How a 1993 AT&T Ad Campaign Predicted the Future With Stunning Accuracy

Inc Startups

The concepts were good, the core technology was real, and we just needed to wait for Moore's law and Internet adoption to catch up for us to properly commercialize them. Technology

whitneymcn: Fugazi - And The Same (live, 1993) Each one gets.

Mark Birch

whitneymcn : Fugazi - And The Same (live, 1993). As a historical note, this is from the 1993 run at the Roseland in New York where the band reportedly turned down a ten million dollar offer to sign with Atlantic Records. Each one gets different facets of the band, but I think that this recording captures something essential about Fugazi in the same way that the incredible 1988 video of Waiting Room does.

COVER FRIDAY: The Nile Song performed by Voivod - By 1993, the.

Mark Birch

COVER FRIDAY: The Nile Song performed by Voivod - By 1993, the original Voivod lineup began to fray. The Outer Limits album was the first without bassist Blacky and the next album Negatron would see the departure of Snake. While Eric Forrest would do an admirable job filling in the bass and vocals spot, it never seemed like the same band. They were not bad albums by any stretch, just not the Voivod that we knew.


These 1993 Ads Did an Amazing Job of Predicting the Future

Inc Startups

AT&T''s commercials about the future were right on point. What will life look like a few years down the road


Charges dropped against longtime fugitive for 1993 killing

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A man arrested in North Carolina last year after decades as a fugitive will be released because Pennsylvania prosecutors have decided they cannot prove he was responsible for a 1993 killing ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP)

Man charged in death of wife, who went missing in 1993

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A man is being held without bail after being charged with murder in the death of his wife, who went missing in 1993 in Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)

Ex-Boston man pleads not guilty to 1993 child rape charges

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

The First Rule of Leadership

Ben's Blog

Chance The Rapper, “ Wanna Be Cool “ In 1993, the professional basketball player Charles Barkley famously said: “I am not a role model. I don’t want you to be me. you should just be you. Just because I dunk …

The Dangers Of Being Too Early

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

He did both of those things at his Pseudo Programs company that he started in 1993. Around the same time, 1993 ish, Josh predicted to me that auctions would be one of the first big businesses to take shape on the Internet. I have been reading Whiplash , a book I recommended here last week. It starts with the story of the Lumiere brothers , who are credited with the invention of “the moving picture.”

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Doing Business Before Email

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I met Jordy in 1993, the year Euclid invested in the business he and his partner Ronny started, Upgrade Corporation Of America. In any case, you can see from my business card that in 1993, business was done largely on the phone.

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Feel-Good Fashion: Indigenous Stretches the Limits of Socially Conscious Business

Inc Startups

Since 1993, Indigenous co-founders Matt Reynolds and Scott Leonard have been building their fair trade and organic fashion line, which now employs more than 1,500 artisans around the world

Seeing Through The Fog

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I have been investing almost exclusively in Internet-based businesses since 1993 and that has helped me understand the dynamics, economics, and unique characteristics of doing business on the Internet. When something new comes along, like the Internet in 1993, Web 2/Social in 2003, Mobile in 2007, or Blockchain in 2011, initially it is opaque, like mist, as Simon said to me.

They Can’t Kill You And They Can’t Eat You

Feld Thoughts

I was on three other public company boards, including being co-chairman of MessageMedia with Jerry Poch, who was Len’s partner in their previous company (AmeriData Technologies – which had bought my first company – Feld Technologies – in 1993). Since I’d first met Len in the spring of 1993, he was beloved by almost everyone around him. The amount of energy he put into me, and his relationship with me, was unexpected by me when he bought Feld Technologies in 1993.

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SC Petrom SA v. Glencore U.K. Ltd. & 3 Ors, High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, 08-417


later to become Glencore International AG, sold about 32 shipments to Romanian state firms from 1993 to 1996 made up of cheaper crude blends than agreed, and falsified documents, Julian Flaux, the judge in the London court, said in his ruling on Friday. (Bloomberg) -- Glencore Plc was ordered to pay just over $40 million to OMV Petrom SA by a U.K. court for fraudulently shipping oil of a lower-than-purported quality to Romania in the 1990s. Marc Rich & Co.,

CU Boulder’s New Venture Challenge 10th Anniversary

Feld Thoughts

The entire experience was foundational for me, both as an entrepreneur and an early angel investor (I started investing in 1994 after I sold my first company at the end of 1993.). Tonight, the New Venture Challenge at CU Boulder is having its 10th anniversary. It’s happening at the Boulder Theater from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm and is open to the public. Register here to attend if you are interested.

COVER FRIDAY: Creep by Jayme Dee (Radiohead cover) - The summer.

Mark Birch

COVER FRIDAY: Creep by Jayme Dee (Radiohead cover) - The summer of 1993 it was hard to escape this song. Original released before the album Pablo Honey the year before, it got a second wind with the album and became the song that defined Radiohead for much of the 90′s. Could you strip away the guitar crunch and Thom Yorke’s voice and still have a song worth listening to? Jayme Dee’s cover answers that with an emphatic yes. She has a great feel and voice on this tune and really owns it.


The $100K Award At The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge

Feld Thoughts

I got involved as a judge in 1993 and was active through 1997 with occasional visits to the finals in subsequent years when I was around Boston. In the fall of 2007, my friend Phil Weiser, Executive Director of CU Boulder’s Silicon Flatirons Center, convened 25 leaders from CU Boulder and the Boulder / Denver startup community. We spent an afternoon talking about the idea of an entrepreneurial university. Phil called the meeting a Roundtable, even though the table was long and rectangular.

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Fair and Reasonable

Feld Thoughts

I learned this value from Len Fassler and Jerry Poch in 1993 when they acquired my first company. I was on the phone with an old friend last week. We were talking about a few things around a negotiation, and he said something profound. “I just want things to be fair and reasonable.” ” I loved this phrase. I had never bought, sold, or invested in anything up to that point.

[Infographic] The Incredible Growth Of Web Usage


In fact in 1984 only about 1,000 hosts across university and corporate labs were linked, and just 130 websites existed in 1993. The Internet as we know it has evolved tremendously over the years.

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Happy Anniversary Amy

Feld Thoughts

On the summer solstice in 1993 we went to the top of Ester Dome in Fairbanks, Alaska and exchanged vows. But we count years from that date on top of Ester Dome in 1993. Amy and I have been married for 18 years. Earlier that day we went to Pay ‘n Save and bought our wedding rings (I think we got six for $1.99). I wrote the word “vows&# on a piece of paper twice, tore it in half, and gave one of the vows to Amy to give to me when we got to the top.

COVER FRIDAY: Roadhouse Blues performed by Eddie Vedder - Live.

Mark Birch

COVER FRIDAY: Roadhouse Blues performed by Eddie Vedder - Live recording from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on January 12, 1993 where Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performed with the three remaining members of The Doors. Not really a true cover in that respect, but still an amazing song and Eddie Vedder owns this song. music rock Eddie Vedder The Doors Roadhouse Blues Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Pearl Jam


OMV Petrom SA Claimant - and - Glencore International AG -


In the period with which this case is concerned, 1993 to 1996, crude oil was being imported in accordance with the requirements of the refineries in Romania pursuant to programmes laid down by the Government, although it is fair to say that difficulties experienced by Romania in obtaining foreign currency from time to time in that period meant that the actual importation of crude oil was more haphazard than the programme might suggest.

Man convicted of molesting 2 boys in 1990s sentenced

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

BOSTON (AP) — One of two men sexually abused as a boy decades ago by a man who disappeared after his indictment in 1993 told his abuser at sentencing "you robbed me of my innocence and ripped my sense of

Bitcoin: things only grow this fast when something important is happening

The Equity Kicker

You can see from the chart below that the number of internet hosts grew 10x from 1989 to 1993 – that’s roughly 2x a year. Coindesk just published their quarterly ‘ State of Bitcoin ‘ presentation.

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Some ideas for native bitcoin apps

Chris Dixon

That is very hard to predict, just as it was hard to predict back in 1993 what the successful native Internet apps there would be (try to find someone in 1993 who predicted Wikipedia, Twitter, blogging, etc). Fred Wilson calls applications built using Bitcoin that couldn’t have existed prior to Bitcoin “ native Bitcoin apps “ Most of the applications built so far on Bitcoin are not native by this definition.

Mentors 6/18: The Best Mentor Relationships Eventually Become Two-Way

Feld Thoughts

Len and his partner Jerry Poch bought my first company in 1993. Each of these relationships are long term ones – Len and I since 1993 and Charlie and I since I was born in 1965.

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Falling Out Of Love With Being CEO

Feld Thoughts

But we stayed after it and built a successful company that was consistently profitable and acquired by a public company in 1993 for a few million dollars. I was a CEO once. In my first real company, Feld Technologies, there were two founders – me and Dave Jilk.

Son of Gun by Nirvana (Vaselines cover) - Nope, it’s not.

Mark Birch

This was a cover from the Incesticide album, an album that ended up being my 1993 summer tunes compilation. Son of Gun by Nirvana (Vaselines cover) - Nope, it’s not Cover Friday, but felt like I needed something upbeat today to remind me it really is summer. Son of a Gun was the debut single from the Scottish alternative band The Vaselines back in 1987.

Why Pioneers Have Arrows In Their Backs

Steve Blank

In fact, a 1993 paper by Peter N. First-Mover Advantage is an idea that just won’t die. I hear it from every class of students, and each time I try to put a stake through its heart. Here’s one more attempt in trying to explain why confusing testosterone with strategy is a bad idea.

AUTHORITY WEEK: The Badge by Poison Idea - So a couple of things.

Mark Birch

They disbanded in 1993 but still play every so often today. AUTHORITY WEEK: The Badge by Poison Idea - So a couple of things happened yesterday. First, I learned about how an innocent idea by the NYPD on Twitter turned into a social media disaster. Second, I met someone that is really into the Portland scene (not the TV show view, but the startup ecosystem). Now you might think how can Mark possibly link these two events together?

Remembering Keith Benjamin

Pascal's View

Keith Benjamin, who has been one of my business partners for more than six years and a friend since we first worked together on an IPO in 1993, died on July 29th. He was a kind and loving person who adored his family, loved his work and was passionate about everything he did. We will miss him very much. I grieve for Keith’s family and mourn his passing. Share and Enjoy: Levensohn Venture Partners

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Plush (Acoustic) by Stone Temple Pilots - Here is my yearly STP.

Mark Birch

When this was released as a single in 1993, it went on to become their biggest hit. Plush (Acoustic) by Stone Temple Pilots - Here is my yearly STP post. I try to keep it to a minimum as it is a band that invites all sorts of violent reactions and loud protests. Things would probably have gone better had they not gotten thrust into the grunge wave and labelled as such, inviting all sorts of unwholesome comparisons.


Why Female Founder Office Hours is So Important

Both Sides of the Table

In Dan Rather’s book he talks about Ruth Bader Ginsberg who was appointed the the Supreme Court in 1993. If you haven’t yet heard about Female Founder Office Hours it is an initiative you should be aware of whether you’re male, female or any other gender identify.

Jeff Melanson, Others Highlight What Arts Can Do For Young Entrepreneurs


This further bolstered findings from 1993 when researchers concluded that exposure to classical music, specifically Mozart, led to increased cognition in college students.

No Vision, All Drive

David Cohen

Here’s the quick story: in 1993, we founded our first company, Pinpoint Technologies, which grew from a basement startup to a successful multinational company with $50 million in annual sales and over 250 employees.

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The Fragility of Health

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

Jimmy V’s classic ESPY speech from 1993, delivered two months before his cancer killed him, talks about cherishing every moment of good health. I came down with food poisoning last night. Twice during the night, I got out of bed, went into the bathroom, and threw up.


[UK][Infographic] Spare A Thought For The Millionaires


million pounds in 1993. So you think that millionaires have it good? That they’re rolling in their cash hoard like Scrooge McDuck in his private vault?

The Simple Formal Beginnings Of Feld Technologies

Feld Thoughts

A short letter agreement specifying the equity splits and the boilerplate legal docs were the only legal docs we had until we sold the company in 1993. My first business partner, Dave Jilk, emailed me our original partnership agreement for Feld Technologies. It’s one page. We incorporated a month later as an S-Corp.

COVER FRIDAY: Kids in America performed by The Muffs - I was so.

Mark Birch

COVER FRIDAY: Kids in America performed by The Muffs - I was so into this band when they dropped their eponymous album in 1993. They arose from the ashes of a disbanded all-female LA garage rock band, The Pandoras , with members Kim Shattuck and Melanie Vammen. While Melanie has since left, The Muffs have still been going strong with Kim on vocals. Kids in America is originally a song by British pop singer Kim Wilde , a song that has had its share of renditions.

Are You A Boston Based Entrepreneur Looking for a Mentor?

Feld Thoughts

In 1993 I was the founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization Boston Chapter and member #1. My long time friend Warren Katz pointed me out to an event on March 3, 2010 called EO Boston Accelerator Shark Bowl 2010. It’s a competition for entrepreneurs under 40 with businesses between $100k / year and $1m / year in revenue.