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Originally a venture/investments guy from Washington, DC, I'm now living in Gothenburg, Sweden, bootstrapping a whacky Internet startup called BuzzPal - The World Is Your Party!
I look forward to meeting you at Reboot11! I'll be the guy in the tie-dyed Obama t-shirt or the BuzzPal t-shirt. I'll bring a few extras to give away (BuzzPal shirts, that is).
If you wanna help out, sign up for the private beta, which launching in the next few months: buzzpal.com.
PS: We're looking for someone to be our software architect (Ruby on Rails). More info at buzzpal.com/team.
My background is venture finance in the media and communications space, but that was before I chose to reboot myself, buying a 1-way ticket from Washington, DC to Gothenburg, where I live now with my wife, Susanne. That was January 2006.
My ongoing journey has reinforced my belief that we (everybody on the planet) are all brothers and sisters and that we are much more alike than we are different. Making friends, traveling and living in other cultures are ways see that. And once you see that, you are changed. It's very positive. I am now founding a project around that idea. The project is called BuzzPal - The World Is Your Party www.buzzpal.com .
Maybe BuzzPal is idealistic, but I am idealistic. And so are millions of others of us around the world. I believe we can change the world if we try and if we take small steps, expanding the circle one person at a time, that kind of thing. To quote John Lennon: "People say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."
Some of my photographs are at chrisco.wordpress.com/category/pics/ .
Looking forward to meeting you at Reboot10 (UPDATE: Reboot11)!
PS: If you like the shirt, please check out the rest of the collection at www.buzzpal.com/shop . Thanks for helping spread the word!
PPS: If you do are interested in this project and might want to become a part of it, get in touch. Right now it's primarily myself and a seasoned (15-year, including in Silicon Valley, with startups and Fortune 500), interaction design and information architecht. Who are we looking for next? (1) architect: database, software, hardware, systems, application, everything, as close to all in one person as possible (our skeleton), (2) visual/graphic design (our skin), (3) copywriting/content (or voice), (4) marketing, PR, advertising (or promoters), and (5) a go anywhere, do anything business person to help me and take some leads (our Navy Seal).
POST REBOOT 10 COMMENTS & LINKS:
My favorite Reboot10 pics:
Comments and subset of the pics:
My personal blog (comments and complete set of pics):
Short video clip of the spontaneous "Flash Party" that erupted Friday night:
Open Source Flash Mob / Flash Party Idea:
(This is just one of the many crazy ideas I get and don’t have bandwidth to work on much, if at all. I emailed Kars Alfrink, who gave the great Reboot talk “Freedom to Play – Urban Procedural Rhetorics.” He replied and thinks this cool, we’ll continue to chat. Anyone else who is interested, please get in touch.)
Reboot11 Registration Page: www.reboot.dk/page/21062/en
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