Seems like I walked out of the office Monday evening and turned around and it’s Friday already. Yesterday was spent regrouping from the out and back SF trip.
To say the day was full on Wednesday would be horribly misleading. Starting at about 7am we didn’t stop until we landed in Boston around 3am the next morning. I don’t really know how the Q&A went that started the day off other than to say nothing we talked about was new ground. Explaining to a room full of VCs all of your business philosophies and how you plan to lay out and follow a road map gets easier every time when you factor in the people leading the parade.
Had a chance to catch up with someone I consider a good friend in Peter Moore. English Red Sox fans seem to be a larger contingent of people than one might expect.
Spent the early part of the afternoon listening to the brilliant minds at IPhone. Wow. talk about creative energy. This was a meeting I can’t fathom missing. The creative ideas that went flying around the room from their team, along with Todd’s like minded open box approach sent everyone back to their corners trying not to forget what it was we were talking about. Thanks a million to Eric and Andy and all the people that helped make this get together happen. No doubt there is massive potential to do some very special stuff in the coming years.
The west coast day ended with us getting a chance to meet up with Lucasarts. Another very cool group that could potentially offer up some great partnership potential.
So we get caught up and another week gets checked off the calendar. The Santana sweepstakes are now heating up and from everything I hear there are some major offers on the table with a few teams making very serious runs at making this happen. I would bet top dollar that Johan is wearing someone else’s colors by the end of the GM meetings this week. I think he’d look awful nice in Red Sox whites and greys!
One last note. The Shade Foundation is holding its annual Gala Dinner and Holiday Gift Auction in Scottsdale on December 6th. Dustin Pedroia and his lovely wife Kelly will be chairing this event. You can find out about it, and sign up to be a part of it at this link
Thanks in advance to anyone helping out!