This morning we managed a serious coup in confirming Autonomy’s co-founder Mike Lynch as a speaker for the London Web Summit on March 1st. We also want to confirm 2 more speakers today: investor Esther Dyson, and Mark Read, CEO of WPP Digital. That’s on top the speakers we already announced.
Event News : Mike Lynch is announced as a speaker for the London Web Summit | TheMarketingblog | @scoopitsco.lt/5vXLYP
Mike’s had a remarkable career that took him from creating the very first audio sampler for the Atari ST to developing computer-based finger print recognition and finally achieving one of Europe’s largest ever exits with Autonomy $11 billion sale to HP. He’ll reveal all at the Web Summit.
We’re also hosting a Pub Summit in London next Wednesday, January 30th along with Seedcamp – a perfect chance to meet attendees, investors, startups and more in advance of the Web Summit. It’s free to attend, simply RSVP here.
What is normal for the Chinese economy – and for the Chinese consumer? Can anyone know for sure? On a macro level, headline GDP growth is dropping from the heady days of the mid-2000s, although this appears to represent a slow, steady shift to a more balanced economy based on greater domestic consumption.
Meanwhile, the growth of luxury products in the Chinese market continues to increase but in an ever fluctuating way.
The teacher gave her fifth grade class an assignment: Get their parents to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it.---The next day, the kids came back and, one by one, began to tell their stories.
There were all the regular types of stuff: Spilled milk and pennies saved. But then the teacher realized, that only Janie was left."Janie, do you have a story to share?"
After World War II, an American soldier was going back to London from the front. He was on a very crowded train, and was looking for a seat, but the only empty one was next to an older lady, and she had her pet poodle on it. He said, “Please, madam, I'm very tired. May I please sit here?”