Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Twitter Comment

I came across an interesting comment from Dick Costolo, the Chief Operating Officer of Twitter, as reported on Bloomberg News:

"We have to catch up to our valuation," Costolo said. “We’ve raised all this money. We’ve created this global brand. It’s one of the fastest -- if not the fastest -- growing brands in the history of the world. Now we have to go build the business that lives up to that valuation."

This is a shocking admission that the company is overvalued in the private market, and not something that you hear everyday from an executive at a Technology company.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lympho-Maniac Charity Event

It's time once again for the annual Lympho-Maniac Charity Event held once a year in the spring in New Orleans. If you are not familiar with this event, it is organized by Chad Landry, an institutional equity salesman who works for Capital One Southcoast. He is also the proprietor of "Chateau Landry," but that's a story for another blog post.

The Lympho-Maniac event is a 70's retro dance party designed to increase cancer awareness with all donations and proceeds going to The American Cancer Society’s Patrick F. Taylor Hope Lodge in New Orleans. Chad is a cancer survivor and started this event up 10 years ago.

Chad is having a very special guest this year for the event, which is being held on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Donald Trump, Jr. and his wife are returning as judges of the dance contest. Click here for more details on the event.

Lympho-Maniac 2010 Promo from Scott Bellina on Vimeo.

If you can't make the event, consider making a donation through the Lympho-Maniac web site.