At the book release party at Otis in downtown San Francisco, for Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0, by Silicon Valley journalist, Sarah Lacy. Books were in short supply--apparently they got held up in a cyclone....but the author graciously took down names of people who wanted autographed copies so she could personally mail out books when they arrived.
Intelligent conversation over low din of cocktail conversation among the Web 2.0 set--kids like me who have it together and are on the forefront of establishing their own startups that focus on user-generated material.
Outgoing, after 2 glasses of champagne, 2 parties, a 1 am bedtime and a full day of work:
A smattering of memories that include, but probably were not limited to
Favorite books/what he recommends--The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho…something else, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach…and, by the same author, Illusions.
He also likes baby books. I didn't think I heard him right when he said this-- "baby books," but that's what he said. He recommends
Swimmy, by Leo Lionni –simple, but great moral, about a school of fish that swims together in the shape of a giant fish to outwit a predator; and, Hope for the Flowers, by Trina Paulus. He described the book, play by play. It's about caterpillars and butterflies and following your own life path, deciding what's right for you individually.
Six Thinking Hats, by Dr. Edward de Bono--he likes to read about creativity. He listed a few titles but they are lost. Mrinal, can you help me out?
Mrinal is co-founder of Crossloop, a site that connects people who are having computer problems with people who can fix them. There's a fun video that shows how to use the site.