My good friend Eyal Gever has been tearing up the Art Scene ever since he went in it with his whole heart. I am so proud of him, and jealous as hell at his genius and talent. After successfully exiting on a number of startups, he’s been using the time, and technology to kick start his long awaited art carrer. Considering he has been in Wired Magazine, traveling the world talking to the top curators and now is on the BBC shows that he is doing it well.
Steve Francis just came over happy about how his presentation on Transparency went today. It was a real great experience talking with him over the past weeks about the topic and helping him put it into a story to present. I learned a lot about how transparency networks started back in the Yugoslovian War and have now trickled down into today’s social networks with transparency. Over this time I suggested some books for him to read, one in particular really sunk home. It was Rod Beckstrom’s “Starfish and the Spider”. Even though I really love my copy I loaned it to Steve to read. Why do I love my copy? Well Rod signed it for me after we had an amazing talk one night at the DLD a couple years back. Anyway, Steve read it, had epiphanies like everyone does who reads the book, (yes it is a great book you should read it) and told his old CO about it. Turns out his old CO and Rod are already talking together. Amazing how the tribes across the world’s mix. I had such an epiphany with a video Steve now shared with me. David Logan talking at TEDx about Tribal Leadership. An excellent talk, especially if you have read Seth Godin’s book on tribes. Yes you have a lot of reading to do if you haven’t read these books. Anyeway,s enjoy the video and I hope it inspires.
We are thinking of doing Vlog Europe in Amsterdam in November. Still nothing is sure but Raymond just posted this video from last year. It was funny. Vlog Europe has been the longest running annual conference for Video Bloggers since it started in Amsterdam 5 years ago. It is always a great time to see the old school vloggers together again. Much of this is thanks to people like Jeffrey Taylor and Raymond that are always trying to get the thing together. It’s not a TED or a picnic, it’s basically a group, a small goup of us vloggers that were there in the begning and through all the hype that has happend with You Tube, Online Video sharing etc. this group just still gets together once a year to talk about it. It’s always fun.
Gabe Bauer really wanted to me to go with him to Lowlands this year. And the brother tried like other friends to get me a ticket. But right now I need to earn some money rather than spending it on Festival tickets. I love Lowlands and have been going every year since 2004. This is a compilation of some of those years and I want to thank all the friends who made them “Heaven on Earth”. And just for me, Rock it out this year!!! Make me jealous as HELL!!!!!
To the Lowlands 2009 Crew, “I Salute you…. THEO!!!”