Someone stole Chris Pirillo’s secret

Hmmm, Chris Pirillo (founder of Lockergnome and Gnomedex conferences) has been in a bitter, dour, mood lately. A major deal he was working on blew up. We don’t know what happened and he’s not allowed to tell anyone due to lawyers involved (anytime you have to tell your friends lawyers are involved while also being unable to share any of the details you know it’s gotta be bad).

My advice that I gave Chris (I’m best man in his wedding): Follow Munjal Shah. Same thing happened to him — Google decided not to buy his company at the last minute (and, unlike what Valleywag reported it wasn’t my fault, but no use trying to argue about that here and now).

What did Munjal do? Dusted himself off and came out with the best new product of the week (which is saying something because 200 companies competed to be one of 13 on stage yesterday at the Web 2 Summit — Munjal wasn’t one of them, but kicked everyone’s behind).

So, Chris, let’s make next year’s Gnomedex conference the biggest and best ever. What can I do to help?

14 thoughts on “Someone stole Chris Pirillo’s secret

  1. Robert,
    Please guide some good resources in his direction.
    DBASE developer doing good in the world for others.
    Send him some other SMART guys to bounce ideas off. Would benefit all.
    gmproject.org , Roegers Hellman (founder)

    Long tail. ; )

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Robert,
    Please guide some good resources in his direction.
    DBASE developer doing good in the world for others.
    Send him some other SMART guys to bounce ideas off. Would benefit all.
    gmproject.org , Roegers Hellman (founder)

    Long tail. ; )

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Robert,

    I would take a good 80% of what you say to the bank.

    I just turned some international medical dbase developers on to your site. Hope you don’t mind if he stops in to ask you a few questions on your blog. He is SMART guy.

    regards, long tail ; )

  4. Robert,

    I would take a good 80% of what you say to the bank.

    I just turned some international medical dbase developers on to your site. Hope you don’t mind if he stops in to ask you a few questions on your blog. He is SMART guy.

    regards, long tail ; )

  5. Russ: I wasn’t given the wrong data. The Google deal blew up because of internal infighting (the Picasa team didn’t want to work for the Riya team). But no need for Valleywag to do actual real reporting cause it’s a gossip site, instead just make shit up. You don’t believe what you read in those grocery store magazines, do you?

  6. Russ: I wasn’t given the wrong data. The Google deal blew up because of internal infighting (the Picasa team didn’t want to work for the Riya team). But no need for Valleywag to do actual real reporting cause it’s a gossip site, instead just make shit up. You don’t believe what you read in those grocery store magazines, do you?

  7. Robert,

    The story is owned by you when you report it.
    It might be better to say you were given wrong data; which is very easy for all of us to understand. Blogging is tough! “It’s a tough job!” G.W. ; )

    Just a thought.

    Keep up the great work.

  8. Robert,

    The story is owned by you when you report it.
    It might be better to say you were given wrong data; which is very easy for all of us to understand. Blogging is tough! “It’s a tough job!” G.W. ; )

    Just a thought.

    Keep up the great work.

  9. Ugh, while I know some lawyers I like, I prefer to deal with them on a social level not a professional level.

    All you can do is learn your lessons and get back on the horse…

  10. Ugh, while I know some lawyers I like, I prefer to deal with them on a social level not a professional level.

    All you can do is learn your lessons and get back on the horse…

  11. Shit happens, maybe it’s karma Chris?! He’s done some fairly dodgy things with one of his business partners in the past (remember a wellknown html editor that dissappeared of the planet?) which let a lot of people out of revenue. Something to think about huh

  12. Shit happens, maybe it’s karma Chris?! He’s done some fairly dodgy things with one of his business partners in the past (remember a wellknown html editor that dissappeared of the planet?) which let a lot of people out of revenue. Something to think about huh

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