microsoft has achieved success largely by seeking out and destroying other people’s brilliant ideas.) Google was based on a couple of brilliant ideas (Page rank, text-only ads, massive parallel implementation on cheap hardware) but none of those ideas were original with Larry or Sergey. This is not to say that Larry, Sergey and Bill are not bright guys — all three of them are sharper than I can ever hope to be. But the idea that any of them woke up one day with an inspiration and coasted the rest of the way to riches is a myth.