Posts Tagged ‘Sarah Lacey’

Busy BusinessWeekers

December 1, 2008

In this week’s issue of BusinessWeek, the editors were kind enough to publish a list of BW staffers who have published books this year. Four out of the six books came out of the technology team!

Here’s a snippet of the list. Click here to see the whole shebang.

“In-House Authors
BusinessWeek writers were busy this year
These books were published by BusinessWeek staffers in 2008:

Creative Capital: Georges Doriot and the Birth of Venture Capital by Spencer E. Ante (Harvard Business Press, $35) Department Editor Ante’s profile of the Harvard B-school professor and venture-capital pioneer.

The Numerati by Stephen Baker (Houghton, Mifflin, $26) If you work in an office, shop in a supermarket, vote, surf the Internet, or consume health care, number crunchers are examining your data and figuring out how to manipulate you, as Senior Writer Baker details.

Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 by Sarah Lacy (Gotham Books, $26) A portrait of the latest generation of Web companies from columnist Lacy.”


Swamped at South by SouthWest

March 11, 2008

I’ve been down at the South by SouthWest Interactive Festival since Sunday. Hence the lack of posts since then. This conference is totally overwhelming–in the best of ways.

About two hours ago, I gave my debut reading of Creative Capital at the conference. And now I am off to moderate a panel on municipal WiFi before heading home to New York tonight. At that point, I expect to start posting on a more regular basis.

In the meantime, here’s a link to a story I co-wrote about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote address. It’s been the most read story on the Web site for the last two days.

One thing I’ve been thinking about is the hullaballoo over the keynote and its moderator Sarah Lacey, a colleague of mine. Sure, Sarah didn’t host the best interview in the world. But the reaction to the Q&A was totally overblown. It seems like a great example of an online mob mentality. All the twitter posts and blog posts and online stories by mainstream media about the Q&A seemed to over-amplify something that wasn’t that much of a big deal in the grand scheme of things.

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