4th of July Breakfast Links – To Work or Not to Work

Jeff is out of town, so I (Robbie Abed) will be replacing him for the next few days. Keeping up with his breakfast links tradition, I have some great things to share.


I have a breakfast meeting today on July 4th. That was the only day me and this person can meet up. Am I a victim of the busy trap, or was this really the only time we could meet up? The meeting is an early meeting and doesn’t last all day, but this meeting doesn’t feel like work to me. I enjoy meeting with other entrepreneurs and understand what makes them tick.

I just started reading “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“, and yes I know I am way late to the game. I finally bought the book for my kindle based on Jason’s recommendation of 11 books every entrepreneur should read. I read most of the books on the list, but this one I haven’t read yet.

Google is doing some major spring cleaning. Most notable, iGoogle will be discontinued in November, 2013 & Google Video will be discontinued in August, 2012. Google Video knew it was dead along time ago, and actually stopped accepting new uploads a few years ago. iGoogle just didn’t make any sense anymore because “portals” are no longer homepages.

You think it’s time for existing ticketing systems to be disrupted? The comedian Louis C.K thinks so. Louis C.K. sees ticket scalping drop over 96% by switching to selling tickets himself. I, for one, welcome our ticketing disruption overlords.

A great story connecting Steve Jobs, Michael Jackson and a young apple employee who had to figure out how to deal with Steve’s “big” requests.

Microsoft just wrote down 6.3 billion dollars on an acquisition it made only 4 years ago. 6.3 BILLION. It’s also never made money on it’s online division. It’s safe to say that things aren’t going well for the big software giant.