My Keynote At Mesh: Growing Communities And Adding True Scarcities

from the have-fun-with-it dept

A bunch of folks have been asking for video from my keynote talk at the excellent Mesh Conference, and here it is (and if you really want to download it, there's an iTunes link as well). It's also embedded below if you click through. The whole thing is an hour, but split into four separate videos. The first two are my presentation and the second two are the Q&A that followed:






It was, as always, lots of fun to do. Also, I met tons of great, wonderful, interesting and fascinating people at the event. Interacting with people is always the best part of these things. Thanks to everyone who came out -- and a special thanks to the Mesh Crew: Mathew, Rob, Michael, Stuart and Mark who have created something really special with the Mesh event and who are each amazing individuals as well.

Also, since people were quizzing me about it later: I actually do "memorize" the presentations and what's coming next. I don't see what the next slide is before I bring it up and no (as two separate people asked me...) I did not have a little device in my ear telling me what was coming next....

Filed Under: business models, economics, keynote, mesh, scarcities
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  1. identicon
    Weird Harold, 13 Apr 2009 @ 7:46am

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    Mike,

    I run a scraper blog, using material that (one sites likes yours) people say "take my content") or that provide partial feeds for other websites to use. If you want me to drop your site, just say so.

    I don't use a trademark character - honestly, the name weird harold came as explained on my blog, and no from any cartoon in the past. Further, that "trademark" character is only for cartoon image, so no big deal.

    I don't tend to get things wrong on every post - you just don't AGREE with everything I post, that is a huge difference.

    As for Chris's book, I don't want a "free version", I want the whole book, free, period. Why is he selling it at all? His book isn't any more scarce than a song - digitize it and trade it and there you go. Please don't contradict yourself and declare certain things scarce just because they don't fit your world view plan. Information is information, and it wants to be free and infinite, not bottled up and stuck between shiny plastic covers and sold for an over large price to satisfy the fat middlemen of the book business.

    Why aren't you upset at Chris for using this buggy whip business to distribute his ideas? Why not call him out on it?

    Anyone with a half a brain knows my name. The other half post anonymously here.

    I don't whine about people insulting me - I complain about people using my nickname and posting information and using that to make false posts. People can insult me all they like, but putting words in my mouth is something that should be tolerated.

    The only thing comedic at this point is that you hate to admit I hit a nerve. Now you are down to attacking me rather than my posts.

    Keep it up.

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