Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Best day and time?

We've gotten scattered feedback about problems with our day (2nd Tuesday of each month) and time (6:30 or 7PM). Apparently BayCHI and Hackers both meet on the same day, which impacts some of our attendees; and 6:30 is too early for some. It would be really helpful for me to hear about other recurring meetings that might cause conflicts. Would Mondays be better? Some other Tuesday? Leave comments, thanks!

Saturday, January 22, 2005

The last war

Of all the many valuable things Joe Kraus shared with us, the one that stuck with me the most is this: "we're always fighting the last war". I think the salient point is that this wasn't advice, it wasn't exhortation, it wasn't a problem that he felt his greater experience had given him any greater ability to solve. Intead, "fighting the last war" is something that Joe obviously reminds himself of when making decisions today, and in that sense it's an insight direct into the mentality of a working entrepreneur.

This is why I'd like to get currently engaged entrepreneurs to form the bulk of 106 Miles' speakers list. It's always fun to hear about famous success stories of the past; but it's so much more immediate to think along with someone who is going through some of the same challenges as you.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Zawodny reports on first meeting

Jeremy Zawodny blogged immediately after the inaugural meeting of 106 Miles. Thanks for attending and for the kind thoughts, Jeremy!

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

February guest

I'm very excited to announce that Dave Sifry of Technorati will be our guest on February 8th! The topic will be: "Third Time's the Charm: the thrill of serial entrepreneurship".

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Hello world

Welcome to the 106 Miles blog! We'll distribute news about the group via this mechanism.