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Official Blogger LeWeb Paris 2013

LeWeb Official BloggerH.U.G.E. news today: I have been invited to be an Official Blogger at LeWeb Paris 2013!

For many years I have been religiously following the event, which is considered as the most important international conference for startups and web entrepreneurs.

For the past couple years, I have shared in this blog some great presentations from the previous editions in both London and Paris. I even had one of the highlights of my year when I had the great pleasure of having Jeremiah Owyang as our guest for The Digital Loop, just minutes after he just finished his keynote presentation at LeWeb London 2013. And today, it means a lot to me that this time I will have the opportunity to take part in this amazing experience live in Paris.

The speakers’ line up this year is amazing, including outstanding visionaries and thought-leaders such as Guy Kawasaki, Brian Solis, Gary Vaynerchuk, Phil Libin, and many many more, including once again Jeremiah Owyang, as well my good friend (and partner in crime at The Digital Loop) Paul Papadimitriou.

So, if you are planning to attend this year’s event, I am really looking forward to seeing you there!

Visit the event’s website for more information or to register


Quote of the Week

In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max De Pree

Time to Press CTRL ALT Delete and Reboot Your Life

Not long ago Mitch Joel, President of Twist Image, published his new book Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It. (Amazon Affiliate Link).

To celebrate the lunch of the book, instead of having the standard book launch party, Mitch invited Seth Godin to join him on stage to have a remarkable conversation about how much business has changed, and what this means for all of us going forward.

This is a fascinating conversation between two amazing thought-leaders. I strongly recommend you to watch the video on its entirety and then go … no … run to buy Mitch’s books.


Mitch Joel and Seth Godin, “CTRL ALT DELETE”


Related posts:

1. Mitch Joel on how everything we know about business has fundamentally changed
2. Seth Godin on The Icarus Deception, pushing the limits and connecting with other humans
3. Seth Godin on risk taking, initiative, curiosity and much more
4. Mitch Joel on the future of the web

Quote of the week

Weak people talk and do not act, strong people act and keep quiet.
Eliphas Levi

Seth Godin on The Icarus Deception, pushing the limits and connecting with other humans

Seth Godin’s latest book The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly? (Amazon affiliate link) is simply outstanding. In it Seth shares how the story we know of the young Icarus, who ignored his father’s instructions not to fly too close to the sun, and as a result drowned after burning his wings, has been lost along the way.

According to him, people think the story says “don’t fly too close to the sun,” but that’s not what it used to say 150 years ago. Back then it also used to say “don’t fly too low, because if you fly too low, the mist and the water will weigh you down, and you will perish.

So, basically the message we have been fed for years has been to stay low, don’t try and fly too high. In other words, we should just stay in our comfort zone, play it safe, do not make waves and just listen to the experts.

The book is about about forging your own path, not settling, pushing beyond what is expected, and connecting with other humans. This is a truly remarkable book and I strongly recommend you to read it.

Bryan Elliot had a very interesting conversation with Seth in which they went over some of the most important concepts from the book.



Relevant posts:

1. Seth Godin on risk taking, initiative, curiosity and much more
2. Think differently
3. Seth Godin and Tom Peters on social networking, the internet and blogging
4. Seth Godin on entrepreneurship, freelancing, communities and shipping
5. The Great Books Series – Linchpin
6. 10 remarkable ChangeThis manifestos you should read

GoPro: A ten-year overnight success

When the media talks about “A consumer phenomenon“, “the world’s hottest camera company” , “the number one best-selling camera in the world” … which company do you think they are talking about?

Sony? …. Canon? …. Kodak? (just kidding) …. no. They are talking about GoPro, the remarkable company founded by Nicholas Woodman, who has created America’s fastest growing imaging company, not by selling cameras, but by selling what he calls “life-capture devices“.


In this video, Nicholas shares his fascinating and very inspiring story of how he went from sleeping out of his 1971 Volkswagen bus, to joining the 2013 Forbes’ World Billionaires List with a net worth of $1.3 billion … in just over 10 years!



If you want to find out more about Nicholas, I suggest you to check out this excellent article from Forbes: The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World’s Hottest Camera Company

And for those of you not familiar with GoPro’s amazing video capabilities … Check out the video below. Enjoy the show!

Quote of the week

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe