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Death of an idea

SuprgluRather sad to see that my page at suprglu is now down (link is to google archive dated 15 Nov 2007), so it looks like another great idea has hit the dust.

Reading this article I suppose its not surprising “So lacking a revenue model and being simply not interested in the venture capital (despite inquiries) because we thought VCs were evil, we decided to work on something else.”

I wonder if they ever met Fred Wilson since they both seem to be in New York and Fred has recently invested in Tumblr a comparable service to Suprglu but, currently, only allowing 5 RSS feeds which is a tad restrictive. You can see my page at Tumblr here

Good luck to Danny & Shawn + Dee Zsombor Zsromodor the creators of Suprglu on their chosen path at Iridesco just remember all VC’s are not evil. 🙂

Taking the piss….

Great picture that caught my eye on Stoat’s blog, taken by him at St. Pancras station, rather sums up some of the UK youth quite well.Aspiring Googlers

Meanwhile here is a different perspective on the UK taken at The Judge Business school where aspiring MBA’s are grabbing business cards from the Google girl (Alison Parrin) at the recent Silicon Valley Connects event. Where we heard such gems as a MBA is a waste of time if you want to be an entrepreneur and that anything learnt as a management consultant will have to be un-learnt and my favourite were all the flying analogies in starting up companies such as Reid Hoffmans:- Starting a company is like jumping of a cliff and assembling an aeroplane on the way down with financing providing a thermal draught!