Archive for April, 2007

Good stuff (Danish Only)

Posted on April 29, 2007. Filed under: DR, Fun, podcast, video |

I cant stop laughing from this video (140mb) – actually free from Danish Radio Podcasts (whom I was ditching hard in my last post). (Im so sorry its only in Danish).

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Public Service Tv

Posted on April 25, 2007. Filed under: DR, fools, media, public service, television |

I know this is WEIRD – to non Danish readers. But. But. But. In our little fairytale country – we  have  Public Service TV (non commercial – payed by the people in something like a tax – called license). And now the management – AND GOVERNMENT – has fucked up the whole idea by playing Architectural Emperors spending all the money on a GIANT GIANT MEDIA NEW BUILDING – and now has to do major cut downs – and closing the sports department.. Yes – the sports department of a public service TV station – HOW FUCKED UP CAN IT BE? The only thing (besides our dance version of American Idols) that can get the nation to feel united – in a time where we have each our own RSS Channel with 100% ego-driven media consumption – with absolute NO ICEBRAKING EFFECT AT SOCIAL LOCAL EVENTs. Hmm. Im off course very much influenced by my 15years as 100% sports idiot – but its NOT SMART – to swap  Architecture for Content – when you are a media company.

Dear Valued reader – sorry to be bad ass angry – on this sunny day in Copenhagen 🙂 Its a very hard effort for my positive brain.

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Water

Posted on April 22, 2007. Filed under: clean, drink, help, technology, water |

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Im really hooked on this water deal that Im doing – more to come…

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TED & “a world stuck in fast forward”

Posted on April 20, 2007. Filed under: dna, learn, see, slow, smarter, technology, ted, think |

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I have been watching more TED video – then I have watched television the last 3 weeks – its amazing. Highly recommended is: A Voyage of DNAThe Secret of Succes In 8 Words (must see) – Slowing down in a world built for speed (must see for parrents). I cant wait to get there for the next show… (If I can get in and its not too 1998’ish).

PS. I think the BMW ad/sponsorship – is the best placed sponsorship I have ever seen – I think I will run out and buy one – all hyped on on the knowledge – that I just got – and that I know connect to the BMW brand. Good Good Job – Mr. /Mrs. Marketing of BMW..

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India – Indusview

Posted on April 14, 2007. Filed under: cow, india, indusview, m&a, travel, Venture Capital, VentureOfMine, Weird Stuff |

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November 2005 – I had the pleasure of being in Delhi –  with Soren Kenner, Martin S and Mads – we had a treatment that I have seldomly tried by the Indian Musketeers: Bundeep, Rishi and Manish – who wanted to start an Advisory and M&A Consulting boutique. I did not really understnd what they wanted to do – but India was cool – and they are ÜberCool nd Nice and have obviuos extremly high moral and etichs. So it was easy – to choose to invest some money into their Induswiev idea. And as always – with rally good people – their fiscal year end report shows very nice numbers. And their references must make everyone impressed – plus they have a pipeline of clients that looks like a basket of diamonds 😉 ost impressing is their productivity – the newsletter and India review is steller – see www.theindusview.com

Dear Rishi, Manish and Bundeep – thank you so much for letting me tap into this exploding market with THE VERY BEST PEOPLE = YOU GUYS !!

Dear Highly valued Readrs: If you need anything in India – og have any business to do – just ping these guys.

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A Speed Week

Posted on April 14, 2007. Filed under: blogging, diary, meetings, travel |

UPDATE:
I have no comments. But – I was called 9 times this week by journalists who wanted to get a comment on the TechCrunh story Google Takes Partial Ownership Of Maxthon Browser story – Danish Computerworld had weird story on it – even with a comment from IDG who’s conclusion was really wrong – and they still didnt get Googles take over of DoubleClick on their page.

I dont know what hit me this week – but since monday was off here I felt like compensating by turning up the speed 🙂 So monday I spent with Km from IFU – just chatting and outlining how IFU can be used for some of my ideas. Also catching up on his latest venture – Trunk that seems to be rocking (I never believed in it – but love to be proven wrong). Really. Like I was yesterday – when the new Timbaland album went to the most downloaded album ever on iTunes – and I passed on buying the outside US rights for nothing. Later on monday I was spending time with my new Obisity Project – where David Beckman (fun link) was impressing me AGAIN – by showing amazing progress – more to come. After that I had a VERY IMPRESSIVE board meeting on Spleak – where Morrie (new CEO) just showed off his elefant size balls – NICE. And Durring that evening I tried to follow up on the 5-6 missing things with my legal guys around the planet. And finally had a VERY inspirering call on my CLEAN WATER VENTURE (also more to come). Wednesday was kicked of with Gunner – from our Newspaper (Nyhedsavisen.dk) talking over that opening of the Boston version next week and catching up – Im a Gunner fan. He is cool as a Iceberg and teaching and listening at the same time – I wanna learn that. After that – I had 3-4 M&A calls on various companies and a big Danish internet transaction – and talking to veroius funds about my waterproject. Then Simon Levene dropped by – to see the water 😉 – and have a nice dinner – very interesting and SO nice to just talk venture, ventures, risk, upside, howTo and exits all night – plus ofcourse getting his family story – WOW. Thursday – CRAZY – up early – picking up Simon on the way to the airport – to pickup Morten S. Jorgensen (the Jabra guy) having a meeting in the car while drivning him to his meeting – trying to find a whole in a market where 5 conglomerates cheat old women (you guys what). After that finalising with Simon – and then having launch with a person who turned out to be the most impressive Danish Entrepanuer I have met – Preben Navision/Damgaard. I really really like him – and we just talked for 2hours straight – until I had to jump a car not to be late for my plane to London… London: Legal meetings, Bankers, Red Herring, Bundeep, ePlanet, Bullguard boeardmeeting, 2 startups – a short meeting at Joost (interesting news to be published soon) and then home friday evening – checking the 18 voicemails – doing email – having redwine and BullGuard talks with Heini and Theis on the plane – and then finally home – so nice to see Hlin. Ohh – this was nice – blogging psycotherapi – now I got that out of my body. Now – back to Laura and her 3 friends who will sleep here tonight.

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Dear valued ready – this is a messed up post – but sometimes I need to tell my brain – what my yeas and ears did during the week 🙂 – sorry.

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When The Clothes Get Too Small After 6 months

Posted on April 8, 2007. Filed under: fitting, growing, kids, laura, Life, time |

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“So it not my clothes getting
smaller, its me getting bigger!
I only realised that now” – Laura was kind of surprised to find out.

It just came out of nowhere  while we where playing with each our computer in the living room. I personally clearly remember when I realised that it was actually NOT MY CLOTHES IN THE CLOTHED shrinking – but me getting bigger 😉

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The Best Cast I Have Ever Seen

Posted on April 8, 2007. Filed under: Avhead, Blogger, Calacanis, denton, google, Life, mydgal, reboot, VideoCast, WeblogsInc |

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I did start my blog in Evans appartment 25th of November 2001 – in Evans apartment – and his magic inspiration and selfconfidence (100% in line with his 100% openness, honesty and genuine self).  He was alone – left by fancy smancy investors – and just ran the opperation out of his kitchen. He was negotiating with Nick Denton (moreover)  during my stay. (My stay by the way – was setup by the everleading talent spotter Mygdal who got Evan to Reboot 3 (and I was just thinking – what a nerd – whats new about a small easy to sign into CMS for consumers) – and due to the fact that Peter Merholz was out of town (www.PeterMe.com dead link?))

 For entrepanuers – or wannaneurs (wanna be entrepanuers)
Listen to this every week – and understand how much its about doing the simple thing, doing the stuff that feels right and NOT DRESSING UP FOR INVESTORS – by over painting the picture. These two guys – Evan and Calacanis (also spotted very very early by Mygdal and sold Weblogs Inc to AOL) are personifications of the BIG NOW THING live (not the next big thing). And Calicanis reference to Sequoia where he is now working – shows the link to the übber self of entrepreneurship Michael Moritz – seeds investor in Google, Youtube….  Full loop would be to have a clear reference to GoTo.com who patented the PPC/Bid model – and gave Google their revenue model…

This was not Pulitzer price writing – but Dear valued reader – its straight from the guts 🙂

PS. I find it really hard to tag my posts – but Im in fast learning mode – please give me tips.

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Apollo – wow (sorry to be late)

Posted on April 8, 2007. Filed under: Life, talent, Technologi |

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I just understood (a bit of) http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/apollo/
sorry to be so late 🙂

Im sometimes sorry not to be a techie – then I could play with this without having to bribe friends. Im looking at a interesting company now – and to really undferstand it – my friend Erik Xyz (he does not like references) is doing some due diligence – a therefor send me this Adobe Apollo Demo Video – and this from good old Lynda

My friend Allan Pichler did already start mumbling about this 6 months ago – but I was blank – Im actually very often late. But this things is THE KILLER TOOL for all students and 1-2 Mann Armies who wants to do an app or a small bizz. Im looking forward to see killer app and good execution on this stuff from cratives, designers and highIQ programmers – hopefully in colaboration.

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Easter Post

Posted on April 5, 2007. Filed under: bizz, buz |

I find this VERY REVOLUTIONING – Google Maps for everyone video

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